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DCIG 2015-16 Hybrid Cloud Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide Now Available

DCIG is pleased to announce the availability of its 2015-16 Hybrid Cloud Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide that evaluates and ranks more than 100 features from nearly 60 different hybrid cloud backup appliances from ten (10) different providers.
DCIG’s goal in preparing this Buyer’s Guide is to evaluate and rank each appliance based upon a comprehensive list of features that reflects the needs of the widest range of organizations. The Buyer’s Guide rankings enable “at-a-glance” comparisons between many different appliance models and its standardized data sheets facilitate side-by-side reviews to quickly enable organizations to examine products in greater detail.
Hybrid cloud backup appliances are particularly well-suited for organizations that need:

  • A turnkey backup and recovery solution to replace or upgrade their existing backup software
  • To keep their backup data both locally and with an off-site cloud provider
  • To do fast application recoveries
  • To set the stage for implementing an offsite disaster recovery solution

The DCIG 2015-16 Hybrid Cloud Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide Top 10 solutions include (in alphabetical order):

  • Cobalt Iron Vault – Enterprise
  • Cobalt Iron Vault – Large
  • Cobalt Iron Vault – Medium
  • STORServer EBA 1202-CV
  • STORServer EBA 2502-CV
  • Unitrends Recovery 823S
  • Unitrends Recovery 824S
  • Unitrends Recovery 933S
  • Unitrends Recovery 936S
  • Unitrends Recovery 943S

The Unitrends Recovery 943S earned the Best-in-Class ranking among all hybrid cloud backup appliances evaluated in this Buyer’s Guide. The Recovery 943S stood out by offering the following capabilities:

  • Connectivity to multiple cloud providers
  • Heightened levels of virtual server data protection
  • Robust encryption options for data at-rest and in-flight
  • Scales to offer high levels of cache, processing power and storage capacity
  • Support for multiple networking storage protocols and dozens of operating systems

About the DCIG 2015-16 Hybrid Cloud Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide
DCIG creates Buyer’s Guides in order to help organizations accelerate their product research and selection process by driving the cost, time and effort out of the research process while simultaneously increasing confidence in the results.
The DCIG 2015-16 Hybrid Cloud Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide achieves the following objectives:

  • Provides an objective, third party evaluation of products that evaluates and scores their features from an end user’s perspective
  • Ranks each appliance in each category
  • Provides a standardized data sheet for each appliances so organizations may quickly do side-by-side product comparisons
  • Provides insights into what options these appliances offer to integrate with third party cloud storage providers
  • Provides insight into which features will result in improved performance
  • Provides a solid foundation for getting competitive bids from different providers with products that are based on “apples-to-apples” comparisons

The DCIG 2015-16 Hybrid Cloud Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide is available immediately to subscribing users of the DCIG Analysis Portal. Individuals who have not yet subscribed to the DCIG Analysis Portal may test drive the DCIG Analysis Portal as well as download this Guide by following this link.


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