NetApp dropped the ball by letting EMC gobble Data Domain

Posted by Oksana Zybinskaya on April 6, 2016
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According to IDC quarterly report, EMC’s Data Domain leads in the purpose-built backup appliance market.

Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker for 2015’s fourth quarter shows the top five vendors’ revenue chart and puts EMC at the first line with about 68 percent share and $708m revenues.

The following positions are occupied by Symantec ($125.1m / 12%), IBM ($41.6m / 4%), HPE ($40.7m / 3.9%), Dell ($23.6m / 2.3%), and Others ($107m / 10%).

Top 5 backup appliance's Vendors

Initial growth of Symantec slumped later. EMC had a drop in the first quarter but then recovered significantly.

Barracuda had an approximately 33% growth in revenues from 2014 to 2015, thus leaving Dell behind. IBM over the same period had a 19.5% drop.

Top 5 backup appliance's Vendors

Barracuda may set back into Others category shortly because of its troubles, and Veritas has good chances to grow in the market.

It can be said that Data Domain was an extremely lucky acquisition and at the same time a huge miss on NetApp behalf letting EMC win the competition.

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Oksana Zybinskaya
Oksana Zybinskaya
Online Marketing Manager at StarWind. In touch with virtualization world, may know stuff you are interested in.