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Vendor Landscape: Backup Software for Heterogeneous Environments

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What matters more, the vendor score or the product score? As you weigh the importance, we will generate the vendor shortlist to match your needs.

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What is a shortlist?

A shortlist is a personalized list of vendors based on the criteria you define. Your shortlist offers more information about vendor's strengths, weaknesses, price-points, etc, and ranks them according to your needs.

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What is a Value Score?

The Value Score indexes each vendor’s product offering and business strength relative to their price point. It does not indicate vendor ranking.

Vendors that score high offer more bang for the buck (e.g. features, usability, stability, etc.) than the average vendor, while the inverse is true for those that score lower.

Price-conscious enterprises may wish to give the Value Score more consideration than those who are more focused on specific vendor/product attributes.

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Your Challenge

  • Increased virtualization requirements signify new challenges for meeting restore objectives while keeping costs down.
  • A mobile workforce means that more and more critical data is being stored on laptops, desktops, and mobile devices. Some vendors now provide advanced features for administrators to protect and manage this data.
  • Data sprawl has made it essential for solutions to efficiently manage and reduce data when possible, with compression and data deduplication technology.
  • If the Cloud is part of your plans, be sure that your backup provider works with a vendor-provided or third-party platform that meets your needs.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Carefully consider your Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and realistically evaluate what you can afford.
  • As the market matures, vendors begin to differentiate themselves by accommodating variable client scenarios and providing a variety of pricing options.

Impact and Result

  • Avoid overpaying for unnecessary advanced features. Buy according to enterprise requirements and existing investments.
  • Backup solutions need to accommodate future data requirements as well as probable infrastructure changes. Fit the solution into your long-term data management strategy.

Research & Tools

1. Narrow down a list of heterogeneous backup software vendors

Focus on investing in features that meet enterprise needs.

2. Compare leading vendors and develop a shortlist

Select the most suitable heterogeneous backup software vendor.

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