The era of cloud computing has significantly changed the market in data protection and availability with many organisations moving away from traditional backup and recovery approaches. Cloud computing has brought a new layer of capability in terms of data resiliency and recovery. As the technology is still evolving and maturing, it has opened the doors for new vendors to step in and compete with veteran industry players.
The sheer number of choices that are currently available in terms of vendors and the features that their solutions provide can prove to be a headache for many CIOs that are looking for the solution best suited to their specific requirements for resiliency.
To help make the decision process easier, DSA takes a look at the Ovum Decision Matrix (ODM): Selecting a Data Availability and Protection Solution for the Cloud Era, 2016-17. The ODM provides a side-by-side comparison of leading data protection and availability solutions to determine whether they’re able to deliver a holistic backup and recovery strategy in the era of the cloud.
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Each solution is analysed and rated in terms of technology, execution, global market impact as well as a slew of subcategories that Ovum believes are required and desirable in a data availability and protection solution.
Interestingly, Veeam has improved its position since the last edition of the ODM and is now the clear market leader, demonstrating consistent above average performance – leading the scores in five subcategories as well as being the leader in the market impact and features categories.
In this case, Ovum defines the term “market leader” as leading solutions that are worthy of a place on most technology selection shortlists and the vendor has established a commanding market position with a product that’s widely regarded as one of the best in its class.
For a more in depth look at the report and to find out which vendors made the cut, click here.