SINGAPORE--Data-storage giant EMC generated the highest revenues in external-storage systems in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) last year. In a statement Friday, the company said an IDC report titled "Asia Pacific Disk Storage Systems Databook 2001" showed that its market share in this segment grew from 18.4 percent in 1999 to 24.2 percent last year.
Martin Wijaya, IDC Asia Pacific's senior analyst for tape and optical storage said EMC generated $363 million in revenues from external-storage systems. This was followed by IBM with $261.2 million, Sun Microsystems with $230.2 million, Compaq Computer with $176.4 million and Hewlett-Packard with $154.3 million. The report added that sales from external-storage systems in the region rose from 55.2 percent of total storage revenues in 1999 to 63.7 percent in 2000. No actual revenue figures were given. However, external storage accounted for $1.5 billion in sales in Asia Pacific last year.
Staff writer Anand Menon reported from Singapore.