Menu
Back-up market boasts billion-dollar quarter as EMC dominates industry

Back-up market boasts billion-dollar quarter as EMC dominates industry

"Growth in the worldwide PBBA market remained strong in the fourth quarter, hitting the billion dollar mark for the first time in a given quarter."

Worldwide purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) factory revenues grew 3.0% year over year totalling $1.0 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14).

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker, for the full year, factory revenue was up 4.0%, to $3.26 billion in 2014.

Total PBBA open systems factory revenue increased 3.4% year over year in 4Q14 with revenues totaling $902.2 million while the mainframe market experienced a decline of -0.8% for the same period.

Total worldwide PBBA capacity shipped, for 4Q14, reached 924 petabytes, an increase of 40.3% year over year, while annual capacity was up 42.8% to 2.68 exabytes.

"Growth in the worldwide PBBA market remained strong in the fourth quarter, hitting the billion dollar mark for the first time in a given quarter," says Liz Conner, Research Manager, Storage Systems, IDC.

"An advancement of software features, allowing for greater flexibility, data tiering, file sharing, and data analytics, as well as an increase in integrated systems and a wider geographical dispersion have resulted in PBBA systems being recognised by end users as an integral part of their data protection strategy."

During 4Q14, EMC maintained its global lead in the overall PBBA market with 63.8% revenue share in the fourth quarter, followed by Symantec with 11.5% share.

IBM and HP posted 6.7% and 4.0% market share, respectively while Quantum retained the number five PBBA vendor position with a 2.3% share of the worldwide market.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags HPIBMstorageemcquantumsymantecback-up

Featured

Slideshows

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

Partners are actively building out security practices and services to match, yet remain challenged by a lack of guidance in the market. This exclusive Reseller News Roundtable - in association with Sophos - assessed the making of an MSSP, outlining the blueprint for growth and how partners can differentiate in New Zealand.

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ
Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

The leading players of the New Zealand channel came together to celebrate a year of achievement at the inaugural Reseller News Platinum Club lunch in Auckland. Following the Reseller News Innovation Awards, Platinum Club provides a platform to showcase the top performing partners and start-ups of the past 12 months, with more than ​​50 organisations in the spotlight.​​​

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP has honoured its leading partners in New Zealand during 2018, following 12 months of growth through the local channel. Unveiled during the fourth running of the ceremony in Auckland, the awards recognise and celebrate excellence, growth, consistency and engagement of standout Kiwi partners.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Show Comments