December 11, 2018, Boulder, CO. Fifteen years ago data protection went through a dramatic shift as operational practices moved from tape to disk systems and purpose build appliances. We are now experiencing another shift, demonstrated by the increase of enterprises reassessing and revamping their systems. There is an increased demand to understand the different approaches and options to address the ongoing problems and expense of data protection.

“As IT organizations go through their digital transformation, our research* shows that 70% are re-evaluating their data protection strategy and solutions and over half expect to make a solution change in the next two years,” said Steve Scully, Evaluator Group’s Senior Analyst responsible for Enterprise Data Management including Data Protection. “Since data protection software is the foundation of a comprehensive data protection solution, IT organizations need the tools to better understand the capabilities of there applications.”

Every data protection solution includes a software component and a hardware component along with a number of other process, technology and business aspects of a complete solution. With developments in software-defined storage offerings, there is less distinction on whether certain capabilities are the responsibility of the hardware or of the software.

To help those evaluating data protection solutions, Evaluator Group has today announced the expansion of data protection research to cover Enterprise Data Protection Software. This research includes an Evaluation Guide, a side-by-side comparison of Data Protection Software solutions and concise Product Briefs providing highlights, usage, Evaluator Group’s opinion and a review of each product using the Eval(u)Scale methodology. The Data Protection Software products currently covered in this new research are:

  • Commvault Complete Backup and Recovery
  • Dell EMC Avamar
  • Dell EMC Networker
  • IBM Spectrum Protect
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
  • Veeam Backup and Replication
  • Veritas NetBackup

The Data Protection Software and Systems Evaluation Guide is free of charge while the side-by-side comparison and product briefs are available via premium subscriptions beginning at $2,500 for IT professionals. Click here to access the free Evaluation Guide and contact usto learn more about premium subscriptions.

Find out more about Evaluator Group’s Data Protection Research.

*Evaluator Group will release the Trends in Enterprise Data Protection Research Study in January 2018. This study looks at data protection from a multi-dimensional perspective highlighting the use of interrelated activities including point-in-time copies, backups, disaster recovery (DR), archive, and data management.

About Evaluator Group 
Evaluator Group Inc., an Information management and data storage analyst firm, has been covering Systems for over 20 years. Executives and IT Managers use us daily to make informed decisions to architect and purchase systems supporting their digital data. We surpass the current technology landscape by defining requirements and providing an in-depth knowledge of the products as well as the intricacies that dictate long-term successful strategies.

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