IDC: IBM #1 in worldwide storage

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IBM has been trolling through the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software Tracker for Q4 2006. IBM announced yesterday that they held the number 1 position in disk and tape storage hardware revenue worldwide for 2006.

According to the release:

IBM logoIBM surpassed all storage vendors worldwide to claim the #1 worldwide revenue share position for combined disk and tape storage products. This news comes on the heels of IBM growing storage software revenue 28.2 percent for 2006 — revenue growth which was nearly three-and-a-half times greater than the overall storage software segment, according to IDC

In a total disk and tape storage hardware segment that increased to $28.2 billion in 2006, IBM captured 22.2 percent of the combined revenue for full year 2006, besting HP’s 20.9 percent and EMC’s 13.2 percent.