IBM Named Market Share Leader in Storage Services

IBM Holds More Than Double the Market Share in Storage Services Over Nearest Competitor

Stuttgart, (PresseBox) - IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that leading industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. has positioned IBM as the market share leader in its Dataquest Insight evaluation of major Storage Services vendors just released this month.*

The June 2007 report "Dataquest Insight: Storage Services Market Leaders, 2006: Tight Race for Second Place" examined nine storage services companies and determined IBM as the leader with 21.1 percent market share, with the nearest competitor having a 7.7 percent share.

"We believe our unwavering commitment to providing world-class storage services to our global clients has led to this important milestone," said Paul Fried, vice president for Storage and Data Services, IBM Global Technology Services. "We are honored by Gartner's recognition of our continued leadership in storage services. IBM helps its clients to store, manage and leverage data so they can focus on what matters to them, the growth and innovation of their business and leveraging information on demand."

IBM is the largest storage services provider worldwide and has more than 100 System Storage Solution Centers. IBM Global Technology Services uses methodologies and prior engagement experiences to offer solutions that help maximize operational effectiveness and gain competitive advantage while minimizing costs for clients.

In the first quarter of 2007, IBM Global Technology Services acquired privately held data migration specialist Softek Storage Solutions Corp. into its storage and data services business unit. Through this acquisition, IBM has assembled the most complete and unified data mobility offerings and worldwide delivery expertise for managing data in storage array, host, and virtualized information technology (IT) environments.

IBM Storage and Data Services complement the IBM System Storage portfolio, which continues to grow with a cross section of leading integrated disk, tape and virtualization solutions that help customers to leverage information on demand.

More information about IBM is available at www.ibm.com.

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