The 2020 Tech Innovator Awards
The delivery of truly differentiated offerings that create opportunities for partners during this unprecedented period is the crowning achievement of our 2020 Tech Innovators.
Cloud Data Protection/Disaster Recovery
Veeam Availability Suite v10
With the much-anticipated version 10 of its flagship Availability Suite, Veeam has doubled down on automation and simplification while enhancing its already robust data protection and recovery capabilities. Veeam Availability Suite v10 brings more than 150 enhancements and new features including simplified protection via network-attached storage backup; automation of disaster recovery from data center outages (with the new Multi-VM Instant Recovery feature); improved ransomware protection through an updated S3 object storage integration, paired with immutable backups; and additional capabilities and support for platforms including HPE Primera and HPE StoreOnce, Nutanix AHV, Linux and MySQL.
Commvault - Metallic Backup and Recovery Solution
Metallic is a cloud-native portfolio of SaaS solutions for data backup and recovery, featuring all of the capabilities of Commvault’s trusted core technology baked in. Metallic provides users with flexibility by enabling them to keep a copy of their data on-premises for faster recovery, while still enjoying all the benefits of a SaaS-delivered cloud backup solution.
Datto SaaS Protection 2.5
Datto’s SaaS Protection 2.5 makes it easier for MSPs to rapidly on-board new Microsoft 365 and G Suite clients—simplifying the process while also protecting customer data. For Microsoft 365’s entire suite of services, Datto’s SaaS Protection 2.5 offering provides automatic backup, recovery and restore capabilities.
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is an enterprise-class data protection and cyber-resiliency offering that delivers capabilities for the protection and reuse of containers, VMs, databases and applications—in on-premises, hybrid cloud or Backup-as-a-Service environments. SLA-based policies provide consistent automation of the entire data protection process, including backup, replication, and secure data retention on-premises as well as in the cloud.
StorageCraft ShadowXafe delivers powerful system and data recovery options, enterprise-level scalability and a workflow optimized for management simplicity—all from the cloud-based OneSystem management platform. Through the management platform, users identify the workloads to protect and define backup and retention policies for each of those workloads based on SLA requirements.
Veritas NetBackup 8.3
Veritas significantly enhanced its cloud capabilities in its NetBackup 8.3 release—for instance, converging its NetBackup CloudCatalyst deduplication technology with its MSDP storage servers. The update also expanded the product’s ability to counter ransomware, including with built-in understanding of customers’ data immutability along with retention lock management.