Disaster Recovery Software

Disaster Recovery Software Overview

Disaster Recovery Software is designed to provide business continuity and recovery following natural or man-made disasters and outages. The ultimate goal is to recover and restore data and applications in physical or virtual environments to their pre-disaster, functional state with minimal time and hassle.

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What is Disaster Recovery?
Disaster Recovery is the plan and processes for quickly reestablishing access to data, applications, and IT resources after an outage. This video is an introductory look at the category, and how it may apply to your enterprise.

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Disaster Recovery Products

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Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam’s® premier product, Veeam Backup & Replication™, delivers availability for all cloud, virtual, Kubernetes and physical workloads. Through a management console, the software provides backup, archival, recovery and replication capabilities.

Key Features

  • Incremental backup identification (171)
  • Multiple backup destinations (165)
  • Deduplication and file compression (159)
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

The Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliances are hardware developed for data backup and management. They cover enterprise backup, ransomware detection, recovery assurance, proactive monitoring, and cloud continuity into a single platform for organizations of all sizes.

Key Features

  • Universal recovery (301)
  • Incremental backup identification (338)
  • Deduplication and file compression (325)
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Rubrik is cloud data management and enterprise backup software provided by Palo Alto-based Rubrik, Inc. It is a software platform that provides backup, instant recovery, archival, search, analytics, compliance, and copy data management in one secure fabric across data centers and…

Key Features

  • Snapshots (101)
  • Management dashboard (102)
  • Retention options (102)
NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication is a VM data backup solution for protecting VMware, Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, and AWS EC2 environments. It also features replication, failover, backup to cloud, backup copy, backup size reduction, screenshot verification, and site recovery through a single…

Key Features

  • Incremental backup identification (85)
  • Multiple backup destinations (82)
  • Deduplication and file compression (84)
Commvault Complete Data Protection

Commvault Complete Data Protection (formerly Complete Backup & Recovery) is the data backup and disaster recovery solution from Commvault, a combination of the company's Backup and Recovery product and its Disaster Recovery products. It provides solutions multi-cloud backup, protection…

Key Features

  • Incremental backup identification (71)
  • Deduplication and file compression (68)
  • Business application protection (67)
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Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, aims to enable customers to run an always-on business by simplifying the protection, recovery, and mobility of on-premises and cloud applications. Zerto’s cloud data management and protection platform is designed to eliminate the risks…

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite is a universal backup solution catering to the backup, recovery, and disaster recovery needs of diverse IT environments. It is also optimized for service providers who deliver BaaS and DRaaS to their customers.

Key Features

  • Platform support (48)
  • Incremental backup identification (46)
  • Management dashboard (48)
Veeam Backup for AWS

Veeam® delivers native, automated AWS backup and disaster recovery to protect and manage Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon EFS and Amazon VPC data. Veeam states it is built with simplicity, scalability, savings and security in mind, so users can eliminate the risk of data loss for AWS…

Carbonite Server

Carbonite Server (also replacing the former EVault products acquired from Seagate in 2016) is a full backup and discovery solution. Designed to recover anything from a single file to an entire system with the click of a button, Carbonite Server users can protect virtually any type…

Key Features

  • Backup to the cloud (20)
  • Incremental backup identification (19)
  • Multiple backup destinations (15)
Axcient x360Recover

Axcient x360Recover (formerly BRC) can not only recover a single server or desktop, but can automate the recovery of an entire customer site through its Virtual Office and automated Runbook features. In a disaster event, authorized users can log into the web application or Remote…


Altaro Hyper-V Backup, from Altaro, is a data center backup and disaster recovery solution.


NinjaOne (formerly NinjaRMM) is a security-oriented remote monitoring and management platform. It allows for manual customization as well as scripting and automation.

Unitrends MSP

Unitrends MSP brings together enterprise-class backup, ransomware detection, and cloud-based business continuity into an all-in-one platform with the goal of enabling users to provide business continuity services with high margins and minimal maintenance.

Carbonite Availability

Carbonite acquired Double-Take, a data replication and disaster recovery option, in early 2017. The technology now powers Carbonite Availability, the now Carbonite supported high availability and data replication product.

Zerto on IBM Cloud

Zerto on IBM Cloud seamlessly protects, expands, and migrates your existing VMware vSphere and other hypervisor workloads onto IBM Cloud, giving you a secure, flexible, and scalable disaster recovery solution. These single-tenant environments are deployed on IBM Cloud's data centers…

Delinea Secret Server

Secret Server (originally from Thycotic, now from Delinea since the 2021 Thycotic merger with Centrify) is an enterprise password management application, which is available with either a cloud-based or on-premise deployment which emphasizes fast deployment, scalability, and simplicity.…

VMware Site Recovery Manager

VMware's Site Recovery Manager (VMware SRM) is a disaster recovery option.

ShadowProtect from StorageCraft

ShadowProtect, from Arcserve company StorageCraft (merged in March of 2021), supports business continuity with data backup and system protection; the vendor boasts fast system restore capabilities relative to other similar solutions.

Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform

Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform automates Google-native snapshots to securely protect VMs across projects and regions with ultra-low RPOs and RTOs, and store backups in Google Object Storage to enhance data protection (because snapshots alone are never enough). The vendor…

Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli Storage Manager from IBM is a data protection & backup and disaster recovery solution.

Paragon Hard Disk Manager

Paragon Software headquartered in Irvine offers Paragon Hard Disk Manager, a storage management solution for physical and virtual drives, and disaster recovery framework solution for businesses of all sizes.

ConnectWise Recover

ConnectWise Recover (formerly Continuum) is a combination of disaster recovery technology and Continuum's NOC with 24x7 monitoring and troubleshooting support, supporting MSPs with extended BDR capacity. Continuum was acquired by ConnectWise in late 2019.

Infrascale Platform

The Infrascale Platform is the flagship cloud storage, data protection, and disaster recovery platform from the California based company, Infrascale.

Precisely Assure MIMIX

Assure MIMIX from Precisely (formerly Syncsort) offers IBM i high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) for companies worldwide, from small businesses to global enterprises, who can use Assure MIMIX to prevent data loss and eliminate planned and unplanned downtime. Assure…

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus provides data recovery for virtual environments and databases.

Learn More About Disaster Recovery Software

What is Disaster Recovery Software?

Disaster Recovery Software is designed to provide business continuity and recovery following natural or man-made disasters and outages. The ultimate goal is to recover and restore data and applications in physical or virtual environments to their pre-disaster, functional state with minimal time and hassle.

Disaster Recovery vs. Backup Software

This is different to backup software, which only really ensures that data is replicated and stored somewhere so that it can be restored if data is lost or corrupted. Disaster recovery is about more than just data backup. Instead, it’s about re-installing software and data on new machines and then configuring them with the appropriate settings and preferences.

Disaster recovery has become a little easier with the widespread use of virtual servers for daily operations. Virtual infrastructures are much easier to replicate across than more traditional data center architectures.

Data Center Replication

Data center replication is the main concept behind disaster recovery. There are three main types of data center replication.

  • Hot Site: A hot site is a mirror of the data center infrastructure. The hot site has servers and infrastructure, which run, concurrently with the data center, syncing with it to provide complete redundancy.
  • Cold Site: A cold site is just datacenter space with no servers or equipment set up. In order to be operational, extensive engineering and IT assistance is required to install servers and other equipment and migrated data and software.
  • Warm Site: A warm site is somewhere between the two. It will have pre-installed servers ready for installation of production environments, but that work must be done before the site is operational.


Two important metrics determining what kind of data replication to choose are:

  • RTO – Recovery time objective. The target time between the moment of the disaster and the point at which users can work again.
  • RPO – Recovery point objective. This is the age of files that must be recovered from backup storage for normal operations and business continuity.

Pricing Information

There are a variety of pricing models in this domain, including charging by each GB of storage used, an average per user cost, or a per device model. Typical pricing ranges from $10 per instance, per month, up to several times that for larger-scale enterprise products.

Disaster Recovery Software Best Of Awards

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