Storage software market: CommVault grows revenues 25% y-o-y

June 11, 2010 – Revenue performance in the storage software market was lackluster in the first quarter of this year, although the market did exceed $3 billion – a 7.2% growth over the same quarter last year. Given the sorry state of IT spending a year ago, that qualifies as lackluster.

In contrast, the external disk array market posted year-over-year growth of 18.8% in the first quarter (see “Disk array SmackDown: NetApp vs. IBM, Dell vs. HP”).

With a few exceptions, storage software vendors posted modest revenue growth in Q1 2010 vs. Q1 2009: EMC (13.7% revenue growth), IBM (11%), NetApp (8.1%), CA (7.2%) and HP (8.7%). The only vendor posting negative growth was Symantec, with a slight 0.5% drop.

EMC topped the list with a 23% market share on Q1 revenue of $696 million, followed by Symantec (17.5% market share), IBM (14.2%), NetApp (8.3%), and CA and HP in a virtual tie with 3.9% and 3.5% market shares, respectively.

But the most impressive numbers came in the data protection and recovery segment of the overall storage software market, where EMC racked up revenue growth of 46.6% and CommVault, although it didn’t crack the top six vendors list, increased revenue by an impressive 24.9% in the first quarter vs. the same period a year ago.

For IDC’s full press release and more stats, see “Storage Software Market Delivers Good Growth and Continues Signs of Recovery.”

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Dave Simpson has been the Editor-in-Chief of InfoStor since its inception in 1997. He previously held editorial positions at publications such as Datamation, Systems Integration, and Digital News and Review. He can be contacted at dsimpson@quinstreet.com

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