Industry data from leading analysts clearly indicates that in the past few years the backup and recovery appliance market has grown at a healthy pace. Often seen as a complement or replacement to traditional software deployments, appliances are undergoing a generational change. There is a lot more than meets the eye, and it is important to understand the definition of backup appliances. The traditional taxonomy of data protection appliances also known as Purpose Built Backup Appliances (PBBAs) covers two primary categories:
Lets explore this taxonomy and market dynamics.