IDC has named EMC the number one storage solution shipped in 2012 for major enterprise applications in its annual Storage User Demand Study. EMC was a leader in storage solutions deployed in Oracle environments for the second consecutive year, and in 2012 shipped nearly twice as many terabytes as the next closest storage vendor in Oracle environments.

The study estimates how many terabytes of external storage systems were shipped in support of top enterprise applications and support of IT infrastructure and revenue of top storage systems suppliers associated with these shipments.

EMC shipments ranked number one for Oracle, Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint, SAP application environments as well as business intelligence and analytics, home directories, VDI and virtual server and industry-specific applications. EMC VNX and EMC VMAX are the leading storage systems in the IDC study among storage systems from NetApp, IBM, HP, Hitachi, Oracle, and Dell.

The IDC study also estimates that just under half of all the external storage system capacity shipped in the first half of 2012 was in support of major enterprise application environments such as Oracle, Microsoft, and SAP, slightly under 40% of capacity was shipped for major segments of IT infrastructure support including home directories, virtual desktop and virtual server infrastructure, as well as content depot and public cloud environments, and the rest going to other data use cases.

Through continued innovation in storage system performance, availability and ease-of-use, EMC continues to address the needs of enterprise application environments such as Oracle, helping maximize the value from Oracle software investments. EMC’s recent storage platform announcements and Oracle specific Solutions continue this trend for customers.