"We said during the merger that the new HP would stay focused on our customers and execute an integrated product roadmap offering the industry's most complete portfolio of enterprise networked storage solutions -- and these numbers prove that customers see HP delivering on that promise," said Howard Elias, senior vice president and general manager, HP Network Storage Solutions.
When comparing the top five storage vendors in worldwide disk storage systems revenue alone, HP held a commanding lead during the second quarter, bringing in 35 percent more revenue than the No. 2 vendor and a staggering 45 percent more than the No. 3 vendor.
The report also stated that HP holds a "strong lead" in total terabytes shipped for the second quarter with 30 percent market share. Globally, HP took the No. 1 position in external RAID storage systems factory revenue in western Europe and Asia Pacific, excluding Japan, according to IDC's Worldwide Disk Storage Systems Tracker.
"While some predicted our business would go into steep decline, we have in fact continued to deliver on our commitments and we're not slowing down," said Elias. "Over the past several months, we have continued to introduce new products and solutions, signed interoperability agreements that allow us to manage nearly 90 percent of the world's enterprise storage, and just today, we've announced ENSAextended, an evolution of our award-winning Enterprise Network Storage Architecture, that will enable us to keep delivering the most robust portfolio of open, modular, enterprise networked storage solutions."
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