In the race to protect and recover growing volumes of data quickly and efficiently, there's a mounting demand for "plug and play" solutions that deliver the scalability and flexibility enterprise environments need, at a cost competitive price that are easy to buy. This is where purpose-built backup appliances can fill the need. Those that have been designed to deliver automatic storage configuration, integrated advanced features, and simple, single-point support can provide exceptional value. Yet, not all backup appliances are created equal. To derive the most value from your appliance selection, follow this buyer's checklist. It outlines key features to consider for your next backup appliance purchase so that you can realize the most value from your investment.