Enterprise back up appliance sales stay strong

EMC logoFactory revenues in purpose built backup appliances (PBBAs) amounter to £719.3 million in the first quarter of this year – growing 6.9 percent compared to the same quarter last year.

EMC is the king of the PBBA market and has 52.4 percent share of the market, followed by Symantec (18.5%), IBM (5.2%) and HP (4.5%).

That’s according to a quarterly survey from IDC, which said Barracuda, Quantum and Dell had 3.5%, 3.3% and 2.9% market share, respectively.

This is all good news said Liz Conner, a senior analyst who minds storage systems at IDC.

“Vendors continue to focus on enhancing and updating their PBBA product portfolios. The results are more flexible, agile and now, typically hybrid, products that are helping to meet a wider range of data protection needs.”

Worldwide PBBA capacity in the first quarter reached an astonishing 647 petabytes, up 32.3 percent compared to the same quarter of 2014.