Ahsay Cloud Backup Suite vs. Bacula Enterprise

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ahsay Cloud Backup Suite
Score 7.8 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Ahsay Backup Software is specifically designed for Managed Service Providers, System Integrators and IT Consulting Companies. It aims to empower users to offer secure managed, cloud hosted, and on-premises backup service to business end customers and earn recurring income. The whole solution is with server-client architecture. The server-side centralized management console (AhsayCBS) can be installed either on one's own backup server hosted in a datacenter, or on a cloud platform such as…
$18
Per Device Per Year
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10
N/A
Bacula Enterprise is a data center backup, restore, and recovery solution from Swiss, Dracula-themed software company Bacula Systems.N/A
Pricing
Ahsay Cloud Backup SuiteBacula Enterprise
Editions & Modules
AhsayACB client for workstation backup
$18.00
Per Device Per Year
AhsayACB client for workstation backup
$18.00
Per Device Per Year
AhsayOBM client for server backup
$48.00
Per Device Per Year
AhsayOBM client for server backup
$48.00
Per Device Per Year
AhsayCBS central management software
$60.00
Per Installation Per Year
AhsayCBS central management software
$60.00
Per Installation Per Year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Ahsay Cloud Backup SuiteBacula Enterprise
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$500 Per CBS ServerNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAhsayOBM client agent includes free File, Microsoft Exchange Server Database, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL Database, Windows System, Windows Systems State backup modules. If you need to backup VMware/Hyper-V guest VMs, Office 365, Exchange individual mailboxes, Synology/QNAP NAS, then corresponding add-on paid modules need to be added to AhsayOBM. See the modules pricing in Ahsay's website. AhsayACB client agent includes free File and Windows System backup modules.
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Features
Ahsay Cloud Backup SuiteBacula Enterprise
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Ahsay Cloud Backup Suite
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Ratings
Bacula Enterprise
9.3
52 Ratings
13% above category average
Universal recovery00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Instant recovery00 Ratings10.037 Ratings
Recovery verification00 Ratings10.045 Ratings
Business application protection00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations00 Ratings10.050 Ratings
Incremental backup identification00 Ratings10.051 Ratings
Backup to the cloud00 Ratings9.831 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression00 Ratings9.844 Ratings
Snapshots00 Ratings10.039 Ratings
Flexible deployment00 Ratings10.047 Ratings
Management dashboard00 Ratings9.249 Ratings
Platform support00 Ratings10.051 Ratings
Retention options00 Ratings9.752 Ratings
Encryption00 Ratings10.041 Ratings
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User Ratings
Ahsay Cloud Backup SuiteBacula Enterprise
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(52 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(17 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.8
(2 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Ahsay Cloud Backup SuiteBacula Enterprise
Likelihood to Recommend
Ahsay Systems Corporation Limited
Being able to back up critical data in real time gives us a better edge in service delivery. Ahsay has sufficiently delivered in terms of secure storage for files and data. Ahsay version 9.1.4.0 is scheduled to be released soon (just received the notification earlier) and they claim it will have higher storage usage so the future with Ahsay is promising. Ahsay has incredible encryption source retention policies and will be suitable for all your confidential files.
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Bacula Systems
Well suited: - I use it for on premise and cloud backup and recovery and it is excellent for this job. - I also experiment with different hypervisors and till now Bacula seems to work with all of them - Security is really important for me as I had many bad experiences in the past and Bacula solution makes me totally confident. Less appropriate - You need to be experienced Linux user, I had to learn few more things in system to make the best use of it. - It's definitely designed for scalability and bigger companies than mine
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Pros
Ahsay Systems Corporation Limited
  • Supports backing to multiple destinations as a way of spreading risks in case of compromise.
  • Replicates the standard backups to a different destination and in real time.
  • Secures critical mission data with 2FA
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Bacula Systems
  • Bacula has great plugins that work very accurately
  • Bacula is very simple to use, with a user-friendly web interface that facilitates operation.
  • Bacula performs the backups very accurately which is clearly noticed when a restore is performed
  • Its ease of use helps in training new support team members
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Cons
Ahsay Systems Corporation Limited
  • Whenever newer versions are being released, very insignificant features are added, we adapted to lowering our expectations.
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Bacula Systems
  • Our team always points out the same problems, I believe that, today, is our biggest complaint: The interface (both graphical and the CLI) still needs improvement.
  • There is no mobile app to manage backups and restores from smartphones
  • Manual installation is time consuming.
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Likelihood to Renew
Ahsay Systems Corporation Limited
No answers on this topic
Bacula Systems
Easy to use, proactive and effective customer support, and simple deployment method. The high configurability is what makes this tool so effective for my organization - at no point do I have any issues of trust as to the restorability of a fileset. The GUI provided gives clear actionable reports as to the effectivity of the jobs performed.
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Usability
Ahsay Systems Corporation Limited
No answers on this topic
Bacula Systems
This is a hard question. Usability for whom? For someone who is very comfortable at the command line and willing to put in the time to learn Bacula Enterprise's configuration syntax, it's very usable. Just don't expect to be an expert immediately.
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Reliability and Availability
Ahsay Systems Corporation Limited
No answers on this topic
Bacula Systems
Bacula Enterprise is always available when we need it, both the backup solution and system support
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Performance
Ahsay Systems Corporation Limited
No answers on this topic
Bacula Systems
Operation in the Bacula system has a light and fast interface and reports are generated almost instantly. Perhaps if Bacula is integrated with other solutions it may lose some performance
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Support Rating
Ahsay Systems Corporation Limited
No answers on this topic
Bacula Systems
They're excellent, fast to respond and knowledgeable. I can't fault the support provided at all. On every occasion that we've had a need to contact them during our evaluation, installation, and use of Bacula Enterprise, they've always given us the help that we required. The responses they provide are detailed and we always feel that they've taken the time to read and understand our issue and give a full and personalized answer.
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In-Person Training
Ahsay Systems Corporation Limited
No answers on this topic
Bacula Systems
The professor understood the tool very well, it was a fact that he had mastery over the system and knew what he was talking about, clearing up all doubts and passing on all the necessary knowledge so that we could handle Bacula Enterprise in our organization.
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Implementation Rating
Ahsay Systems Corporation Limited
No answers on this topic
Bacula Systems
Bacula Systems and especially Bacula Brazil were extremely attentive and served us very well, making all implementations or changes work perfectly
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Alternatives Considered
Ahsay Systems Corporation Limited
No answers on this topic
Bacula Systems
I used CTERA almost from the time they started up. In short, it was very easy to use but configuration was limited; and in the end the agents were troublesome and I could not restore files. They had one person on staff who was terrific with tech support, when he left support became difficult and I lost confidence. Acronis was my first experience with a bare-metal recovery operation and it was terrific. Really saved the day. I would still be using it except the licensing was difficult and expensive and the software wasn't Linux friendly.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Ahsay Systems Corporation Limited
No answers on this topic
Bacula Systems
Regarding contracts, negotiations were extremely accessible and clear in every sales model offered.
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Scalability
Ahsay Systems Corporation Limited
No answers on this topic
Bacula Systems
Bacula provides intelligent scalability by expanding backups across multiple environments, data backup, Oracle, virtual machines, Office365, cloud...
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Return on Investment
Ahsay Systems Corporation Limited
  • We are shielded from ransomware attacks by backing up data to multiple offsite destinations.
  • Securely backing up critical data.
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Bacula Systems
  • Our Disaster Recovery policy in regards to backups and archiving is made possible because of our use of Bacula Enterprise.
  • TCO is very low as the yearly subscription is very competitively priced. Management of the software is very low so we don't have to spend hours maintaining our backups.
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ScreenShots

Ahsay Cloud Backup Suite Screenshots

Screenshot of AhsayCBS central management home screenScreenshot of Dashboard in AhsayCBS central management software for administrator to monitor and locate issues to fixScreenshot of System resources monitoring screen in AhsayCBS central management softwareScreenshot of Backup users management screen in AhsayCBS central management softwareScreenshot of AhsayOBM client backup software home screen. User can select to create new backup set, editing existing backup sets, trigger backup and restore, view reports from this screen.Screenshot of Backup schedule creation screen in AhsayOBM client backup software