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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    8.1

    Actifio Enterprise

    81%

    StarWind VTL

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Actifio Enterprise ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Universal recovery

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Instant recovery

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Recovery verification

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Business application protection

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multiple backup destinations

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Incremental backup identification

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Backup to the cloud

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Deduplication and file compression

    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Snapshots

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Flexible deployment

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Management dashboard

    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform support

    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Retention options

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Encryption

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • StarWind Virtual Tape Library is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Actifio Enterprise

    80%
    2 Ratings
    9.1

    StarWind VTL

    91%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Actifio Enterprise

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    StarWind VTL

    82%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    Actifio Enterprise

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    StarWind VTL

    82%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    Actifio Enterprise

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    StarWind VTL

    73%
    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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    StarWind

    Starwind VTL is a great solution for customers that want the benefits of a physical tape library without the hefty price tag and the manual intervention required when changing tapes as it is automated. In addition, Starwind VTL virtual tapes are "air-gapped" as they are in LTO format.
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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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    StarWind

    • Allows you to use Veeam and other software that uses Virtual Tape Libraries while getting rid of actual tape drives and tapes
    • Backblaze B2 implementation is great - keeps storage costs low while automating backups to the cloud storage
    • Low cost and great support by the Starwind technical team
    • Feature-rich and in constant development
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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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    StarWind

    • Set-up is confusing.
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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

      StarWind VTL

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      StarWind VTL 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

        Likelihood to Renew

        Actifio

        No answers on this topic

        StarWind

        Their support is great and the interface is not as user friendly
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        Usability

        Actifio

        No answers on this topic

        StarWind

        The initial setup took some time, however, with the help of the Starwind technical team, we were able to set it up from start to finish including seamlessly adding it to our existing backup solution. After that, there was no need for any additional setup or troubleshooting.
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        Support Rating

        Actifio

        No answers on this topic

        StarWind

        Great and reliable product with little need for support
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        Alternatives Considered

        Actifio

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

        We've looked at physical tape backups, however, the infrastructure is too costly compared to Starwind VTL and it also requires manual changing of tapes that users will not want to do or forget to do. With VTL, it works exactly like a physical tape library with the same benefits and full automation.
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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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        StarWind

        • ROI was immediate as we got rid of expensive sneakernet backups with hard drives in a Pelican case
        • One-time cost of the product is very cost-effective
        • Support contracts are reasonable and we received excellent support throughout
        • We have much better peace-of-mind with our data being protected better
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