Gartner Research

Competitive Landscape: Backup and Recovery Appliances for Open Systems, Worldwide, 2013

Published: 21 November 2013

ID: G00246542

Analyst(s): Dave Russell, Jimmie Chang, Pushan Rinnen


Disk-based storage continues to replace tape, and dedicated backup appliances are becoming the focal point in an evolving backup landscape. Vendors selling into this market should focus their messaging on the key customer requirements of simplicity, cost-efficiency, service level and manageability.

Table Of Contents


  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Background and Definition
    • Market Overview
    • Market Trends
  • Market Players
    • Backup Target Appliance
    • Integrated Backup Appliance
  • The Future of Competition
    • Startups Will Improve Their Positions
    • Backup to the Public Cloud Is the Next Frontier
    • Backup Integration With Archive Will Become an Option
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Actifio
    • Barracuda Networks
    • Dell
    • EMC
    • ExaGrid Systems
    • FalconStor
    • HP
    • IBM
    • Quantum
    • Sepaton
    • Symantec
    • Unitrends
  • References and Methodology

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