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Data Quadrant Awards 2021

Backup and Availability


SoftwareReviews names Zerto Platform, Rubrik Cloud Data Management, Acronis Cyber Backup, and Veritas Backup Exec as Backup and Availability Data Quadrant Award Winners.


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Backup and Availability

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Backup and Availability Data Quadrant

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Software Experience

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Product Features and Satisfaction

The satisfaction is captured in the overall satisfaction score, which is driven by the likelihood of users to recommend the software, combined with user satisfaction across top product features.

Vendor Experience and Capabilities

The vendor relationship is calculated in a weighted average of the satisfaction scores tied to vendor capabilities (e.g. software implementation, training, customer support, product roadmap) as well as emotional response ratings toward the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair).

Gold Medalists


Zerto Ltd.

Zerto Platform

Zerto Platform is a data replication software that assists in data recovery in both private and public clouds.

8.9

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+95

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

94%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
55Reviews

Rubrik

Rubrik Cloud Data Management

Rubrik simplifies backup and recovery for virtualized and physical environments. Eliminate backup software by integrating data orchestration, catalog management, and deduplicated storage into a single, scale-out fabric.

8.7

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+86

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

92%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
32Reviews

Acronis

Acronis Cyber Backup

Data protection is never going to be the same with the latest release of Acronis Backup 12.5 — the world’s most innovative backup solution suitable for companies of all sizes

8.6

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+88

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

88%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
103Reviews

Veritas

Veritas Backup Exec

Backup Exec gives you simple, complete backup and recovery protection for your business—to cover all your data across physical, virtual, and multi-cloud environments.

8.5

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+85

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

91%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
54Reviews

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Micro Focus Data Protector

Badge Winner

Breadth of Features

Zerto Platform

Badge Winner

Business Value Created

Zerto Platform

Badge Winner

Ease of Customization

Micro Focus Data Protector

Badge Winner

Ease of Data Integration

Zerto Platform

Badge Winner

Ease of IT Administration

Rubrik Cloud Data Management

Badge Winner

Ease of Implementation

Rubrik Cloud Data Management

Badge Winner

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Rubrik Cloud Data Management

Badge Winner

Quality of Features

Rubrik Cloud Data Management

Badge Winner

Usability and Intuitiveness

Rubrik Cloud Data Management

Badge Winner

Vendor Support

Rubrik Cloud Data Management

Badge Winner

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Micro Focus Data Protector


Breadth of Features

Zerto Platform


Business Value Created

Zerto Platform


Ease of Customization

Micro Focus Data Protector


Ease of Data Integration

Zerto Platform


Ease of IT Administration

Rubrik Cloud Data Management


Ease of Implementation

Rubrik Cloud Data Management


Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Rubrik Cloud Data Management


Quality of Features

Rubrik Cloud Data Management


Usability and Intuitiveness

Rubrik Cloud Data Management


Vendor Support

Rubrik Cloud Data Management


Other Evaluated Vendors


Veeam

Veeam Availability Suite

Veeam is the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management. Veeam provides a single platform for modernizing backup, accelerating hybrid cloud and securing your data. With 365,000 + customers worldwide, including 81% of the Fortune 500 and 66% of the Global 2,000.

8.3

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+82

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

90%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

32Reviews

Microsoft

Microsoft Azure Cloud Backup

Protect your data with a cloud-based backup as a service Keep your data in Azure and on-premises safe. Backup supports VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines running on Linux and Windows, as well as physical Windows Servers.

8.3

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+87

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

86%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

111Reviews

Barracuda Networks, Inc.

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup makes it easier and more cost-effective than ever for you to protect all your data from cyber criminals, natural disasters, hardware failures, and more. Physical, virtual, cloud, and SaaS — a single, integrated solution keeps all your data safe.

8.3

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+84

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

86%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

38Reviews

Micro Focus

Micro Focus Data Protector

Micro Focus Data Protection Suite (DP) is enterprise backup and disaster recovery software for data centric protection across heterogeneous environments. DP eliminates the need of multiple point products due to its broad support matrix and integrations with mission critical applications.

8.1

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+90

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

70%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

29Reviews

Arcserve

StorageCraft

We keep organizations' critical information always safe, accessible, and optimized with data protection, data management, and business continuity solutions. Our powerful data protection offerings deliver instant, reliable, and complete data recovery and eliminate downtime.

8.0

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+81

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

84%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

41Reviews

VMware, Inc.

VMware Site Recovery Manager

Discover the industry-leading disaster recovery software to enable application availability and mobility across sites in private cloud environments with policy-based management, non- disruptive testing and automated orchestration.

7.9

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+79

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

82%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

37Reviews

IBM

IBM Spectrum Protect

A data recovery and re-use solution for virtual environments and databases that can be deployed in minutes and protect your environment within an hour. Empower a broader set of users with role-based access and easy-to-use data backup and recovery portals.

7.8

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+85

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

76%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

49Reviews

Arcserve

Arcserve

As the world’s most experienced provider of backup and disaster recovery solutions, for 35 years we’ve been solving the challenges of IT teams by bringing innovation, ambition, and countless hours of iteration to the solutions they rely on to keep businesses running smoothly. In the process, we’ve redefined the way companies protect their data – the very foundation of modern business in an era where immediate access to critical systems and applications is key to business continuity and essential to continuing growth and success.

7.6

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+68

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

83%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

65Reviews

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