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Rich Castagna, Editorial Director Published: 18 Oct 2012

In our sixth Quality Awards for backup and recovery software, users picked a relative newcomer and a weathered veteran as service and reliability standard-bearers. It’s been said that familiarity breeds contempt, but in the world of backup and recovery software, it looks like it might be breeding contentment. Backup application users seem more pleased than ever with their programs. The Storage magazine Quality Awards for Backup and Recovery Software surveys have seen overall scores climb steadily for both midrange and enterprise backup apps over the years, and that trend continues in the sixth edition of the award, with the highest winning scores we’ve ever tallied in both categories and the highest average overall scores for all products. Products in the survey The following products were included in the Quality Awards for Backup and Recovery Software survey. (The number of responses for finalist products is shown in parentheses.) Enterprise Asigra Inc. Cloud Backup* BakBone Software Inc. NetVault (now part of Quest Software)* CommVault Systems Inc. Galaxy ... Access >>>

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    • NetBackup, Avamar emerge as top backup apps by Rich Castagna

      In our sixth Quality Awards for backup and recovery software, users picked a relative newcomer and a weathered veteran as service and reliability standard-bearers.

    • Pare down primary storage by Jacob Gsoedl

      Data deduplication is moving from backup to primary storage. Dedupe’s great for trimming primary data stores, but there are other technologies that can do the job.

    • Dedupe performance is effective if not remarkable by Rich Castagna

      Approximately 60% of our survey respondents are using data deduplication in backup. Find out the data reduction rates they’re getting and what non-dedupers say about the technology

    • Managing storage for virtual server environments by Eric Siebert

      Virtual servers and storage systems don’t have to exist in separate worlds; new tools and plug-ins provide single-console management of both virtual servers and storage.

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