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Score 6.6 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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Veritas NetBackup

Like most enterprise backup applications, Symantec NetBackup (NBU) suffers from complexity. Using and understanding advanced features can be challenging at times. Real world experience is needed to know if they are worth the time to implement. On the other hand I have found NBU relativity easy to use with a little training from just a simple backup scheduling and restore perspective.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

AppAssure
6.7
Veritas NetBackup
7.5
Universal recovery
AppAssure
8.0
Veritas NetBackup
7.4
Live recovery
AppAssure
8.0
Veritas NetBackup
7.5
Recovery verification
AppAssure
9.1
Veritas NetBackup
7.7
Business application protection
AppAssure
6.4
Veritas NetBackup
7.1
Multiple backup destinations
AppAssure
9.8
Veritas NetBackup
7.7
Incremental backup identification
AppAssure
7.0
Veritas NetBackup
8.0
Backup to the cloud
AppAssure
5.1
Veritas NetBackup
8.2
Deduplication and file compression
AppAssure
3.1
Veritas NetBackup
7.6
Snapshots
AppAssure
4.1
Veritas NetBackup
7.1
Flexible deployment
AppAssure
Veritas NetBackup
6.2
Management dashboard
AppAssure
Veritas NetBackup
6.4
Platform support
AppAssure
Veritas NetBackup
7.5
Retention options
AppAssure
Veritas NetBackup
9.2
Encryption
AppAssure
Veritas NetBackup
8.1

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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  • uses in-house catalog vs database products
  • Netbackup -- Biomni provides self-service backup subscription with a simple to use user interface
  • Agentless backup for virtual servers
  • Connectivity to major cloud service providers.
  • The client can perform self restore from the server
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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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  • The GUI is very old looking. This does not kill the performance, it just looks to be 10 years old.
  • Some things need to be done from the CLI(command line interface). if you have not used this before it will take some learning and a good understanding of Linux.
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Implementation

AppAssure6.0
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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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As stated earlier the system is great for our needs I believe that every system needs to be evaluated for individual requirements to make sure that they are bet to fill the business need. Is Netebackup the best. NO, Is it the worst No. It meets our needs and does its job.
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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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  • Fast disaster recovery.
  • Lower than average amount of backup failures when compared to industry standards.
  • Peace of mind regarding security of important data.
  • Self service options.
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Pricing Details

AppAssure

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Veritas NetBackup

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