2020 CRN Storage 100: 5 Top Data Protection Companies to Consider

2020 CRN Storage 100 5 Top Data Protection Companies to ConsiderIT news and analysis outlet CRN recently released its inaugural 2020 Storage 100, a vendor listing that identifies the solution providers that are innovating in the space. The list is broken down into four distinct technology categories, including data management, data protection, software-defined storage, and storage component vendors.

CRN has gone ahead and published the Coolest Data Protection Companies included in the list via an interactive slideshow. At Solutions Review, we track the solution providers that have the biggest impact on the enterprise. As such, we’ve read through CRN’s complete rankings, available here, and plucked the 5 top data protection companies we think matter most. For an even deeper breakdown of the top data protection solutions, consult our Buyer’s Guide for Backup and Disaster Recovery Platforms.

Note: companies are listed in alphabetical order.


Acronis Cyber Backup is recommended for edge deployments and highly distributed environments. Large enterprises in manufacturing and retail with such environments can use the platform in an edge-to-cloud architecture without a local appliance in each location. Acronis Cyber Backup is aimed towards businesses of all sizes and offers proactive ransomware protection. The provider operates 14 data centers globally and offers support to customers around the world 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Carbonite offers enterprise cloud-based backup, recovery, and storage solutions. The Carbonite Data Protection Platform allows organizations to deploy the right form of protection for each type of data in their system —from long-term backup to rapid recovery, data migration, and endpoint protection. The vendor’s Cloud Disaster Recovery centralizes the backup and recovery of data on all computers distributed throughout an organization’s locations. Agents automatically back up the data over the internet to a highly secure data center.


Druva delivers data protection and management for the cloud era. Druva Phoenix simplifies data protection, improves visibility, and significantly reduces the risk, cost, and effort of managing complex data. The solution operates seamlessly and can be managed from one location, giving IT administrators full visibility and control over server backups and data composition. Druva is used worldwide by over 4,000 companies at the forefront of embracing cloud.


Rubrik Cloud Data Management is recommended for those looking to protect highly virtualized on-prem environments and hybrid environments that leverage Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Many users reportedly utilize RCDM for the protection of physical and virtualized databases. Rubrik also provides a granular set of features for backing up data to the cloud and protecting public-cloud-Infrastructure as a Service-based instances in AWS and Microsoft Azure. The solution’s Live Mount capability also provides automated recovery and test/dev for Oracle and SQL databases, as well as for Hyper-V and VMware virtual machines.

Unitrends, A Kaseya Company

Unitrends Enterprise Backup provides a package of on-prem backup, backup to the cloud, cloud-to-cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) backup, and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) via integrated appliances and software-only offerings. The provider leverages high-availability hardware and software engineering with support services to provide all-in-one backup and continuity. Unitrends also offers hypervisor host-level security for VMWare, Hyper-V, and XenServer, as well as more traditional security for physical servers and databases.

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