Worldwide purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) factory revenues
declined -2.5% year over year to $664.5 million in the first quarter of
2014 (1Q14), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC)
Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker. In addition, the
total PBBA open systems market fell -2.6% year over year in 1Q14 with
revenues totaling $598.9 million while the mainframe market experienced
a decline of -1.1% for the same period. Total worldwide PBBA capacity
shipped for open systems and mainframe PBBA systems reached 398,280
terabytes, increasing 7.1% year over year.
"The worldwide PBBA market is showing maturity coupled with a typically
slow first quarter of the calendar year," said Robert
Amatruda, Research Director, Data
Protection and Recovery. "We expect the PBBA market will resume
growth over the months ahead as customers continue to embrace appliance
form factors to meet their growing data protection and recovery
Total Worldwide PBBA 1Q14 Results
EMC maintained its lead in the overall PBBA market with 59.9% revenue
share in the first quarter, followed by Symantec and IBM with 13.7% and
5.8% market share, respectively. HP held the number 4 position with 4.3%
market share while Barracuda and Quantum ended the quarter in a
statistical tie* for the number 5 position with 2.3% share, respectively.
Top 5 Vendors, Worldwide PBBA Factory Revenue, First Quarter of 2014
(Revenues in $ Millions)
Source: IDC Worldwide Purpose Built Backup Appliance Quarterly Tracker,
June 20, 2014
* Note: IDC declares a statistical tie in the worldwide
purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) market when there is less than one
tenth of one percent (0.1%) difference in the revenue share of two or
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).
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.
For more information about IDC's Worldwide PBBA Quarterly Tracker,
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