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Data Center Backup Software

Best Data Center Backup Software

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Data Center Backup Software Overview

What is Data Center Backup Software?

Backup software creates a secure, decentralized copy of a company’s most important data.

Data center backup software is more important than ever. As companies become more dependent on data and data centers grow more complex, a reliable backup system is crucial.

Companies sometimes rely on built-in backup services that come with the operating system. This approach creates vulnerabilities due to a lack of transparency. It also means the company will have many different data protection solutions. For larger enterprises, virtualization-aware data backup solutions are key.

The modern data center needs data protection services that cover:

  • Physical and virtual servers

  • Databases

  • Enterprise applications (i.e. SaaS products)

  • Mobile endpoints

  • Public infrastructure platforms (like AWS)

Most modern data center backup tools back data up to the cloud. Many are ‘agentless’ - meaning they do not have a background process running in the background on every machine. Data is backed up automatically according to administrator-defined rules. For security, data is typically encrypted and de-duped. Only then is the data sent to a secure data storage location.

Data Center Backup Features & Capabilities

  1. Universal recovery tools. Backups are restored to any machine regardless of platform.

  2. Ability to rapidly restore applications.

  3. Testing and verification of backups.

  4. Protection of all running applications

  5. Ability to restore data to more than one location

  6. Ability to identify incremental changes since the last backup

  7. Ability to store backup data in the cloud

  8. Integrated deduplication and file compression

  9. Regular snapshots to ensure Recovery Point Objective (RPO) is met

Data Center Backup Products

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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

Top Rated
311 Ratings

The Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliances offers an all-in-one backup appliance, with cloud-empowered backup and recovery, solid state drives, and a pledge of free hardware forever.

Acronis Backup

Top Rated
66 Ratings

Acronis Backup aims to be most reliable and easy-to-use backup for businesses of all sizes, whether it is located on-premises, in remote systems, in private and public clouds, or on mobile devices. Acronis promises to help IT keep the business running. Businesses can be at risk of losing important...


34 Ratings

Rubrik in Palo Alto, California offers their appliances for "converged data managed" via a hyper-converged scale-out appliance specially purposed for data backup and recovery.


32 Ratings

Trusted since 1986, Asigra provides organizations around the world the ability to recover their data now from anywhere through a global network of partners who deliver cloud backup and recovery services as public, private and/or hybrid deployments. As the industry’s first enterprise-class...

Veeam Backup & Replication

Top Rated
140 Ratings

Veeam Backup & Replication Software is a data center backup solution, providing recovery and protection of data.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

Top Rated
27 Ratings

NAKIVO Backup & Replication is a fast, reliable, and affordable VM backup solution for protecting VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS EC2 environments. According to the vendor, NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers advanced features that increase backup performance, improve reliability, speed up...

Barracuda Backup

Top Rated
37 Ratings

Barracuda Backup is a data recovery and restore, and data deduplication, option from Barracuda Networks.


Top Rated
50 Ratings

CommVault is the eponymous data backup and recovery solution from the company headquartered in New Jersey.

Carbonite EVault

Top Rated
32 Ratings

Carbonite EVault helps organizations protect their most valuable assets. End-to-end encryption keeps confidential data safe at every step, and flexible deployment options protect complex, multi-platform sites and distributed networks. The vendor’s value proposition is that EVault makes it very easy...

Carbonite Server Backup

Top Rated
33 Ratings

Carbonite Server Backup is designed to recover anything from a single file to an entire system with the click of a button. Users can protect virtually any type of file on both physical and virtual servers, NAS, SAN and external hard drives. The vendor’s value proposition is that their solution...

Vembu BDR Suite

28 Ratings

Vembu BDR Suite is a comprehensive universal backup solution catering to the backup, recovery and disaster recovery needs of diverse and heterogeneous IT environments. Through its flagship offering, Vembu can backup VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Physical Servers, Workstations, Exchange Items,...

Veritas Backup Exec

Top Rated
67 Ratings

Symantec Backup Exec is a backup and disaster recovery solution.


14 Ratings

Cohesity is a data center backup and recovery solution from the company of the same name in Santa Clara, California.


Top Rated
23 Ratings

Avamar from EMC is a data center backup and data deduplication solution.

Veritas NetBackup

35 Ratings

Symantec NetBackup is a backup-as-a-service for enterprises, for data recovery and protection.


20 Ratings

AppAssure is a data backup and restore offering from Dell.

Data Protector (formerly HP Data Protector)

17 Ratings

Data Protector from Micro Focus, acquired from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, is backup and recovery software.


13 Ratings

Networker from EMC is backup and recovery software.

Arcserve Backup

17 Ratings

Arcserve Backup is a data recovery and restore option from Arcserve, formerly of CA Technologies before Arcserve's divestiture (July, 2014).

Data Domain

17 Ratings

Data Domain from EMC is a data protection, backup, storage and deduplication solution.

Bacula Enterprise

6 Ratings

Bacula Enterprise is a data center backup, restore, and recovery solution from Swiss, Dracula-themed software company Bacula Systems.

Solarwinds Storage Resource Monitor

5 Ratings

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor is a data center performance monitoring solution from Austin based public company SolarWinds.

CloudBerry Backup

4 Ratings

CloudBerry Backup is a leading cross-platform cloud backup and disaster recovery solution. Cloudberry Backup is integrated with major public cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. The vendor says CloudBerry Backup comes with powerful, easy-to-use...

HP StoreOnce

3 Ratings

HP StoreOnce is a backup and recovery solution from Hewlett-Packard.

Data Center Backup Articles

Cohesity Shakes Up Secondary Storage: Interview With Tiffany To, Head of Marketing at Cohesity

Tiffany To, Head of Marketing at Cohesity, on how the new company is using its founder's expertise around hyper-converged infrastructure in primary storage to take on the problem of secondary storage convergence.