IT solutions provider EMC recently announced that its backup and recovery systems have achieved the top global Purpose Built Backup Appliance position in the world, according to market research firm IDC.
EMC’s PPBA solutions captured 62 percent of the market during the first half of 2011. According to IDC, this was more than three times the share of the nearest competitor.
During this period, the overall PBBA market increased by more than 65 percent compared to the first half of 2010. IDC’s research director Robert Amatruda noted that the full 2011 industry projection reached $2.8 billion, more than its previous estimate of $2.1 billion.
“For many years, we talked about a ‘tectonic shift’ in the backup industry driven by the availability of data deduplication technology,” said EMC president William Jenkins. “This shift has now given way to mainstream adoption of Purpose Built Backup Appliances by the IT community.”
EMC’s solutions not only have found success in the PPBA market, but have received industry praise as well. The company announced in November that the Technology Services Industry Association gave it three Fall 2011 STAR Awards for excellence and innovation in professional services, field support and education sectors.