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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – March 15, 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 that the overall Storage Systems market topped $40 B in 2015 as EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Dell lead all vendors in sales.

“As a percent of networked ports on External Storage systems, Fibre Channel rose and represented 53 percent of total, compared to 47 percent for Ethernet in 4Q15. While Ethernet has been slowly taking share over the last few years, we forecast Fibre Channel to reverse this trend and take back share of networked ports on External Storage systems in 2016,” said Chris DePuy, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “However, considering networked ports associated with Internal Storage Systems and server ports associated with a subset of External Storage Systems that are direct attached, Ethernet outnumbered Fibre Channel by 2.5 to 1.0. In these two categories, we are seeing significant signs of adoption of Software Defined Storage and high speed networked interfaces,” continued DePuy.

During 2015, Internal Storage Systems grew 2 percent Y/Y while External Storage Systems were flat as mid-range external storage off-set declines in high-end and now comprises more than half of External Storage Systems revenue. Rounding out the top five vendors in 2015 were NetApp and IBM.

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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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