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AppAssure

19 Ratings

Carbonite EVault

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32 Ratings

AppAssure

19 Ratings
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Score 6.3 out of 101

Carbonite EVault

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Score 7.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AppAssure

AppAssure works well for quick access to point in time backups of Windows machines without having to do a complete restore. The virtual standby function is useful as a disaster recovery or high availability solution. Recent upgrades to the product and rebranding to Rapid Recovery look promising. If your Linux machines are mission [critical] make sure your administrators test restores so they can perform them in a timely manner should the need arise.
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Carbonite EVault

  • Excellent for virtual server backup/restore
  • Speed of backups is good
  • Technical support - telephone support is very good
  • Can handle SAP SQL backups well
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

AppAssure
6.8
Carbonite EVault
8.0
Universal recovery
AppAssure
8.0
Carbonite EVault
8.3
Live recovery
AppAssure
8.0
Carbonite EVault
8.2
Recovery verification
AppAssure
9.1
Carbonite EVault
7.9
Business application protection
AppAssure
6.4
Carbonite EVault
7.7
Multiple backup destinations
AppAssure
9.8
Carbonite EVault
8.5
Incremental backup identification
AppAssure
7.0
Carbonite EVault
8.6
Backup to the cloud
AppAssure
5.1
Carbonite EVault
8.6
Deduplication and file compression
AppAssure
3.2
Carbonite EVault
7.6
Snapshots
AppAssure
4.2
Carbonite EVault
7.7
Flexible deployment
AppAssure
Carbonite EVault
7.9
Management dashboard
AppAssure
Carbonite EVault
7.5
Platform support
AppAssure
Carbonite EVault
7.5
Retention options
AppAssure
Carbonite EVault
7.7
Encryption
AppAssure
Carbonite EVault
8.5

Pros

  • Installation and setup is simple. You can be up and running in minutes.
  • Your backups can be replicated to the cloud or to another AppAssure server to give you additional protection.
  • The user interface is simple and easy to use and improvements in the UI and reporting are getting better with each update.
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  • Multi-platform backup.
  • Hardware agnostic.
  • Length of time for backups to complete because it never has to run a full backup after the first one.
  • Support is generally helpful.
  • Flexible replication topologies.
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Cons

  • The GUI and response times are far too slow. It would be nice if this could be improved.
  • Currently you can set a blanket retention policy for all protected machines. It would be great if this could get more granular and can do protection groups of machines where you can custom set retention policy
  • Once again, policies where you can set backup times for groups rather than individual machines would be great.
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  • I really have no complaints.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Carbonite EVault8.1
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The cost of switching cannot be justified. eVault does what it's supposed to do - quickly backup vital data for immediate restoration.
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Implementation

AppAssure6.0
Based on 1 answer
Our initial installation really was not optimum. With the help from Dell Profession Services we were able to get our implementation sized correctly and better understand how to get better deduplication results
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Alternatives Considered

Anything is better than Backup Exec. I believe Veeam is a far superior product in backing up VMs. Veeam does not have any agents that get installed on servers which is always a plus. It also connects directly to vCenter.CommVault to me is the ultimate solution. The ability to backup physical, VMs, SQL, exchange, applications, and even do E-Discovery make it the ultimate backup suite. If you are looking at a backup suite package to cover all your needs, i think with CommVault you need not look any further.
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Product was in place before I started working here. It works well for us because the cost was low and it supported our applications and operating systems. We will be evaluating backup and recovery within 12 months to see if EVault is still the best product for us.
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Return on Investment

  • The compression and dedupe have been great. We are able to back up 10 VMs on only a 2 TB repository. We take differentials every 15 minutes and have held on to backup data for the past 3 years.
  • The pricing of AppAssure is very competitive to the market. However, now that enterprise level backup is more of a commodity, the view of looking at AppAssure should be the Dell backup suite as whole, rather than AppAssure itself.
  • Fast recovery and mount points.
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  • We only have to support one backup platform - so reduced employee time and software/hardware costs.
  • Overall works well and we don't have to spend a lot of time on it because we have little change with servers.
  • Lack of new product support has held us back on some upgrades.
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Pricing Details

AppAssure

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
AppAssure Editions & Modules
AppAssure
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Carbonite EVault

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Carbonite EVault Editions & Modules
Carbonite EVault
On-premise Edition
Carbonite EVault Onsite Backup
$0
Carbonite EVault Hybrid Backup
$0
SaaS Edition
Carbonite EVault Cloud Backup
$0
Carbonite EVault Hybrid Backup
$0
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