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Sales of purpose-built backup appliances have dropped markedly, with year-on-year dips of 16.2 per cent by revenue and 14.9 per cent by capacity, according to analyst firm IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker for 2017's second quarter. IDC's research manager for storage systems Liz Conner said: "The …

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Explain the Cloud

How is a backup that some third party at a data centre you've never seen, at an unknown location by a company doing this because it profitable actually a backup?

Where is the audit of vendor claims. What actually is the Cloud vendor claiming?

I think a lot of companies have given up on disaster planning and recovery. People are going to lose their data.

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"At least it can dismiss HPE's ascent to top spot as having been bought rather than grown: this is the first quarter in which IDC's added Nimble Storage to HPE's numbers."

What because Dell didn't buy EMC ?

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"But none of the big enterprise array vendors achieved year-on-year growth."

"2Q17/2Q16 Revenue Growth - NetApp - 16.70%"

OK, NetApp is none.

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All change

That old Cisco / Netapp rumor again and now Pure actively shopping themselves ?

http://www.barrons.com/articles/cisco-will-acquire-netapp-pure-is-shopping-itself-says-summit-redstone-1505846112

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Did anyone tell Rubrik about this?

and Cohesity? Because they don't seem to be having any difficulty selling their boxes.

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Re: Did anyone tell Rubrik about this?

startup companies - land an expand strategy. Small installed base, therefore easy to growth.

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pretty sure a lot of these numbers are a bit misleading, as far as Dell EMC goes...EMC's fiscal year end got shifted because of the acquisition, moving Dec to Jan, and a big reason why some sales numbers are missing. I have a hunch 9 months from now you're going to see an equally misleading sharp increase in Dell EMC market share.

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This data in this report is clearly flawed - seemingly illogical massive swings in both directions by multiple players large and small. There is no plausible logic behind these numbers

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I agree the Dell EMC numbers are going to be off. Even if you just take what happened when Oracle bought Sun, customers took a wait and see approach. I'm not buying EMC or Dell until I know how this all washes out. Also think of all those vested stock holding EMC people that checked out to.

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Umm, NetApp had major YoY growth

....But none of the big enterprise array vendors achieved year-on-year growth.

Except the chart just below this paragraph shows NetApp hitting almost 17% YoY growth, when every other vendor shrank.

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