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STAMFORD, Conn., February 12, 2018 View All Press Releases

Gartner Announces Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice Recognition for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software

The Customers' Choice Distinction Is Selected by End-User Professionals Who Have Experience Purchasing, Implementing and/or Using the Enterprise Solution

Gartner, Inc. announced today the 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software. The Peer Insights Customers' Choice is a recognition of vendors in this market by verified end-user professionals, taking into account both the number of end-user reviews and the overall user ratings. 

The Data Center Backup and Recovery Software market is focused on providing backup capabilities for the upper-end midmarket and large-enterprise environments. Protected data comprises data center workloads, such as file share, file system, operating system, database, email, content management, customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and collaboration application data. 

Backup and recovery software products provide features, such as traditional backup to tape, backup to conventional random-access media or devices that emulate the previous backup targets, data reduction, array and/or server-based snapshot, heterogeneous replication and continuous data protection (CDP).

"Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice is designed to help IT professionals make better purchase decisions by leveraging the knowledge and feedback by fellow verified end users," said Ken Davis, executive vice president of Products and Services at Gartner. "We work hard to ensure that all of the reviews are submitted by an IT professional or business user who has had experience purchasing, implementing and/or using the enterprise solution they are reviewing — free from conflicts of interest." 

The list of companies selected for the 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice is included in Table 1. More information on the 2018 Customers' Choice is available at https://www.gartner.com/reviews/customers-choice/data-center-backup-and-recovery-software

Table 1
2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software

Vendor

Acronis

Actifio

Cohesity

Commvault

SEP

Unitrends

Veeam

Note: Companies are listed in alphabetical order.
Source: Gartner (February 2018)

About Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice

Recognition will be given to a maximum of seven vendors in a market according to these criteria 

  • During the submission period — defined as 12 months prior to the eligibility cutoff date — a vendor must have:
    • 50 or more published reviews
    • An average overall rating of 4.200 stars or greater   
  • In markets where more than seven vendors meet the above criteria, the seven vendors with the highest number of published reviews within the submission period will be recognized.
  • The vendor must have at least one product designated by Gartner research analysts as relevant to the market. Vendors with excessive concentrations from a specific geographic region, industry or nonenterprise users are not considered.

Reviews published must first pass Gartner Peer Insights' validation, conflict of interest and moderation process — please see the Peer Insights Review FAQ here.

The recognition of a Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice is not an endorsement by Gartner of any vendor, product or service. For more information on the Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice, please visit https://gartner.com/reviews-pages/peer-insights-customers-choice-methodology/.

About Gartner Peer Insights
Gartner Peer Insights transforms the way enterprise software is bought and sold by creating another source of trusted information in the software buying process. Gartner's review platform is a place for all IT buyers to find advice they can trust from fellow IT professionals. Gartner Peer Insights includes more than 64,000 verified reviews in more than 190 markets. For more information, please visit www.gartner.com/reviews/home.

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