Dell EMC Maintains ‘Commanding Market Share Lead’ in HPC Storage

A new report from Intersect360 Research says Dell EMC maintains a commanding market share lead in high-performance storage and is also the leader in total HPC solutions revenue.

The worldwide HPC storage market continues to grow, and once again Dell EMC is maintaining a significant market-share lead, according to a new report from Intersect360 Research.[1]

“The HPC storage category grew to approximately $5.7 billion worldwide in 2018, up 1.0% from 2017,” Intersect 360 Research notes. “Dell EMC maintained a commanding market share lead, with above-average revenue growth.”

Intersect360 Research defines HPC as the use of servers, clusters, and supercomputers — plus associated software, tools, components, storage, and services — for scientific, engineering, or analytical tasks that are particularly intensive in computation, memory usage or data management. The Dell EMC portfolio covers that entire spectrum of hardware, software and services for organizations that rely on HPC systems.

In terms of the broader HPC market, Dell EMC continues to lead the category for combined HPC server and storage share. In addition, Dell EMC is closing in on HPE for the top spot in the HPC server market, and Dell EMC is the leader in total HPC solutions revenue, according to Intersect360 Research.[2]

“HPE held the number-one position for HPC server revenue for the sixth straight year, but its gap over number-two Dell EMC has narrowed to a thin margin,” Intersect360 Research reports. “Dell EMC also has the number-one revenue share position for storage for HPC applications, ahead of number-two NetApp. Counting all products and services, Dell EMC is the leader in total HPC solutions revenue.”

Findings like these suggest that Dell EMC is ideally positioned to serve as a trusted partner for the design, development and deployment of leading-edge HPC systems. That’s a point that Thierry Pellegrino, vice president of HPC at Dell EMC, underscores in a recent news release.

“Organizations are increasingly using HPC and AI technology as tools to gain greater insight and value from their data,” Thierry says. “Getting started and using these technologies can be complex, so we’re focused on making it simpler for organizations of all sizes. We’ve engineered Dell EMC Ready Solutions as tested and validated configurations that help our customers more easily and quickly benefit from HPC and AI technologies to reach their ultimate goals.”[3]

Key takeaways

Intersect360 Research determined:

  • Dell EMC maintains a commanding market share lead in HPC storage.
  • Dell EMC leads the category for combined HPC server and storage market share.
  • Dell EMC is the leader in total HPC solutions revenue.

To learn more

[1] Intersect360 Research, “Worldwide High Performance Computing 2018 Total Market Model: Storage Revenue Shares,” May 29, 2019

[2] Intersect360 Research, “Intersect360 Research Releases Latest HPC Worldwide Market Numbers,” June 7, 2019

[3] Dell Technologies, “Dell Technologies Simplifies Customers’ Path to Innovation with AI and High Performance Computing,” June 17, 2019

About the Author: Janet Morss

Passionate about data analytics, including machine learning and high performance computing, Janet Morss works in product marketing. Her favorite: Sharing the amazing impact our customers have on people's lives using technology. Prior to joining Dell EMC, Janet worked in HPE Server Strategy, Planning and Operations with a focus on SMB and Enterprise solutions. With multiple degrees and a love of learning, Janet is a start-up style marketer from Colorado who loves to snowboard.