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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Carbonite Server ranks higher in 1 feature set: Data Center Backup

Data Center Backup

8.1

Actifio Enterprise

81%
8.6

Carbonite Server

86%
Carbonite Server ranks higher in 10/14 features

Universal recovery

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.3
83%
7 Ratings

Instant recovery

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
8 Ratings

Recovery verification

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
7.9
79%
7 Ratings

Business application protection

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
14 Ratings

Multiple backup destinations

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
15 Ratings

Incremental backup identification

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
19 Ratings

Backup to the cloud

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
20 Ratings

Deduplication and file compression

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
7.6
76%
12 Ratings

Snapshots

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
10 Ratings

Flexible deployment

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
7.9
79%
9 Ratings

Management dashboard

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
7.5
75%
9 Ratings

Platform support

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
7.5
75%
10 Ratings

Retention options

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
7.7
77%
11 Ratings

Encryption

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.5
85%
11 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Carbonite Server is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Actifio Enterprise

80%
2 Ratings
9.0

Carbonite Server

90%
35 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Actifio Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings
4.8

Carbonite Server

48%
6 Ratings

Usability

Actifio Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5

Carbonite Server

55%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Actifio Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5

Carbonite Server

55%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Actifio Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4

Carbonite Server

64%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Actifio

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.
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Carbonite

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.
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Pros

Actifio

  • 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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Carbonite

  • 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.
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Cons

Actifio

  • Price could be lower
  • Learning curve is a bit steep
  • Admin Console could be improved
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Carbonite

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Actifio Enterprise

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Actifio Enterprise editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Carbonite Server

    Starting Price

    $1,300.08 per year

    Editions & Modules

    Carbonite Server editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Power800.041
    Ultimate1,300.082

    Footnotes

    1. per year
    2. per year

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional 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.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Actifio

    No answers on this topic

    Carbonite

    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.
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    Usability

    Actifio

    No answers on this topic

    Carbonite

    Product needs a lot of improvements in some features like Cloud and Reporting.
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    Support Rating

    Actifio

    No answers on this topic

    Carbonite

    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.
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    Implementation Rating

    Actifio

    No answers on this topic

    Carbonite

    We had appliance and we just needed to setup the Director Console which was straight forward and easy.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Actifio

    Actifio is quicker to deploy easier to manage and capacity plan with less components to keep patched.
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    Carbonite

    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.
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    Return on Investment

    Actifio

    • 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.
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    Carbonite

    • 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.
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