EMC AX Series Maker Tops PBBA Marketplace in 2014’s Second Quarter

EMC AX Series Maker Tops PBBA Marketplace in 2014’s Second Quarter

By on Nov 19, 2014 in Blog, Industry News | 0 comments

The global purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) market experienced significant growth in the second quarter of this year, according to a recent article from Business Wire.

Worldwide Purpose-Built Backup Appliance

Worldwide purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) factory revenues grew 8.5% year over year totaling $783.2 million in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker. Total PBBA open systems factory revenue increased 11.1% year over year in 2Q14 with revenues totaling $712.7 million while the mainframe market experienced a decline of -12.2% for the same period. Total worldwide PBBA capacity shipped, for open systems and mainframe PBBA systems, reached 487,574 terabytes, an increase of 19.5% year over year.


“Growth in the worldwide PBBA market came roaring back in the second quarter after a dismal start in the first quarter,” said Robert Amatruda, Research Director, Data Protection and Recovery. “Customers continue to embrace and understand the value that appliance form factors bring to their environments to meet their growing data protection and recovery challenges.”

With the increased customer adoption and use of PBBA systems for storage, backup, and recovery optimization, along with exceptional growth the industry experiences yearly, it is clear that the technology won’t be going away anytime soon, and that rumors of its demise are greatly exaggerated.

Reason behind the growth

Experts believe the exceptional industry growth is due to the growing need of many of today’s businesses to improve backup window time, achieve seamless integration with current backup utilities, and accomplish faster restore and recovery times. Experts add that this trend is likely to continue in the foreseeable future as more customers realize PBBA’s benefits in terms of rapid data recovery, deduplication, and virtual server protection.

EMC leads the pack

In the PBBA market, EMC, manufacturers of the discontinued but well-lauded EMC Clariion line is, by and large, the leading vendor for the second quarter of 2014 with a 63.7% market share. EMC’s revenue during the period rose by 10.7 % compared to the previous year to reach $498.7 million.

Where to purchase EMC products

PBBA appliance suppliers like Tab Data Systems is ready to meet any and all of your company’s data storage needs. Choose from a wide array of EMC product lines including the EMC CX Series, EMC DMX Series, EMC VNX Series and Vmax Series, and the ever popular EMC AX Series hardware to see which is a perfect fit for your company.

(Source: Worldwide Purpose-Built Backup Appliance (PBBA) Market Revenue Increases 8.5% in the Second Quarter of 2014, According to IDC, Business Wire, Sep. 19, 2014)

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