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IDC quarterly disk storage revenue numbers have shown Dell booming in direct-attach drives (DAS) and NetApp fumbling the ball in network-attached storage (NAS). The IDC numbers refer to world-wide quarterly supplier factory revenue numbers for the third quarter of 2008 and the third quarter of this year. In total, disk storage …

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EMC's NAS numbers

A NetApp spokesperson said: "NetApp's NAS numbers as measured by IDC "declined" because IDC counts Data Domain as part of EMC's NAS rev's. Centera CAS too."

Well, that's unexpected and would inflate EMC's NAS numbers.

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Definitions

IDC tell me that the revenue figures in its quarterly storage tracker refers to factory revenue and not customer revenue. IDC also says if you subtract the external market from the total disk storage market, we have the internal market factory revenue number. This is not all DAS as, IDC says, DAS can be both internal and external, with external DAS connected to a single server by, say, a SAS wire or direct Fibre Channel link with no intervening hubs or switches.

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IDC's supplied DAS numbers

IDC has supplied its direct-attached storage numbers for the quarter. This includes internal and externally-attached DAS. Here they are:-

Q3 09 - Revenue ($m), % change y-on-y

HP 736 -13.2

Dell 498 +21.0

IBM 442 -13.3

Fujitsu 123 +66.0

Sun 113 -40.0

Hitachi 85 -10.0

NEC 46 -1.7

EMC 34 -9.4

NetApp 0 0.0

FSC 0 0.0

Total 2400 -11.7

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