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Actifio Enterprise

3 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

Vembu BDR Suite

31 Ratings
Score 8.1 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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Vembu BDR Suite

Very good at immediate VM recovery when compared to recovering from an image. File-level recovery is available as well or you can mount the backup as a directory. The backup repositories could be named more appropriately, currently, they are numbers. I'd like to be able to browse right to them in the file system rather than navigate the Vembu software every time for a single file.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Actifio Enterprise
9.3
Vembu BDR Suite
8.2
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite
7.8
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite
7.9
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite
7.5
Business application protection
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Vembu BDR Suite
9.1
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite
9.1
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite
8.4
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite
8.8
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite
7.7
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite
8.5
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite
8.1
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Vembu BDR Suite
7.8
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite
7.6
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite
8.3
Encryption
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite
8.4

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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  • Bare metal system images. These are incredibly flexible, enabling you to do dissimilar hardware restores, local or online backups and restore to VHD
  • Full, differential and transaction log backups for SQL server, ensuring rapid backup and restore, with maximum storage efficiency.
  • Incremental backups for files, meaning only the changes which have been made to a file are backed up, dramatically reducing time to backup and increasing storage efficiency.
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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 think the platform is very comprehensive. If one possible improvement might be made, it is the process of creating a bare metal restore image/recovery cd.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Vembu BDR Suite5.0
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Stability is an issue on Windows 2012 and the upgrade process was painful
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Usability

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Vembu BDR Suite8.1
Based on 14 answers
Overall, it is a stable, reliable backup solution.
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Support

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Vembu BDR Suite7.0
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It often takes a very long time to get an issue fixed. the support folks seem committed to getting it fixed but they often seem to be trying different things and hoping something works. I did not get the sense that they had a clear idea what was wrong.
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Implementation

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Vembu BDR Suite7.0
Based on 1 answer
Not really.
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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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Beats Windows backup hands down - but that's not hard. Beats BackupExec on ease of use.
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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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  • Their support clearly helped us prevent a substantial data loss. For this, it certainly helped my overall business objectives.
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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

Vembu BDR Suite

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