This IDC Forecast Update provides share positions for revenue and raw capacity for nine named PBBA vendors for the first half of 2011. In addition, this study provides the market size and a five-year forecast for the worldwide PBBA market as part of IDC's Storage Solutions coverage. The five-year forecast includes total factory revenue and raw capacity in terabytes through 2012. The worldwide PBBA market covers both open system-and mainframe-attached products.
Many enterprises have been able to minimise tape for operational recovery by adopting deduplication storage systems. Howeverm customers with long-term retention requirements have continued to rely on tape-baed solutions due to perceived advantages in total cost of ownership, energy consumption, data portability and fault isolation. Read on.
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