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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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Veeam Availability Suite

When you have specific Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs), Veeam Availability Suite is the best solution. With streamlined disaster recovery and simple, secure off-site backups, the Availability Suite helps our customers accomplish those needs. Working with customers that have legacy backup systems and moving them to the Veeam Availability Suite offers features that they have never had before, allowing them to exceed management's expectations.
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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
9.2
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veeam Availability Suite
9.5
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veeam Availability Suite
9.2
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
9.5
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veeam Availability Suite
9.8
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veeam Availability Suite
9.6
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veeam Availability Suite
9.7
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
9.5
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veeam Availability Suite
9.5
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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  • Veeam provides highly configurable total backups that integrate into VMware seamlessly.
  • Veeam also provides the ability to replicate whole VMs back to our central data center.
  • Veeam has both web based and Windows desktop clients.
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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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While other backup solutions are generally good, Veeam is the only one that fully integrates with our vCenter environment to provide full backups, snapshots, and even offsite replication.
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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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  • Veeam has provided a scalable solution that has allowed us to resell backup services to our clients and provide reliable replication and backup solutions.
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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

Veeam Availability Suite

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