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EMEA purpose-built backup appliance market declines

EMEA purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) vendor revenues declined 12 percent year over year to reach $191 million in the first quarter of 2017, according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker.

Capacity shipped for 1Q17 totaled 235PB, an increase of 5 percent from 1Q16. The growth mainly came from open systems products, with capacity increasing 11 percent year on year.

Total EMEA PBBA open systems vendor revenue decreased 11 percent year on year during the first quarter, with revenues of $178 million. Mainframe system sales increased 23 percent year on year in 1Q17.

"As European organizations modernize their data protection infrastructures, they are solving the backup performance problem through investments in different storage technologies, such as purpose-built backup appliances," said Jimena Sisa, senior analyst, European storage research. "Companies' main objective when approaching the infrastructure refresh cycle is to save costs. Those companies that have decided to renew their disaster recovery solutions using backup appliances as the primary driver have done so due to the benefits that PBBA provides them in terms of controlling expenditure, as they can extend organizations' existing investment and data protection hardware and software without having to change."

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