IBM Storage Business Gains Share Against EMC, HPBy eWEEK Staff | Posted 2010-04-23 Email Print
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IBM is gaining share in the growing storage market against rivals EMC and HP. What's behind the company's rise in the space? And what new products are coming online? Here's what you need to know.
IBM's Storage business is on a roll. IBM this week reported 11 percent year-over-year revenue growth for its storage products in the first quarter of 2010. That followed a final quarter of 2009 that saw IBM outperform EMC and HP and, according to IDC, seize the No. 2 position in the global market. As if to celebrate the momentum, IBM also this week announced new storage products designed to reduce the cost and complexity of storing vast amounts of data while making it easier for clients to apply analytics and gain insight from the data. eWEEK senior editor Darryl K. Taft spoke with Brian Truskowski, general manager for storage in IBM's Systems and Technology Group, about the factors driving IBM's surge in storage.
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