Apple appears to be making strides in the storage market. Drew Robb from Hardware Today notes:
Although a small player compared with HP, Dell and IBM, Apple seems to know which way the server wind is blowing. As a result, it has made significant changes in Xserve over the past year in hardware and software as well as in added storage capabilities in the form of Xsan for storage area networking.
Analysts are confused as to why Apple is not being more aggressive in this area. Om Malik took a look at Apple's storage business, asking why they aren't promoting servers and storage:
Robert Cox, vice president of research, who tracks the storage business for Gartner says that in 2004, Apple did about $78 million in storage sales and were #12 ranked storage vendor in the world, but by end of 2005, Apple’s storage sales were around $185 million. The company had moved into the 10th spot overall. “They have done a good job of selling into the small and medium business market,