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Published: 04 Sep 2012

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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    • Inside object-based storage by Jacob Gsoedl

      Web 2.0 applications and cloud storage have shown that object-based storage offers unrivaled scalability and is also ideal for use with distributed applications.

    • NetBackup, Avamar top choices for backup apps again by Rich Castagna

      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.

    • Configuring storage for virtual desktops by Chris Evans, Contributor

      The goals of most desktop virtualization projects are reduced costs and efficient support operations, but building a storage infrastructure for virtual desktops has its challenges.

    • VM backup: almost too easy by Rich Castagna

      Almost all the respondents to our latest survey have virtualized some or all of their servers, and consider backup a piece of cake. What other VM backup myths did they debunk?

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