Actifio Enterprise vs. StarWind Virtual Tape Library

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Actifio Enterprise
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Actifio Enterprise is a copy data virtualization, & data center backup and recovery platform from Boston-based Actifio.N/A
StarWind VTL
Score 8.9 out of 10
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StarWind Virtual Tape Library (VTL) resolves the issue of Enterprise ROBO being stuck with expensive tapes for data backup, while allowing users to stick to regulatory archival requirements. One can’t be sure that data stored on the tapes in archives will always be retrievable. StarWind VTL takes advantage of the already existing tape backup infrastructure and virtualizes the data for easy access and storage. Using on-prem VTLs with cloud and object storage tiering, the solution allows…N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Actifio Enterprise
9.3
1 Ratings
13% above category average
StarWind Virtual Tape Library
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Ratings
Universal recovery9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant recovery9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Recovery verification9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Business application protection8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Incremental backup identification10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Backup to the cloud9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Snapshots10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Flexible deployment9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Management dashboard8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform support9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Retention options10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Encryption10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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Actifio EnterpriseStarWind Virtual Tape Library
Small Businesses
Veeam Data Platform
Veeam Data Platform
Score 9.0 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10

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Enterprises
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10

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User Ratings
Actifio EnterpriseStarWind Virtual Tape Library
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Actifio EnterpriseStarWind Virtual Tape Library
Likelihood to Recommend
Actifio
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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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
  • 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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StarWind
  • Set-up is confusing.
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Likelihood to Renew
Actifio
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StarWind
Their support is great and the interface is not as user friendly
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Usability
Actifio
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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
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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
  • 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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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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