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Ovum research found the average percentage of the IT management budget spent on data protection is 17%. This level of investment seems high for most organizations, but when Ovum investigated where the is being directed, the reason becomes clear.


  • This report provides a side-by-side comparison and analysis of leading data protection and availability solutions, looking at the ability to deliver a holistic backup and recovery strategy.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand who the key vendors in the data protection market are and how they compare against each other.
  • Learn what the most important characteristics are to become an effective data protection solution.

Key questions answered

  • What are the differences between the leading vendor solutions?
  • What are the most important characteristics required to ensure effective data protection?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key findings

Market and solution analysis

  • Ovum Decision Matrix: Software-based Data Availability and Protection Solution for the Cloud Era, 2019–20
  • Market leaders: Commvault, IBM, Micro Focus, Veeam
  • Market challengers: Arcserve, Trilio, Quest, Zerto
  • Market followers

Market leaders

  • Market leaders: Technology
  • Market leaders: Execution
  • Market leaders: Market impact

Vendor analysis

  • Arcserve (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)
  • Commvault (Ovum recommendation: Leader)
  • IBM (Ovum recommendation: Leader)
  • Micro Focus (Ovum recommendation: Leader)
  • Quest (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)
  • Trilio (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)
  • Veeam (Ovum recommendation: Leader)
  • Zerto (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)

Emerging vendors

  • Citrix
  • Continuity Software
  • iland
  • Imanis Data

Vendor solution selection

  • Inclusion criteria
  • Exclusion criteria
  • Methodology
  • Ovum ratings
  • Ovum Decision Matrix Interactive


  • Methodology
  • Author