Buying Guide: Backup Appliances

Post by Drew Robb (thank you)

IDC recently put out a report on the worldwide purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) market. The big news was declining revenues, which are likely to continue due to changes in the dynamics of this space.

“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, a storage analyst at IDC. “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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In a Battle of Hardware, Software Innovation Comes Out On Top

Good post by Joy Das (thank you)

Database appliances, as well as servers configured for databases, need a smart and simplified combination of hardware and software that supports performance, scale and ease of management. And if your business is committed to building the fastest database appliances in the market, like Alex Alexander and SpringbokSQL, then you need to constantly be testing the various building blocks of the complete IO stack to ensure they are truly the fastest in the world.

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