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Channel Web recognizes Symantec as No. 1 for backup and recovery

Created: 03 Dec 2009 • Updated: 03 Dec 2009
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A recent report from Channel Web ( ranks the backup and recovery vendors heading into what will certainly be a dynamic year in this software category. For the complete report, see

Storage: Top 10 Backup and Recovery Software Vendors

Backup and recovery software is still the bread-and-butter product category for solution providers with a storage focus, and there are a lot of applications from which to choose. We recently surveyed storage VARs and integrators and asked them to select the backup and recovery software vendors they feel have the technologies and products that best meet customers' business needs. Here's a look at who they picked.

1. Symantec

No. 1 on the list of solution providers' backup and recovery software vendors is perennial favorite Symantec.

Symantec is a mainstay for storage solution providers in large part because it is the publisher of not one but two of the top-selling backup and recovery applications on the market: Backup Exec for the small and midsize business market, and Veritas NetBackup for the midsize and enterprise market.

Ever since it acquired Veritas back in 2004, Symantec has stayed on top of the market with a combination of leading-edge technology and a commitment to the channel that perhaps doesn't completely satisfy all partners but nonetheless has kept it in touch with a loyal customer base.