The worldwide storage software market increased 3,2% during the first quarter of 2013 (1Q13) when compared to the same quarter of 2012.

Revenue during the quarter totalled $3,6-billion, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Storage Software QView.

“Overall sales of storage software improved during the first quarter of 2013,” says Eric Sheppard, research director: storage software at IDC.
“Demand was strongest for data protection and recovery software as well as storage and device management software. This was driven by a broad need for data resiliency, improvements to operational efficiencies, and better insights into installed data centre infrastructure.”

EMC, IBM and Symantec were the top three vendors in the overall storage software market, with market shares (based on revenues) of 23,9%, 16,8% and 14,7% respectively. Veeam and CommVault experienced the largest year-over-year growth during the quarter with increases of 35,4% and 23%, respectively.

Data protection and recovery software revenues were up 7,6% year over year to $1,3-billion. Storage and device management software revenues grew 7,3% year over year to $706,6-million.