Gartner Research

Desktop/Laptop Backup Update: Endpoint Backup Gains in Importance

Published: 21 March 2011

ID: G00211731

Analyst(s): Sheila Childs

Summary

The dormant data backup and recovery requirement for desktops, laptops, tablets and other endpoint devices is awakening. This research details how endpoint data protection is evolving, what you should look for in a solution and what to watch out for.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

Analysis

  • Why Endpoint Backup?
    • Backup Modernization Is a Driver
  • The Evolving Market for Endpoint Backup
    • Server Backup Vendor Products Used for Desktops and Laptops
    • Built-From-the-Ground-Up Desktop/Laptop Products
    • Backup Services (Hosted Service Providers)
  • What You Should Look For
    • Product Efficiency
    • Ease of Use and Management
    • Additional Criteria for Hosted Solutions

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