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Score 8.7 out of 101
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Score 7.3 out of 101

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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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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
7.4
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veritas Backup Exec
7.5
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veritas Backup Exec
7.5
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veritas Backup Exec
7.6
Business application protection
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Veritas Backup Exec
7.7
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veritas Backup Exec
7.4
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veritas Backup Exec
6.6
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veritas Backup Exec
6.3
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veritas Backup Exec
6.5
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veritas Backup Exec
7.0
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Veritas Backup Exec
6.9
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
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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  • Very easy to install and configure.
  • Extremely user friendly.
  • Restore speeds are incredible.
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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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  • The user interface can sometimes be sluggish and hang between options.The minimum spec is 2Gb but if running on a dedicated server I think 4Gb is recommended
  • As more companies seem to be entering the backup software market, Acronis is very aggressive on pricing and even offer discounts if you are replacing other backup solutions, the Backup Exec pricing plans have become a more expensive
  • Our version is an older 2014 version and has inadequate support for VM backs
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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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Our version of Backup Exec lacked the appropriate VM support, although I believe that such support is better in 15 and 16 versions. We currently use a combination of Backup Exec and Acronis - our parent company uses 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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  • Backups by their very nature are difficult to quantify when it comes to ROI. Any monies spent should be seen more as insurance . If you never have to claim on it then that is the best outcome. Backup Exec gives you comfort that you can meet any downtime recovery targets set by your business and this is how to benchmark your solution.
  • Conduct regular DR tests and your this will be your ROI.
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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