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The DCIG 2011 Virtual Server Backup Software Buyer's Guide Top Ten solutions include (in alphabetical order): Arkeia Software Network Backup v9, EMC Avamar, CA ARCServe r15, CommVault Simpana 9, HP Data Protector 6.1, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 6, Quest Software vRanger PRO 4.5 and Symantec Backup Exec 2010.
"The 2011 Virtual Server Backup Software Buyer's Guide from DCIG is very informative," said John Johnson, manager, IT Consulting, Sirius Computer Solutions. "The guide is a good follow on to the 2010 Midrange Array Buyer's Guide, which I also found really informative. I really support the quantitative analysis and scoring in comparing products. I believe it lends more credibility to the comparison of the products and feel this will be a useful guide for anyone looking at Virtual Server backup solutions."
"We're proud of the results of our research," said Robert Eastman, managing director, SMB Research, LLC. "Our mission continues to be about providing affordable, right-sized, targeted research and analysis to SMB-to-traditional Enterprise IT communities. For us, it's about the right research and analysis at the right time for the right reason. With the continued growth in virtualization, this Buyer's Guide will serve as the seminal document in helping enterprise users best understand their options and help augment the evaluation and due diligence they continue to do to find the best solution available to meet their needs."
Disclosure and Methodology
DCIG and SMB Research identified 30 plus companies that provide Virtual Server Backup Software solutions and followed up with a detailed questionnaire of 130 questions across seven key categories. After responses were received from 24 companies, DCIG and SMB research spoke to several end-users to get a sense of how they weigh their needs in various areas. After scores were compiled, a ranking was assigned to each solution. A number of the storage providers included in the Buyer's Guide are or have been DCIG clients. No vendors, whether clients or not, were afforded preferential treatment in the Buyer's Guide. All research was based upon information provided directly by vendors, research and analysis by DCIG and SMB Research, and other publicly available information.