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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.


  • We examine the key capabilities required by an appliance designed for data protection.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn which appliance supplier has the most comprehensive solution on the market.
  • Compare the leading vendors of appliance-based solutions.

Key questions answered

  • Who are the leading appliance-based data protection vendors?
  • What are the most important characteristics required by an appliance-based data protection solution?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises

Defining and exploring appliance-based data protection

  • Definition and characteristics
  • Key capabilities
  • Business value and applications

Market landscape and participants

  • Market origin and dynamics
  • Key trends in the appliance-based data protection market
  • Future market development
  • Vendor landscape

Vendor solutions

  • Arcserve
  • Commvault
  • NetApp

Emerging/adjacent vendors

  • Infinidat


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author