International Data Corporation has released the latest numbers on backup appliance market and it says that Worldwide Purpose Built Backup appliance (PBBA) market revenue increased by 8.5% in 2Q of 2014 totaling $783.2 million. The research firm also claims that the worldwide PBBA shipped capacity for open systems and mainframe PBBA systems has reached to 487,574 terabytes, an increase of 19.5% on year over year basis.
EMC maintained its lead in the overall PBBA market with 63.7% revenue share in the second quarter, followed by Symantec with 13.9% share. IBM and HP posted 6.8% and 3.9% market share respectively. Barracuda remains at number 5 position holding a 2.0% share of the worldwide market.
IDC defines a purpose built backup appliance as a disk based solution which utilizes software, disk arrays, server engine or nodes that are used for a target to backup data and specifically data coming from a backup application.
The purpose built backup appliances are deployed in standalone configurations or as gateways. PBBA solutions deployed in gateway configurations connect and store backup data on general purpose storage. Here, the gateway device is serving as the component that is purpose built for backing up data and is not for supporting any other workload or application.
Apart from the specified vendors who are topping the list of backup appliances, StoneFly™ is also one such vendor which offers such purpose built backup appliance and has made to the list. Its DR365 appliance consolidates all the server, storage and backup systems in one easy to manage appliance with central management console for handling all backup operations.
StoneFly DR365 backups both physical and virtual systems get automatically converted into virtual machines that can easily be spun up for testing or even production use directly on the DR365 while the physical system is being repaired.
DR365s feature to use virtualized operating system allows complete hardware utilization and considerably reduces power and cooling costs.
StoneFly™ DR365 appliances can be added on campus and on remote sites for the ultimate business continuity and disaster recovery solution. All DR365 appliances offer large storage capacities at a low price and are available in 6GB SATA, SAS or SSD combinations of 6 to 96 drives per appliance. This product is enriched with features such as deduplication, compression, encryption, remote replication, and support interfaces.
To know more click on StoneFly DR365 or call 510.265.1616.