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IDC: Strong 3Q Storage Sales Driven By ODM, Hyperscalers As Branded Vendors Struggle To Recover Market Share

Joseph F. Kovar

HPE Still Sort Of Number One In Sales, Still Sort Of Growing

Whether HPE grew storage sales depends on how sales were measured.

HPE is the largest vendor in terms of total enterprise storage sales, with revenue of $2.4 billion, or 20.2 percent of the total market in the third quarter of 2017. That was a slight slip of 0.2 percent over last year.

When server-based storage is taken away, HPE drops to number three in the external enterprise storage systems market at $637.6 million, which was actually up 2.7 percent over last year.

When measuring HPE sales, IDC also includes sales of the New H3C Group, a joint-venture operation in China, as well as sales of Nimble Storage, which HPE acquired early this year.

 
Joseph F. Kovar

Joseph F. Kovar is a senior editor and reporter for the storage and the non-tech-focused channel beats for CRN. He keeps readers abreast of the latest issues related to such areas as data life-cycle, business continuity and disaster recovery, and data centers, along with related services and software, while highlighting some of the key trends that impact the IT channel overall. He can be reached at jkovar@thechannelcompany.com.

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