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Announcing the Top Rated Data Center Backup Software for 2019

Megan Headley
Megan Headley
April 3, 2019
Awards, IT & Development

Announcing the Top Rated Data Center Backup Software for 2019

TrustRadius Top Rated

Today, we awarded the 2019 TrustRadius Top Rated badges for Data Center Backup Software. The TrustRadius Top Rated awards are the most trusted in the industry because they are an unbiased reflection of customer sentiment, based solely on user feedback and satisfaction scores. Top Rated awards are the voice of the market and are not influenced by analyst opinion, the vendor’s company size, popularity, or status as a TrustRadius customer.

Data Center Backup Software

Data center backup software protects important data for businesses by copying it to a secure remote server. Companies use these products to create cloud backups of data from databases, physical and virtual servers, infrastructure platforms such as AWS, mobile network endpoints, and enterprise-wide applications. Most data center backup solutions feature platform-agnostic recovery and restoration tools, bacup testing and verification, change tracking, deduplication, file compression and encryption, and scheduled data snapshots. Some products are agentless, allowing them to back up data without running a background process on each machine.

Buyers considering data center backup software should make certain that their choice can back up data from each source that produces data in their business. If a solution is missing critical support for certain devices, environments, or situations, it’s probably not a good fit. Also, consider the level of support and training offered by each vendor. Backup software interacts with many different kinds of systems, which creates a high potential for technical problems. It’s highly important that vendors offer the necessary support to fix potential issues before a data loss event.

Here are the winners:

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

nakivo backup tr scoreNAKIVO Backup & Replication is a virtual machine (VM) backup solution. Its agentless system can back up data from VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS EC2 environments. Administrators can set rules and schedules to automate backup, replication, and backup copy based on VM parameters such as name, location, and configuration. NAKIVO also features deduplication and variable compression to reduce backup sizes, data test-recovery to verify backups, automatic email reports with screenshots of verified VMs, and instant recovery of VMs, files, and individual applications. A majority (63%) of NAKIVO users on TrustRadius are from small businesses. Reviewers love NAKIVO’s easy implementation and maintenance, quick file restoration, and highly effective data compression.

“Restoring VMs from off-site or on-site storage was painless and easy. Initially I was concerned that the several TB of VM data we had would be too much for off-site backups, but deduplication coupled with heavy compression brought this down to only a few hundred GB when uploading to Azure File Storage…I would recommend [NAKIVO] in a heartbeat.”

Michael Keys Sr | Software Engineer | Sports Company

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Veeam Backup & Replication

veeam backup tr score

Veeam Backup & Replication is a backup and data recovery solution for virtual, physical, and cloud environments. It offers automatic testing and verification of all backups, instant VM and file recovery, role-based access control, deduplication and file compression, failover capability, and VM replication. Veeam can also recover application-specific data items, such as Active Directory users, individual Oracle databases, and SharePoint sites. Users from midsize companies make up a little over half (53%) of Veeam Backup & Replication reviewers on TrustRadius. Reviewers value Veeam Backup and Replication’s easy setup and management, granular recovery options, and fast feedback on backup jobs.

“Since Veeam provides immediate email feedback after a backup job has ran, right away I knew if the job succeeded or failed. When a job does fail…I can make the adjustments necessary and immediately instruct Veeam to start the backup job over again…Veeam Backup & Replication offers so much more in comparison to other backup software we’ve used before.”

Paul Li | Senior Associate | Architecture & Planning Company

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cohesity tr score

Cohesity is a cloud-based data storage, management, and recovery solution. Businesses consolidate all of their data onto Cohesity’s data platform, where it can be searched and analyzed. The platform offers agentless backup, compression, deduplication, application restoration, enforced data consistency, and rules-based data protection. Cohesity backs up data from both virtual and physical environments and can restore VMs, files, and application objects. To assist with data recovery, Cohesity includes a wildcard search function. A majority (55%) of Cohesity users on TrustRadius are from enterprise-level organizations. Reviewers highlight Cohesity’s scalable storage plan, indexed file search, and clean, intuitive user experience.

“Document recovery is amazingly quick with a variety of ways to do the restore. It takes less than 3 minutes to restore a deleted document to document management system…[Cohesity is a] strong backup system with ease of use, almost instant recovery times, and increased storage efficiency with scale-out abilities.”

Matthew Viebrock | System Engineer | Law Practice Company

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rubrik tr score

Rubrik is a cloud data management solution. It collects, consolidates, and updates data from physical, virtual, cloud, and SaaS environments. Rubrik deduplicates and compresses data, tracks and verifies backup success, and restores data on a large or granular scale. A predictive search function helps users find and restore individual files, VMS, or databases. Administrators can configure automatic backup and retention schedules, track their capacity utilization, and restrict access with role-based permissions. A significant portion (47%) of Rubrik users on TrustRadius are from enterprises. Rubrik’s ability to run VMs directly from backups, responsive customer support, and “set it and forget it” configuration are commonly praised by reviewers.

“Support is outstanding. Maintenance upgrades and trouble cases are handled quickly and professionally…It is by far the easiest and well thought out backup solution I’ve encountered. If you have requirements to archive into AWS, Azure, or GCP, it is extremely easy to configure. You will be up and archiving in minutes.”

Toby Wenzel | Systems Architect | Government Administration Organization

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Vembu BDR Suite

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Vembu BDR Suite is a backup and recovery solution. It consists of four products, each of which focuses on a different environment or backup need: VMBackup for virtual machines; ImageBackup for physical Windows machines; NetworkBackup for files, applications, and databases; and OffsiteDR, which replicates data to an offsite location for disaster recovery purposes. Across these products, Vembu BDR Suite offers features like physical-to-virtual migration, backup testing and verification, bare-metal restoration, data encryption, backup scheduling, and granular data restoration. Users from small businesses and midsize companies make up equal portions (44% each) of Vembu BDR Suite users on TrustRadius. Reviewers value Vembu BDR Suite’s rapid deployment and configuration, fast backup system, and knowledgeable support team.

“I really liked the fast image backups and restoration time. Image backups can be opened without restoring and mounting as a disk…The option to encrypt your backups and scheduling email reports after every task (successful/failed) is a great advantage.”

Verified User | Anonymous | Financial Services Company

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Acronis Backup

acronis tr score

Acronis Backup is a data center backup solution. It offers both agent-based and agentless backup and recovery for physical machines, virtual machines, and cloud systems. Acronis Backup includes features like granular data recovery, migration to and from virtual and physical machines, data encryption, remote and automatable bare-metal restoration, ransomware prevention, and instant VM restoration. From a central web interface, users can set role-based access, create customizable dashboards, and schedule automatic reports. A significant portion (42%) of Acronis Backup users on TrustRadius are from small businesses. Reviewers appreciate Acronis Backup’s fast recovery time and easy automation management.

“We are able to ensure timely backups of our data across multiple machines that are easy to access, manage, and store…It is good to know that at any time we can have information restored for our users within minutes. Previous software needed an extended amount of time and failed often.”

Ethan Nick | I.T. Team Leader | Design Company

[easy-tweet tweet=”Acronis Backup: At any time we can have information restored for our users within minutes.” user=”trustradius” template=”qlite”]

Congratulations to the winners of the Top Rated Data Center Backup Software Award!

Top Rated Criteria

Products included in the 2019 Top Rated Data Center Backup Software list must have been in the top tier of their category TrustMap as of March 15th, 2019. To qualify for the Data Center Backup Software Top Rated Award, products must have at least 10 reviews written within the past year, a TRScore of at least 7.5 out of 10, and must receive at least 1.5% of the traffic in their category.  Every reviewer is verified and every review is vetted before publication. Products are plotted on the TrustMap based on end-user data, including users’ likelihood to recommend scores as well as buyer research patterns. To learn more about TrustMaps and Top Rated methodology, check out this page.

About the Author

Megan Headley
Megan Headley
Megan leads Research at TrustRadius, whose mission is to ensure TrustRadius delivers high quality, useful and, above all, trustworthy user feedback to help prospective software buyers make more informed decisions. Before joining TrustRadius, Megan was Director of Sales and Marketing at Stratfor, where she was in charge of growing the company’s B2C revenue stream through email marketing and other channels. She enjoys traveling, reading, and hiking.

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