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Toolkit: RFP for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances

Published: 25 January 2016

ID: G00293557

Analyst(s): Santhosh Rao , Dave Russell, Pushan Rinnen , Robert Rhame


This Toolkit presents RFP templates and instructions for enterprise data center backup software and integrated appliances. I&O leaders can customize this Toolkit to fit their own needs when planning to update their backup infrastructure.

Table Of Contents

When to Use

Downloadable Attachments

  • Surveying the Marketplace to Obtain a Vendor Shortlist
    • Leverage Gartner Throughout the Process
  • Instructions for the RFP Owner
    • Stating the Main Objectives
    • Documenting IT Environment and New Requirements
    • RFI on the Vendor
    • Solution Architecture
    • RFP on the Product
    • Professional Services

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