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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: IBM

IBM ranks fifth for execution on the Magic Quadrant and among the middle of the pack for vision. IBM’s portfolio consists of Spectrum Protect, Spectrum Protect Plus and Spectrum Copy Data Management that together address data protection and reuse requirements for a broad range of applications. The Armonk, N.Y.-based company launched new features in Spectrum Protect Plus including support for Microsoft Exchange Online and OneDrive, MongoDB, and VMware Cloud on AWS, and support for containers. Last month, IBM introduced new storage hardware and software aimed at placing its storage at the center of large-scale data requirements for artificial intelligence and analytics workloads.

Strength: IBM has both a strong direct and indirect presence through a large network of channel partners throughout mature and emerging markets.

Weakness: IBM depends on third-party vendors for backup requirements for SharePoint, some NoSQL databases, Nutanix AHV VMs and bare-metal recovery of operating systems, thus requiring customers to deploy additional products.

 
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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