Technology giant IBM on Tuesday said it has emerged as the top player in the Indian external disk storage systems for the year 2010.

According to IT research firm IDC, IBM India has maintained its 2010 leadership with a 26.2 per cent market share (in revenue terms) and over four per cent points lead over its nearest competitor.

“While the overall external disk storage market in India declined to 1.5 per cent in calender year 2010, according to IDC, IBM has been able to grow its hold in the country given the constant innovation and focus on bringing in storage efficiency,” Sandeep Dutta, Storage, Systems and Technology Group, IBM India/ South Asia told PTI.

Also, in Q4 2010, IBM maintained leadership with a 29 per cent market share and a seven per cent point lead over its nearest competitor in revenue terms.

During the year 2010, IBM launched products like IBM StorwizeV7000 and IBM System Storage DS8000, which helped it to strengthen its leadership position in the market.

During the year, IBM bagged orders from Kotak, Suzlon, Oswal mills, CEAT, L&T (ECC division), Indian Farmer and Fertilizer Cooperative Ltd, Solar Semiconductors and Ratnamani Metals.

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