Leader: Dell EMC
The worldwide storage market leader placed fourth in execution and among the middle of the pack in vision on the Magic Quadrant. Dell EMC’s backup portfolio, which is part of Dell Technologies, mainly consists of Data Protection Suite (DPS) that includes nine different point solution and its Integrated Protection Appliance family. The company launched its DP4400 converged, integrated data protection appliance offering backup, deduplication, replication and recovery. Dell EMC’s Avamar and NetWorker can be deployed as stand-alone products or in conjunction with Data Domain appliances. Both solutions protect on-premises physical and virtual environments as well as tier backup data to the public cloud. Avamar, NetWorker and Data Domain are also available as virtual editions that can be installed in AWS and Microsoft Azure.
DPS is commonly purchased in combination with Data Domain in large on-premises environments that include physical systems and virtual machines.
Strength: Dell EMC provides granular and application-consistent backup and recovery for SAP HANA. The company also has strong influence in emerging markets thanks to its channel partners.
Weakness: Gartner says existing DPS and Data Domain customers express dissatisfaction regarding high annual maintenance fees.