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Gartner’s Top 13 Backup And Recovery Software Leaders

Mark Haranas

From Veeam, Rubrik and Commvault to Dell Technologies and IBM, here’s where the top 13 backup and recovery software leaders rank in Gartner’s new Magic Quadrant.

Niche Player: Micro Focus

Micro Focus is a new player on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions. The U.K.-based company’s Data Protector platform primarily protects workloads in physical and virtual environments. New capabilities recently announced include support for Microsoft 365 Exchange Online, improved Hyper-V backup, and integration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Primera storage array snapshots. Micro Focus ranks in last place on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for both vision and execution.

Strength: Data Protector Express edition for virtual environments offers one of the lowest price-per-socket licensing among all the vendors in the market, Gartner said. Data Protector supports a broad range of purpose-built deduplication appliance vendors.

Weakness: Gartner said Micro Focus trails the competition in its ability to provide data protection capabilities for public cloud IaaS, SaaS and hyperconverged infrastructure. It also lacks critical anti-ransomware functionality such as detection of anomalous conditions, isolated recovery orchestration and integration with third-party malware scanners.

 

 
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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