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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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Avamar

Compared to other backup systems it is very comparable. It is a standard backup solution so shares commonality with many other solutions such as Backup Exec, Veeam, etc. The nice part is that if you have EMC storage then integration works very well as it is an EMC product. Most of the time organizations are going to stick with the backup solution they have rather than make a radical change.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Actifio Enterprise
9.3
Avamar
8.1
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Avamar
7.0
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
8.4
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Avamar
7.5
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Avamar
8.4
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Avamar
7.0
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Avamar
8.9
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Avamar
8.6
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Avamar
8.0
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Avamar
7.3
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Avamar
8.5
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Avamar
9.2
Encryption
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Avamar
8.1

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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  • Creation of retention policies which can be applied to multiple backup sets. This eases administration as you can apply the retention policy across the board.
  • Creation of data sets which can then be added to backup policies.
  • Ability to easily manage backups and restores.
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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 system is a little complicated at first, getting to know the terminology is important as it will help to make you an efficient administrator of Avamar.
  • RTO can be slow depending on what system you are using in the background and how much data you are moving.
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Avamar9.5
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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 already implemented in the organization when I started so I am unfamiliar what other solutions were evaluated.
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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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  • Much less time spent managing backups (Configuration and tape changes).
  • Successful backups. 99+% of all our backups are successful
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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