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AppAssure

20 Ratings

Actifio Enterprise

3 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

AppAssure

20 Ratings
Score 6.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Actifio Enterprise

Actifio is a good fit for anyone looking for draas or backup as a service with Bluechip.co.uk being able to tailor a solution to fit your need if you are a medium size business looking to protect over 20TB of source data on a mix of virtual and physical servers in your datacentre our hosted within our state of the art datacentres.
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AppAssure

AppAssure works well for quick access to point in time backups of Windows machines without having to do a complete restore. The virtual standby function is useful as a disaster recovery or high availability solution. Recent upgrades to the product and rebranding to Rapid Recovery look promising. If your Linux machines are mission [critical] make sure your administrators test restores so they can perform them in a timely manner should the need arise.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Actifio Enterprise
9.3
AppAssure
6.8
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
AppAssure
8.0
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
AppAssure
8.0
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
AppAssure
9.1
Business application protection
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
AppAssure
6.4
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
AppAssure
9.8
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
AppAssure
7.0
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
AppAssure
5.1
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
AppAssure
3.2
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
AppAssure
4.2
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
AppAssure
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
AppAssure
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
AppAssure
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
AppAssure
Encryption
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
AppAssure

Pros

  • Reliable and easy to deploy backup solution with low administration overhead.
  • Fast backup solution with low impact on production systems as it backs them up.
  • Dedup and replication of backed up data between sites and with streamsnap very quick recovery on dr site.
  • Great customer support with quick response to changing demands.
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  • Continuous backup with deduplication and compression
  • The P to V function of the software is create. To be able to back up physical machines and create a hot spare on a virtual environment was a great selling point.
  • Can back up physical and virtual (ESX or Hyper-V).
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Cons

  • Single file restore has always been an issue but hopefully will be added soon.
  • Physical server backup restoring has always been tricky but achievable.
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  • The GUI and response times are far too slow. It would be nice if this could be improved.
  • Currently you can set a blanket retention policy for all protected machines. It would be great if this could get more granular and can do protection groups of machines where you can custom set retention policy
  • Once again, policies where you can set backup times for groups rather than individual machines would be great.
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Implementation

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Our initial installation really was not optimum. With the help from Dell Profession Services we were able to get our implementation sized correctly and better understand how to get better deduplication results
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Alternatives Considered

Actifio is quicker to deploy easier to manage and capacity plan with less components to keep patched.
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Anything is better than Backup Exec. I believe Veeam is a far superior product in backing up VMs. Veeam does not have any agents that get installed on servers which is always a plus. It also connects directly to vCenter.CommVault to me is the ultimate solution. The ability to backup physical, VMs, SQL, exchange, applications, and even do E-Discovery make it the ultimate backup suite. If you are looking at a backup suite package to cover all your needs, i think with CommVault you need not look any further.
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Return on Investment

  • We have managed to scale up the size of our environment without the need for extra admin overhead.
  • Over 99% backups complete.
  • Solution is robust and quick to scale to meet demands.
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  • The compression and dedupe have been great. We are able to back up 10 VMs on only a 2 TB repository. We take differentials every 15 minutes and have held on to backup data for the past 3 years.
  • The pricing of AppAssure is very competitive to the market. However, now that enterprise level backup is more of a commodity, the view of looking at AppAssure should be the Dell backup suite as whole, rather than AppAssure itself.
  • Fast recovery and mount points.
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Pricing Details

Actifio Enterprise

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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AppAssure

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details