Gartner’s Data Center Backup And Recovery Methodology
In order to make Gartner’s Magic Quadrant, vendors needed to meet certain revenue and customer benchmarks as well as products geared toward the enterprise.
For example, a vendor needs to generate at least $25 million from the sale of product licenses and maintenance over the past four quarters combined with a growth rate of more than 20 percent year over year. Vendors must provide backup and recovery solutions with a focus on protecting enterprise environments running in the data center, along with an install base of at least 350 customers. The vendor’s solution needs to support backup and granular restores of data in both physical and virtualized deployments.
Gartner‘s Magic Quadrant ranks vendors on their ability to execute and completeness of vision and places them in four categories: Niche Players (low on vision and execution), Visionaries (good vision but low execution), Challengers (good execution but low vision) and Leaders (excelling in both vision and execution). For this particular Magic Quadrant, no companies were included in the ‘Challengers’ category.