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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – December 17, 2015 – A recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, revealed that the overall storage systems market reached $10.0 billion, flat versus the year ago quarter.  Internal storage grew 6 percent Y/Y, high-end declined 17 percent and the largest segment, mid-range, grew 2 percent Y/Y

“Huawei overtook IBM for the number 5 revenue rank position, reflecting strong growth for the Chinese vendor and share loss from the US vendor,” explained Chris DePuy, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “As a group, smaller-sized vendors have been taking share from the larger vendors if you look at year-over-year trends, mainly because white box vendors are supplying hyper scale cloud providers, because many well-funded pure-play startups have experienced growth by supplying products in the flash, Software Defined Storage markets, and hyper-converged markets, and because certain regions, such as China, are experiencing significantly faster growth than others.”

Total capacity shipped in the quarter grew 23 percent Y/Y.  The top five vendors in the overall storage market in 3Q15 were, in share order:  EMC, HP, Dell, NetApp, and Huawei.

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The Dell’Oro Group Quarterly Storage Systems 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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