6 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100
13 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Actifio Enterprise and Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) are tied in 1 feature set: Data Center Backup

Data Center Backup

8.1

Actifio Enterprise

81%
8.1

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)

81%
Actifio Enterprise ranks higher in 8/14 features

Universal recovery

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Instant recovery

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Recovery verification

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
7.9
79%
3 Ratings

Business application protection

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Multiple backup destinations

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Incremental backup identification

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.5
95%
3 Ratings

Backup to the cloud

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Deduplication and file compression

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
7.7
77%
3 Ratings

Snapshots

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Flexible deployment

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
7.5
75%
3 Ratings

Management dashboard

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
3 Ratings

Platform support

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Retention options

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
6.5
65%
3 Ratings

Encryption

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
6.1
61%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Actifio Enterprise

80%
2 Ratings
8.9

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)

89%
3 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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Microsoft

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager is well suited for Windows domain environments where you need to make backups of Hyper-V virtual machines or bare metal servers. It is possible to backup SQL databases, works pretty well, but sometimes needs consistency checks on backups to properly continue to backup databases. Easy to restore anything to production or to another location.
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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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Microsoft

  • Hyper-V backup /restore
  • Bare-Metal backup/restore
  • Good management console
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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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Microsoft

  • Integration with some devices
  • Web client
  • Slow interface
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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

    Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 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

      Alternatives Considered

      Actifio

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

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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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      Microsoft

      • It has saved us on licensing costs and through centralized management.
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