What users are saying about

Actifio Enterprise

3 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

Veritas NetBackup

40 Ratings
Score 7.2 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 NetBackup

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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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Actifio Enterprise
9.3
Veritas NetBackup
7.0
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veritas NetBackup
6.7
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veritas NetBackup
7.7
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veritas NetBackup
7.0
Business application protection
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Veritas NetBackup
6.0
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veritas NetBackup
9.0
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veritas NetBackup
8.0
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veritas NetBackup
6.0
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veritas NetBackup
7.3
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veritas NetBackup
7.7
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veritas NetBackup
5.7
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Veritas NetBackup
5.5
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Veritas NetBackup
6.0
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veritas NetBackup
9.0
Encryption
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Veritas NetBackup
7.3

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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  • The activity monitor allows me to easily see if there are issues with backup jobs or the environment.
  • Community support for NBU is very good. I've been able to research issues with ease and find other users that have been in similar situations.
  • Policy management for backups is very easy and there are lots of options.
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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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  • They should be on top of developments so that they can release compatible updates. They lost our business in part because they were slow to react to Hyper-V 2012 R2.
  • Cost is prohibitive for many IT shops, large or small.
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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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As stated earlier the system is great for our needs I believe that every system needs to be evaluated for individual requirements to make sure that they are bet to fill the business need. Is Netebackup the best. NO, Is it the worst No. It meets our needs and does its job.
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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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  • They system has provided us with a DRP solution for bacups
  • Reduced time to backup with Backup to Disk
  • Off load to Tapes has decreased our backup time
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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 NetBackup

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