Backup and Recovery Software: Which solution is best?

IT Central Station users review the highest reviewed solutions in the backup and recovery software market.


As organisational needs change, and workloads become increasingly distributed, a key realisation is emerging - traditional approaches to backup and recovery are no longer sufficient for most organisations. Instead, businesses need modern solutions that can react to modern problems.

Over 388,000 professionals have used IT Central Station research to inform their purchasing decisions. Their latest paper looks at the highest rated backup and recovery software vendors, profiling each and examining what they can offer enterprise.

Here’s a breakdown of the key players currently active in the market:

Cohesity DataProtect

Average Rating: 9.3

Top Comparison: Rubrik

Overview: A distributed scale-out platform that offers hyperconverged nodes and support for backups, files and test/dev copies.


Average Rating: 8.5

Top Comparison: Veritas NetBackup

Overview: Offers data protection and information management that enables businesses to protect, access and use all their data anywhere and anytime.

Dell EMC Avamar

Average Rating: 8.2

Top Comparison: Dell EMC NetWorker

Overview: Offers fast, efficient backup and recovery through a complete software and hardware solution.


Average Rating:  9.3

Top Comparison: Veeam Backup & Replication

Overview: Provides image-based, application-aware, and forever-incremental backup for VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS EC2 VMs.

Quorum OnQ

Average Rating: 9.4

Top Comparison: Veeam Backup & Replication

Overview: A global leader in 1-click instant recovery, providing full immediate recovery of critical systems after any storage, system, or site failure.


Average Rating: 9.2

Top Comparison: Cohesity DataProtect

Overview: Deliver live data access to recover from failures and accelerate application development.

Veeam Backup & Replication

Average Rating: 8.5

Top Comparison: Rubrik

Overview: Delivers something fundamentally different — Availability for the Always-On Enterprise

Vembu BDR Suite

Average Rating: 8.0

Top Comparison: Veeam Backup & Replication

Overview: One of the most comprehensive, simple and affordable backup & disaster recovery solutions for the small & medium businesses.

Veritas NetBackup

Average Rating: 7.5

Top Comparison: Commvault

Overview: Reduces the complexity of enterprise data protection, outpaces the growth of the data centre, and increases the agility IT needs to transform.


Average Rating: 9.3

Top Comparison: Veeam Backup & Replication

Overview: Replaces multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform, helping to change the way disaster recovery, backup and cloud is managed.

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