ESG Research Report

ESG Research Report: New NetVault Backup Licensing Model

The data protection industry has seen a number of infrastructure shifts in the last few years that impact backup and recovery. These phenomena are likely the main drivers for another (now more common) occurrence: changes in backup licensing models.

This product brief by Lauren Whitehouse, senior analyst for ESG, explores these shifts and explains why traditional licensing models have become out-of-place and expensive in today’s data protection environment. In addition, the brief investigates how current IT trends – including server virtualization and explosive data growth – are driving the need for new capacity-based licensing models that are intuitive, reasonable, enduring and flexible.