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Actifio Enterprise

3 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

Tivoli Storage Manager

17 Ratings
Score 6.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Actifio Enterprise

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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Tivoli Storage Manager

Well suited for file level backup, data recovery needs 30, 60, or 90 days, or perhaps the last 3 iterations of a file change. Version we are running not suited for VMware backups, but IBM does have a VMware TSM version that will accommodate. Assess and be aware of what exactly the business data recovery requires.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

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

Pros

  • 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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  • Good Support
  • GUI interface is straightforward and easy to navigate.
  • CLI is also an option to check on health or status of Tape Library.
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Cons

  • 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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  • 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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Not required, company closed.TSM is not used in my current role at my current job.
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Alternatives Considered

Actifio is quicker to deploy easier to manage and capacity plan with less components to keep patched.
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We are an IBM shop. TSM was bundled into the mix when we purchased new IBM equipment for new ERP project.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • ROI has been good.
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Pricing Details

Actifio Enterprise

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

Tivoli Storage Manager

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