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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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CommVault

Commvault's strength lies in its robustness and flexibility. It can protect workloads on many different platforms. The UI while intimidating is fairly quick to learn once you understand basic concepts and their terminology. There are very few products that can scale up into the largest enterprises and go low to medium sized businesses and Commvault is clearly one of them. Their SMB business has been slow due to heavy competition especially in VMware centric shops where Veeam has been a strong competitor, but Commvault quickly wins in any environment with more than a few dozen VMs or that has anything other than pure VMware of Hyper-V. Commvault really needs a smaller SQL express like build that supports say a very small SMB where Veeam is easier to set up and use, but far less space efficient on the backups. Commvault's support organization has had its ups and downs, but the last few years has been very solid. Unless you need a true HSM based solution then Comvmault is hard to beat. TSM is the better HSM based product for now, but I would not put it past Commvault to try and one up TSM over the years. We backed up over 500TB across 200+ locations and our main data center and can't think of a product that would have been any easier or more reliable to use. Version 11 is the version that is really a true Enterprise ready deduplication and protection system.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Actifio Enterprise
9.3
CommVault
9.1
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
CommVault
9.0
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
CommVault
8.4
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
CommVault
8.8
Business application protection
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
CommVault
9.1
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
CommVault
9.3
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
CommVault
9.2
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
CommVault
9.3
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
CommVault
9.1
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
CommVault
8.8
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
CommVault
9.4
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
CommVault
8.7
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
CommVault
9.1
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
CommVault
9.5
Encryption
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
CommVault
9.3

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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  • Consistency - Commvault is not like other backup solutions which need countless hours of engineer time to babysit and troubleshoot. It just works!
  • Support - Commvault has an excellent team of support engineers when you need them the most. They resolve the issue right away which is nice.
  • Cloud Support - CommVault has a lot of support and ability to back up the data to the cloud. They even offer encryption backups to the cloud as well.
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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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  • Complexity - Since CommVault is such a robust solution, it can be at times difficult to set up and manage if one has not attended proper training.
  • Space - Depending on the size of your environment, the indexing and deduplication space requirement can get quite extensive.
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Likelihood to Renew

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CommVault3.0
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I feel like our previous solution was more reliable and flexible.
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Usability

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CommVault7.4
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Not a simple solution to use and one with a lexicon and vocabulary you will need to be familiar with in order to use the product to its potential.
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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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Functionality and ease of use makes it easy to deploy/adopt and makes new hires on boarding process quicker
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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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  • ROI is great
  • TCO is easily calcuated
  • Training of staff is challenging
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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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CommVault

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