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IBM Leads Disk Storage Vendors In Market Share Growth

Analyst Report Confirms IBM Added Most Share in 2001

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ARMONK, N.Y - 31 May 2002: IBM gained more overall market share than any of the top ten disk storage suppliers in 2001, according to a report released yesterday by Gartner Dataquest.

Highlights from the report entitled "RAID-based Disk Storage Market Share Report, 2001" include:

"IBM's end-to-end disk storage product portfolio, led by the Enterprise Storage Server, rose to the challenge of a price-conscious, cutthroat storage industry to deliver impressive, unmatched business growth in 2001," said Linda Sanford, senior vice president and group executive of IBM's Storage Systems Group. "The Gartner analysis marks another significant milestone in our unwavering march to leadership in the enterprise storage industry."

To generate additional customer acceptance and position the "Shark" storage server for more gains in 2002, IBM recently announced a series of hardware and software enhancements, including:

During the first half of 2002, IBM also capitalized on the disk storage sales momentum generated in 2001 with customer wins across the globe, such as Japan Telecom Co., Ltd., which recently implemented a 40 terabyte (40 trillion bytes) IBM storage networking environment supported by eight Enterprise Storage Server systems. Japan Telecom's IBM storage infrastructure has cut data backup times by 40%, reduced its data center footprint by approximately one-half, and decreased power consumption by 25%, thus helping to greatly reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO).

IBM's 2001 disk storage gains complement the company's 2001 storage software growth recently noted by Gartner Dataquest in its "Storage Management Software 2001 Market Share Report." In storage software, IBM grew share in every major category, while its main competitor lost share in most categories. IBM's disk storage software products that support the Enterprise Storage Server were particularly strong performers. In the "Data Replication" area, which includes IBM's FlashCopy, PPRC and Extended Remote Copy (XRC) software, IBM gained more than nine points of share and moved to the #2 spot.

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(1) Table 2-1External RAID Controller-Based Storage Worldwide Factory Revenue Market Share by Vendor

(2) Table 2-1External RAID Controller-Based Storage Worldwide Factory Revenue Market Share by Vendor

(3) Table 2-18 External RAID Controller-Based Storage Worldwide Factory Revenue Market Share - IBM OS/390 Market

(4) Table 1-3SAN-Attached External RAID Controller-Based Storage Worldwide Factory Revenue Market Share by Vendor

(5) Table 2-9External RAID Controller-Based Storage Worldwide Factory Revenue Market Share: All UNIX Market

Table 2-15 External RAID Controller-Based Storage Worldwide Factory Revenue Market Share - Linux Market

Table 2-12 External RAID Controller-Based Storage Worldwide Factory Revenue Market Share - IBM AIX Market

Table 2-10 External RAID Controller-Based Storage Worldwide Factory Revenue Market Share - SUN Solaris Market

Table 2-11 External RAID Controller-Based Storage Worldwide Factory Revenue Market Share - HP-UX Market

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