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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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Quest Rapid Recovery

AppAssure works well for quick access to point in time backups of Windows machines without having to do a complete restore. The virtual standby function is useful as a disaster recovery or high availability solution. Recent upgrades to the product and rebranding to Rapid Recovery look promising. If your Linux machines are mission [critical] make sure your administrators test restores so they can perform them in a timely manner should the need arise.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Actifio Enterprise
9.3
Quest Rapid Recovery
6.7
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
8.0
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
8.0
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
9.1
Business application protection
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
6.4
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
9.8
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
7.0
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
5.1
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
3.1
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
4.1
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
Encryption
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Quest Rapid Recovery

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.
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Quest Rapid Recovery

  • Installation and setup is simple. You can be up and running in minutes.
  • Your backups can be replicated to the cloud or to another AppAssure server to give you additional protection.
  • The user interface is simple and easy to use and improvements in the UI and reporting are getting better with each update.
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Cons

Actifio Enterprise

  • 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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Quest Rapid Recovery

  • My biggest pet peeve is when the agent on a protected machine stops working. These failures don't show up on my daily report. I need to check the GUI to insure all the agents are talking to the core. Killing the agent process on the protected machine, then starting the service always seems to get them talking once again.
  • Linux support is limited to specific distributions. We often have to enlist AppAssure Technical Support to get our Linux VMs protected.
  • Dell releases patches to both the core and agents. The GUI reports the version of the version level but nothing about any applied patches.
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Implementation

Actifio Enterprise

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Quest Rapid Recovery

Quest Rapid Recovery 6.0
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Our initial installation really was not optimum. With the help from Dell Profession Services we were able to get our implementation sized correctly and better understand how to get better deduplication results
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Alternatives Considered

Actifio Enterprise

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

Anything is better than Backup Exec. I believe Veeam is a far superior product in backing up VMs. Veeam does not have any agents that get installed on servers which is always a plus. It also connects directly to vCenter.CommVault to me is the ultimate solution. The ability to backup physical, VMs, SQL, exchange, applications, and even do E-Discovery make it the ultimate backup suite. If you are looking at a backup suite package to cover all your needs, i think with CommVault you need not look any further.
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Return on Investment

Actifio Enterprise

  • 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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Quest Rapid Recovery

  • The compression and dedupe have been great. We are able to back up 10 VMs on only a 2 TB repository. We take differentials every 15 minutes and have held on to backup data for the past 3 years.
  • The pricing of AppAssure is very competitive to the market. However, now that enterprise level backup is more of a commodity, the view of looking at AppAssure should be the Dell backup suite as whole, rather than AppAssure itself.
  • Fast recovery and mount points.
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Pricing Details

Actifio Enterprise

General

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

Quest Rapid Recovery

General

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

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