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Avamar

Top Rated
23 Ratings

Actifio Enterprise

3 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

Avamar

Top Rated
23 Ratings
Score 6.8 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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Avamar

Avamar does what it says it does. If you have the budget it's worth the purchase. It falls very short on tape archival, however.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Actifio Enterprise
9.3
Avamar
8.8
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Avamar
7.3
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Avamar
9.4
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Avamar
8.2
Business application protection
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Avamar
8.7
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Avamar
5.6
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Avamar
9.3
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Avamar
7.7
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Avamar
9.7
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Avamar
9.0
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Avamar
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Avamar
10.0
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Avamar
10.0
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Avamar
10.0
Encryption
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Avamar
10.0

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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  • Backs up and restores quite easily. This is a huge benefit for our team members that come in green to the software as it is easy to use.
  • It is versatile in [the ways in] which you can expand and improve performance by adding proxy servers to help with the load of backups within different departments within the company.
  • Installation is a breeze! This also helps when a need for expansion or proxy servers occur, it's a simple template that can be deployed within VCenter to have it up and running in no time at all.
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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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  • Interaction with the VMware software products. We've noticed quite a few glitches with failed backups where when they fail they leave snapshots out there with files that are locked by the proxy server still having the disks attached to it from certain VMs which causes the need to manually disconnect those disks and then perform a consolidation on the VM that failed. This can prove to be a great inconvenience as the machine will continue to fail until the problem is rectified.
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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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We were considering going with the newer version of the tape backup method we have been using for years. However tapes deteriorate and off site storage adds up. Backups are slow, recovery from incremental backups is slow and unreliable.FireEye backup to the cloud was cost prohibitive at the time, and end user confidence was not high for data stored electronically off site. Our finance department did not want financial data stored outside of our environment on public servers.
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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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  • Timely data recovery helped our service department resolve customer issues regarding serial numbers and product info.
  • Less time managing backups led to more time supporting field sales reps and assisting their transactions.
  • Hot image level backups decreased server downtime and kept productivity stable on the user end.
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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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Avamar

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