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IDC: Symantec Increases Market Share in Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software Tracker

Created: 09 Jun 2009 • Updated: 05 Mar 2010
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IDC released its quarterly Storage Software Report yesterday, showing the market has experienced its first year-over-year decline in more than five years. And while most companies experienced a decline in revenue, Symantec was the only company that actually broke the trend and demonstrated growth during this same time period -- narrowing EMC’s market share in Overall Storage Software.

Part of Symantec’s success is due to its innovative storage and data protection software portfolio that helps organizations utilize current storage resources and ultimately save money.

The report shows the following about Symantec:

Symantec has narrowed EMC’s overall market share lead in Overall Storage Software (Symantec is number one among pure-play software providers)
Symantec continues to dominate market share in the Data Protection and File System categories over EMC and IBM, among others.
Symantec extends its market share lead over EMC in Storage Infrastructure Software.
Symantec improves its market share position in the broad Archiving category.

For more details, see the full results at