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disk drive

a mechanical device in a COMPUTER which records and retrieves data from a rotating magnetic or vinyl disk.
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IDC's Branded Storage OS results measure the value of the worldwide external disk storage systems market by revenue and new capacity shipments based on the underlying storage operating system in use.
Despite these inhibitors, the North African region -- including Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia -- as well as Nigeria and South Africa, registered double-digit growth in the disk storage market year on year.
EMC continued to lead in external disk storage system sales with 29% of the overall revenue share in the first quarter, followed by NetApp with 14.1% of the market.
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Tokyo, Nov 1, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today extends modular technology into the high-end disk storage segment by offering customers the choice to start small and letting systems grow in line with business requirements.
External disk storage grew 12.2 percent year over year to slightly more than $5.6 billion in factory revenue, IDC said.
Cybernetics disk storage solutions are now available in 4U enclosures, with 24 disk drive bays, increasing capacity to up to 72TB per unit.
The total disk storage capacity has reached 4965 petabytes in the quarter which represented a more than 45 per cent year-over-year increase since 2010.
"Storage infrastructure modernization, expanded server and desktop virtualization projects, disk-based backup and archiving deployments, new file-oriented applications, and cloud-based service offerings are the engines that are propelling ECB disk storage vendor revenue growth," said Roger Cox, research vice president at Gartner.
Summary: EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, was the top provider of external disk storage systems again in 2008, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker, March 2009.
These categories include: Worldwide Disk Storage Systems, Networked Storage Terabytes Shipped Worldwide Disk Storage Systems, Fibre Channel SAN Terabytes Shipped Worldwide Disk Storage Systems, Total SAN Terabytes Shipped Worldwide Disk Storage Systems, Terabytes Shipped by Supplier
According to the latest IDC report "Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) Combined Disk and Tape Market: 2007", the total sales of disk storage systems in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) grew 19.5 per cent year-on-year in 2007.