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September 05, 2007


storage body

Looks like NetApp is growing faster than the overall market in storage software, unlike EMC, according to IDC. Comments Chuck?


Chuck Hollis

Yes, I saw that, and I'm trying to figure out exactly what's going on here.

No definite conclusions, but what IDC considers "storage software" is an interesting grab-bag of topics. I'm getting a more thorough breakdown and I'll probably report back here.

I also think it's important to note that much of EMC's growth these days is outside the storage domain, e.g. VMware, Documentum, RSA and others.

Storage software will always be an important market category for us (as defined by IDC or whoever), but -- fortunately -- it's not the ONLY software category.

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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    SVP, Oracle Converged Infrastructure Systems

    Chuck now works for Oracle, and is now deeply embroiled in IT infrastructure.

    Previously, he was with VMware for 2 years, and EMC for 18 years before that, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Vero Beach, FL with his wife and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

    Warning: do not ever buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.

    Note: these are my personal views, and aren't reviewed or approved by my employer.
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