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EMC grows stronger in Malaysia: IDC

AvantiKumar | June 15, 2009
Asia Pacific storage market studies from the analyst firm

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 JUNE 2009 According to analyst firm IDC, infrastructure technology provider EMC Computer Systems (Malaysia) has enhanced its market position in the country's FC San and iSCSI external storage markets.

Our market share has expanded in the total external storage for the year ending 2008, according to the IDC Asia Pacific Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker fourth quarter 2008, said EMC Malaysia country manager Peter Goh. In addition, we also extended the company's 2008 share to lead in the Malaysia storage software market, according the IDC Asia Pacific Semi-Annual Software Tracker, April 2009.

The IDC external storage indicated that although the total market for external storage in Malaysia declined to US$48.15 million in 2008, EMC grew its market share to 23.84 per cent as market share of its two closest competitors dropped over the same period, said Goh.

He added that in the same report, IDC figures also showed that EMC grew 40.26 per cent year-on-year in the iSCSI (Internet small computer system interface) storage segment in Malaysia with a 30.83 per cent market share. In addition, EMC's 29.80 per cent market share in the FC SAN (fibre channel storage area network) segment helped the company maintain its lead in this space for two consecutive years.

Signs of growth

EMC's broad portfolio of information infrastructure solutions is meeting customers' needs and this has translated into real growth opportunities for EMC in 2008 in both external storage hardware and storage software markets, said Goh.

In 2008, EMC Corporation posted total global consolidated revenues of a record US$14.88 billion, an increase of 12 per cent year-over-year, that represented EMC's sixth consecutive year of double-digit annual revenue growth, he said.

Over these first months of 2009, EMC has noted that Malaysian enterprises and growing companies are increasingly focused on investing in information infrastructure solutions and services that help them improve operational efficiencies and maintain their competitive edge, said Goh. We remain intensely focused on our customers' top priorities in 2009 saving money, attaining a faster ROI, reducing risk and preparing for the delivery of next-generation data centres.


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