FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Worldwide purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) factory revenues grew 6.2% year over year totaling $762.2 million in the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker. Total PBBA open systems factory revenue increased 8.3% year over year in 1Q16 with revenues totaling $703.2 million while the mainframe market experienced a decline of 13.9% for the same period. Total worldwide PBBA capacity shipped in 1Q16 reached 886 petabytes, an increase of 39.7% from a year ago.
"The PBBA market picked up in 2016 where it left off in 2015, posting solid year-over-year growth in the first quarter," said Liz Conner, research manager, Storage Systems. "PBBA software revenue saw double-digit growth year over year while the value from storage hardware remained flat. The greater emphasis on meeting recovery objectives, ease of use, and the ability to tier to the cloud is helping to drive the focus on software as well as the overall evolution of PBBA systems."
Total Worldwide PBBA 1Q16 Results
EMC maintained its lead in the overall PBBA market with 56.0% revenue share during the quarter, followed by Veritas* with 18.2% share. HPE and IBM tied** for the third position in 1Q16 with 4.5% and 3.9% market share, respectively. Dell maintained the number 5 PBBA vendor position with a 3.2% share of the worldwide market.
|Top 5 Vendors, Worldwide PBBA Factory Revenue, First Quarter of 2016 (Revenues in $ Millions)|
|Source: IDC Worldwide Purpose Built Backup Appliance Quarterly Tracker, June 16, 2016|
* Symantec and Veritas are reported as an entity in the table to reflect year-over-year growth. Starting 1Q16, PBBA Tracker reports Veritas instead of Symantec due to the separation between the two companies.
** IDC declares a statistical tie in the worldwide purpose-built backup appliance market when there is less than one percent difference in the revenue share of two or more vendors.
IDC defines a purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) as a standalone disk-based solution that utilizes software, disk arrays, server engine(s), or nodes that are used for a target for backup data and specifically data coming from a backup application (e.g., NetWorker, NetBackup, TSM, and Backup Exec) or can be tightly integrated with the backup software to catalog, index, schedule, and perform data movement. The PBBA products are deployed in standalone configurations or as gateways. PBBA solutions deployed in a gateway configuration connect to and store backup data on general-purpose storage. Here, the gateway device is serving as the component that is purpose built solely for backup and not for supporting any other workload or application. Regardless of packaging (as an appliance or gateway), PBBAs can have multiple interfaces or protocols. Also, PBBAs often can provide and receive replication to or from remote sites and a secondary PBBA for the purpose of disaster recovery (DR).
IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Purpose Built Backup Appliance Tracker provides vendor share, market size, and forecasts for purpose-built backup appliances. IDC provides key market insights and growth for vendors participating in the PBBA market as well as those that may introduce new products. Revenue and capacity for disk systems behind PBBA gateways is included in the PBBA market sizing and also in the forecast. Some PBBA solutions integrate the data movement engine (backup application) with the appliance, while others serve as only a target for incoming backup application data. Both solutions are included in the PBBA market sizing, although segmentation between the two product categories is provided.
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