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NEC's High Availability Software EXPRESSCLUSTER No. 1 Market Share in Asia Pacific Four Years Running

*** For immediate use September 25, 2013

Tokyo, September 25, 2013 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today that its High Availability (HA) software EXPRESSCLUSTER has secured top market share in terms of monetary value (23.8%). According to IDC, NEC's solution for enabling fast recovery and continuous protection of critical applications and data, is leading the 2012 HA cluster software market in the Asia Pacific region including Japan - for the fourth year in a row (*1).

In the Asia Pacific region, NEC has seen an increasing demand for the HA software especially from the financial sector. Firms in this industry are required to duplicate and store their applications and data in remotely located data centers. Through switching from an affected data center to a standby data center, they can continue their business operation even should a major disaster arise. Especially in China, NEC obtained many users in various industries.

Furthermore, in 2012, EXPRESSCLUSTER took the number one position in the Japanese market in terms of monetary value with an approximate 32% share according to IDC's sales performance survey on domestic clustering software. Thanks to a large-scale project for Japanese telecom operators, the growth in Japan has been mainly driven by strong sales of the software for Linux system, which increased by 17.8% from the previous year. The steady growth in the sales for Windows, VMware, and Hyper-V systems have also contributed to the increased market share.

Looking forward, NEC will continue to proactively enhance EXPRESSCLUSTER functions, improve support services and expand business partnerships while providing customers with a sense of security and reliability.

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*1 Sources

  • IDC Asia/Pacific August 2013 "Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Availability and Clustering Software Market Analysis and Forecast Update" (AP2670321U)
  • IDC Japan June 2013 "Japan System Software 2013-2017 Forecast and 2012 Analysis" (J13310103)

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