Users’ Choice: Top Data Backup Applications
In a recent survey of the best software for data and backup applications, there were a few clear winners. The survey was conducted by leading publication TechTarget, for determining the recipients of their ninth annual Quality Awards in this category. In the category of enterprise backup applications, Asigra ranked first with an impressive overall score of 6.38 points. Asigra’s software is used primarily for backup in enterprise data centers and also backup software for cloud services. Other winners in the enterprise backup software category were as follows:
- EMC NetWorker with a rating of 5.78
- CommVault Simpana with a rating of 5.75
- HP Data Protector with a rating of 5.72
- Symantec NetBackup with a rating of 5.68.
One of the significant distinguishing factors that led to the phenomenal ratings for Asigra and CommVault were the impeccable performance of their sales teams. The ratings were based on the knowledge of sales support teams and how well sales representatives understood the business of the customers. Ease of installation and configuration, along with the good value for the money, also contributed to Asigra’s winning ratings. Product features, such as file system backup, database backup and management features give Asigra a rating of 6.82 for Enterprise features.
The other category of awards was in the midrange backup and recovery products. The clear winner in this category was Veeam. Veeam had an average rating of 6.3 in the five rating categories. Again, like Asigra, Veeam also stood out because of the competency of their sales force and also particularly in the value proposition behind their licensing formula. Other winners in the midrange products were as follows:
- EMC Avamar with a rating of 5.77
- BarracudaWare Yosemite Server Backup with a rating of 5.68
Like the user’s survey revealed, an excellent product always stands out from the rest of the crowd. Factors such as product reliability, value for money, range of features, sales support and technical support are the key factors that are used by the user community to evaluate products. It was incredible to note that Asigra got a 93% buy-again score from its existing users. Similarly, Veeam had a 94% repeat purchase score.
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