This IDC study focuses on purpose-built backup appliances, out of the workload-optimized appliances in the Japan storage market. It analyzes sales of purpose-built backup appliances by major suppliers in Japan. It also analyzes sales of mainframe/open system purpose-built backup appliances from 2009 to 2010 and supplier sales trends in Japan, giving consideration to the competitive conditions in the Japan market. This study also provides a future outlook for the Japan purpose-built backup appliance market from 2011 onward.
"There remains a lot of room for growth in demand for open system purpose-built backup appliances in the Japan market. Suppliers will need to correctly place products with onboard deduplication functions into their backup solution groups, coordinate with existing solutions, and isolate products, allowing suppliers to maintain/expand business size through improved synergy," says Ayuchi Takamatsu, market analyst, Storage Systems, IDC Japan.