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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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Veritas Backup Exec

My rating would have been higher a few years ago, but nagging problems, primarily noticed since the switch back to Veritas, has increased my dissatisfaction. It is still a solid product for the SMB market. It is a wide variety of options that will fit into just about any scenario that you can think of. Licensing complexity continues to be a issue. It offers solid performance, reasonably good support and a decent interface once you are used to it
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Actifio Enterprise
9.3
Veritas Backup Exec
7.5
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veritas Backup Exec
7.5
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veritas Backup Exec
7.6
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veritas Backup Exec
7.5
Business application protection
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Veritas Backup Exec
7.8
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veritas Backup Exec
7.5
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veritas Backup Exec
6.7
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veritas Backup Exec
6.5
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veritas Backup Exec
6.5
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veritas Backup Exec
7.1
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Veritas Backup Exec
7.0
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veritas Backup Exec
8.2
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veritas Backup Exec
8.2
Encryption
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veritas Backup Exec
8.2

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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  • Veritas Backup Exec's interface is very easy to use for a beginner to Disaster recovery.
  • The storage targeting is very easy to set up and manage. It is very user-friendly to make changes to the preferences of each job or all of the jobs at once.
  • The single file restores are very easy to set up and complete.
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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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  • Job completion times could be improved. It sometimes takes a while to inventory a tape.
  • Veritas Backup Exec requires you to install clients on all of your servers. A client less option would be appreciated/helpful.
  • Sometimes jobs will fail for no particular reason. For example, we have an application server that will always get hung up unless we omit certain folders from the backup job.
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Veritas Backup Exec7.3
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I would have given it a 10 but my organization doesn't currently use Symantec
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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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Symantec and Acronis are well matched, but Symantec is more flexible in designing jobs. Acronis creates images that are mountable whereas Symantec creates backup files that can be restored quickly and easily. Barracuda and Datto are "total data storage" backup options and include all necessary software to backup any server, but lots of data will require an expensive appliance. Symantec will backup any amount of data as long as your licensing for the agents and databases is accurate.
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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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  • ROI should definitely be valued based on the time saved
  • Less resources needed
  • In large infrastructures, it can save on the number of personnel involved in system control
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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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Veritas Backup Exec

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