IT solutions vendor EMC recently announced that market research firm IDC named it the No. 1 storage provider in its Storage Users Demand Study. EMC said it received this distinction for its virtual desktop infrastructure, Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint, Oracle, SAP and business intelligence and analytics solutions.
The IDC survey was based on responses from 1,000 organizations in 15 countries. These companies ranged in size from 50 employees to more than 10,000. EMC’s chief marketing officer and executive vice president Jeremy Burton said businesses of all kinds are choosing the vendor’s storage solutions to address cloud, big data or virtualized environment needs.
“Our product and technology innovation centered on helping customers handle the data deluge driven by the two hottest trends in IT – the transition to cloud computing and the management of big data,” Burton added.
EMC is expected to set itself apart from other vendors moving forward, especially in the enterprise content management market. The Radicati Group recently said that ECM revenue is projected to grow from $4.4 billion in 2012 to more than $7.5 billion by 2016. During this forecast period, EMC is expected to be a top service provider.