This year’s winners in the backup and storage category provide better integration with virtualization and all hypervisors. One product even integrates well with physical infrastructure.
De-duplication, snapshots and shorter virtual machine recovery times are a few of the most important capabilities these products offer.
Backup and storage for virtualization
The top winners in this category are:
- Gold Award:
Veeam Backup & Replication 5.0 stays true to its name -- combining backup and replication in a single product that allows for rapid ESX/ESXi recoveries.
- Silver Award:
Symantec's NetBackup 7 integrates easily with virtualization, but it's also useful for organizations that aren't fully virtualized.
- Bronze Award:
Simpana 9 software reduces virtual machine recovery times with snapshots and integrates easily with virtualization.