Gartner Research

How to Save Money on Backup Licensing and Maintenance

Published: 22 February 2017

ID: G00317562

Analyst(s): Robert Rhame


Consumption of storage keeps increasing and prices for storage arrays keep dropping, yet the overall cost of backup is often perceived as being too high. This research provides best practices that I&O leaders responsible for backup can use to contain backup licensing and maintenance costs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Licensing Considerations
    • Current Backup Licensing Trends
    • Switching Vendors to Save Money
    • Include Maintenance in the TCO
    • Evaluate the Terms of the Contract
    • Prepare for Audits by Keeping Track of Growth Rates

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