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EMEA purpose-built backup appliances market revenue declined in the second quarter 2019, says IDC

EMEA purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) vendor revenues decreased 5.6 percent year-over-year to reach $267.7 million in the second quarter of 2019, according to International Data Corporation's (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker.

Total EMEA PBBA open systems vendor revenue decreased 1.0 percent year on year, with revenues of $252.4 million. Mainframe system sales also decreased 46.4 percent year on year in 2Q19.

"The EMEA PBBA market experienced a dismal year-over-year decline in the second quarter of 2019 as the market continued to evolve," said Jimena Sisa, senior research analyst, EMEA Storage Systems, IDC. "Due to organizations’ digital strategies, the focus continues to shift away from legacy infrastructures to those that can offer the best way to deal with their most strategic asset — data.”

Regional highlights:

Western Europe
PBBA vendor revenue in Western Europe declined in 2Q19 posting -8.3 percent year-over-year to reach $211.6 million.

Conversely to Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMA) PBBA market resumed growth after the first quarter of 2019 and reached revenue of $56.06 million for 6.4 percent YoY growth in 2Q19.
Overall market growth could be attributed to open systems as mainframe systems, which marked a steep decline for the quarter. Most PBBA vendors had either positive or flat performances, with some shift from midrange to high-end solutions.

IDC defines a purpose-built backup appliance as a standalone disk-based solution that utilizes software, disk arrays, server engines, or nodes that are used for backup data and specifically for data coming from a backup application or can be tightly integrated with the backup software to catalog, index, schedule, and perform data movement. PBBAs are deployed in standalone configurations or as gateways. PBBA solutions deployed in a gateway configuration connect to and store backup data on general-purpose storage. Here, the gateway device serves as the component that is purpose built solely for backup and not to support any other workload or application. Regardless of packaging (as an appliance or gateway), PBBAs can have multiple interfaces or protocols. They can also provide and receive replication to or from remote sites and a secondary PBBA for disaster recovery.

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