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EMC Extends Market Share Lead In External Disk Storage Revenue For Seventh Consecutive Quarter

  • 06 June, 2005 15:30

<p>EMC EXTENDS MARKET SHARE LEAD IN EXTERNAL DISK STORAGE REVENUE FOR SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE QUARTER</p>
<p>Analyst Firm Reports EMC #1 Across All Major Industry Segments Including External RAID, Networked Storage, Open/iSCSI SAN, NAS</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia – June 6, 2005 – EMC Corporation, the world leader in information storage and management, extended its market share lead in worldwide revenue for external disk storage systems for the seventh consecutive quarter in the first fiscal quarter of 2005, according to a new report from IDC [a]. EMC expanded its portion of the market on a year-over-year basis and gained more share, year-over-year, than any of the next three largest suppliers [b]. In the first quarter EMC also held the number one position in every major segment of the external disk storage systems market including External RAID, Networked Storage, Open/iSCSI SAN (storage area network) and NAS (network attached storage).</p>
<p>Howard Elias, EMC executive vice president, Corporate Marketing and Office of Technology, said, “Customer adoption of our broad range of best-of breed storage platforms, software and services continues to expand our leadership position. Seven consecutive quarters of extending our market-share lead in external disk storage attests to the strength of EMC’s strategy, the consistency of our execution, and, above all, customer appreciation for our focus on delivering comprehensive information lifecycle management.”</p>
<p>First Quarter Highlights</p>
<p>In the first quarter, EMC was number one in External Disk Storage Systems revenue with 21.4 per cent share, extending its revenue share lead over Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Hitachi and Sun Microsystems. According to IDC, EMC also extended its lead in external RAID storage to 23.1 per cent share and grew its position in networked storage, which includes Fibre Channel SANs, iSCSI SANs and network-attached storage (NAS), to 29 per cent revenue share. EMC also led in the Open/iSCSI SAN market with 26.7 per cent revenue share and recaptured the top spot in NAS from Network Appliance with 37.9 per cent revenue share.</p>
<p>North America, Western Europe and Asia Pacific</p>
<p>According to IDC, EMC was number one in external RAID disk storage systems revenue in the United States in the first quarter with 31.7 per cent revenue share. In Western Europe, EMC was number one in external RAID disk storage systems with 22.9 per cent revenue share as it continued to build on the lead it captured last year. In Asia Pacific, EMC recaptured the lead in external RAID from Hewlett-Packard and had 23.9 per cent revenue share for the first quarter.</p>
<p>About EMC</p>
<p>EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world leader in products, services and solutions for information storage and management that help organisations extract the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, across every point in the information lifecycle. Information about EMC’s products and services can be found at anz.emc.com.</p>
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<p>[a] IDC “Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker, June 2005”; EMC share includes factory revenue from “EMC” branded storage systems only and excludes sales of re-branded EMC systems sold by EMC partners including Dell, Fujitsu-Siemens, Samsung and Langchao Electronic Information Industry Corp., Ltd.</p>
<p>[b] All comparisons included in this release are year over year unless noted.</p>
<p>This release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) risks associated with acquisitions and investments, including the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies associated with the acquisitions of LEGATO Systems, Inc., Documentum, Inc. and VMware, Inc.; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures; (v) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (vi) component quality and availability; (vii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (viii) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (ix) war or acts of terrorism; (x) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xi) fluctuating currency exchange rates; and (xii) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.</p>
<p>CONTACT:</p>
<p>Marty Filipowski
Spectrum Communications
+61 2 9954 3299
martyf@spectrumcomms.com.au</p>

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