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Veritas Backup Exec

Top Rated
67 Ratings

Actifio Enterprise

3 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

Veritas Backup Exec

Top Rated
67 Ratings
Score 7.3 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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Veritas Backup Exec

If you are looking for a cost-effective software to run backups with a standalone set of media (rotation of tapes, external drives, or NAS appliances) then Backup Exec is a great product. It sometimes needs some hands-on massaging when the software has trouble overwriting older data or writing to device folders, but overall it is very productive. If you have a lot of data, this tool is also very effective as it works based on number of agents and databases. If you have numerous servers and different types of databases (SQL, Exchange, etc.) then Backup Exec may not be best suited and another backup solution that's based on "total data" may be better suited.
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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
8.0
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veritas Backup Exec
6.5
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veritas Backup Exec
6.2
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veritas Backup Exec
6.5
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veritas Backup Exec
6.9
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
8.0
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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  • Great name in the industry and and very effective security and backup products.
  • Easy to work with support staff at Symantec.
  • As a reseller, the resources that were dedicated to us were best in the industry making it easy to lead with them.
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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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  • For our use, we are fine as it is.
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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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We have not used other backup solutions.
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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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  • The return has had a positive impact on our ROI. BE for our use is easy to deploy, manage and maintain.
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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

Veritas Backup Exec

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