Global HQ: Hopkinton, Massachusetts, US Website: www.emc.com
Global leader: Joe Tucci, chairman, president and CEO
Local leader: Robin Whitaker, country manager, New Zealand
Core activity: Information storage, protection and management
Revenue: US$14 billion (FY2009, ended December 31)
Key customers: AMP, Victoria University, NEC Australia
EMC maintained its lead in the worldwide external disk storage systems market with 25.7 percent revenue share in the second quarter of 2010, says the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker. It also continued to rank number-one worldwide in the external RAID, networked storage, open SAN and Windows and Unix external RAID segments.
It is buying network-attached storage vendor Isilon Systems to align with EMC’s Atmos object storage products to provide a low-cost, scalable platform for managing large amounts of “Big Data”, referring to the growing flood of information generated by utilities, online media companies and other verticals. CEO Joe Tucci says this will leave EMC “well positioned at the intersection of cloud computing and Big Data”.
Zafar Anjum and Chris Kanaracus, IDG News Service
Join the CIO New Zealand group on LinkedIn. The group is open to CIOs, IT Directors, COOs, CTOs and senior IT managers.