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2022-23 DCIG TOP 5 AWS Cloud Backup Solutions Large Enterprise Edition Report

OMAHA, Neb., (August 30th, 2022) – DCIG is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the 2022-23 DCIG TOP 5 AWS Cloud Backup Solution Large Enterprise Edition report. This DCIG report evaluated the features of fifteen solutions across five different categories that provide backup for AWS. This report provides guidance on the TOP 5 solutions organizations should consider for protecting applications, data, and workloads hosted in AWS. The report is available at no charge with registration.

AWS Cloud Backup Large Enterprise

AWS Maintains Its Cloud Leadership Position

Enterprise spending on cloud infrastructure continues to experience double digit growth. Between 2021 and 2022, spending in the overall cloud market grew by 29 percent.

Of the monies spent on cloud infrastructure, a recent survey of cloud market spending found AWS remained the cloud market leader with 34 percent market share. Equally notable, AWS grew its market share one percent quarter over quarter even as its competitors declined or stayed the same.

Enterprises select AWS over its competitors for many reasons. It offers a wide range of compute instances and storage types available at multiple capacity, performance, and price points. It provides complementary cloud services such as analytics, artificial intelligence, containers, Internet of Things (IoT), and Kubernetes, plus many more. It currently has 84 Availability Zones with data centers in 26 geographic regions with announced plans to add more.

Taken together, these benefits make a compelling argument for enterprises to adopt and embrace AWS. Yet as enterprises host more applications, data, and workloads in AWS, they must also take steps to protect them. Here is where AWS cloud backup solutions come into play.

Large Enterprise AWS Cloud Backup Solutions

In preparing this report, DCIG identified over 30 solutions in the marketplace that offer backup capabilities for AWS. Of these, DCIG identified and classified fifteen of them as meeting DCIG’s definition of a large enterprise AWS cloud backup solution. These fifteen solutions target large enterprise environments in their admin, user, and online documentation and strive to meet their needs.

DCIG evaluated these AWS cloud backup solutions based on multiple different features and capabilities. The general categories under which these features fell included:

  • Backup administration
  • Backup capabilities
  • Configuration, licensing, and pricing
  • Recovery and restores
  • Support

Based on these criteria, DCIG awarded the following enterprise backup solutions a TOP 5 ranking:

AWS Cloud Backup Solutions Large Enterprise Table
  • Cobalt Iron Compass
  • Cohesity DataProtect BaaS
  • Commvault Complete Data Protection/Metallic DMaaS
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Family
  • HYCU Protege for AWS

Shared Characteristics

In reviewing these solutions, DCIG noted the TOP 5 solutions shared the following characteristics:

  • Backup and restore individual VMs at the file, folder, volume, and VM image levels
  • Encrypt data at-rest and in-flight
  • Free trial period.
  • Generate alerts on backup data growth and storage thresholds
  • Include one or more standard backup policies.
  • Index protected data
  • Integration with single sign-on solutions
  • Perform cloud-to-cloud (C2C), instant, and virtual-to-virtual (V2V) recoveries
  • Perform full and incremental backups
  • Protect all operating systems offered by AWS on its EC2 instances.
  • Protect Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange and SharePoint hosted in the AWS cloud
  • Protect VMware applications running in VMware cloud on AWS
  • Support storing backup data on S3 Standard targets in the same or different AWS Regions
  • Vault backups.

Report Availability

The full TOP 5 report is available for download immediately. The full report contains additional details such as:

  • The state of large enterprise AWS cloud backup solutions
  • A listing of all fifteen backup solutions evaluated
  • AWS cloud backup features that all large enterprise AWS cloud backup solutions share
  • Key differences between the TOP 5 large enterprise AWS cloud backup solutions
  • A profile of each TOP 5 large enterprise AWS cloud backup solution that lists the ways it differentiates itself from the other solutions

Report Availability

The full 2022-23 DCIG TOP 5 AWS Cloud Backup Solutions Large Enterprise Edition Report may be accessed by following this link. Cobalt Iron has licensed this report and made it freely available at no charge with registration on its website.


Other than excerpts from this report published in this announcement, the contents of the DCIG 2022-23 TOP 5 AWS Cloud Backup Solutions Large Enterprise Edition report are copyrighted and may not be republished without permission. Individuals may access the full report by following the link below to Cobalt Iron’s website which has licensed this report and makes it available at no cost with registration.


“We fundamentally believe there is a better way to manage, protect and recover data across the enterprise, regardless of size and cloud in use, be it private, public or hybrid,” said Subbiah Sundaram, Senior Vice President Products, HYCU, Inc. “What sets HYCU apart is we were designed from the beginning to be multi-cloud. This recognition is further testament that the time, energy and effort we spend in both engineering and with customers, that need a cloud-native solution for AWS is working. Thank you DCIG for this latest award and thank you for all that the team does to help companies understand what solutions exist and are top-of-mind when enterprise need an AWS cloud-native data protection solution.”


DCIG will release more TOP 5 reports in the weeks and months to come. Please sign up for the weekly DCIG Newsletter to receive notice of their availability.

To learn about DCIG’s forthcoming research and publications, please visit the DCIG Editorial Calendar page on DCIG’s website.

Technology providers interested in licensing DCIG TOP 5 reports or having DCIG produce custom reports, please contact DCIG for more information,

About DCIG

The Data Center Intelligence Group (DCIG) empowers the IT industry with actionable analysis. DCIG analysts provide informed third-party analysis of various cloud, data protection, and data storage technologies.  DCIG’s audiences include C-level executives, IT managers, IT professionals, magazine editors, bloggers, analysts, and providers within the IT and cloud service industry. More information on DCIG:


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