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EMC, NetApp surge in storage market

Both companies gain market share worldwide as the global storage sector bounces back.

EMC and NetApp gained share in the first quarter as these pure-play storage makers shined, according to IDC data.

EMC's market share ticked up to 24.6 percent in the first quarter, year over year. NetApp has a virtual tie with IBM for the No. 2 spot. NetApp had first quarter share of 11.1 percent compared with IBM's 11.7 percent. A year ago, NetApp had first quarter market share of 8.8 percent.

Overall, the global storage sector is bouncing back, said IDC. Factory revenue surged 17.1 percent in the first quarter to $5 billion for external disk storage systems. Total disk storage systems revenue hit $6.7 billion in the first quarter, up 18.8 percent from a year ago.

Read more of "EMC, NetApp surge on the storage market share rankings" at ZDNet's Between The Lines.