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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Tivoli Storage Manager ranks higher in 1 feature set: Data Center Backup

Data Center Backup

8.1

Actifio Enterprise

81%
8.8

Tivoli Storage Manager

88%
Tivoli Storage Manager ranks higher in 10/14 features

Universal recovery

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Instant recovery

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.3
93%
3 Ratings

Recovery verification

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Business application protection

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Multiple backup destinations

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Incremental backup identification

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Backup to the cloud

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Deduplication and file compression

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 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
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Platform support

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
7.2
72%
3 Ratings

Retention options

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Encryption

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Tivoli Storage Manager is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Actifio Enterprise

80%
2 Ratings
9.0

Tivoli Storage Manager

90%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Actifio Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0

Tivoli Storage Manager

10%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Actifio Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3

Tivoli Storage Manager

83%
4 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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IBM

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.
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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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IBM

  • 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.
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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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IBM

  • 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.
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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

    Tivoli Storage Manager

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Tivoli Storage Manager 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

      IBM

      Not required, company closed. TSM is not used in my current role at my current job.
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      Support Rating

      Actifio

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      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.
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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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      IBM

      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.
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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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      IBM

      • 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
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