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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

Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli does well running file-level backups, but Exchange is clunky and restores are really hard. With no SharePoint agent, if you use SharePoint you will need another product like AvePoint DocAve. The web-based GUI console is MUCH improved over earlier versions, but you will still need to be a command-line guru to make Tivoli do everything, and local (node) config files still rule. This product was originally ported from Unix and retains may of its 'nix roots.
Scott Reese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Actifio Enterprise
8.1
Tivoli Storage Manager
8.8
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.3
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0
Business application protection
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
3.0
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
7.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
7.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
8.0
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
7.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
7.3
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Encryption
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0

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

Tivoli Storage Manager

  • The concept of "forever incremental" is very appealing to my understanding of how backups should happen.
  • The backups are tuned for fast restores and they sure are fast.
  • The media management is very good.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Actifio Enterprise

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

Tivoli Storage Manager

  • I do not see anything at the moment that requires change or adjusting. TSM works great for what we need it to do.
  • Note worth mentioning: We never had the opportunity to explore the VM backup functionality, as we are currently using VMware snapshots. This data protection solution came highly recommended to any business environment running VWware / virtualization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Actifio Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli Storage Manager 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Not required, company closed.TSM is not used in my current role at my current job.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Actifio Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli Storage Manager 8.3
Based on 2 answers
The few times we've called for support we eventually got an answer, but it's IBM and a very big company and getting to a support agent is hard.
Scott Reese | 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

Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli no longer has a SharePoint agent, others do. We are looking at a product that is agentless (runs in VMWare) to relieve our staff from installing and maintaining agents on 300 servers.
Scott Reese | 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

Tivoli Storage Manager

  • Simple, care free backups, especially if you do not use tapes and do not have to manage those.
  • Very fast restores as the libraries have everything available online.
  • Ease of locating the necessary data to restore
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Actifio Enterprise

General

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

Tivoli Storage Manager

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
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Actifio Enterprise
Tivoli Storage Manager
1.0

Support Rating

Actifio Enterprise
Tivoli Storage Manager
8.3

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