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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Veritas NetBackup ranks higher in 1 feature set: Data Center Backup

Data Center Backup

8.1

Actifio Enterprise

81%
9.3

Veritas NetBackup

93%
Veritas NetBackup ranks higher in 14/14 features

Universal recovery

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
9.3
93%
14 Ratings

Instant recovery

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.7
87%
14 Ratings

Recovery verification

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.5
95%
14 Ratings

Business application protection

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
9.5
95%
15 Ratings

Multiple backup destinations

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
9.3
93%
15 Ratings

Incremental backup identification

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.8
98%
17 Ratings

Backup to the cloud

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.5
95%
11 Ratings

Deduplication and file compression

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
9.5
95%
17 Ratings

Snapshots

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
9.8
98%
15 Ratings

Flexible deployment

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
9.3
93%
13 Ratings

Management dashboard

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
14 Ratings

Platform support

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
9.1
91%
13 Ratings

Retention options

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.5
95%
13 Ratings

Encryption

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.1
91%
13 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Veritas NetBackup is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Actifio Enterprise

80%
2 Ratings
9.1

Veritas NetBackup

91%
17 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Actifio Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Veritas NetBackup

90%
1 Rating

Usability

Actifio Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Veritas NetBackup

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Actifio Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Veritas NetBackup

100%
7 Ratings

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Actifio Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Veritas NetBackup

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Actifio

Actifio Enterprise is a great tool to use for data protection and disaster recovery at the enterprise level. It can create one master copy of your data and then replicate that data out via snapshots to local or cloud-based targets. I don't think this product would be a good fit to small to medium sized companies because it is on the expensive side.
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Veritas Technologies LLC

Like most enterprise backup applications, Symantec NetBackup (NBU) suffers from complexity. Using and understanding advanced features can be challenging at times. Real world experience is needed to know if they are worth the time to implement. On the other hand I have found NBU relativity easy to use with a little training from just a simple backup scheduling and restore perspective.
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Pros

Actifio

  • 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 Technologies LLC

  • Upgrades are typically easy and normally have either no issues or very few that are easily resolved (wait a month or 2 before upgrading)
  • Using accelerator for the vm environment works well, and file level restores have been successful
  • Full vm recovery has worked every time
  • Backing up a physical server and restoring to a vm works as described
  • GRT Exchange backups are pretty easy, to setup
  • File level restores are simple
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Cons

Actifio

  • Price could be lower
  • Learning curve is a bit steep
  • Admin Console could be improved
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Veritas Technologies LLC

  • Admin console
  • SAP HANA application Templates should also be introduced instead of scripting
  • SAP MAXDB application template should also be introduced
  • Tape Management need improvement
  • MOBILE connectivity is missing
  • Admin console is so simple it should be more funcky or stylish
  • Small database should also be considered for backup
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Pricing Details

Actifio Enterprise

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Actifio Enterprise editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Veritas NetBackup

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Veritas NetBackup editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Actifio

      No answers on this topic

      Veritas Technologies LLC

      Veritas continues to keep up with the backup game. There virtual machine backup capabilities are now top notch, and I believe they will prove valuable when our cloud presence demands a backup solution.
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      Usability

      Actifio

      No answers on this topic

      Veritas Technologies LLC

      NetBackup provides a complete, flexible data protection solution for a variety of platforms. The platforms include Microsoft Windows, UNIX, and Linux systems. NetBackup lets you back up, archive, and restore files, folders or directories, and volumes or partitions that reside on your computer.
      During a backup or an archive, the client sends backup data across the network to a NetBackup server. The NetBackup server manages the type of storage that is specified in the backup policy. During a restore, users can browse, then select the files and directories to recover.
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      Support Rating

      Actifio

      No answers on this topic

      Veritas Technologies LLC

      Veritas support is very prompt and the acknowledgement/followup is hugely appreciable. They go deep to the issue and provide you satisfactory solutions. Creating ticket in portal is also very easy, does not adhere to severity priority, even if Sev2 response is very quick.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Actifio

      Actifio is quicker to deploy easier to manage and capacity plan with less components to keep patched.
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      Veritas Technologies LLC

      CrashPlan has the capability to sync data with a cloud storage source. This is great for a workstation where data is typically only for one user. However, Netbackup does a much better job for maintaining multiple levels of file restores for Enterprise Servers. Netbackup has a superior management console that does not rely on Cloud services in the event of an internet outage.
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      Contract Terms and Pricing Model

      Actifio

      No answers on this topic

      Veritas Technologies LLC

      Veritas NetBackup is very expensive, and I think price is the main reason which some customers don't want to use this solution. The price is fair. Most people have felt this solution was somewhat expensive.
      licensing model is based on the number of NetBackup clients, agents, servers, and options that NetBackup will be protecting or run on. A customer purchases the same number of licenses as the count of clients, agents, servers, and options.
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      Professional Services

      Actifio

      No answers on this topic

      Veritas Technologies LLC

      Education, Consulting and Managed services to keep our business running smooth.They provide the expertise needed to help you bridge the gap between excellent information management solutions and the information essential to help you reach maximum business value. They Meet information management goals with agility and flexibility.
      Comprehensive 24x7 monitoring, management and support of your backup and archiving environments.
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      Return on Investment

      Actifio

      • Actifio has improved our Disaster Recovery approach by making it easier to get data into the cloud
      • Actifio has allowed our DBA's to manage their own backups and restores
      • Actifio has allowed us to save a lot of disk space by using clones\snapshots to replicate data from production to lower environments.
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      Veritas Technologies LLC

      • We never experienced a significant system or data loss during the time we used NetBackup. We restored individuals files and small databases based upon user mistakes, but we never had to implement a DR plan. From that aspect, it is difficult to evaluate the ROI. Backups are a commodity service. Features are very similar across multiple tools. Once you decide to stay on-prem or move to the cloud, the list of options are narrowed. Then it becomes a matter of price.
      • From an administration and support perspective, the ROI is low. Vendor technical support is not always responsive. The first two tiers of support are not knowledgeable and their typical recommendation is to read the white paper. My small team spent a lot of time troubleshooting NetBackup, often without much vendor help.
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