Disk Backup Market Primed For a Long-term Shakeup as Heavyweight Entrants Arrive On the Scene

Info-Tech Research Group’s Backup Software Vendor Landscape Report lists EMC (Data Domain), Quantum and Exagrid as Champions in a market that is poised for a major shift.

London, ON, April 10, 2012 - A recent Vendor Landscape report on Disk Backup, published by Info-Tech Research Group, ranked EMC (Data Domain), Quantum, and ExaGrid as market Champions. The market for backup storage is in flux, as the switch from tape to disk-based backup has attracted a number of viable new players, in addition to inspiring several notable acquisitions.


“With 62% of those investing in a new backup architecture focusing on disk-to-disk backup, it’s no surprise that heavyweight vendors Dell, HP and EMC have made strategic acquisitions into the market” said John Sloan, Lead Research Analyst for Info-Tech Research Group. “EMC is a familiar player that is expanding its capabilities with new acquisitions. While their entry seems promising, HP and Dell are still lagging behind the competition, and will have some catch-up to do in terms of advanced features if they truly want to compete in this market.”

The Vendor Landscape report ranks EMC in the Champion category. EMC’s strategic acquisition of Data Domain increased their market share to over 60% of the total revenue. While the price tag for their solution may seem high, they provide all the bells and whistles.  EMC is unmatched in features, usability and vendor strength, and remains an innovator in deduplication.

The report describes Quantum as an easy recommendation for organizations of all sizes and they continue to gain market share as a result of their exceptional management tools.  Their robust and user-friendly solution offers many advanced features at a compelling price point and earns them a position in the Champion quadrant. Quantum recently acquired Pancetera Software and will be leveraging it to attain key advantages in efficiency and cost-effectiveness.


ExaGrid, the youngest company in the Vendor Landscape report, also earned the title of Champion as a result of their solid combination of architecture and business strategy. The scalable and cost effective platform has a strong client base among small to mid-market organizations. ExaGrid has achieved excellent rates of customer satisfaction for maintaining fast backup times, while addressing growing data needs.

For the full list of Info-Tech Research Group’s recommendations for selecting a Disk Backup Vendor, visit: http://www.infotech.com/research/ss/it-vendor-landscape-disk-backup

Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace.  Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category. 

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