Gartner has reviewed the growing enterprise endpoint protection arena again this year and three interesting things can be found in this year’s Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Endpoint Backup1 report. Gartner has earned the reputation for providing the market with what is important in technology segments and what to look for in the future. This year’s report by analysts Pushan Rinnen and Dave Russell continues the trend as in just twelve months the landscape has changed dramatically. Reading between the lines three things stand out.
1. Key criteria for selecting an endpoint backup service has evolved into looking closely at the metrics behind how the service operates and effects end users. Datacastle is proud to have received top marks when Gartner looked at the key metrics effecting a successful enterprise endpoint backup deployment.
- Back-end Server/Storage Capabilities
- Data Reduction Techniques
Datacastle RED was designed from the ground up to support endpoint devices to have virtually no impact to end user, and to be extremely performant for large deployments in multi-tenant environments. Enterprise customers realize that having a poorly performing systems impacts their business in productivity, resources, and the bottom line. Datacastle appreciates being recognized as a leader in these key areas.
2. Legacy vendors are not adequately meeting the needs of enterprise customers. Last year’s report2 had 12 vendors products being rated and included in the report. This year almost half the vendors no longer service the enterprise market sufficiently. As laptops and tablets like the Microsoft Surface Pro become the primary devices of the enterprise legacy solutions that weren’t built from the ground up for endpoints are no longer satisfactory to these class of customers. EMC Avamar, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, CA Technologies ARCserve, and Symantec Desktop and Laptop Option(DLO) are examples of solutions Gartner no longer covers in the report due to these companies either having no future strategy or no focus on offering endpoint protection to the enterprise. As the number of endpoints per company explodes you will see that legacy and consumer backup products will continue to give way to companies that specialize in supporting endpoints.
3. Enterprise endpoint backup is also about reducing security risks in the organization. The ability to protect against a lost/stolen laptop is becoming a requirement where Datacastle RED has been a leader with remote data wipe, at rest encryption, and device trace for our partners and customers. Reducing risks and security expands into our public cloud partnerships with Windows Azure and IBM SmartCloud as our customers are requiring that their data is kept in up-to-date facilities that have all the proper security certifications and policies.
For more information about how to protect your organization with Datacastle RED, contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 “Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Endpoint Backup” by Pushan Rinnen, Dave Russell 24 October 2013.
2 “Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Endpoint Backup” by Pushan Rinnen, Dave Russell, Alan Dayley 9 October 2012.