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Actifio Enterprise

3 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

Data Protector

17 Ratings
Score 7.4 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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Data Protector

I believe it is very well suited for the Unix/Linux brands but once you get into the Windows side of things there are much better options out there. The other problem is that the data is in a format that only works with HP Data Protector and cannot be migrated to another system should things go that direction in the future. Once you are locked into HP Data Protector you are truly locked in
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Actifio Enterprise
9.3
Data Protector
6.7
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Data Protector
3.0
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Data Protector
8.0
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Data Protector
9.0
Business application protection
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Data Protector
9.0
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Data Protector
6.6
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Data Protector
8.0
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Data Protector
1.0
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Data Protector
9.0
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Data Protector
1.0
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Data Protector
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Data Protector
8.0
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Data Protector
9.0
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Data Protector
9.0
Encryption
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Data Protector

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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  • It is very reliable on the server side to provide a trustworthy back end.
  • The install was simple and provided an easy way to install and backup Unix servers.
  • The support was always helpful and responded quickly.
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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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  • They seem to be behind the ball on adapting newer technology.
  • Importing backup indexes were not the easiest task and required a Unix admin.
  • The client side install was not very compact.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Data Protector1.0
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It was just not a good fit for our organization. We have an EMC SAN, Data Domain backup storage, and VMWare. Without any other HP software or hardware in our environment I do not see the need to continue using a product that is not well integrated with our other brands
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Usability

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Data Protector1.0
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Every time you create a job it has to be a stand alone and can't step on another one.
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Support

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Data Protector2.0
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Every time you got a new person they said the last guy did it wrong and we would have to change everything.
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Implementation

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Data Protector1.0
Based on 1 answer
Pick one person to help you through the process.
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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 currently use EMC Networker. We have been fairly happy with this one as well. The main issue is with the Unix backups. HP Data Protector is a much better solution for backing up Unix. When it comes to ease of use in the console and backing up Windows machines EMC Networker will win every time hands down. HP Data Protector is also much more expensive for our application. The backup size, time, and available options were much better at the time we switched. HP Data Protector has now remedied this and seems to be more current with their feature offerings
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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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  • One positive impact was that it was very stable and therefore made for an easy way to keep the investment going.
  • Another positive impact was the Unix portion of the backup. It is the best solution for these servers.
  • The biggest negative impact for us was when we went to change to another backup product and none of the old backups can be migrated. This means that HP Data Protector has to be installed and running for up to seven years in our case in order to keep up with our data retention policy.
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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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Data Protector

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