Gartner Recognizes EMC as #1 NAS and Unified Storage, Worldwide Market Leader in 2012

In March 2013 Jeremy Burton wrote about Gartner’s release of an all-new “General Purpose Disk Array” Magic Quadrant. It took a new, consolidated view of vendors’ storage lines— evaluating mid-range storage, scale-out NAS, and enterprise storage offerings holistically.  For EMC, that means the VNX, Isilon, and VMAX solutions. EMC was positioned in the leaders quadrant.

EMC VNXRecently, Gartner released a follow-on Market Share Analysis report that focuses on the worldwide consolidated NAS/unified storage market in its “Market Share Analysis: Network-Attached Storage and Unified Storage, Worldwide, 2012”. Gartner, again, named EMC the leader in storage market share — achieving the #1 in unified (with VNX unified solutions) and #1 in NAS (with VNX and Isilon).

According to Gartner’s findings for this fast growing market segment:

  • EMC is the number one vendor, with 47.9% of the market share in 2012
  • EMC grew its market share to 47.9% in 2012 – up from 41.7% in 2011
  • The next closest vendor lost market share in 2012 – down to 30.3% from 36% in 2011.

EMC IsilonWhat seems obvious to me, with this latest market share analysis, is not the just the 47.9% market share—it’s that EMC grew market share significantly from 2012.  This means, as a company, we believe EMC is not only delivering our customers and partners a vision that strongly aligns to their business needs, but we are also executing on this vision,  delivering NAS and unified solutions that lay a solid foundation to handle both today’s—and tomorrow’s—midrange storage demands.  Did you know that…

  • EMC has shipped more than 71,000 VNX arrays
  • Isilon has shipped over half an exabyte in the first six months of 2013

We’re honored to be #1… and we’re committed to delivering customers what they’re asking for: Solutions that solve real business problems.

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