Worldwide Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Market Revenue Declined Amidst Market Evolution in the Second Quarter

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The FINANCIAL — Worldwide purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) factory revenues declined -8.0% year over year totaling $726.1 million in the second quarter of 2015 (2Q15), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker.

Total PBBA open systems factory revenue decreased -9.0% year over year in 2Q15 with revenues totaling $654.4 million while the mainframe market experienced a growth of 1.8% for the same period. Total worldwide PBBA capacity shipped for 2Q15 was just shy of 694 petabytes, an increase of 18.0% year over year.

“The worldwide PBBA market experienced a year-over-year decline in the second quarter of 2015 as the market continues to evolve,” said Liz Conner, Research Manager, Storage Systems. “Focus continues to shift away from hardware-centric, on-premise PBBA systems to hybrid/gateway systems. The results are greater emphasis on backup and deduplication software, the ability to tier or push data to the cloud, and the increasing commoditization of hardware, all of which require market participants to adjust product portfolios accordingly.”

Total Worldwide PBBA 2Q15 Results

EMC maintained its lead in the overall PBBA market with 57.1% revenue share in the second quarter, followed by Symantec* with 14.4% share. IBM was in the third position and HP was in fourth, posting 7.4% and 5.1% market share, respectively. Barracuda finished the quarter in the number 5 position with 3.7% market share.


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