KuppingerCole Report
Market Compass
By Mike Small

Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery

The KuppingerCole Market Compass provides an overview of the product or service offerings in a certain market segment. This Market Compass covers solutions that provide backup, restore and disaster recovery of IT service data into the cloud in the context of the hybrid IT service delivery environment that is now commonly found in medium to large organizations.

1 Management Summary

The KuppingerCole Market Compass provides an overview of a market segment and the vendors in that segment. It covers the trends that are influencing t ...

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2 Market Segment

This Market Compass covers solutions that provide backup and restoration of IT service data into the cloud in the context of the hybrid IT service del ...

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2.1 Market Description

Ensuring the continuity of IT services is an essential part of the security triad of confidentiality, integrity and availability. This requires, amon ...

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2.2 Market Direction

Where IT services are delivered exclusively on-premises these solutions can be used to make copies of the data storage media (typically tape and disk) ...

With the advent of the cloud most organizations are now using IT services that are delivered in multiple ways. In today’s hybrid multi-cloud IT, so ...

Figure 2 illustrates our view of how the market will evolve from traditional solutions (shown in blue) based on on-premises tools and managed services ...

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2.3 Capabilities

The precise functionality provided by the solutions depends upon the scenario and the source of the IT service data described above. Not all solution ...

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2.3.1 Basic Functionality

The basic functionality that should be provided by all solutions solution includes:

Capability Description Relevance On-premises Protect ...
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2.3.2 SaaS Protection

Increasingly organizations are using SaaS and, while the CSP is responsible for providing some level of service continuity, this may not meet the busi ...

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2.3.3 IaaS Protection

Increasingly business critical applications are being deployed using IaaS and, while the CSP is responsible for the infrastructure, the customer is re ...

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2.3.4 On Premises Protection

The solution should provide the capability to protect data held in on premises IT services. It should support:

Capability Description Rel ...
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2.3.5 Disaster Recovery

The solution should provide the capability for disaster recovery. It should support:

Capability Description Relevance On-Premises Prote ...
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3 Vendors and Products

The vendors in the market covered by this report are those with products that enable backup and disaster recovery for data deployed on premises, in Ia ...

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3.1 Vendors covered

These vendors covered in this report are:

  • Acronis was founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008. It provides a range ...
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3.2 Featured Vendors

All the vendors that we reviewed in this market segment offer strong basic functionality and protection for on premises workloads as well as security. ...

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3.2.1 Featured for innovation

Acronis Notary

protects backed up data against change and tampering using Acronis Notary. Acronis Notary is based on Blockchain technology and used ...

AWS CloudEndure

AWS is a well-known hyperscale cloud service provider offering strong long-term cloud storage capabilities with block, file and virt ...

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3.2.2 Featured for SaaS protection

Unitrends

Unitrends is a long-time vendor in this market with a focus on SME customers. In 2018, Unitrends was acquired by Kaseya, with headquarter ...

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3.2.3 Featured for Comprehensive Capabilities

Commvault CompleteTM Backup & Recovery

This is one of several products that provide comprehensive backup and disaster recovery including: Commvaul ...

Veritas NetBackup 8.2

This is a leading product with comprehensive functionality and a strong user base. It provides backup and recovery of business ...

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3.3 Vendors to watch

For some time, cloud services have been used to store protected data and for disaster recovery by backup and DR products. The cloud vendors are now e ...

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4 Ratings at a glance

Based on our evaluation, a comparative overview of the ratings of all the products covered in this document is shown in table 1.

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5 Product/Service Evaluation

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5.1 Acronis

Acronis was founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 1,500 employees in 18 countries. It provid ...

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5.2 Actifio

Actifio is a privately held organization with headquarters in Waltham Massachusetts in the USA. Actifio Enterprise Data as a Service (EDaaS) captures ...

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5.3 Arcserve

Arcserve is a global company with headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minnesota in the USA. It has a primary focus on data backup and disaster recovery sol ...

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5.4 Amazon Web Services

In January 2019, AWS acquired CloudEndure and Israeli company that was previously an AWS partner. CloudEndure offers Disaster Recovery and Migration ...

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5.5 Cobalt Iron

Cobalt Iron is a private company with headquarters in Lawrence, Kansas in the USA. Its focus is on smart secure and automated data backup and disaste ...

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5.6 Commvault

Commvault is a publicly traded data protection and data management software company headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in the USA. Commvault w ...

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5.7 Dell EMC

Dell Technologies is a multinational corporation with headquarters in Round Rock, Texas. Dell EMC solutions include servers, data storage, data prote ...

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5.8 IBM

IBM offers a wide range of public and private cloud services as well as software, hardware, consulting and management services. This report focusses ...

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5.9 iland

iland is a global cloud service provider for infrastructure (IaaS), disaster recovery (DRaaS), and backup as a service (BaaS). Its headquarters are in ...

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5.10 Micro Focus

Micro Focus is a global infrastructure software business with revenues of over $4.7B in 2018. In 2017 Micro Focus closed the deal to acquire HPE softw ...

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5.11 Microsoft

Microsoft is a global provider of cloud, infrastructure and software services. Microsoft Azure is their IaaS offering and in June 2018, Microsoft ann ...

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5.12 Rubrik

Rubrik is a multi-cloud data control company based in Palo Alto, California, USA that was founded in December 2013. Rubrik Cloud Data Management prov ...

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5.13 Unitrends

Unitrends was acquired by Kaseya, with headquarters in Miami Florida in the USA, during 2018. Unitrends offers a variety of backup and disaster recov ...

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5.14 Veeam

Veeam Software is a privately held company that was founded in 2006 and was acquired in 2020 by Insight Partners. It develops and sells backup, disas ...

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5.15 Veritas

Veritas is a global business with headquarters in the USA and an annual revenue of over $2Billion. In 2014 Veritas was demerged from Symantec and is ...

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