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Top 12 Backup And Recovery Vendors: Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

Commvault, Cohesity, Dell EMC and Veeam are just some of the vendors that led Gartner’s new 2019 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions.

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Leader: IBM

IBM, which acquired Red Hat this year for $34 billion, placed fifth in execution and among the middle of the pack in vision on the Magic Quadrant. The Armonk, N.Y.-based technology giant’s Spectrum Protect Suite is a collection of multiple products to handle the data protection, hardware snapshot, and archiving needs for customers including physical, virtual, application, and database workloads. IBM’s products are Spectrum Protect, Spectrum Protect Snapshot and Spectrum Protect Plus. Spectrum Protect Plus focuses on ease of use, self-service, data reuse, agentless architecture, role-based access control, automation and low cost for virtual environments only. Protect Plus is agentless and can be installed in a VMware or Hyper-V environments.

The popular Spectrum Protect uses cases include Linux, AIX, Windows, VMware, Hyper-V, Db2, Oracle, SQL Server, Exchange Server and Spectrum Scale.

Strength: Spectrum Protect Suite is priced as per-backend-TB which is consumed irrespective of application and data type that significantly reducing licensing costs.

Weakness: Protect Plus can only be installed as a virtual appliance, which creates a dependency on the virtualization platform for availability and requires additional hypervisor CPU licenses.

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