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Worldwide purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) factory revenues grew 2.2 percent year over year, reaching $813.6 million in the third quarter of 2015, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker. Total PBBA open systems factory revenue grew 3.8 percent year over year in the third quarter of 2015. with revenues at $742.4 million while the mainframe market experienced a decline of -12.3 percent for the same period.

Total worldwide PBBA capacity shipped for the period was just shy of 831 petabytes, an increase of 22.4 percent year over year.

EMC maintained its lead in the overall PBBA market with 61.4 percent revenue share in the third quarter, followed by Symantec with 14.3 percent share. IBM and HP tied for third, posting 5.2 percent and 5.0 percent market share, respectively. Dell finished the quarter in the number five position with 2.9 percent market share.

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