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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 9.4 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

StarWind VTL

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.
Indeep Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

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

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

StarWind VTL

  • 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
Kevin Sipma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Actifio Enterprise

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

StarWind VTL

  • Set-up is confusing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Actifio Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

StarWind VTL

StarWind VTL 8.2
Based on 1 answer
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.
Indeep Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Actifio Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

StarWind VTL

StarWind VTL 7.7
Based on 3 answers
Great and reliable product with little need for support
Anonymous | 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

StarWind VTL

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.
Indeep Gill | 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

StarWind VTL

  • 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
Kevin Sipma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Actifio Enterprise

General

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

StarWind VTL

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
StarWind VTL
9.1

Usability

Actifio Enterprise
StarWind VTL
8.2

Support Rating

Actifio Enterprise
StarWind VTL
7.7

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