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

Joseph F. Kovar

Why The Flip In The Number One Spot Between HPE And Dell EMC?

Dell EMC's commanding lead in storage sales reflects its 2016 acquisition of EMC, which prior to the acquisition did not sell servers and for years was the largest independent storage vendor.

Comparing its huge jump in sales when server-based storage is taken into consideration vs. external-only storage sales, HPE makes a leap to No. 1. This indicates that HPE has done a better job of attaching enterprise storage to its enterprise servers than Dell EMC has.

 
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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