Storage market in the third quarter of 2008

The IDC Worldwide Disk Storage Systems Quarterly Tracker report for the third quarter of 2008 showed an positive development for Sun. The Register reports:

Although Sun is listed by IDC in the 'Others' category, it grew disk storage system sales 25 per cent in its second consecutive quarter of revenue growth, with 16.1 per cent growth in external disk systems. The company sold more disk storage for Unix servers than any other supplier has done, it claimed, for the past 20 consecutive quarters. If the new Open Storage products take off then it could start approaching Hitachi and NetApp. That would be a noteworthy feat.