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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – September 7, 2016 – A recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, revealed flash capacity shipments drove growth for the Storage Systems market in 2Q16, growing almost 90 percent year-over-year (Y/Y). Vendors like Pure Storage and Nimble Storage benefitted from the growth.

“Both All Flash Arrays and Hybrid Flash Arrays drove flash capacity shipments of External Storage Systems. Vendors with high flash exposure benefitted. For example, Pure Storage product revenue grew 84 percent Y/Y and Nimble Storage product revenue grew 16 percent Y/Y,” said Chris DePuy, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “Besides flash trends, exposure to China also contributed to growth in the Storage Systems market. Huawei’s revenues in the External Systems market grew almost 60 percent Y/Y, well above the industry growth rate,” added DePuy.

Highlights from the 2Q16 Storage Systems Quarterly Report include:

  • Revenues for the overall Storage Systems market, both External and Internal Systems, grew three percent Y/Y.
  • Within External Systems, High End External declined 13 percent Y/Y and Midrange External grew seven percent Y/Y.
  • The top five vendors by revenue in the overall market were EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DELL, NetApp, and Hitachi.

About the Report

The Dell’Oro Group Storage Systems Quarterly Report provides complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, units shipped and average selling prices for Internal and External Storage types, as well as Capacity metrics. For External Storage Systems architecture metrics such Network Integration; Retrieval Method; Communication Protocol, as well as Ports (1 GE; 10 GE; 40 GE; 100 GE; ≤8 Gbps FC; 16 Gbps FC; ≥32 Gbps FC) are provided.  To purchase this report, please contact Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email


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