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March 11, 2013

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Quantum

Really I can only see good things coming from the market moving forward.

Emily Drevets

Great high-level overview of what's going on in the market, and it's certainly an exciting time to be watching the storage space.

Did you see this article from wired.com: http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2011/11/emc-storage-king/2/

Interesting to see how much activity there's been in the past year. I wonder how these trends will affect market leaders down the road.

Mila Kantcheva

Chuck, great analysis here.

I just wanted to point out that your numbers don't quite add up: the $4.7B in entry, $11.4B in midrange and $7.6B in high end, do not make $24.7B.

This caught my attention because I've been puzzled by the low growth in entry storage we've been seeing lately (in other words entry storage is the number that's off)

Chuck Hollis

The numbers won't tie off until you purchase the entire IDC report :) Seriously, there's an extended taxonomy at work here, I'm just sharing the highlights.

Mila Kantcheva

My company does purchase the report and I double checked before posting. Again - not nitpicking at the numbers but wondering about the entry market dynamics - where the data paints a different picture.

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  • Chuck Hollis
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