The IT analysis firm, Data Center Intelligence Group (DCIG) has released its Top 5 Enterprise AWS Cloud Backup Solutions report. DCIG’s target audience includes C-level executives, IT managers, systems and storage engineers, financial and technical analysts, and cloud service providers. This report offers organizations guidance on the best backup solutions for backing up and recovering applications and data hosted in the Amazon Web Services cloud. At Solutions Review, we’ve read the report, available here, and are taking the opportunity to provide a brief, independent introduction to each of the vendors and solutions listed.
Note: Vendors are listed in alphabetical order.
Platform: Cobalt Iron Compass:
Description: Cobalt Iron’s flagship SaaS-based backup solution, Compass, reduces complexity and the amount of time spent on backup. Additionally, the software improves overall data protection performance. The enterprise data protection platform offers four main product components: Commander, Analytics Engine, Accelerators, and Accelerator Operating System. With this solution, users have access to a range of analytics, driven data management capabilities through a unified web user experience. Additionally, the solution offers ransomware detection, alerting and notification, remediation capabilities, and is available in AWS, Azure, Google, IBM, and Alibaba.
Platform: Commvault Complete Backup and Recovery
Description: 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. The platform is primarily offered as a software-only solution, but Commvault also has an appliance option. Recently, Commvault acquired data storage solution provider, Hedvig. Additionally, Commvault also recently launched Metallic, its division of SaaS solutions.
Platform: IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
Description: 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. IBM Spectrum Protect is a suite of software offerings designed to help organizations manage and protect their data by simplifying backup administration.
Platform: Unitrends Backup
Description: Unitrends 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. The company was recently acquired by IT management solution provider, Kaseya.
Platform: Veritas NetBackup
Description: 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.
To read DCIG’s full Top 5 Enterprise AWS Cloud Backup Solutions report, click here.
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