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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.

Leader: Cohesity

Ranked as a ‘Visionary’ in last year’s Magic Quadrant, Gartner has elevated Cohesity to a ‘Leader’ in 2020, ranking second for vision and among the middle of the pack for execution. Cohesity’s DataProtect backup product is part of the Cohesity DataPlatform which is a scale-out software-defined platform that consolidates application and backup management. Last year, Cohesity acquired Imanis Data to expand its capabilities to include NoSQL data protection. The company’s recently launched a new consumption-based pricing model for MSPs to help clients cut up-front data infrastructure costs, while Cohesity also closed on a $250 million funding round.

Strength: A Cohesity cluster can comprise server nodes from different OEMs – such as Dell, Cisco and HPE -- as well as Cohesity nodes.

Weakness: Gardner said Cohesity’s frequent major update cadence to DataProtect has resulted in a high number of known issues and concerns reported by customers, indicating an inadequate prerelease quality assurance testing process.

 
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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