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Modest growth for backup appliances

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Worldwide purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) factory revenues grew 2,2% year over year totalling $813,6-million in the third quarter of 2015 (3Q15), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker.
Total PBBA open systems factory revenue grew 3,8% year over year in 3Q15 with revenues totaling $742,4-million while the mainframe market experienced a decline of -12,3% for the same period. Total worldwide PBBA capacity shipped for 3Q15 was just shy of 831 petabytes, an increase of 22,4% year over year.
“Resuming its trend, the worldwide PBBA market experienced a year-over-year increase in the third quarter of 2015,” says Liz Conner, research manager: storage systems at IDC. “Responding to end user needs, vendors have adjusting product portfolios to enable the ability to tier or push data to the cloud, put a greater focus on deduplication and backup software, and have worked to enhance ease of use, allowing for a simpler single pane of glass management of backups.”
EMC maintained its lead in the overall PBBA market with 61,4% revenue share in the third quarter, followed by Symantec with 14,3% share. IBM and HP tied for third, posting 5,2% and 5% market share, respectively. Dell finished the quarter in the number five position with 2,9% market share.