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IDC's latest disk storage market tracker report fingers IBM as the big loser, dropping 22.7 per cent from Q4 last year compared to Q4 07 in total disk storage systems factory revenue. Total external disk systems factory revenues declined 0.5 per cent year-on-year (y-on-y) to $5.3bn, while the total of all disk storage system's …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    Lousy Disk Storage = Lousy Disk Storage Quarter

    From the top...

    IBM's high end is 5 years out of date.

    The mid range is lacking in critical functionality when compared to HDS, EMC, 3PAR and other mid-range products.

    XIV is largely a joke.

    SVC is funtionally good, but too expensive for many customers.

    N series (rebadged NetApp) is more expensive than the NetApp version, so why would anyone but IBM's flavour?

    Flames, because someone @ IBM needs to light a fire under their storage portfolio before this market is lost to all but the most die-hard IBM shops.

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    re: IBM's high end is 5 years out of date.

    Not only out of date, but never very good to begin with. Slow and unreliable. At least that is my experience and the 5 other shops that I have spoken to.

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