Worldwide Storage Software Market Carries Growth Momentum Into 2007, According to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JUNE 11, 2007 – According to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software Tracker, the worldwide storage software market experienced its 14th consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth in the first quarter of 2007 with revenues of $2.7 billion, an 11.4% increase over the same quarter one year ago.

"Storage software continues to exhibit positive year-over-year performance, driven by growth in the archiving, replication and file system software markets and a surge in demand for storage management software," said Rhoda Phillips, research manager for Storage Software at IDC. "Businesses continue to implement solutions that can improve availability, recovery and information access across heterogeneous environments."

EMC led the overall market this quarter with 25.1% revenue share in the first quarter of 2007. Symantec took the second position with 17.7% revenue share, while IBM finished in the third position with 12.3% revenue share. Network Appliance finished in the fourth position with 10.0% revenue share. Again, CA and HP rounded out the top 5 in a statistical tie both with 4.4% revenue share, respectively.

Top 5 Vendors, Worldwide Storage Software Revenue, First Quarter of

2007

(Revenues are in Millions)

1Q07 Market 1Q06 Market Q07/1Q06

Vendor Revenue Share Revenue Share Revenue Growth

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1. EMC $674 25.1% $605 25.1% 11.5%

2. Symantec $475 17.7% $465 19.3% 2.2%

3. IBM $332 12.3% $297 12.3% 11.5%

4. Network Appliance $270 10.0% $181 7.5% 49.4%

5. Hewlett-Packard $117 4.4% $129 5.3% -9.4%

5. CA $117 4.4% $116 4.8% 1.4%

Others $704 26.2% $621 25.7% 13.2%

All Vendors $2,689 100.0% $2,414 100.0% 11.4%

Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software Tracker, June 11, 2007

Taxonomy Note: IDC has updated its storage software taxonomy to reflect changes in the market over the last several years. The storage software taxonomy includes eight functional markets: data protection and recovery, archive and hierarchical storage management (HSM) (including email archiving), storage replication, storage management, storage device management, storage infrastructure, file system, and "other".

IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software Tracker is a quantitative tool for analyzing the global storage software market. This Tracker counts new license and maintenance revenues quarterly and provides data segmentations by vendor, submarket, functional product family, and region. It further characterizes the storage resource management (SRM) and storage replication markets by the execution location of the software within the host, fabric, appliance or storage system.

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