Too many folks categorize every blinky-light box that can be part of a data protection solution as a "Purpose Built Backup Appliance" or PBBA.
But the market isn’t just a bunch of apples with an orange or two mixed in, data protection appliances (DPAs) can be apples, oranges, bananas and cherries — but if you lump them all together, all you have is a fruit salad.
So, let’s reset the term to understand the market:
- "Backup" alone isn’t enough — so call the all-encompassing category what it should be delivering = "Data Protection"
- And there isn’t just one kind of appliance, there are at least four:
- (real) Backup Appliances
- Storage / Deduplication Appliances
- Cloud-Gateway Appliances
- Failover Appliances
Check out this video to see how I look at Data Protection Appliances:
As always, thanks for watching
[Originally posted on ESG’s Technical Optimist.com]