The Top 12 Best Data Protection Companies for 2020

The Top 12 Best Data Protection Companies for 2020Solutions Review’s listing of the top Data Protection companies is an annual mashup of products that best represent current market conditions, according to the crowd. Our editors selected the top Data Protection companies based on each solution’s Authority Score, a meta-analysis of real user sentiment through the web’s most trusted business software review sites and our own proprietary five-point inclusion criteria.

The editors at Solutions Review have developed this resource to assist buyers in search of the best data protection companies to fit the needs of their organization. Choosing the right vendor and solution can be a complicated process — one that requires in-depth research and often comes down to more than just the tool and its technical capabilities. To make your search a little easier, we’ve profiled the best data protection companies all in one place. We’ve also included solution names and areas of focus, as well as introductory software tutorials straight from the source so you can see each solution in action.

Note: Companies are listed in alphabetical order.

Acronis

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Platform: Acronis Cyber Backup

Related Tools: Acronis True Image, Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud

Description: 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.

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Actifio

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Platform: Actifio Sky

Description: Actifio delivers a single platform that integrates disaster recovery, backup and long-term data retention. It protects a range of workloads, including large-scale applications and virtual environments. Actifio pioneered copy data management and offers scalable instant recovery for apps, files and virtual machines. This can be used for data management on a larger scale, including app development and performing multidirectional hybrid cloud deployments. Though initial deployments can require additional effort to configure the solution correctly, Actifio offers excellent customer support.

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Carbonite

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Platform: Carbonite Data Protection Platform

Description: 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.

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Code42

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Platform: Code 42

Description: Code42 offers an intuitive backup solution that does not require training for end-users. This solution is
recommended for backing up user data in cloud or on-prem for compliance and simple recovery. The provider is
praised for its platform’s easy implementation process, as well as the capability to run the tool automatically in
the background of business operations. While the platform does not detect bugs and notify the user, incremental
backups are smooth and do not require any interaction.

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Cohesity

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Platform: Cohesity DataProtect

Description: Cohesity is a data management company that manages, protects, and extracts value from enterprise data. Cohesity DataProtect safeguards a wide range of data sources on a single web-scale platform. The solution can be deployed on-premises on qualified platforms in the data center, in the public cloud, and on the edge. Additionally, the platform utilizes a scaleout architecture that starts with a minimum of three nodes and scales without disruption by adding nodes to the cluster. Through this solution, users have the ability to use backup data directly on the platform without needing to restore it, which allows for the consolidation of other use cases including dev/test and analytics.

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Commvault

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Platform: Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Related Tools: Commvault Hyperscale Appliance

Description: Commvault provides data protection and information management software to assist organizations with protecting, accessing, and using all of their data economically. Commvault is recommended to enterprise customers in need of strong data protection management, hardware snapshot management, and cloud integration capabilities. Commvault Complete Backup and Recovery supports the public cloud providers, databases, and storage array. The platform is primarily offered as a software-only solution, but Commvault also has an appliance option.

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Dell EMC

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Platform: Dell EMC Avamar

Related Tools: Dell EMC NetWorker, Dell EMC Data Protection Suite

Description: 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.

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Druva

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Platform: Druva Phoenix

Related Tools: Druva inSync, Druva CloudRanger

Description: 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.

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Rubrik

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Platform: Rubrik Cloud Data Management

Description: 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.

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Unitrends

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Platform: Unitrends Enterprise Backup

Related Tools: Unitrends Recovery Series Appliances

Description: 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 softwareonly 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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Veeam

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Platform: Veeam Backup & Replication

Related Tools: N2WS Backup & Recovery, Veeam Availability Suite

Description: 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 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.

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Veritas Technologies

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Platform: Veritas NetBackup Software

Related Tools: Veritas Backup Exec, Veritas NetBackup Appliances

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.

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To compare the best data protection companies, consult our Backup and Disaster Recovery Buyer’s Guide, Disaster Recovery as a Service Guide, and Data Protection Vendor Map.

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