Analyst Firm Says EMC Leads Worldwide Market for Purpose-Built Backup Appliances
- EMC announces it is the leading provider of disk-based backup appliances, according to the new IDC Worldwide Purpose Built Backup Appliance 2010-2015 Market Analysis and Forecast, 2010 Vendor Shares report (May 2011).D
- During 2010, EMC commanded a sizeable 64.2% share of the Purpose Built Backup Appliances (PBBAs) market according to IDC.
- EMC products in the PBBA category include Avamar and Data Domain systems as well as technologies from the EMC acquisition of Bus-Tech, Inc., in November of 2010.
EMCWORLD 2011—LAS VEGAS—May 10, 2011—EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader ininformation infrastructure solutions, announced that EMC® is the leading provider of disk-based backup appliances, according to the new IDC Worldwide Purpose Built Backup Appliance 2010-2015 Market Analysis and Forecast, 2010 Vendor Shares report (May 2011). During the year 2010, EMC commanded a sizeable lead in the Purpose Built Backup Appliances (PBBAs) market in terms of both revenue and raw capacity shipped. The new report, which addresses both open systems and mainframe attached products, also points to continued robust customer adoption of disk-based backup appliances over the next five years. Mainstay products from EMC in the PBBA category include Avamar® and Data Domain® systems as well as mainframe attached disk-based backup products that incorporate technologies from the EMC acquisition of Bus-Tech®, Inc., in November of 2010.
- At the close of 2010, EMC was confirmed as the revenue share leader commanding 64.2% of the nearly $1.7 billion spent on PBBA solutions.
- EMC held the top share position in terms of total worldwide PBBA capacity with 52.7% of the raw TBs shipped.
- IDC anticipates the worldwide PBBA market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.6% over the next five years, totaling well over $3.6 billion by the close of 2015. By contrast, over the same period, IDC expects Data Protection & Recovery (backup) software revenue to grow by 5.2% 1, and tape automation revenue to continue to shrink (-7.9%) 2.
- IDC’s forecast for PBBA capacity shipped calls for a 78.1% CAGR through the close of 2015 as customers continue to forego investments in their tape infrastructure in favor of disk-based backup appliances.
Industry Analyst Quote
"IDC research indicates that over the past several years, the customer drivers for increased investment in PBBA solutions result from the need to improve backup window time, provide faster restore and recovery times, and enable seamless integration with existing backup applications. In addition, the accelerated adoption of virtual servers and desktops are causing IT organizations to review and modernize their data protection architectures and processes with PBBA solutions.”
-- Robert Amatruda, research director data protection and recovery at IDC.
EMC Executive Quote
"EMC has been aggressively pursuing the emerging market for storage systems built specifically to protect backup and archive data for most of the decade. This new study shows the benefit of that focus. Over time, we believe these systems will play an even bigger role than backup software frameworks in enterprise data protection. Customers are proving that they value protection storage appliances as the simplest, most efficient consolidation point for backup/recovery.”
--William “BJ” Jenkins, President, EMC Backup Recovery Systems Division
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1IDC Document #224526: Worldwide Data Protection and Recovery Software 2010-2014 Forecast, August 2010.
2IDC Document #223182: Tape Automation Worldwide Forecast 2010-2014, April 2010.