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Vol. 10 Num. 4 June 2011

NetBackup, Avamar emerge as top backup apps

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)* ...

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Features in this issue

  • 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.

  • Dedupe performance is effective if not remarkable

    by  Rich Castagna, Editorial Director

    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

  • 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.

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