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IDC: Inspur Storage Ranks Top 5 in the First Quarter of 2019 Worldwide


FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 6, 2019 – According to the International Data Corporation (IDCWorldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, vendor revenue in the worldwide enterprise storage systems market decreased 0.6% year over year to $13.4 billion during the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19). Total capacity shipments were up 14.1% year over year to 114.2 exabytes during the quarter.

Revenue generated by the group of original design manufacturers (ODMs) selling directly to hyperscale datacenters declined 5.3% year over year in 1Q19 to $2.95 billion. This represents 22.1% of total enterprise storage investments during the quarter. Sales of server-based storage decreased 6.6% year over year to just over $3.6 billion in revenue. This represents 26.6% of total enterprise storage investments. The external storage systems market revenue totaled nearly $6.9 billion during the quarter, up 5.0% from 1Q18.

"First quarter 2019 results are an acceleration of the slowdown we noted last quarter, with declining ODM and internal (server-based) storage the primary drivers of market contraction." said Sebastian Lagana, research manager, Infrastructure Platforms and Technologies. "OEM vendors selling dedicated storage arrays still generated growth during the quarter, although slowing flash-centric array growth indicates that the opportunity for existing install-base upgrades is beginning to wane."

Total Enterprise Storage Systems Market Results, by Company

Dell Technologies was the largest supplier for the quarter, accounting for 22.2% of total worldwide enterprise storage systems revenue and declining 1.0% year over year. HPE/New H3C Group was the second largest supplier with an 17.3% share of revenue on a year-to-year contraction of 1.6%. NetApp generated a 6.7% share of total revenue, holding the number 3 position during the quarter. Hitachi held the fourth position at 3.6% of the market, while Lenovo, IBM, Pure Storage, Huawei, Fujitsu and Inspur all statistically tied* for the number 5 position with shares of 2.5%, 2.5%, 2.2%, 2.1%,1.9%, and 1.9% respectively. As a single group, storage systems sales by ODMs directly to hyperscale datacenter customers accounted for 22.1% of global spending during the quarter, down 5.3% against 1Q18. 

Worldwide Total Enterprise Storage Systems Market,2019Q1


* IDC declares a statistical tie in the worldwide enterprise storage systems market when there is a difference of one percent or less in the share of revenues or unit shipments among two or more vendors.

a Dell Technologies represents the combined revenues for Dell and EMC.

b Due to the existing joint venture between HPE and the New H3C Group, IDC will be reporting market share on a global level for HPE as "HPE/New H3C Group" starting from Q2 2016.

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group, the world's leading media, data and marketing services company.


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