IDC says global spending on purpose-built backup appliance outpaces all other IT storage spending

Worldwide purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) factory revenues posted a 16.5% year-over-year increase, totaling $679.0 million, in the first quarter of 2013 (1Q13), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker.
The total PBBA open systems market increased robustly, totaling $612.2 million in revenues and representing 22.8% growth from the prior year's first quarter. Total worldwide PBBA capacity shipped reached 361,289 terabytes, growing 45.1% year over year.

"The total worldwide PBBA market outpaced the external disk storage system and data protection and recovery markets by a wide margin in the first quarter of 2013. The worldwide PBBA market continues to experience strong growth in revenue, capacity, and shipments," said Robert Amatruda, Research Director, Data Protection and Recovery. "Long-term, we expect the worldwide PBBA will continue to outpace the overall data protection and recovery software and hardware markets as customers continue to embrace turnkey systems to alleviate their backup and recovery challenges."

Total Worldwide PBBA 1Q13 Results
EMC maintained its lead in the overall PBBA market with 58.9% revenue share in the first quarter, followed by Symantec and IBM and with 15.1% and 7.1% market share, respectively. Symantec exhibited strong year-over-year growth in the PBBA market in the first quarter of 2013 while HP and IBM saw their revenues decline.

Top 5 Vendors, Worldwide PBBA Factory Revenue, Market Share, and Growth, First Quarter of 2013(Revenues in $ Millions)

Vendor 1Q13 Revenue 1Q13 Market Share 1Q12 Revenue 1Q12 Market Share 1Q13/1Q12 Revenue Growth
1. EMC $399.8 58.9% $368.9 63.3% 8.4%
2. Symantec $102.3 15.1% $41.0 7.0% 149.3%
3. IBM $48.2 7.1% $69.3 11.9% -30.5%
4. HP $28.7 4.2% $30.6 5.3% -6.3%
5. Quantum $18.5 2.7% $18.0 3.1% 2.5%
Others $81.6 12.0% $55.2 9.5% 47.7%
Total $679.0 100.0% $583.1 100.0% 16.5%

Source: IDC Worldwide Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Quarterly Tracker, June 24, 2013

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