Information Technology

Gartner Glossary

Backup/recovery Software

Backup/recovery software products are designed to provide backup of storage to tape, disk or optical devices and to recover that data when needed. This segment also includes products focused specifically on supporting the recovery process, such as virtual tape libraries. Also included are media management, deduplication and backup reporting products, as well as archiving products that are included with the backup application. Media management activities include allocating, labeling, tracking, recycling and monitoring media, as well as storage pool management.

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