Storage giant EMC dismissed Compaq claims to be on the tail of market leaders in the sector. EMC said its would-be challenger was not comparing apples with apples.
Donal Madden, product manager of storage and options at Compaq UK, said: ?Up until the release of the latest market figures from IDC, we were number five. We?re now number two. We started a dedicated storage system in June last year. We?re chasing EMC now.?
He said that Compaq was ?within a fraction a percentage point? of EMC?s market share by value. ?At the moment we sell storage on the back of servers. We realised if we are going to get serious we?re going to have to introduce standalone solutions. This year we?ll introduce fibre channel products using Cheyenne software.?
Next year, he said, it was likely that Compaq would sell storage units in building blocks to compete with companies like EMC.
Mike Maunder, marketing director at EMC, dismissed Compaq?s claims. ?In the open systems market they?re not even there,? he said. ?Their market is not our market. We start where they finish. It?s a totally different market. We?ve 17 per cent of the market, IBM has 16 per cent, Digital 14 per cent, Sun 11 per cent and HP 10 per cent, according to IDC figures. They?re not even in the list.?
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