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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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Asigra

Where there is a distributed organisation with multiple systems but a desire for centralised backup, this is a particularly good fit, hence it works well in spaces such as the offshore financial sector. Also, where there are a high number of mobile devices and laptops in the organisation, these can all be backed up with no per device cost as the client software has no cost. Unlike many backup solutions which are owned by storage vendors, Asigra is primarily focussed on reducing your storage requirements rather than selling you more disk.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

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

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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  • It is agentless which makes the cost and administration overhead low.
  • It offers a recovery licensing model which rewards efficient IT practices in subsequent years.
  • It provides robust backup for cloud services such as Salesforce and office 365.
  • It can be delivered on a private infrastructure, in a multi tenant cloud environment or as a hybrid solution
  • It has FIPS 140 accreditation which demonstrates the security of the solution
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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 Asigra GUI's have been described as quite antiquated. The most used interface (DS User) has been recently updated, it will be nice when the rest of the interfaces get a fresh look.
  • DS Noc is a nice single pane of glass view for the backup status of the estate but there still could be some improvements in the reporting.
  • DS Billing is not a product that I have ever really used due to not needing the complexity for billing customers and using more traditional accounting software.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Asigra8.5
Based on 14 answers
All of our satisfied partners and we as a service provider ourselves just have renewed our Asigra licenses. After over 10 years using Asigra software we know: It is worth [it]. We are already looking forward to the next software release including new business valuable features to be published soon.
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Usability

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Asigra8.0
Based on 6 answers
Easy to use, great scalability, feature packed... Asigra is truly an end-to-end enterprise solution, not simply a point product. Asigra handles backup and restoration of client data across multiple OS platforms- Windows, Linux, Unix, IBM AS400, Mac X, etc... They include servers, desktops, laptops, mobile devices, virtual and physical machines. Some key features to note: Deduplication, Continuous Data Protection, Agentless Backup, Replication (New), Silent mode installation, Best of breed/start of art Security, Storage Discovery/Assessment tools, Autonomic healing... and more.Asigra simplifies Cloud backup, period. Do your clients want a full Public Cloud, Hybrid... what about Private built solution? Asigra handles all, with ease and, with over 26 years of ZERO security breaches.
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Reliability and Availability

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Asigra8.8
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At the front of Asigra availability is the N+1 capabilities of the DS-System. Multiple nodes that load balance and are fault tolerant giving the DS-System a robust availability offering. The N+1 can survive as long as 50% +1 of the nodes are running. Data availability is strong via Asigra's replication module. Both bidirectional and unidirectional replication for the DS-System exist. Bidirectional replication requires the MSP to purchase double the licensing. That cost is going to be passed on to the customer. Many MSP's opt for the unidirectional, which requires a manual switch over on the DS-License server to change a replication vault to a production vault. With that being said, Asigra replication is very efficient and allows for multiple, in-region and out-region backup vaults. The DS-System works best on Linux utilizing PostgreSQL for the backend database. Ideally, this should be clustered. Clustering a PostgreSQL database is not as straight forward as doing it with Microsoft. That adds some administrative overhead and requires some PostgreSQL expertise end users and MSP's have to find.The Windows DS-Client, the piece doing the backup, can be gridded for a multi-node backup cluster. Unfortunately, the Linux DS-Client cannot be gridded.
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Support

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Asigra1.3
Based on 4 answers
They respond quickly on your request.They ask for details at the time of logging the support request itself ensuring the first response is not for collecting the basic details only.They refund you the support request if they find it as a functionality issue.They follow up on you to ensure you are satisfied and happy with the response and resolution that they have provided.
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Online Training

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Asigra1.0
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Anything training past level 1 and level 2 is a waste of time. They do not offer training, just an exam and require you to read 2500 pages of their documentation as their training. They are selling you something which you already have. Training exams are far fetched and cover topics hidden within the documentation. A lot of their documentation does not match across itself. They don't even follow the standard versions Major.Minor.ServicePack.Hotfix. They use the MAJOR.MAJOR.MAJOR.Hotfix method, which doesn't match their documentation.They require you to take training in order to keep your engaged hybrid partnership. If you ask me personally, their training is a scam to make more money.
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Implementation

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Asigra1.2
Based on 3 answers
Quick to install, easy to create jobs, schedules and retention policies. No large cycles of setting up backup volumes or trash volumes. Retention job itself configures the BLM functionality so you don't need an expertise to handle the BLM module separately.
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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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I have been using other products like Backup Exec, EMC Networker.
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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 way files are stored on the server, saves space and cuts cost.
  • The clients never see a difference in bandwidth when backing-up/restoring items on their network.
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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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Asigra

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