OMAHA, Neb., (October 6th, 2022) – DCIG is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the 2022-23 DCIG TOP 5 SME AWS Cloud Backup Solution report. This DCIG report evaluates the features of twelve solutions across five different categories that provide backup for AWS. This report provides guidance on the TOP 5 solutions that small and midsized enterprises (SME) should consider for protecting applications, data, and workloads hosted in AWS. The report is available at no charge with registration by following this link.
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 SMEs 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.
SME 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 twelve of them as meeting DCIG’s definition of an AWS SME cloud backup solution. These twelve solutions meet the specific backup and recovery needs of small and midsized enterprises.
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
Based on these criteria, DCIG awarded the following enterprise backup solutions a TOP 5 ranking (listed in alphabetical order):
- Arpio Disaster Recovery and Readiness
- Amazon AWS Backup
- Clumio Protect
- HYCU Protege for AWS
- Metallic, a Commvault Venture
In reviewing these solutions, DCIG noted the TOP 5 solutions shared the following characteristics:
- Operate in the North America and Europe AWS regions
- Integrate with and protect the following AWS EC2 guest operating systems: Amazon Linux, RHEL, SUSE Linux, and all current Windows releases (2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019, and 2022)
- Encrypt data at-rest and in-flight
- May be configured to perform snapshots at least once a day
- Can perform granular restores of VM images
- Can create snapshots on Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS)
- Offer protection for Microsoft SQL Server
- Perform cloud-to-cloud (C2C) recoveries
- Provide technical support in one hour or less
- Offer AWS CloudFormation templates to aid in the deployment and/or use of their solution
The full TOP 5 report is available for download immediately. The full report contains additional details such as:
- The state of SME AWS cloud backup solutions
- A listing of the twelve backup solutions evaluated
- Distinguishing features of an SME AWS cloud backup solution
- AWS cloud backup features that SME AWS cloud backup solutions share
- Key differences between the TOP 5 SME AWS cloud backup solutions
- A profile of each TOP 5 SME AWS cloud backup solution that lists the ways it differentiates itself from the other solutions
“AWS cloud backup solutions have changed significantly since the last DCIG TOP 5 report that evaluated these solutions,” said Jerome Wendt, DCIG’s President, Founder, and author of the report. “The most notable change since then was the emergence of feature-rich, enterprise-ready BaaS solutions. BaaS solutions were not enterprise options even a couple of years ago. The TOP 5 solutions listed in this report represent the rapid maturity of BaaS and its viability for use in performing enterprise backups in AWS.”
“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.”
The full 2022-23 DCIG TOP 5 SME AWS Cloud Backup Solutions Report may be accessed by following this link to a registration page on DCIG’s website.
Other than excerpts from this report published in this announcement, the contents of the DCIG 2022-23 TOP 5 SME AWS Cloud Backup Solutions report are copyrighted and may not be republished without permission. Individuals may access the full report at no charge by following this link to a registration page on DCIG’s website.
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