Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software

Published: 08 June 2016

ID: G00300717

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


Data center backup continues to be a challenge for many organizations, and the product evaluations are complex, due to the blend of modern and legacy systems. Infrastructure and operations leaders should evaluate backup solutions, based on an all-purpose use case and different types of workloads.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Commvault Software
    • EMC Avamar/Data Protection Suite
    • EMC NetWorker/Data Protection Suite
    • HPE Data Protector
    • IBM Spectrum Protect
    • Veritas NetBackup
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Scalability
    • Backup Architecture/Method
    • Capabilities for NAS/File Systems
    • Capabilities for Virtual Machines
    • Capabilities for Database Apps
    • Capabilities for Collaboration Apps
    • Restore/Recovery Capabilities
    • Manageability and Ease of Use
    • Backup Target Integration
  • Use Cases
    • All-Purpose
    • NAS and File Systems
    • Virtual Machines
    • Database Applications
    • Collaboration Applications
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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