BackupReview.info publishes the June 2009 list of top ranking online backup companies, categorized into three sectors: Consumer, SMB and Enterprise. The list comprises of 25 companies under each category, for a total of 75 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.
Ezra Brook, editor at BackupReveiw.info says, “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. What most users, therefore, look for are reviews that cover all these selection criteria. That is what we have tried to address in this new sector wise picks for June 2009.” Mr. Brook further points out, “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, reliability, uptime, quality, customer service, accessibility and financial standing of the company.”
Since it started ranking the top 25 online backup companies in January 2005, BackupReview.info has been choosing its top picks from all three sectors in one basket. Based on the feedback from the industry players and its readers, the site has further categorized the top ranking online backup companies by sector. Under each category identified -- Consumer, SMB and Enterprise – the top 25 companies are presented in order of their rankings. Where available, links to elaborate reviews of the individual companies are provided.
The top 5 online backup companies, from each sector include:
Consumer: Carbonite, MemoPal, IDrive, Mozy and Keepit
SMB: DataDepositBox, IBackup, NovaStor, Remote-Backup, and Vembu
Enterprise: Intronis, CoreVault, AmeriVault, DataBarracks and StorageGuardian
The complete list of the top 75 online backup companies is found are found in the site.
Mr. Brook further comments, “Our reviews, daily up to date news, articles and monthly rankings of the top online backup services, are supplemented with the voices from online backup and data storage companies. The CEO Interview spotlight section features interviews with CEOs/VPs and other senior executives of online backup and data storage companies. The ranking of the top 75 online backup companies is the endpoint of dedicated research and hours of hard work on the part of our research team. Interviews with key personnel in the online backup and data storage industry, reviews, articles on backup basics and links to third party websites on the site, bring a 360 degree view of the online backup and data storage industry”.
BackupReview.info has been running since 2004 and is dedicated to serving the online backup and data storage industry. By providing all relevant information, BackupReview helps potential users make the right choice for online backup solution. The site’s daily posts are published in a number of sites, including Twitter, Delicious, FriendFeed, Faves, BlogMarks, Tumbr, its complimentary blog and many other sites.
Feature highlights of the site include: Daily up to date online backup and storage news, directory of online backup companies, articles on backup basics, reviews of online backup services by its editors, from other review sites, and aggregated online backup companies’ corporate blogs. Real time Twitter tweets are also featured in the site for keywords: “Online Backup”, “Online Data Backup”, “Online Backup Review” and “Remote Backups” using Twitter Grid. RSS feeds are also available in the site.