Gartner's Q4 2013 Storage Report: How The Vendors Did

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Q4 Storage Market Shows Good Growth: Gartner

Worldwide external controller-based disk storage revenue in the fourth quarter of 2013 reached $6.3 billion, according to the latest quarterly report from Gartner, which was released earlier this week.

That represented a 5 percent growth over the $6 billion Gartner reported for same period last year.

The fourth quarter represented a return to growth after what Roger Cox, research vice president at Gartner, termed an "abysmal" third quarter.

"Driven by pent-up demand and the year-end budget flush phenomenon, the market overcame a fragile global economy and grew a strong 5 percent over the same period in 2012," Cox said in a statement.

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