IDC: Strong 3Q Storage Sales Driven By ODM, Hyperscalers As Branded Vendors Struggle To Recover Market Share
Joseph F. Kovar
IBM Showing Good Storage Sales Recovery
IBM was the fourth-largest storage vendor either way it was measured. IDC said Big Blue had $487.1 million in external storage system sales, up 5.1 percent over last year. IBM also enjoyed $508.7 million in total enterprise storage sales, which IDC said was 4.5 percent over its last-year sales.
While IBM sold its x86-based server business to Lenovo a couple years ago, the company still sells Power processor-based servers and mainframes which include storage.