Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions

Published: 31 July 2017

ID: G00311200

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


Data center backup solution evaluation is complex, because of the blend of modern and legacy systems, including backup repositories on-premises or in the cloud. I&O leaders can maintain traditional, comprehensive backup solutions or adopt emerging solutions focusing on simplicity and performance.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Actifio Enterprise and Sky
    • Arcserve Software and UDP Appliances
    • Commvault Software and Appliances
    • Dell EMC Avamar/Data Protection Suite/IDPA
    • Dell EMC NetWorker/Data Protection Suite
    • HPE Data Protector and ABR Suite
    • IBM Spectrum Protect
    • Rubrik Cloud Data Management
    • Unitrends Enterprise Backup and Recovery Series
    • Veeam Backup & Replication and Availability Suite
    • Veritas NetBackup Software and Appliances
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Cloud Instances and Applications
    • Ease of Deployment and Use
    • On-Premises Databases/Applications
    • On-Premises NAS
    • On-Premises Physical Servers
    • On-Premises Storage Integration
    • On-Premises Virtual Machines
    • Public IaaS Storage Integration
    • Storage and Network Efficiency
    • User Self-Service
  • Use Cases
    • Balanced Physical and Virtual Environments
    • Fully Virtualized Environments
    • Public Cloud Environments
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

Critical Capabilities Methodology

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