Best data storage products 2011

Backup and DR software and services

The Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com backup and disaster recovery (DR) software and services 2011 Products of the Year category covers backup and DR software, cloud backup and recovery services, disaster recovery, snapshot and replication, electronic vaulting and archivers.

This year's category winners are a cloud backup software product, a laptop data protection product and a hypervisor-level replication product.

UPDATE: Get the winners in Storage magazine's/SearchStorage.com's 2012 backup and DR category.

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Asigra Cloud Backup v11

Gold Winner 2011 POY As the gold winner in the backup and disaster recovery software and services category, Asigra Cloud Backup v11 is the first cloud backup software to protect the entire digital footprint. One judge said the product's key advantage is its Cloud License Server that lets managed service providers authenticate and update licenses remotely.

Druva inSync 4.1 Enterprise

Silver Winner 2011 POYSilver award winner Druva inSync 4.1 Enterprise provides simple one-click restore of any file or backup volume, with a guarantee of 100% accuracy in deduplication for backups and restores, according to the company. Active Directory integration for managing users allows administrators to import users and groups, and search for users within a group.

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5

Bronze Winner 2011 POYBronze award winner VMware Site Recovery Manager 5 offers built-in vSphere Replication, which eliminates the need for higher-end replicating storage arrays on both sites, as well as third-party replication. It also manages replication directly within vCenter at the level of the individual virtual machine.