BackupReview.info publishes the October 2011 list of top ranking online backup companies, categorized into four sectors: Consumer, SMB, Enterprise, and Enablers. The list comprises of 25 companies under each category, for a total of 100 online backup solutions, based on standardized criteria defined on its site. This standardization of selection criteria goes a long way towards enabling users select the right online backup service for their specific needs.
“From 2005 to 2009, we ranked the top 25 companies on a monthly basis in one basket; and that was not easy to identify the solutions easily. Then in 2009, we added 50 more companies and started ranking the top 75 companies in three sectors - Consumer, SMB and Enterprise solutions. And beginning the October 2011 ranking, we have added a fourth column that identifies and ranks the top enablers”, said editor Ezra Brook.
The top companies are presented in order of their rankings.
With hundreds of companies offering seemingly the same service, choosing the best online backup provider could be challenging. Users need a standard set of criteria on which to evaluate the different services and understand which one would suit them the best. Factors that generally play a role in selecting online backup service include service requirements such as: cost per GB, cost per PC or per account, security, speed (backup and restore), reliability, uptime, quality, customer service, accessibility and financial standing of the company. For more details, check BackupReview's criteria - How Do I Choose the Best Online Backup Provider: [Link]
The top 5 online backup companies, from each sector include:
Consumer: Carbonite, Keepit, IDrive, BackBlaze, and KeepVault
SMB: KineticD, CarboniteBusiness, IBackup, MozyPro, and KeepVaultPro
Enterprise: Backup-Technology, Intronis, SecurStore, Storage Guardian, and CoreVault
Enablers: Asigra, KineticD, NovaStor, Intronis, and Vembu.
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