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Likelihood to Recommend

Arcserve Backup

Arcserve UDP is fully suited for small to large size environments that need complete data protection solutions with the ability to run the fastest backups, replications, instant VM and DR.
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Barracuda Backup

For larger environments, with virtual infrastructure in place, and the network bandwidth to support it, a Barracuda backup is great. It's easy to back up an entire cluster, or just a single server. When it comes to restoring or spinning up a downed machine, the Barracuda Backup is second to none in these sort of environments.For the smaller clients, with budget concerns, only a few servers, not having the ability to spin up a failed server on the backup appliance itself is a little painful since we'd have to replace the physical hardware before getting services back online. I think having this ability would make for a great selling point to those smaller to medium size businesses that could benefit from this product.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Arcserve Backup
8.3
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Universal recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Barracuda Backup
9.7
Live recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Barracuda Backup
9.2
Recovery verification
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Barracuda Backup
9.8
Business application protection
Arcserve Backup
8.0
Barracuda Backup
9.7
Multiple backup destinations
Arcserve Backup
8.5
Barracuda Backup
9.4
Incremental backup identification
Arcserve Backup
8.1
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Backup to the cloud
Arcserve Backup
7.1
Barracuda Backup
9.8
Deduplication and file compression
Arcserve Backup
8.2
Barracuda Backup
9.7
Snapshots
Arcserve Backup
7.7
Barracuda Backup
9.0
Flexible deployment
Arcserve Backup
8.5
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Management dashboard
Arcserve Backup
8.2
Barracuda Backup
10.0
Platform support
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Barracuda Backup
9.8
Retention options
Arcserve Backup
8.0
Barracuda Backup
10.0
Encryption
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Barracuda Backup
9.6

Pros

  • Backup of Virtual and Physical Machines
  • Replication
  • Instant Virtual Machines
  • Copy to Tape
  • Automatic testing of Disaster Recovery environments
  • Virtual standby automatic restore of VM's and Physical machines
  • Backup using hardware snapshots
  • Backup of Exchange 365
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  • Thorough selection list with customized data sets per server.
  • Customizable schedule for all data sources and customizable data retention policies.
  • Restorability based on data age and saves space with deduplication and "smart" backup plans.
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Cons

  • File System Archive is limited without stubbing
  • Virtual Standby is limited to Windows only
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  • A better way to access network configurations.
  • A more robust error reporting.
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Likelihood to Renew

Arcserve Backup10.0
Based on 1 answer
Arcserve UDP provides our organization lots of benefits and it is much more than a simple backup and restore solution. We use it for cross platform DR, storage agnostic replications, DR solution instead of VMware SRM and more.
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Barracuda Backup10.0
Based on 2 answers
Love the units
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Usability

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Barracuda Backup9.5
Based on 2 answers
Usability and Performance
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Support

No score
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Barracuda Backup10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best support in business class
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Implementation

No score
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Barracuda Backup8.0
Based on 1 answer
Work on a backup agent for Mac OS X or any Apple OS.
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Alternatives Considered

We have selected ARCserve v.s the competition for several reasons - the Arcserve UDP data reduction was by far better than the competition, Additionally we found the solution easy to use compared to other alternatives, with the greatest replication and advanced features such as immediate access to backed up data without restore, SLA meeting and more.
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For cloud only solutions, this may be great for small businesses or individuals, but the ability to have onsite as well as offsite backups makes recovery faster and more diverse to ensure all areas of data can be recovered quickly
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Return on Investment

  • Arcserve Backup is relatively low cost in comparison to some other products. It is full-featured and continues to receive additional updates and added features. This makes it an ideal backup solution for smaller sites and the reliability to restore from backups is excellent.
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  • It is hard to put a dollar value to backups as data loss can be small or large. From saving an overwritten file which can save a few hours of work redoing, or a virus or hard drive failure that can cost you thousands in customer data.
  • ROI may never be returned if you never need to recover, but consider the potential loss as your ROI.
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Pricing Details

Arcserve Backup

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

Barracuda Backup

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