What users are saying about

Veeam Backup

Top Rated
149 Ratings

Actifio Enterprise

3 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

Veeam Backup

Top Rated
149 Ratings
Score 8.8 out of 101

Add comparison

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.
Peter Dawe profile photo

Veeam Backup

Veeam is wonderful in a Windows environment with VMware as the hypervisor. If you're using Exchange, Windows file services, MS SQL, and Active Directory virtualized in VMware (or Hyper-V allegedly but we don't have direct experience with that) it's a wonderful tool.However, if you're more in a mixed environment where some workloads are physical/native and others are virtualized it's not as effective. The upcoming version will include "Veeam Agents" for cloud hosted or physical environments, but those are unreleased and unproven so far.
No photo available

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Actifio Enterprise
9.3
Veeam Backup
8.9
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veeam Backup
8.7
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veeam Backup
8.9
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veeam Backup
9.2
Business application protection
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Veeam Backup
9.0
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veeam Backup
8.7
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veeam Backup
9.4
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veeam Backup
9.0
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veeam Backup
8.4
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veeam Backup
8.6
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veeam Backup
8.9
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Veeam Backup
9.0
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veeam Backup
9.1
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veeam Backup
9.2
Encryption
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veeam Backup
8.7

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.
Peter Dawe profile photo
  • Excellent collaboration with VmWare to backup virtual machines created using VmWare
  • Provides a scheduling tool to perform timed backup tasks
  • sends out email notifications to specified email addresses of backup success or failures when jobs are completed
Paul Li profile photo

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.
Peter Dawe profile photo
  • Veeam seems to force the multiple functions provided into a single application window without an option to open the various modules as separate windows. Since these modules are sometimes related, it would be better to be able to see the modules opened in separate windows to modify side by side.
  • Since Veeam is closely tied in to VmWare when virtual machine backup jobs are created, any changes to information like credentials on VmWare could impact Veeam backup jobs connected with the VmWare virtual machines. Currently there isn't an option to automatically port the changes made on VmWare over to Veeam. You'll have to re-enter those changed credentials.
Paul Li profile photo

Likelihood to Renew

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Veeam Backup10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have already renewed the product. It does all that it promises to do, and we have not used all the available features available to use.
Ian Raloff profile photo

Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Veeam Backup10.0
Based on 1 answer
Veeam is the simplest and yet powerful backup system i have ever used i no longer worry about my backups. With the simple restores and the rock solid performance combined with super simple licensing structure i have never looked back.
No photo available

Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Veeam Backup10.0
Based on 1 answer
When I needed support I was able to call and get assistance from a live person very quickly. They were very helpful with all aspects of the software from installation and configuration issues to recovery and everyday maintenance issues
Alec Larson profile photo

Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Veeam Backup10.0
Based on 1 answer
Just follow the instructions and the software is super simple to install.
No photo available

Alternatives Considered

Actifio is quicker to deploy easier to manage and capacity plan with less components to keep patched.
Peter Dawe profile photo
Backup Exec requires additional licenses for VM backups. It also did not work well backing up at a remote site. Backup Exec usually takes more of my time to manage. Veeam is better at restoring machines to a smaller time interval since it can do continuous backups. Backup Exec is a solid traditional bare metal backup technology
Ian Raloff profile photo

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.
Peter Dawe profile photo
  • Helped standardize backups - Veeam helped us achieve consistent, reliable backups at a fairly reasonable cost. Having dependable backups is very important.
  • Increased executive faith in IT - With backups being more consistent and readily available, executive trust in IT's recovery and disaster recovery increased substantially.
  • Easier Disaster Recovery - Veeam makes disaster recovery, especially across data centers, fairly painless. It's easy to restore a VM that lived in one datacenter, to another datacenter. This is critically important when outages occur.
Kurt Ferguson profile photo

Pricing Details

Actifio Enterprise

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

Veeam Backup

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