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IDC has reported that worldwide purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) factory revenues declined 8.0 percent year over year, reaching $726.1 million in the second quarter of 2015 (2Q15).

The IDC Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker also reports that total PBBA open systems factory revenue decreased 9.0 percent year over year in 2Q15 with revenues of $654.4 million. However, total worldwide PBBA capacity shipped for 2Q15 was just shy of 694 petabytes, an increase of 18.0 percent year over year.

"The worldwide PBBA market experienced a year-over-year decline in the second quarter of 2015 as the market continues to evolve," said Liz Conner, Research Manager, Storage Systems. "Focus continues to shift away from hardware-centric, on-premise PBBA systems to hybrid/gateway systems. The results are greater emphasis on backup and deduplication software, the ability to tier or push data to the cloud, and the increasing commoditization of hardware, all of which require market participants to adjust product portfolios accordingly."

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