IDC says archiving drove software demand

According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software Tracker, the worldwide storage software market experienced its 16th consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth in the third quarter of 2007 with revenues of $2.8 billion, a 9.8% increase over the same quarter one year ago. EMC was tops in market share with 27.6%. Symantec followed with a 16.6% share, followed by IBM with 11.7%, Network Appliance (NetApp) with 9.1%, Hewlett-Packard (HP) with 4.7% and CA with 4.5%.

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