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EMC remains top of the leader board in purpose-built backup market

27 Sep 16

Worldwide purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) factory revenues grew 11.5% year over year, totaling $871.1 million in the second quarter of 2016.

That’s according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker. With an increase of 12.0% year over year, the total PBBA open systems factory revenue totals $787.6 million.

There’s also been a total year-over-year decline spanning three consecutive quarters, but mainframe systems revenue was up by 6.2% from a year ago.

According to IDC, total worldwide PBBA capacity shipped, for 2Q16 reached 1 exabyte, an increase of 35.3% from 2Q15.

Within the results, EMC maintained its vendor lead in the overall PBBA market with 61.8% revenue share during the quarter.This was followed by software company Veritas with 13.3% share.

IBM and HPE came in at third and fourth place with 5.6% and 3.7% of the market, while Dell maintained the number 5 PBBA vendor spot with a 2.9% share of the worldwide market. Liz Conner, research manager of Storage Systems dissects the results. 

"The PBBA market posted a strong performance in the first half of 2016," she says. 

"Responding to end-user pain points, vendors continue to improve their product portfolios with greater emphasis on automation, simplified management tools, improved RPO/RTOs, and the ability to tier to the cloud."

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