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Gartner’s Data Center Backup And Recovery Magic Quadrant Leaders

Mark Haranas

CRN breaks down the 11 market leaders, including Commvault, Dell Technologies, Rubrik and Veeam, who made Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions.

Visionary: Actifio

Actifio ranks among the middle of the pack for both vision and execution on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant. The Waltham, Mass.-based flagship product, Actifio Sky, focuses on providing data protection and copy data management capabilities for virtual machines and large databases, both on-premises and in a variety of public clouds. The company recently unveiled Actifio 10c, a software update that introduced key features such as the “mount and migrate” feature for efficient database and VM recovery, automated disaster recovery orchestration and cloud VM snapshot management. In an interview with CRN this year, Actifio CEO Ash Ashutosh said the future will include storage designed for applications, not infrastructure.

Strength: Actifio’s platform can be deployed as a virtual appliance with Actifio Sky or its bare-metal CDX appliance, as well as be deployed and consumed as a SaaS offering via Actifio GO in all leading public cloud providers.

Weakness: The company’s list price for software licenses and annual maintenance is higher than most vendors on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant.

 
Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at mharanas@thechannelcompany.com.

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