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vDPA

9 Ratings

Actifio Enterprise

3 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

vDPA

9 Ratings
Score 7.7 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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vDPA

VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced is well suited for a thin client environment, and/or an environment that runs multiple virtual servers. It is also well suited for an environment with disaster recover requirements that require backups of everything. vSphere is very expensive, so it would probably not be a very good choice for a startup that could use a cheaper alternative in the beginning, or a physical machine environment.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Actifio Enterprise
9.3
vDPA
9.4
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
vDPA
10.0
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
vDPA
9.0
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
vDPA
10.0
Business application protection
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
vDPA
10.0
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
vDPA
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
vDPA
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
vDPA
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
vDPA
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
vDPA
9.0
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
vDPA
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
vDPA
8.0
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
vDPA
10.0
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
vDPA
9.0
Encryption
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
vDPA

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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  • Maintains backups of all virtual systems for disaster recovery compliance.
  • Supports plugins for backups of Microsoft systems.
  • As with most VMware products vSphere is incredibly easy to use.
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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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  • Reports are too complex, could be made clearer.
  • The interface could be simplified.
  • Backups of physical servers take a very long time.
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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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CloudBacko is the only similar product that I have used, and while it worked by backing up my virtual machines to Google Drive, VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced not only backs up the virtual machines, buton databases, physical servers and more, and backs them up to a centralized location, and has 24/7 live support.
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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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  • Virtual machines and servers are backed up and secure
  • DR compliance is met
  • Multiple platforms backed up to a central location
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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

vDPA

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