Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions

Published: 22 August 2022


Critical data needs protection whether it is in the data center, in the cloud, in SaaS applications or at the edge. The range of locations is forcing I&O leaders to consider new backup products. This research evaluates products from 14 vendors based on 10 critical capabilities in three use cases.

Included in Full Research


Key Findings
  • Protection of backups from ransomware and rapid recovery from large-scale data loss continue to be a key drivers for most clients considering replacing existing backup and recovery platforms.

  • Limited backup offerings from cloud vendors are being supplanted by enterprise backup solutions to improve data protection and make cloud data protection consistent with on-premises capabilities.

  • Backup as a service (BaaS) offerings are available from more vendors and support a wider range of data center, cloud and edge workloads. However, they continue to be largely tied to single cloud providers and have limited support for workloads hosted in other clouds.

  • Backup and recovery

To view the entire document, log in or purchase

  • Acronis Cyber Protect
  • Arcserve UDP
  • Cohesity DataProtect
  • Commvault Backup & Recovery
  • Dell PowerProtect Data Manager
  • Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
  • HYCU Protégé
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
  • Micro Focus Data Protector
  • Rubrik Security Cloud
  • Unitrends Backup Software
  • Veeam Backup & Replication
  • Veritas NetBackup
  • Zerto Platform
  • Scalability and Performance
  • Efficiency
  • Manageability and User Experience
  • Data Center Ecosystem
  • Cloud Ecosystem
  • SaaS Applications
  • Security
  • Ransomware
  • Reporting and Analytics
  • DR and Orchestration
  • Data Center Environments
  • Cloud Environments
  • Edge Environments

Access Research

Already a Gartner client?

Just stopping by?

To view this research and much more, become a client.

Speak with a Gartner specialist to learn how you can access peer and practitioner research backed by proprietary data, insights, advice and tools to help you achieve stronger performance.

By clicking the "Continue" button, you are agreeing to the Gartner Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Critical Capabilities: A deeper look into provider offerings

How does a Critical Capabilities report work?

As a companion to the Magic Quadrant™, a Critical Capabilities report scores competing products and services against a set of meaningful differentiators. It reveals which options are the best fit in various use cases to help you focus on the vendors best suited to your needs.

A Critical Capabilities report is more than just a diagram. You also get:

Sharper focus

Narrow down the product and service criteria most important to you.

Individualized use cases

Use interactive features to customize usage scenarios based on your organization’s unique needs.

Faster decision making

Use data to speed up provider selection and accelerate the procurement process.

A Gartner Critical Capabilities report is just one of our many offerings.

We provide actionable, objective insight to help organizations make smarter, faster technology decisions to stay ahead of disruption and accelerate growth.

Pick the right provider with confidence

We use a Critical Capabilities report, the Magic Quadrant and more to ensure you select the best-fit provider to avoid the costly repercussions of a poor decision.

Align deal structures and optimize spend

We benchmark pricing against the market so you avoid unnecessary charges.

Reduce complexity and risk

We analyze contract terms and conditions to protect you against future price increases and unanticipated costs.

©2022 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.