Report: Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Market Growth Surpasses Storage Software


HP, at number four with a 5.9 percent share of the market with $39 million in sales, enjoyed a strong 80.3-percent growth thanks to new appliances coupled with its StoreOnce deduplication technology, IDC said.

Rounding out the top five was Quantum, the only top vendor to experience a drop in sales over last year. Quantum's purpose-built backup appliance revenue slipped 7.0 percent to $14 million, IDC said.

In the storage software market, EMC was the top vendor with a 26.4 percent of the total worldwide revenue, followed by IBM with a 14.7-percent share and Symantec with a 14.6 percent share.

CommVault enjoyed the fastest growth in the storage software market, with sales in the second quarter up 21.5 percent over last year, IDC said. EMC was second with a 7.4-percent year-over-growth.

PUBLISHED SEPT. 25, 2012