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5 Major Players in Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions

5 Major Players in Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions

5 Major Players in Data Center Backup and Recovery SolutionsThese providers have recently been named major players in data center backup and recovery solutions by analyst house Gartner, Inc.

Data center backup and recovery solutions are vital for organizations that want to maximize uptime and protect themselves from threats like cybercrime and natural disasters. Backup and disaster recovery companies are steadily advancing, and it is expected that nearly half of organizations will replace the backup applications they deployed as recently as 2018 in the coming months. This shows how critical it is for companies to remain up-to-date with backup and disaster recovery planning. When business-critical enterprise data is on the line, data management leaders should consider forward-looking technologies first.

The following providers have recently been named leaders in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions. The report, which highlights and scores the top products in the industry, features these five tools as being cornerstones in the space. Each provider’s market share and product portfolios differ, which is what makes them interesting to the wider audience of data consumers. Niche and emerging vendors can only hope to replicate the kind of market presence that these providers have earned over a sustained period of time. Here we provide a brief blurb about each and links to product details so you can learn more.

Note: providers are listed in alphabetical order.


Commvault provides data protection and information management software to assist organizations with protecting, accessing, and using all of their data economically. The vendor has a long list of supported public cloud providers, hypervisors, big data support, and database protection as well. Commvault is available as a software-only solution, an appliance offering and just recently, as an enterprise-grade SaaS offering for backup and recovery through Metallic. Recently, Commvault acquired data storage solution provider, Hedvig.

Link to Dell EMC

Dell EMC’s backup and recovery solution is a prepackaged backup suite made up of several different components that are available for individual sale. These include Avamar, Networker and Data Protection Adviser, with options for cloud backup and archiving. Dell EMC’s solutions give a full range of data protection, from archive to continuous availability for physical, virtual and cloud environments. The provider enables digital transformation through hybrid cloud and big-data solutions built on a modern data infrastructure, which brings together converged infrastructures, storage, and servers.

Link to IBM

IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services, including predictive analytics and software development. The vendor’s backup and disaster recovery solution, Spectrum Protect, is a data protection platform that gives enterprises a single point of control and administration for backup and recovery. It enables backups and recovery for virtual, physical, and cloud environments. The tool also offers VM protection with searchable catalog and role-based administration.

Link to Veeam

Veeam Backup & Replication is a data protection and disaster recovery solution for virtual environments of any size. It provides fast, flexible and reliable recovery of virtualized applications and data. The provider unifies backup and replication in a single solution, increases the value of backup and reinvents data protection for VMware VSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments. Veeam offers free promotions for physical server backup and O365 Exchange Online. The solution also features data center functions, including tape support and snapshot storage integration, along with key deduplication backup integration.

Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions Review - Veritas Technologies

Veritas Technologies provides backup and recovery, business continuity, information governance, and storage management tools. Its NetBackup product is a single and scalable solution that can protect physical, virtual and cloud workloads. Multitenant support is optional, and the solution is available on a converged platform that requires minimal administration, even in large environments. It eliminates point products and improves productivity within a business using centralized, policy-based management. Veritas also incorporates innovative technologies for data reduction and bandwidth efficiency, while providing extensive indexing and search capabilities.

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