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Actifio Enterprise

3 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

Arcserve Backup

19 Ratings
Score 7.4 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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Arcserve Backup

Arcserve UDP is fully suited for small to large size environments that need complete data protection solutions with the ability to run the fastest backups, replications, instant VM and DR.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Actifio Enterprise
9.3
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Business application protection
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Arcserve Backup
9.4
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Arcserve Backup
8.3
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Arcserve Backup
9.4
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Encryption
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Arcserve Backup
9.6

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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  • Backup of Virtual and Physical Machines
  • Replication
  • Instant Virtual Machines
  • Copy to Tape
  • Automatic testing of Disaster Recovery environments
  • Virtual standby automatic restore of VM's and Physical machines
  • Backup using hardware snapshots
  • Backup of Exchange 365
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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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  • File System Archive is limited without stubbing
  • Virtual Standby is limited to Windows only
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Arcserve Backup10.0
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Arcserve UDP provides our organization lots of benefits and it is much more than a simple backup and restore solution. We use it for cross platform DR, storage agnostic replications, DR solution instead of VMware SRM and more.
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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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Arcserve UDP is fast, reducing our backup window from +20 hours to less than an hour. Arcserve UDP also has proven itself when restoring databases and files to to the same location or alternate locations quickly and efficiently. We have also successfully created "synthetic" Full backup tapes from the current backup sets
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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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  • Using arcserve UDP we managed to reuse the storage used for the previous solution and extend the backup retention to 3 months from two weeks!
  • The cost of using a single solution for backup, DR and replication is much lower than using backup software, VMware SRM and storage replications.
  • BMR capabilities and v2v allows us to use VMware on the production mixture of VMware and hyper-v on the DR to reduce the costs.
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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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Arcserve Backup

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