Results from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Storage Software QView show that worldwide storage software revenues increased 4,1% year over year to nearly $3,5-billion in the second quarter of 2013 (2Q13).
“Data protection and recovery software and storage and device management software were the two biggest sources of growth this quarter,” says Eric Sheppard, research director: storage software at IDC.
“Once again, organisations continued to invest in storage software that improves the resiliency and operational efficiencies within their storage infrastructure.”

EMC, IBM, and Symantec were the top ranking storage software suppliers with 25,6%, 16%, and 14,8% market share, respectively. Veeam and CommVault experienced the largest organic growth during the quarter with 99,7% and 20,5% year-over-year growth, respectively.

Among the storage software market segments, Data protection and recovery software revenues were up 8,9% year over year to nearly $1,3-billion. Storage and device management software revenues experienced year-over-year growth of 9,1%, reaching $674-million in 2Q13.

IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software QView is a quantitative tool for analyzing the global storage software market. This Tracker counts new license and maintenance revenues quarterly and provides data segmentations by vendor, submarket, functional product family and region.