IBM Named a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions

  IBM Named a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and
                              Recovery Solutions

IBM Spectrum Protect Architecture Delivers Scalability and Data Efficiency for
Cloud and Virtual Data Centers

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ARMONK, N.Y., Aug. 10, 2017

ARMONK, N.Y., Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) has been
recognized as a storage software Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for
Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions^1. In its Magic Quadrants', Gartner
analysts evaluate technology and solutions with an 'Ability to Execute' and a
'Completeness of Vision'.

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"IBM believes its leadership in data storage backup and recovery is anchored
by our scalable and flexible platform on which we continuous widen and build
innovation," said Ed Walsh, general manager, IBM Storage and Software Defined
Infrastructure. "IBM Spectrum Protect continues to evolve with our clients'
needs to reduce the data footprint with incremental forever backups and
deduplication, support more storage types including hybrid clouds and automate
data governance across the organization. Modern backup is more than insurance
against loss. We feel our constant position as a Leader in Gartner's Magic
Quadrant clearly shows IBM's strong position in the Data Center Backup and
Recovery market."

IBM's position as a Leader continues after announcing the availability of
transparent cloud tiering for IBM Spectrum Protect, extending traditional
backups to the cloud with policy driven, automated simplicity, security and
control. IBM will continue broaden IBM Spectrum Protect at VMWorld Las Vegas
(August 27-31) where IBM will showcase the future and ease of data
availability for virtual environments (booths: #506 and #1225).

According to Gartner, "Leaders have the highest combined measures of Ability
to Execute and Completeness of Vision. They have the most comprehensive and
scalable product portfolios. They have a proven track record of established
market presence and financial performance. For vision, they are perceived in
the industry as thought leaders, and have well-articulated plans for enhancing
recovery capabilities, improving ease of deployment and administration, and
increasing their scalability and product breadth. A fundamental sea change is
occurring in the backup and recovery market. For vendors to have long-term
success, they must plan to address the legacy requirements of traditional
backup and recovery, while looking to expand their integration with and
exploitation of emerging applications, hypervisors, snapshot and replication
technologies, and public cloud capabilities. A cornerstone for Leaders is the
ability to articulate how new requirements will be addressed as part of their
vision for recovery management. As a group, Leaders can be expected to be
considered part of most new purchase proposals and to have high success rates
in winning new business. This does not mean, however, that a large market
share alone is a primary indicator of a Leader. Leaders are strategic vendors,
well-positioned for the future, having established success in meeting the
needs of upper midsize and large data centers."

For more information about IBM Spectrum Protect, visit and follow
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1 - Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software by
Dave Russell, Pushan Rinnen, Robert Rhame, published: 31 July 2017 ID:

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IBM Media Relations 
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