It looks like one-trick pony CommVault is top of the heap again with its virtualised server backup product, Simpana, at least according to DCIG's latest buyer's guide. The guide is an update on a 2010 version and ranks 22 virtual server backup products.* DCIG says its guide "provides a powerful yet concise method to evaluate …
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Not exactly impartial then!
How can a product that was only released on 25th February - less than two weeks ago - come top of the pile? Given there is no upgrade path from Simpana 9 to Simpana 10, it can hardly be widely tested in the field. Bit of report "sponsorship" going on, perchance?
You'll have to prise Unitrends EB from my cold dead hands.
Having worked at a company that used Commvault/Simpana 9, I have literally nothing good to say about it apart from that it did ocassionally work, sometimes. But you had to actively manage and monitor it. When it didn't work, think Windows Event Viewer levels of logging usefulness.