afi.ai vs. BDRSuite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
afi.ai
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Afi Google Workspace (Formerly G Suite) and Microsoft 365 Backup offers data protection boasting a clean & responsive UI and SLA-based protection settings. Afi is powered by modern cloud architecture based on micro-services and leverages AI technology and machine learning to reduce manual administrative tasks and provide better resiliency. - Protect all Google Workspace data, including (team) Drives, Gmail, Calendars, Contacts and Sites with preserved user rights &…N/A
BDRSuite
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Vembu BDR Suite is a universal backup solution catering to the backup, recovery, and disaster recovery needs of diverse IT environments. It is also optimized for service providers who deliver BaaS and DRaaS to their customers.
$12
per year per user
Pricing
afi.aiBDRSuite
Editions & Modules
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Endpoint / Workstation Backup
$12
per year per endpoint
SaaS Backup
$12
per year per user
VMs, Servers & Cloud Backup
$48
per year per VM
Apps & DB Backup
$72
per year Apps
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
afi.aiBDRSuite
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
afi.aiBDRSuite
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
afi.ai
-
Ratings
BDRSuite
8.2
59 Ratings
0% above category average
Universal recovery00 Ratings8.448 Ratings
Instant recovery00 Ratings7.749 Ratings
Recovery verification00 Ratings9.250 Ratings
Business application protection00 Ratings7.341 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations00 Ratings7.741 Ratings
Incremental backup identification00 Ratings8.356 Ratings
Backup to the cloud00 Ratings8.534 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression00 Ratings8.946 Ratings
Snapshots00 Ratings8.043 Ratings
Flexible deployment00 Ratings7.752 Ratings
Management dashboard00 Ratings7.357 Ratings
Platform support00 Ratings8.657 Ratings
Retention options00 Ratings8.655 Ratings
Encryption00 Ratings8.449 Ratings
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User Ratings
afi.aiBDRSuite
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(9 ratings)
9.0
(61 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
9.7
(3 ratings)
8.5
(59 ratings)
Support Rating
9.8
(4 ratings)
7.0
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
afi.aiBDRSuite
Likelihood to Recommend
afi.ai
1. Data backup for Exchange Online, SharePoint and Teams works very well and reliable. 2. MS Teams support is good, which includes Private channels. 3. Excellent security options ( ransomware detection, encryption keys hosted by us) 4. Self service for end users is a huge time saver for our helpdesk team 5. We kill two birds with one stone with user archiving, compliance and cost savings on MS licenses.
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Vembu Technologies
First of all Web UI makes it so much easier to manage, with few clicks you can schedule a backup, you can see the progress and you can instantly recover it. There is a multiple environment support which is great for hybrid environments. Pricing is more reasonable than other high priced backup solutions
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Pros
afi.ai
  • Archiving of deleted Microsoft 365 users.
  • Backup of SharePoint lists and OneNote books.
  • Fast offline export of a mailbox and SharePoint items.
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Vembu Technologies
  • Seed an offsite backup. A simple checkbox to seed a large backup prior to backing it up to our datacenter. Previously with another well knows backup provider this was convoluted and time-consuming.
  • Backup Speed. Vembu BDR is fast and allows me to schedule multiple jobs within time constraints that prohibit some backup products from working.
  • DR - Vembu BDR provides an option to mirror your backups to an offsite datacenter without taxing production servers with a secondary backup job.
  • Bare Metal Recovery: the ability to create a custom bootable ISO that you can quickly recover a failed physical server or workstation.
  • Ease of use: The console is consistent and very easy to use. From initial install to being fully configured takes just a few minutes.
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Cons
afi.ai
  • Reporting API could be improved
  • Data center in the UK to be post-Brexit proof would be good (which, as I understand, is planned)
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Vembu Technologies
  • User interface on the servers do not have enough tools to better monitor the systems and finding information is difficult.
  • User interface at portal is difficult to navigate and confusing
  • Support documentation is too generic and rarely answers my questions.
  • Licensing and acquisition. As a reseller and partner the licensing model is confusing and the portal interface to manage licensing should be scrapped and rebuilt. It is difficult to navigate and the available information is too vague.
  • Recently, communication with new channel contact. My previous contact was articulate and answered my questions.
  • Did I mention licensing? This is the most confusing and difficult process I've dealt with in 25 years. Makes Microsoft look simple.
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Likelihood to Renew
afi.ai
We will continue to renew the service for as long as we continue to use MS 365, unless Microsoft will release native Office 365 backup that provides all necessary features, including multi-geo admin roles, long-term affordable archiving storage tier, auto-conversion of email formats (MBOX, EML etc), point-in-time preview of previous file versions.
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Vembu Technologies
Because of the product functions and possibilities: - it's easy to use through WEB browser - installation process is not complicated - Vembu BDR solution is reliable, and works properly. It does the job. This product could get extra points for the appliance that could be imported to virtual environment (no need for windows server license or some linux knowledge).
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Usability
afi.ai
The UI is very intuitive and requires almost zero training to use. Our end users were able to use it with after just reading a simple one-pager.
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Vembu Technologies
As outlined in are parts of this review, I have various issues with the way their KB center is structured and how error codes aren't documented or KBs for a specific error provide steps for older versions of the software and aren't applicable to the current version because of a design layout change. "Go here and select Y" where the "here" has been removed and doesn't exist anymore. Or they release a new version without any supporting documentation even though they restructured a lot of the interface and updated the error messages.
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Support Rating
afi.ai
Support is very technical and always eager to help us. The support team's responses are mostly relevant, with no generic/automated answers that would waste our time. The company's online product documentation is very clear and to the point; it answers most of the user questions in a detailed and clear manner.
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Vembu Technologies
It often takes a very long time to get an issue fixed. the support folks seem committed to getting it fixed but they often seem to be trying different things and hoping something works. I did not get the sense that they had a clear idea what was wrong.
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Implementation Rating
afi.ai
No answers on this topic
Vembu Technologies
It wasn't difficult at all, it fact, it was mostly simple, implementation doesn't require much skills and knowledge, but the configuration part does require some skills to create the jobs and configure certain settings, overall, its an easy implementation, especially for experienced IT People
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Alternatives Considered
afi.ai
We used Backupify before, and decided to move as the system overall became very unreliable (lost data, inaccessible UI, sluggish, etc.).
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Vembu Technologies
I tested Vembu against Veeam and for the price, Vembu was the better option. I also had a great support experience as I had to contact Vembu twice after mistakes I made. While using Veeam the software was not as intuitive and support responses were not as swift and accurate.
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Return on Investment
afi.ai
  • We have used afi.ai to recover data 3 times since we signed up. The cost of potentially lost data was $1k+.
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Vembu Technologies
  • For organizations that use different tools for Backup and recovery, this could be the single tool for Storage and Backup Administrators to automate and work effectively.
  • Software cost is lesser thus the money can be invested for other tools/software procurement
  • I don't think there is any negative impact as of now
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ScreenShots

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