Worldwide Disk Storage Systems Markets Post Solid Gains for the Fourth Quarter and 2011, According to IDC

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IDC Press Release 

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Worldwide external disk storage systems factory revenues posted year-over-year growth of 7.7%, totaling just under $6.6 billion, in the fourth quarter of 2011 (4Q11), according to the International Data Corporation (IDCWorldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker. For the quarter, the total disk storage systems market grew to just over $8.5 billion in revenues, representing 3.5% growth from the prior year’s fourth quarter. Total disk storage systems capacity shipped reach 6,279 petabytes, growing 22.4% year over year.

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