The growth of the cloud backup industry, over the last decade has been dramatic. The market has witnessed the rise and fall of many start-ups and stabilization of others. Interestingly, the companies that have gained a strong foothold in the industry are not all similar. There is a subtle distinction in the nature and types of services they offer. Some of these companies are pure enablers, while others combine enablement functions with direct-to-market services. Yet others, may license the software from enablers with or without re-branding options and service the cloud backup service needs of their clients.
According to Backup Review, Five distinct categories can be identified as under:
1/ Pure Enabler
2/ Enabler & Service Provider – Channel or Direct
3/ Service Provider – Channel Only
4/ Service Provider – Channel and Direct
5/ Service Provider – Direct Only
Based on a number of factors, such as technology, features, easy of use, dedication to MSPs, channel, revenue structure, reputation, support, price entry point, value, and corporate culture of the companies, we have summarized our rankings.
The companies are categorized in their respective columns.
Top Online Cloud Backup Enablers
These 25 companies are listed in three columns – consumer, SMBs and enterprises.
- I. Pure Enablers: These are companies that develop and own the online backup software. They license the product to their MSP partners. The MSPs can re-brand the product and sell services under their own banner and brand and are supported by the enabling company for deployment of the software. Pure enablers do not provide any cloud backup services themselves and do not own/host any vaults. No channel conflict. These companies may also partner with distributors and resellers for distribution or sale of licenses.
- II. Enablers & Service Providers – Channel or Direct: These are companies who go direct-to-market with online backup services using software developed and owned by them or licensed from other enablers. If they own the software or have the distribution rights for the software they may license the software to their MSP partners for extending the reach of the market. MSPs can only act as channels for the Enabler or use the software (without branding) for providing services to their clients.
- III. Service Providers – Channel Only: These are companies who go direct-to-market with online backup services using software developed and owned by them or licensed from other enablers. They may own/host their vaults, but go-to-market ONLY through their wholesale resellers. If they own the software or have the distribution rights for the software, they may license the software to their MSP partners for extending the reach of the market. MSPs can only act as channels for the Enabler or use the software (without branding) for providing services to their clients. They do not sell cloud backup services directly to end-user customers. No channel conflict.
- IV. Service Provider – Channel and Direct: These are companies who go direct-to-market with online backup services using software developed and owned by them or licensed from other enablers. These companies license software from enablers, and own/host their vaults, but go-to-market BOTH directly to end-user customers and through their wholesale resellers. If they own the software or have the distribution rights for the software they may license the software to their MSP partners for extending the reach of the market. MSPs can only act as channels for the Enabler or use the software (without branding) for providing services to their clients. Potential for channel conflict.
- V. Service Providers – Direct Only: These are companies who develop and own their own software or license it from an enabler and own/host their vaults, but go-to-market directly to end-user customers. for providing online backup services to their clients. They do not sell cloud backup services via resellers. No channel conflict.
Below are enablers’ ranking profiles:
1. Asigra – Based in Toronto, Canada, it describes itself as a company that is devoted to furthering cloud backup, recovery and restore (BURR) by offering its cloud solutions entirely through its partner ecosystem. The company prides itself on its role as a cloud service enabler and focuses all its energies on architecting a cloud solution that is agentless; differentiated with a robust backup and recovery engine and a capacity based pricing model. With over thirty years of experience and 1,000,000 deployments globally, Asigra is distinguished by its innovation and efforts at educating the data protection marketplace and driving the demand for best-of-the-breed cloud-based services. The company assumes a non conflicting role and believes in creatively nurturing its partner ecosystem by providing its partners with value beyond the software. It is committed to providing its partners with effective marketing and sales tools to help them scale their cloud backup business and position themselves as leaders within the market. With an aggressive partner program, Asigra partners are able to deploy cost-effective public, hybrid and private cloud solutions to consumers, SMBs and enterprises worldwide. Service providers powered by Asigra, including Terremark (a Verizon company), NTT America, Centre Technologies, Highstreet IT Solutions, INFINIT Consulting, Pulsant and Backup Technology, are actively helping define standards for the industry. David Farajun, the CEO of the company, does not hesitate to declare that Asigra’s success is defined by the success of its partners.
2. Veeam – Founded in 2006, it currently has 51,000+ ProPartners and 267,500+ customers with the highest customer satisfaction scores in the industry. It is headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, with has offices in more than 30 countries. It recognizes the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Enterprise, a business that must operate 24x7x365. To address this, the firm has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise by helping organizations meet RTPO of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data, through a new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified recoverability, leveraged data and complete visibility. Veeam Availability Suite, which includes Veeam Backup & Replication, leverages virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies that enable the data center to help organizations save time, mitigate risks, and reduce capital and operational costs, while supporting the current and future business goals of Veeam customers.
3. Rubrik – Launched in 2014 and headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Rubrik is one of the latest companies to enter the data protection space. It has developed the first Cloud Data Management platform for data protection, search, analytics, archival and copy data management for hybrid cloud enterprises. With its motto to “simplify how businesses around the world keep and use their data“, it builds simple products for businesses to meet their most challenging data management needs. it blends expertise from both consumer and enterprise worlds to pioneer a fresh approach to an old problem. It combines traditional backup with the ability to recover, manage, and secure data across public and private clouds. In its short existence, Rubrik has spread its wings in 5 continents and grown into a 600 employee corporation, and now has $150 million run-rate in bookings in 8 quarters of selling, and signed 500+ channel partners across the globe. It has received industry awards including: #7 on LinkedIn’s Top Companies | Start-Ups 2017 list, Gartner Visionary in 2017 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions, Gartner Cool Vendor, Forbes Cloud 100, Forbes Next Billion Dollar Companies, Business Insider’s 51 Enterprise start-ups to Bet Your Career On, InformationWeek Top 25 Vendors to Watch, CFO.com Top 20 Companies to Watch, Best of VMworld, and CRN Emerging Vendors. Fortune 500 companies use Rubrik to manage data at scale while realizing data-driven services anytime, anywhere.
4. DataDepositBox – Its partner programs enable more than 1,000 MSPs and OEMs offer branded online backup and recovery services to more than 200,000 customers across sectors with a minimum monthly commitment or on an agreed commission basis. An integrated remote desktop feature of the software links mobile workers and remote offices with the service provider’s data center and creates the necessary mesh for effective anywhere, anytime, business operations. Partners can set up the entire system in a few hours. The powered by label on the partner website defines the source of the SaaS software engine that keeps the system running. The account management web portal is template based and can be customized by the Partner to their taste. The GUI facilitates personalization and management of APIs with carrier class scalability and reliability. The authorized reseller has access to all the knowledge resources of the parent company, including marketing and sales strategies. Partners can use the logo and trademark; marketing collateral materials; online banners and email marketing templates to position themselves effectively in their chosen market.
5. StorageCraft – Utah-based firm predominantly operates through its channel partners (VARs and MSPs), but also sells its cloud-based storage services directly to the customer; supporting its partners in increasing the reach of the business; sharing success while acknowledging that the success of its partners is indeed a benchmark for its own success. Partners signing up for the reseller, MSP or OEM programs, will find that this company is focused on providing ways of ensuring the growth of their partner’s business-be it hand holding them through the set up phase or guiding them through the development and growth phases. The different flavors of the ShadowProtect software that are being marketed by StorageCraft, have won several industry awards for its fast and accurate backup, reliable DR, secure data protection and is considered the standard for system migration for Windows desktops and servers. The products have the proven capacity to lower costs; reduce downtime; improve security; ensure stability and integrate the remote and mobile systems with the enterprise network.
6. NovaStor – The company with offices in Switzerland, Germany and the U.S., markets its Cloud, SMB and Enterprise backup and recovery products through MSPs, VARs, OEMs and system retailers. It guarantees its partners, cloud, MSP, SMB and enterprise customers personal account management, enticing discounts, extensive tailor-made product training, efficient lead generation, practical support for marketing and 24×7 local technical support. Further, it provides these enterprise, cloud and MSP partners and customers with unlimited access to support forums, information portals and a variety of workshops, webinars and training sessions to promote the commercial interests of their partners. Partners and MSPs who sign up with NovaStor can expect to have the company’s attention and support in building long-term, business relationships that are founded on transparency, simplicity and personal interaction. NovaStor proudly asserts on its website that its partner program constructs with all components required to to build successful companies that can capitalize on growth markets and create wealth for all stakeholders. The programs are designed to ensure that NovaStor and its partners, some of which include HP, General Mills, and Tieto, go to market with complete confidence that they will be successful together.
7. Bacula Systems – It is Switzerland-based Enterprise Open Core backup and restore software- company, which combines its enterprise open standards software with support and professional services. The company known for its commitment to safe, secure and reliable backup solutions. It represents the disruptive force of open core in the industry, combined with professional development methodologies, support and accountability expected from enterprise software vendors. Leveraging the millions of downloads of the community project, Bacula Enterprise, is by far a popular Open Core software solution for backup, data recovery and protection of computer data. Bacula software offers up to ten times lower TCO compared to proprietary solutions, higher reliability and performance in mission-critical enterprise environments. The firm provides technical support, training courses, and Bacula Enterprise Edition products via the Bacula Systems Subscriptions. Since early 2000, Kern Sibbald has been leading the Open Source community in the development of the Bacula project, which over recent years has built up a reputation as a true enterprise-ready backup solution. In 2009, Bacula Systems SA was formed in order to provide professional support services to the enterprise and via its network of partners.
8. Acronis – Headquartered in Burlington, MA and founded in 2002, it a global provider of backup, DR, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. It is a fast-growing international company with over 700 employees and over 900 partners in more than 145 countries worldwide. It boasts over 5,000,000 individual customers and over 500,000 business customers from various industries and has more than 50 patents under its name. Its customer support centers offer 24×7 assistance to its customers worldwide. Acronis can help securely migrate, protect and recover critical data wherever it resides in physical, virtual or cloud environments. With a Unified Platform and new generation technology, its solutions are designed to ease the management burden and reduce TCO, while improving your RTOs. The firm provides complete, efficient, and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual, and cloud environments, as well as file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices.
9. CommVault – It is a provider of data protection and information management solutions. A Gartner Leader in Data Center Backup and Recovery market for the sixth consecutive year, it helps companies activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform modern data environments. With solutions and services delivered directly and through a worldwide network of partners and service providers, solutions comprise one of the portfolios in data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualisation, archive, file sync and share. Commvault has earned accolades from customers and third party influencers for its technology vision, innovation, and execution as an independent and trusted expert. Without the distraction of a hardware business or other business agenda, its focus on data management has led to adoption by companies of all sizes, in all industries, and for solutions deployed on premise, across mobile platforms, to and from the cloud, and provided as-a-service.
10. Dell EMC – Part of Dell Technologies, it enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98% of the Fortune 500 – with a portfolio from edge to core to cloud.
Products and Services:
- Dell EMC Cloud DR: It allows enterprises to copy protected VMs from their Data Domain/ Integrated Data Protection Appliance to the public cloud, stored over object storage, then run orchestrated DR testing or failover of those VMs copies to cloud instances and later automatically failback those recovered cloud instances back to VMs on-premises. Cloud DR also allows customers to extend their on-premises data protection to VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC on AWS), by recovering the VMs copies stored over AWS S3 storage directly to new VMs over the VMC on AWS environment. The VMC on AWS environment is not required during on-going protection and can be obtained on-demand when recovery is needed. Customers that wish to use Data Domain replication from Data Domain to a DD VE instances in AWS to gain deduplication benefits, as well as Avamar’s agent-based application consistency, can use Cloud DR Advanced mode in order to enable orchestrated recovery of VMs and applications protected on-premises to EC2 instances in AWS and automated failback of those recovered instances back to on-premises VMs.
- Data Domain Cloud Tier: It provides technology that will allow businesses to gain the advantages of cloud while lowering overall TCO. Data is natively tiered to the public, private or hybrid cloud for long-term retention. Only unique data is sent directly from Data Domain to the cloud and data lands on the cloud object storage already deduplicated. With Dell EMC’s advanced deduplication, storage footprint is reduced for cost-effective long-term retention in the cloud. An ecosystem of backup and enterprise applications and a variety of public and private clouds are supported with DD Cloud Tier. Data Domain’s pricing starts at sub $9,000.
- Data Protection Suite: The software solutions accelerate backups up to 20x and recovery up to 10x for mission-critical applications. It covers a range of applications, from VMs to high IO/change rate OLTP, and VMware workloads running on AWS.
- Dell EMC Data Domain has an open ecosystem strategy: It can serve as the target backup storage with both Dell EMC backup software as well as software from Dell EMC’s competitors, who incorporate Data Domain in their total solutions. Data Domain coupled with Dell EMC Data Protection Software gives customers provides them with a number of additional benefits.
- Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA): Powerful data protection in a single appliance that is easy to deploy and manage – no matter where data resides. The integrated appliance brings together protection storage and software, search, and analytics, plus simplified management and cloud readiness. The intuitive interface of the IDPA System Manager provides a comprehensive view of data protection infrastructure from a single dashboard.
Some of these benefits include:
- Higher average deduplication rate – and more savings from the resulting reduction in amount of backup capacity required
- Direct orchestration of long term retention/archiving to the cloud with control of data movement policies
- Instant access and restores for VM workloads
- Cloud DR (replication and spin off of VMs in Amazon Web Service)
- Key Features:
- Reduces storage requirements by 10 – 55x with variable-length deduplication
- Gain industry leading speed, scalability, and reliability
- Back directly from a range of enterprise apps or primary storage
- Deploy protection storage however you want it
- DD Cloud Tier: Natively tier deduplicated data to the cloud for long-term retention
- DD Cloud DR: Copy backed-up VMs to the public cloud (AWS) for DR
11. Arcserve (Zetta) – It is a provider of data protection and recovery solutions, giving organizations the assurance that they can recover their data and applications when needed. Launched in 1990, the company now provides a comprehensive solution for cloud, virtual and physical environments, on premise or in the cloud. Once synonymous with tape backup software, it has since been hard at work reinventing the industry. After 18 years under the CA Technologies umbrella, Arcserve struck out on its own as an independent, private data protection company. Understanding the importance of being nimble, Arcserve built out a portfolio of data protection technologies with an eye toward flexibility, scalability, and ease-of-use. It was first to market with a unified data protection solution that offers comprehensive features and functionality, including backup, replication, HA, and global deduplication-all managed from a single pane of glass. Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) was launched first as a software, then as a physical appliance, and now in the cloud. Backed by support and expertise, Arcserve’s backup and recovery solutions are used by 45,000 end users in more than 150 countries, and distributed by over 7,500 distributors, resellers and service providers around the world. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN with offices around the world. In 2017, Arcserve acquired Zetta a company in the space that provides an enterprise-grade 3-in-1 backup, DR and archiving technology for SMEs, MSPs, VARs, and system integrators. Zetta, features local, offsite, archiving and DR functionality integrated into a single solution. Zetta’s Smart Cloud, which integrates the functionality of backup, snapshot and replication technology, abolishes the need for a local appliance.
12. Datto – It is an vendor of backup, DR (BDR) and Intelligent BC (IBC) solutions, providing technology and support to its 5,000+ channel partners throughout North America and Europe. It is the only hybrid-cloud BDR/IBC vendor that provides instant on- and off-site virtualization, and screenshot backup verification, achieved through its Inverse Chain Technology. Catering to the specific needs of the SMBs market, the product line is comprised of three families; Datto SIRIS 2 (SIRIS 2 Business, SIRIS 2 Professional, SIRIS 2 Enterprise), Datto ALTO 2 (ALTO 2, ALTO XL, ALTO XL Professional), and Datto NAS. Partners with technology providers to deliver the most robust and seamless BDR and BC solutions available, including: AutoTask, ConnectWise, Kaseya, Level Platforms, Servoyant and StorageCraft. Founded in 2007 by Austin McChord, Datto is privately held.
13. Vembu – It is not a direct-to-customer sales company. This, Chennai, India-based company, takes its place in the cloud backup and recovery marketplace as a cost effective, hybrid data protection product developer, catering to the needs of SMBs, through the agency of its partners. With over 2,000 MSPs, VARs, resellers and distributors registered and marketing its product – StoreGrid – the company categorizes as a cloud enabler-a service provider’s service provider. Its software StoreGrid is built around a simple, pay as you go licensing model that integrates business automation and RMM platforms; supports backup of Disk Image, MS SQL, MS Exchange, MS Sharepoint, MySQL, VMWare and Oracle and the interfaces are completely customizable and brandable. The company nurtures its partners by interacting with them at webinars and conferences and providing them with a marketing strategy tools. The company’s dynamic and interactive website provides partners and their customers with access to support forums, how-to videos, knowledge bases, FAQs and other systems.
14. Druva – It is in Cloud Data Protection and Management, delivering a data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from endpoints, servers and cloud applications and leverages the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance and intelligence – increasing the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost and complexity of managing and protecting it. Solutions collect data, and unify backup, DR, archival and governance capabilities onto a single, optimized data set. As a growing data protection provider, Druva is trusted by over 4,000 organizations, and protects over 40PB of data.
15. Barracuda – It simplifies IT with cloud-enabled solutions that empower customers to protect their networks, applications, and data, regardless of where they reside. These easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployments. Customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security. Its data protection business includes Barracuda Backup, a solution designed for the cloud that provides the flexibility to backup data wherever it resides – on premises or in the cloud – and replicate data to a secure cloud or to a private location. Barracuda Backup can be deployed as a purpose-built backup appliance, in virtual environments, or for cloud-to-cloud backup. Barracuda Backup physical appliance combines software, local storage and offside replication in a single package. Barracuda Backup Vx is a software solution for virtual environments that leverages existing compute and storage infrastructures. Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup replicates data from supported cloud environments into Barracuda’s Cloud Storage.
16. Infrascale – It is a parent company of SOS Online Backup, a provider of cloud backup, recovery and archiving solutions for businesses and consumers, supporting more than 50,000 small businesses and individuals around the world. It provides DR and cloud backup solutions, and is recognized as a 2017 Gartner Leader for DR as a Service. Founded in 2011, the company aims to give every organization the ability to recover from a disaster – quickly, easily and affordably. Combining intelligent software with the power of the cloud, Infrascale cracks the DR cost barrier by removing the complexity and cost of standby infrastructure to restore operations in minutes with a push of a button. The firm equips businesses to handle the unexpected by providing less downtime, greater security, and always-on availability.
17. EVault – It ends controversies surrounding on-premise and cloud-connected storage services. This San Francisco, CA-based company has leveraged its two decade long experience in cloud computing, in creating a hybrid solution that connects the on-premise data stores to the offsite, remote storage cloud. The company declares that their software never backs down. Always backs you up. MSPs, data centers, telecommunication carriers, application providers and a host of technology providers, partner to reach out to customers and deliver hybrid cloud storage solutions that are brand able, scalable, secure and reliable. The overarching company policy dictates that the company’s executives find ways and means of reducing their carbon footprint and contribute to the creation of environmentally friendly software. Consequently, the architecture design systematically reduces overuse of hardware or energy and minimizes system activities. EVault can be purchased as a license or a service or both and partners can access to partner resources and unfailing technical support in hybrid cloud deployments.
18. Actifio – It offers a data-as-a-service platform. It enables thousands of users around the world to deliver their data just as they deliver their applications and infrastructure as a service available instantly, anywhere. An enterprise software platform powered by patented Virtual Data Pipeline technology, the firm frees data from traditional infrastructure to accelerate adoption of hybrid cloud, build higher quality applications faster, and improve business resiliency and availability. It comes with rapid incremental forever backup and scalable instant recovery for database, NAS and file workloads in VMs, physical machines, and the cloud; and a high-performance, scalable database cloning and instant recovery solution that is purpose-built for Oracle, MS SQL and ERP applications. Enterprise customers use Actifio to build higher quality applications faster by making high fidelity test data instantly available to authorized developers, to improve business resiliency and availability by rendering traditional backup and DR point tools obsolete, and to accelerate adoption of hybrid cloud architectures in service to those and many other enterprise use cases. Actifio captures data at a block level in native format, according to customized SLA, allowing to manage a physical copy, moved once and stored anywhere. It uses unlimited virtual copies for instant access and protection, reducing business risk by minimizing application downtime, reducing backup windows, and delivering lower RTOs and RPOs, for any size dataset across a variety of enterprise applications. The firm delivers advantage with lower TCO by reducing license, infrastructure, and operational costs, and by eliminating multiple point tools, data sprawl and manual processes. Actifio is agile, resilient, independent, secure and scalable.
19. Axcient – Founded in 2006 at Mountain View, CA, it is a privately-held company backed by Allegis Capital, Peninsula Ventures and Thomvest. It provides cloud services through a network of MSPs, distributors and resellers. A dedicated management team is geared to develop its partner programs and provide support with a variety of training options and co-marketing choices. Certification of at least one member of the staff as Axcient support technician is a precondition to partnership. The company does not encourage development or modification of its appliances or request for phone based trainings. The frictionless partnership philosophy is extended to partner relations and indirectly to customer relations. The Axcient platform combines ease of use with uptime guarantees to the SMB segment. Users can expect cost savings with pay-as-you-go service features, zero investment in infrastructure, license or software expenditures. The service integrates the best elements of on-premise data protection and online DR services to ensure customer satisfaction.
20. Redstor (Attix5) – Founded in the UK in 1998, and headquartered in Reading, UK, it is a provider of cloud backup and DR software and services. Redstor is a growing, international, data management software as a service (SaaS) business. In the fall of 2015, it acquired Attix5, a South African-based cloud backup enabling company. For almost two decades, it has been the Data Management & Security company of choice for businesses and organisations looking for a trusted advisor to manage and secure their data. Redstor’s focus is on partner-enabled cloud backup as a service (BAAS), delivering these services either through its own storage platforms around the world, or by supplying its Backup Pro software to power its partners’ own service platforms. Redstor-powered services are currently available through hundreds of partners worldwide. As an ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 certified organisation, the company combines technical excellence with proven processes to deliver innovative, flexible and secure cloud services that reduce risks and cost to end users. Redstor platform currently addresses backup, DR and archiving and its journey is towards incorporating security, access and insight, all managed and controlled from one place. Restor gives its customers control over their most valuable asset – their data,herever, whenever, all from a single console.
21. Unitrends – Headquartered in Burlington, MA, it increases uptime, productivity and confidence in a world in which IT professionals must do more with less. It leverages HA hardware and software engineering, cloud economics, enterprise power with consumer-grade design, and customer support to natively provide all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity. The result is a “one throat to choke” set of offerins that allow customers to focus on ther business rather than backup. Unitrends eliminates backup complexity and stress with all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity. It provides simpler, better, and smarter IT solutions, allowing you to get more free time with all-in-one backup appliances powered by simplicity. Solutions are pre-integrated and optimized with performance, deduplication, and predictive analytics needed to protect diverse environments. Built-in ransomware detection and SLA policy automation save time and deliver confidence in recovery.
22. FalconStor – Headquartered in Melville, NY, it is a publicly-traded company on the OTC. It is a storage software company offering a converged data services software platform that is hardware agnostic. Its open, integrated solution, FreeStor, reduces vendor lock-in and gives enterprises the freedom to choose the applications and hardware components that make the best sense for their business. It empowers organizations to modernize their data center with the right performance, in the right location, all while protecting existing investments. FalconStor’s mission is to maximize data availability and system uptime to ensure non-stop business productivity while simplifying data management to reduce operational costs. Its solutions are available and supported worldwide by OEMs as well as service providers, system integrators, resellers and FalconStor. The company has offices throughout Europe and the AsiaPac region.
23. CTERA Networks – It is in storage and data protection for SMBs and branch offices with Cloud Attached Storage, a hybrid solution that combines secure cloud storage services with on-premises storage appliances for a seamless user experience. Current solutions for storage and data protection – such as file servers and backup tape drives – are unnecessarily expensive and disparate. Since SMBs and ROBOs are in short supply of IT staff and data management practices are often non-existent, there is a need for a cost-effective, all-in-one solution for centralized storage and secure off-site data protection. Cloud Attached Storage is the answer to the storage and data protection woes of SMBs and ROBOs. Integrating reliable cloud storage with appliances that are integrated cloud storage gateways and NAS devices, it provides reliability and storage flexibility, bundled as an easy-to-use, remotely managed storage service. CTERA has designed its technology to cater to the needs of service providers, and is partnering with cloud service providers, MSPs and resellers to deliver managed storage, hybrid local/off-site backup and file sharing services to their customers. CTERA Networks is privately held and backed by Benchmark Capital.
24. IBM Spectrum Protect (ISP) – It can simplify data protection where data is hosted in physical, virtual, software-defined or cloud environments. With ISP, you can choose the software to manage and protect data, while also simplifying backup administration, improving efficiencies, delivering scalable capacity and enabling advanced capabilities. ISP provides a single data protection platform and simplified administration for virtual and physical machines, using snapshots and backups. It is easy to use, provides policy-based multi-site replication, and flexible restore capabilities, allowing companies to scale and adapt quickly to changing business needs, without compromising security, privacy. It scales quickly and reduces backup infrastructure costs by more than half. ISP also feature: automated deployment steps, built-in cloud integration, scalable performance, multi-site replication, optimized data protection, reduced backup infrastructure costs, and virtualized, software-defined infrastructures.
25. N2WS – Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, and founded in 2012, it is the provider of enterprise backup, recovery and DR solutions for Amazon EC2, RDS and Redshift. Its mission is to provide enterprise data protection for production environments, deployed in the public cloud. Used by hundreds of customers worldwide to backup thousands of production servers, N2W’s Cloud Protection Manager (CPM) was designed and built to meet the backup and DR requirements of the demanding customers migrating to the public cloud. CPM is now an enterprise backup, recovery, and DR solution optimized for Amazon’s AWS EC2, RDS and Redshift infrastructure. CPM is the preferred backup solution for Fortune 500 companies, enterprise IT organizations and MSPs operating large-scale production environments in AWS. N2WS markets itself as the “#1 Backup for AWS“. N2WS was acquired by Veeam in January 2018 in an all-cash deal worth $42.5 million.