6 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100
17 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    8.1

    Actifio Enterprise

    81%

    VMware Cloud Director

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Actifio Enterprise ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Universal recovery

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Instant recovery

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Recovery verification

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Business application protection

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multiple backup destinations

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Incremental backup identification

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Backup to the cloud

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Deduplication and file compression

    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Snapshots

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Flexible deployment

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Management dashboard

    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform support

    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Retention options

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Encryption

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Actifio Enterprise and VMware Cloud Director are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Actifio Enterprise

    80%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    VMware Cloud Director

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Actifio Enterprise

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0

    VMware Cloud Director

    30%
    2 Ratings

    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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    VMware

    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.
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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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    VMware

    • 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.
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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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    VMware

    • 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.
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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

      VMware Cloud Director

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      VMware Cloud Director 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

        Support Rating

        Actifio

        No answers on this topic

        VMware

        Like most VMware, the vCloud Director support is not the best.
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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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        VMware

        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.
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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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        VMware

        • 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
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