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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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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

If you have servers or client machines that you want to backup, Unitrends is for you. There are newer systems out there with all flash but the UI on Unitrends could not be easier and that is a huge selling point. The ROI is also better than most. They also have a lot of great, free tools that you will benefit from.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Actifio Enterprise
9.3
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.9
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
8.4
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
8.3
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
9.1
Business application protection
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.2
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
6.5
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.5
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.3
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.4
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
9.4
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
Encryption
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

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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  • The deduplication the appliance does is pretty amazing. At a minimum I believe we are getting at least a 65% reduction of space we need. On one of our servers the deduplication is in the neighborhood of 80%. This has helped us look at the performance of that server, which was really good, but the disk utilization was higher than it should have been. We used this data to determine some changes to the application the server hosted and were able to make changes which helped the entire situation.
  • The Unitrends appliance is really fast. I can backup servers in a fraction of the time my previous backup did. Restoring data is pretty lickety-split. Our backup window is reduced by more than two-thirds what it was! That's significant.
  • The administration of the Unitrends backup is very straight forward and easy to use. Our old backup software had a lot of options right up front, options we never used and in some cases wondered why they were even there. Keep It Simple, I wear enough hats in this job that I really don't need to spend time looking at things that don't matter to me.
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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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  • The new admin interface is good for initial setup and checking the status of current running jobs, but lacks details. Switching to the legacy interface to see options I need in order to set up a restore, or special backup can be annoying sometimes.
  • I wish there was a better way to anticipate/estimate how long a bigger backup job will take.
  • I wish there was a way to push agent updates to all my servers from the Unitrends appliance.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance8.8
Based on 15 answers
We have grown very attached to the Unitrends appliances and their use for recovery and other file restoration needs as well as data archival, data replication to other appliance and data migration to other servers or long term storage requirements. The appliances work well and the support for them is very good as well.
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Usability

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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance8.1
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Unitrends is simpler that most other appliances but I believe there is some room for improvement. The backup wizards could be simpler and retention rates need to be easier to understand. The registration of appliances with the appliance can be frustrating. Once the appliance is setup to backup the various machines it is a breeze to administer.
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Support

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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance7.8
Based on 16 answers
Until dealing with Unitrends support, I have NEVER in 25 years of IT, dealt with technical staff that can actually SOLVE your problem the first time!! It's incredible if you ask me! The technical staff at Unitrends is by far the best!
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Implementation

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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance8.1
Based on 8 answers
The Unitrends employees involved in the installation were very friendly and knowledgeable. A certain degree of hiccups can be expected during any installation but never shook my confidence because of the friendly and knowledgeable team that was assigned to my project.
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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 looked at various options and we selected Unitrends because of the complete turnkey solution. The hardware and software are both covered by Unitrends and should anything happen there is no finger pointing. Unitrends is able to remotely support the system should I have any questions and they are proactively monitoring the hardware. Should a drive start to fail they will contact us, and ship us a new drive ASAP to get the issue resolved.
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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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  • Unitrends helped us recover from an unrecoverable SQL database failure within 5 minutes.
  • Unitrends has an outstanding ROI for us over time. The solution has been able to scale nicely to meet our recovery objectives.
  • The level of automation and reporting with Unitrends means that I am not spending a lot of time constantly managing the solution.
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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

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details