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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Actifio Enterprise

Actifio Enterprise is a great tool to use for data protection and disaster recovery at the enterprise level. It can create one master copy of your data and then replicate that data out via snapshots to local or cloud-based targets. I don't think this product would be a good fit to small to medium sized companies because it is on the expensive side.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Carbonite Server

More than enough for small companies with several on-prem servers. In 2021, it wouldn't be wise to pit all important data to a single backup service. Carbonite Server is solid, but it's not 100% reliable so I'd definitely recommend having multiple backup services either on the cloud in conjunction with other backup services so the user has multiple safety nets in case of disaster and failed granular restorations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Actifio Enterprise
8.1
Carbonite Server
8.5
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Carbonite Server
8.3
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Carbonite Server
8.2
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Carbonite Server
7.9
Business application protection
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Carbonite Server
9.6
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Carbonite Server
9.6
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Carbonite Server
9.7
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Carbonite Server
9.9
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
7.0
Carbonite Server
7.6
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Carbonite Server
8.8
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Carbonite Server
7.9
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
7.0
Carbonite Server
7.5
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
7.0
Carbonite Server
7.5
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Carbonite Server
7.7
Encryption
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Carbonite Server
8.5

Pros

Actifio Enterprise

  • 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.
Peter Dawe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Carbonite Server

  • The end-user experience is as simple and robust as I have ever seen from a backup solution. The end-user dashboard, should you choose to allow them access, is intuitive and granular.
  • eVault has the best bandwidth management I have experienced. The endpoint target is available for all operating systems and is intelligent and efficient using very low overhead. It includes data de-dupe and encryption while using very little system resources. Combine these features with bandwidth throttling and you can backup a large amount of data over any size wire.
  • eVault's deployment options will fit any budget and size environment. You can deploy using your own hardware, even. They really focus on providing the right solution for each customer instead of making each customer fit into their pre-determined box.
Shea Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Actifio Enterprise

  • Price could be lower
  • Learning curve is a bit steep
  • Admin Console could be improved
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Carbonite Server

  • The backup report really needs improvement. It is really pathetic, as it gives wrong information. It is not suitable for auditing.
  • The Exchange DAG backup should support instead of configuring each exchange server.
  • Cloud infrastructure supports a lot of AWS and Azure instances that are coming up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Actifio Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Carbonite Server

Carbonite Server 4.8
Based on 6 answers
We packaged carbonite server with the end user product that they provide but we have had issues where the end user site has been down for days at time and backups for both server and user are backing up but we do not the get notification that it was completed for several days. There appears to be latency issues with the mail delivery for completed backups. Additionally, I have used other backup products and find the Carbonite website interface very clunkly and difficult to navigate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Actifio Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Carbonite Server

Carbonite Server 5.5
Based on 1 answer
Product needs a lot of improvements in some features like Cloud and Reporting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Actifio Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Carbonite Server

Carbonite Server 5.5
Based on 2 answers
Some of the requests we could not get resolved on time. They took a long time to provide the reason for the issue we had raised.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Actifio Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Carbonite Server

Carbonite Server 6.4
Based on 2 answers
We had appliance and we just needed to setup the Director Console which was straight forward and easy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Actifio Enterprise

Actifio is quicker to deploy easier to manage and capacity plan with less components to keep patched.
Peter Dawe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Carbonite Server

Netbak is a great product but we also had a secondary issue of having to backup several PC's on site and at remote locations. Carbonite helped with both and gave us one central admin console to be able to check the progress of all our backups, where netbak would have required us to setup a tunnel or use the internet to move data back to our main office.
Robb Glietz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Actifio Enterprise

  • Actifio has improved our Disaster Recovery approach by making it easier to get data into the cloud
  • Actifio has allowed our DBA's to manage their own backups and restores
  • Actifio has allowed us to save a lot of disk space by using clones\snapshots to replicate data from production to lower environments.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Carbonite Server

  • While EVault can become expensive if you have a lot of data to store, but you have to keep in mind that it does not cost you anything more to restore your data in the event of an emergency. Some systems give you a great upfront cost, until you actually need to retrieve your data.
Timika Hite | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Pricing Details

Actifio Enterprise

General

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

Actifio Enterprise Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Carbonite Server

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Carbonite Server Editions & Modules

Edition
Power800.041
Ultimate1,300.081
  1. per year
Additional Pricing Details
Trial and paying customers have access to our valet install free of charge. Call and speak to a specialist who can remotely connect to your machine to ensure it's installed and configured correctly to protect your critical data.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Carbonite Server
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Actifio Enterprise
Carbonite Server
4.8

Usability

Actifio Enterprise
Carbonite Server
5.5

Support Rating

Actifio Enterprise
Carbonite Server
5.5

Implementation Rating

Actifio Enterprise
Carbonite Server
6.4

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