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This article is part of the Vol. 11 Num. 4 June 2012 issue of Beyond the hype of object-based storage
Both of last year's top Quality Awards backup applications keep up their winning ways with repeat victories over an expanding field of backup and recovery apps. Products included in the survey Symantec Corp.'s NetBackup and EMC Corp.’s Avamar are repeating their victories of last year in the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com Quality Awards for backup and recovery software. In this seventh Quality Awards for backup apps, the field widened, with seven midrange products joining the familiar five that dominate the enterprise group (see “Products in the survey”). You’d have to go back to 2005 to see that many products in the finals, which indicates the backup software industry is making room for old standbys and upstart apps. Overall scores are also rising, which suggests users are finding higher levels of satisfaction as backup apps evolve to handle data protection needs. For enterprise products, the average overall score of 5.99 is the second highest we’ve seen; among midrange apps, the overall average is 6.10, which tops the 5.65 from last year. @pb Overall ... Access >>>
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