That’s according to a report from IDC, which said capacity shipments were up by 31.5 percent compared to the same quarter last year, and amounting to 33.1 exabytes.
Original design manufacturers (ODMs) which sell directly to hyperscale datacentres appeared to do the best, with this section of the market growing by 23.4 percent year on year with revenues of $1.3 billion.
While external storage systems is the biggest market segment, the $5.8 billion of sales showed a fall of 3.1 percent, year on year.
EMC was the leader in the quarter with 18.4 percent of revenues, followed by HP (16.3%), Dell (9.9%), NetApp (7.1%), IBM (6.4%). The ODMs took 13.7 percent share.