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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.8 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

System Center DPM

Well suited for domain disaster recovery. I would avoid considering it for remote or non-domain disaster recovery. While it claims to have the ability, and we have used it this way for years, it often loses it's connection to the DPM server for no apparent reason, and has to be reconfigured. It doesn't always seem to work
Alan Sidles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Actifio Enterprise
8.1
System Center DPM
8.1
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
System Center DPM
9.0
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
System Center DPM
9.0
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
System Center DPM
9.0
Business application protection
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
System Center DPM
8.0
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
System Center DPM
8.0
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
System Center DPM
10.0
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
System Center DPM
9.0
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
7.0
System Center DPM
5.0
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
System Center DPM
8.0
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
System Center DPM
8.0
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
7.0
System Center DPM
10.0
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
7.0
System Center DPM
9.0
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
System Center DPM
7.0
Encryption
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
System Center DPM
5.0

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

System Center DPM

  • Virtual machine backup
  • Point in time recovery
  • Shadow copy backup
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Actifio Enterprise

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

System Center DPM

  • Remote and non-domain backups could be simplified.
Alan Sidles | 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

System Center DPM

I think they're very good tools, but Data Protector has lots of client options, while with Microsoft Data Protection Manager the focus is windows. But, Microsoft Data Protection Manager is much better in a virtual machine (Hyper-V world) and windows servers. If this is your scenario, maybe Microsoft Data Protection Manager is your choice. But, if you need to mix between Windows and Linux servers, maybe Data Protector could be your choice also.
Anonymous | 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

System Center DPM

  • It has saved us on licensing costs and through centralized management.
Alan Sidles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Actifio Enterprise

General

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

System Center DPM

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Actifio Enterprise
8.0
System Center DPM
10.0

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