Worldwide Purpose-Built Backup Appliance (PBBA) Market Posts 6.7% Year-Over-Year Growth in Third Quarter of 2013, According to IDC
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., December 19, 2013 – Worldwide purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) factory revenues posted a 6.7% year-over-year increase, totaling $713.5 million, in the third quarter of 2013 (3Q13), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker. In addition, the total PBBA open systems market grew 6.9% year over year in 3Q13, with revenues totaling $622.7 million. Total worldwide PBBA capacity shipped reached 383,153 terabytes, growing a scant 2.4% year over year.
"The total worldwide PBBA market continued to experience growth despite a challenging macroeconomic environment," said Robert Amatruda, Research Director, Data Protection and Recovery. "PBBA solutions are being embraced by customers of all sizes as a turnkey, simplified approach to data protection and recovery."
Total Worldwide PBBA 3Q13 Results
EMC maintained its lead in the overall PBBA market with 64.5% revenue share in the third quarter, followed by Symantec and IBM and with 10.4% and 8.3% market share, respectively. Symantec exhibited strong year-over-year growth in the PBBA market in 3Q13 while IBM and Quantum saw their revenues decline.
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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