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Barracuda Backup

Top Rated
39 Ratings

Actifio Enterprise

3 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

Barracuda Backup

Top Rated
39 Ratings
Score 9 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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Barracuda Backup

It's fantastic if you have a little amount of critical data or if you have data that is highly compressible and or can be de-duped. If you're dealing with images or other files that don't compress well or if you have lots of data, there are better options that let you control/expand the storage without a full rip/replace each time. Barracuda Backup does have a program where if you maintain support/hardware replacement coverage for 4 years on the appliance, they'll send you a new appliance every 4 years, however, it's the same model with the same amount of storage
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Actifio Enterprise
9.3
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Barracuda Backup
9.7
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Barracuda Backup
9.2
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Barracuda Backup
9.7
Business application protection
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Barracuda Backup
9.3
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Barracuda Backup
9.5
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Barracuda Backup
9.8
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Barracuda Backup
8.9
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Barracuda Backup
10.0
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Barracuda Backup
9.8
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Barracuda Backup
10.0
Encryption
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Barracuda 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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  • The user interface is very easy to use
  • The cloud storage is seemless
  • The retention policies are simple to understand and 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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  • Sometimes the site is sluggish when exploring backup source folders for file backups.
  • I don't like that the system throws an error if a file is removed from the file server. The only way to rid this error is to remove this file or folder as a backup source, which causes the system to remove all versions of this file after 30 days. I would like it to just keep the file in storage based on my backup profile.
  • This one really burned me. When I originally bought my BBS, I was told that after 3 years with Instant Replacement I would automatically get an equipment refresh. They changed their policy to 4 years right before my 3 year renewal, which I had planned for and was counting on.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Barracuda Backup10.0
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Love the units
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Usability

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Barracuda Backup9.5
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Usability and Performance
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Support

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Barracuda Backup10.0
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Best support in business class
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Implementation

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Barracuda Backup8.0
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Work on a backup agent for Mac OS X or any Apple OS.
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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 found Backup Exec to be clunky and difficult to navigate. I definitely didn't want to have to go change out tapes every day for all of my servers. Other solutions had tape carousels etc but you still had to swap them out. I like that BBS is cloud based and easy to connect to via any browser and tapeless
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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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  • PRO: Faster data recovery
  • PRO: Removed need to be on premises for data restores
  • PRO: enabled painless offsite backups.
  • CON: Instant replacement is costly per year, and terms are subject to change without warning concerning product refresh.
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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

Barracuda Backup

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