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Veeam Availability Suite

Top Rated
36 Ratings

Actifio Enterprise

3 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

Veeam Availability Suite

Top Rated
36 Ratings
Score 8.9 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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Veeam Availability Suite

Veeam Availability Suite is well suited for virtual environments. We specifically use it in our VMware environments for vSphere and Horizon View. If you also have some existing physical servers, you'll appreciate using the agent so that you can use one product to backup everything. If your environment is made up of only physical servers, I would recommend using another product.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Actifio Enterprise
9.3
Veeam Availability Suite
9.6
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veeam Availability Suite
9.1
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veeam Availability Suite
9.7
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veeam Availability Suite
9.1
Business application protection
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Veeam Availability Suite
9.5
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veeam Availability Suite
9.3
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veeam Availability Suite
9.6
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veeam Availability Suite
9.5
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veeam Availability Suite
9.0
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veeam Availability Suite
9.5
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veeam Availability Suite
10.0
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Veeam Availability Suite
10.0
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veeam Availability Suite
10.0
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veeam Availability Suite
10.0
Encryption
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veeam Availability Suite
10.0

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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  • Backup and recovery of entire VMware VM's and granular recovery of files using Veeam Explorer make this an ideal product. Backup of physical Windows servers using the agent allows the use of a single product for backup.
  • Software installation and setup I found was relatively easy as was setting up backups. I find the interface is intuitive and easy to use once you are familiar with it.
  • Email alerts are important and allow you to verify backup status without having to remote in to check on things. When an issue is reported, it allows me to respond to resolve the issues before the production day starts. Usually the alert points out an issue that is a VMware related and not a Veeam issue.
  • Once Veeam is setup and configured properly, it requires little intervention. Pretty much a set it and forget it solution. Highly reliable.
  • Veeam is an important part of our DR recovery strategy. We can spin up entire VM's at our backup site whenever needed very easily and quickly to resume critical business operations.
  • Veeam works well for backing up encrypted volumes on Windows servers using the backup agent.
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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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  • There's very little to complain about with Veeam. The only point of contention is that the web UI could benefit from a better feature set.
  • Veeam's web UI can also be a bit slow.
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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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I have only used Veeam.
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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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  • Ability to quickly restore individual files or folders, Exchange mailboxes, etc.
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Pricing Details

Actifio Enterprise

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

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