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REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—September 5, 2018—According to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, the Storage Systems market grew 14 percent in 2Q 2018 on a year-over-year basis. External Storage Systems revenue is on track to grow this year.

“2Q 2018 was another great quarter for the storage systems market,” said Baron Fung, Senior Business Analysis Manager at Dell’Oro Group. “We estimate storage revenue grew 14 percent year-over-year in 2Q 2018 and 15 percent for the first half of the year. All of this growth was due to higher demand for Internal Storage systems—servers with large amounts of drive capacity—and All Flash Arrays.  We estimate All Flash Arrays revenue increased 33 percent this quarter,” added Fung.

Additional highlights from Storage Systems Quarterly Report:

  • External Storage, which had been in a multi-year decline, posted a second consecutive quarter of strong growth in 2Q 2018 driven by the high demand for All Flash Arrays and moderating decline of Disk and Hybrid Arrays.
  • Dell EMC continued to hold the highest External Storage market share in the quarter, and gained the second most market share (behind NetApp) year-over-year with a 15 percent revenue increase in the latest quarter.

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; 25 GE; 40 GE; 50 GE; 100 GE; ≤8 Gbps FC; 16 Gbps FC; ≥32 Gbps FC), and All Flash Array are provided.  To purchase this report, please contact Daisy Kwok at +1.650.622.9400 x227 or email

About Dell’Oro Group

Dell’Oro Group is a market research firm that specializes in strategic competitive analysis in the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT markets.  Our firm provides in-depth quantitative data and qualitative analysis to facilitate critical, fact-based business decisions.  For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit