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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Actifio Enterprise

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.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

For a CSP it's the best choice. For internal uses, even in presence of different business units, it's not so easy and flexible to manage. It assures a high level of multitenancy, often not needed for internal purposes. But it could be used in this case, just not created for these purposes. Network management is great.
Raffaello Poltronieri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Actifio Enterprise
8.1
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
Business application protection
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
7.0
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
7.0
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
7.0
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
Encryption
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

Workload Automation

Actifio Enterprise
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
7.2
Multi-platform scheduling
Actifio Enterprise
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
6.2
Central monitoring
Actifio Enterprise
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
6.0
Logging
Actifio Enterprise
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
7.9
Alerts and notifications
Actifio Enterprise
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
6.8
Analysis and visualization
Actifio Enterprise
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
8.0
Application integration
Actifio Enterprise
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
8.0

Pros

Actifio Enterprise

  • 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.
Peter Dawe | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

  • The advantage to using vCloud Director is it a cloud based application allowing access anywhere. I have the ability to make changes to our virtual environment without being in the office or using a vpn.
  • The vCloud Director provides a lot of the same features as vSphere.
Michael O'Riley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Actifio Enterprise

  • Price could be lower
  • Learning curve is a bit steep
  • Admin Console could be improved
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

  • It is not good for end users or customers to use. The UI is geared more towards VMware admins.
  • There is somewhat of a learning curve to it, you have to think through and plan out how you want to set your OVDC and PVDCs up. It takes a lot of architecture experience.
  • Once you built workloads in vCloud director, it's real difficult to take them out or manage them directly in vSphere. This is a huge pain.
John Wellen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Actifio Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director) 3.0
Based on 2 answers
Like most VMware, the vCloud Director support is not the best.
Esteban Rey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Actifio Enterprise

Actifio is quicker to deploy easier to manage and capacity plan with less components to keep patched.
Peter Dawe | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

Hyper-V is built on a Windows platform that includes services not needed for the virtual environment adding overhead. With vCloud I'm not required to maintain a host OS or it's updates. The requirement to maintain storage devices is no longer needed with vCloud as well.
Michael O'Riley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Actifio Enterprise

  • 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.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

  • Time to market = 0 means profits almost immediate after investment
  • Customers trust the VMware brand more than any other
  • Elasticity: allowing the company to choose the best HW in the lower layer
Raffaello Poltronieri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Actifio Enterprise

General

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

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Actifio Enterprise
8.0
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
8.0

Support Rating

Actifio Enterprise
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
3.0

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