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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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Avamar

The integration to Exchange can be rather difficult. When a new version is released, this process is complicated from the fact that there are several agents that have to be installed to work with Exchange. This is particularly true if you want the ability to perform a GLR restore. All agents must be installed, which requires a reboot, then then new agents installed and configured.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Actifio Enterprise
9.3
Avamar
8.4
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Avamar
7.2
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Avamar
8.8
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Avamar
8.0
Business application protection
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Avamar
8.8
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Avamar
6.6
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Avamar
8.8
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Avamar
7.7
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Avamar
8.9
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Avamar
9.2
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Avamar
8.0
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Avamar
7.8
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Avamar
9.4
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Avamar
10.0
Encryption
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Avamar
8.9

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 scalable
  • It is effective at managing storage volumes
  • Very easy to use.
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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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  • User interface is terrible and it takes a while to figure out where to find what you need.
  • If something goes wrong you just get an error code instead of any kind of explanation of error.
  • Most issues have to be solved by EMC support, so you always have to keep a support contract on Avamar.
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I have been using the product for over five years. This has performed so well that with the current system reaching its End-of-Life with EMC next year, I have proposed replacing it with the latest version of the product. Now that it integrates with Data Domain, the cost has been greatly reduced. Instead of the need to purchase many nodes, one Data Domain can replace them creating a significant cost savings.
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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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Avamar was selected for me to use by our corporate office. The user interface of Backup Exec was easier to use, but as far as reliability, Avamar was much better. I always had failures with Backup Exec backups and restores. That is one thing I never had to worry about with Avamar.
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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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  • Avamar shrank my backup window from 5 days to 12 hours.
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Pricing Details

Actifio Enterprise

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

Avamar

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