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September 26, 2016

EMC takes the lead in purpose-built appliance market

The worldwide PBBA market sees a double-digit growth through the second quarter.

By Hannah Williams

EMC has maintained a continuous lead in the overall purpose-built backup alliance (PBBA) market, with a total revenue share of 61.8%.

Following in the lead after EMC, is Veritas with a market share of 13.3 percent in the second quarter of the year. Its revenue reached to a total of $115.6m.

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the worldwide PBS factory revenues saw an increase of 11.5 percent year over year, which totalled to $871.1m in Q2.

The total worldwide PBBA capacity shipped rose to one exabyte for 2Q16, giving an increase of 35.3 percent from the second quarter of 2015.

Liz Conner, Research manager of Storage Systems said: “The PBBA market posted a strong performance in the first half of 2016.”

The total PBBA open systems factory saw a growth of 12 percent year over year in Q2, with revenues rising up to $787.6m.

It was also identified that mainframe systems revenue rose by 6.2 percent from the previous year. This came after a period of three consecutive quarters of year-over-year decline.

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Conner added: “Responding to end-user pain points, vendors continue to improve their product portfolios with greater emphasis on automation, simplified management tools, improved RPO/RTOs, and the ability to tier to the cloud.”

In comparison, both IBM and HPE ranked at the third and fourth place with 5.6 and 3.7 percent market share.

The two firms saw decrease in PBBA factory revenue, with IBM gathering revenue of $49m in Q2 and HPE gathering that of $32.1m.

Dell fell to fifth position, with total revenue of $25.2m and global market share of 2.9 percent.

IDC PBBA Q2

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