NetBackup, Avamar top choices for backup apps again


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Initial product quality

Enterprise initial product quality rankings


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Scoring highest on six of the seven quality statements, Symantec NetBackup cruised to a category win with a 6.13, outscoring IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (5.87) and EMC NetWorker (5.81). NetBackup’s highest statement score was for the efficient use of tape (6.53), but it also did well on one of the bellwether statements in the Quality Awards survey -- “This product delivers good value for the money” -- with a 6.26, which just edged out CommVault’s 6.23 score on that item.

Breaking down the numbers

  • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager rated highest (5.83) for “The product requires very little daily intervention.”
  • Getting software up and running can be tough. The group’s cumulative 5.78 was the lowest category score in the survey, but it was the second highest for this category ever.
  • We know tape: After NetBackup’s 6.53 for tape handling, the next highest scores were for IBM (6.42), EMC (6.40) and CommVault (6.32) -- all for tape handling, too.

Midrange initial product quality rankings

Midrange. Midrange backup applications are making good first impressions: The cumulative average for all seven products for initial product quality was 6.18, which is a new record for the category. Veeam led the pack with a sterling 6.71, which was enough to overcome two strong contenders: Acronis (6.55) and Dell (6.48). Acronis rated highest on three category statements, while Veeam came out on top for the remaining four.

Breaking down the numbers

  • The top three finishers -- Veeam, Acronis and Dell -- had the three highest scores ever for midrange products in this rating category.
  • Veeam flirted with the 7.00 mark with a 6.90 for ease of installation, but Acronis’ 6.91 tally for not requiring professional services was the top statement score.
  • Wizards work: The highest averages for all products were 6.37 for ease of use and 6.34 for ease of installation.

This was first published in June 2012

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