New Report Cites Sun as Fastest Growing Company in Disk Storage Systems

Sun Microsystems today announced that it is the fastest growing company in the storage industry in the second quarter 2002 according to IDC. Sun is the only company to experience double-digit growth in significant revenue, capacity and systems shipped categories including all operating systems as well as UNIX, open systems and SAN revenue. The report also indicates that Sun was number one in worldwide UNIX revenue and that Sun’s storage revenue grew 30 times faster than the overall storage market in Q2 2002.

According to Sun, these rankings and storage achievements can be attributed to the strong line of integrated products and services such as the Sun StorEdge storage systems and Sun’s leading Complete Storage Solutions.

“IDC’s recent report is a validation that Sun StorEdge Complete Storage Solutions are gaining marketshare faster than any other company as customers move to Sun for an end-to-end solution,” said Mark Canepa, executive vice president for Sun Storage. “Sun Storage is growing at the expense of competitors due to our ability to offer a complete end-to-end IT infrastructure for the entire enterprise. I’m proud of the outstanding execution from the team.”

Sun is the only vendor to gain or maintain its ranking in major revenue, capacity and systems shipped IDC categories. In many instances Sun maintained its ranking and gained marketshare, while all key competitors lost share in at least one category. IDC also indicated strong improvement for Sun in the worldwide open systems category for both disk storage systems revenue and terabytes shipped. This category includes storage that is attached to servers running UNIX, Linux, Windows 2000 or other network operating systems, such as Novell.

The announcement was made today at the SunNetwork 2002 Conference and Pavilion at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

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