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Likelihood to Recommend

Arcserve Backup

I think that Arcserve Backup is especially well suited for smaller locations, sites that have physical servers, or in locations where cost is a concern. I have not used it with Vmware, as we use Veeam Backup and Replication for that, but I understand that it is fully capable to do a great job with virtual environments. We have also not used it for replication, but know that it performs this task very well.
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Data Domain

Best suited for backup target, that's what it was designed for. The ingestion rate is very high, data exfil not so much. Doesn't work very well as a NAS (though functionally, that's what it is). It's very good at block-level deduplication of disparate types of data.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Arcserve Backup
8.2
Data Domain
8.1
Universal recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Data Domain
10.0
Live recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Data Domain
6.5
Recovery verification
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Data Domain
5.7
Business application protection
Arcserve Backup
8.0
Data Domain
7.7
Multiple backup destinations
Arcserve Backup
8.5
Data Domain
9.5
Incremental backup identification
Arcserve Backup
8.1
Data Domain
5.7
Backup to the cloud
Arcserve Backup
7.0
Data Domain
10.0
Deduplication and file compression
Arcserve Backup
8.1
Data Domain
10.0
Snapshots
Arcserve Backup
7.7
Data Domain
8.6
Flexible deployment
Arcserve Backup
8.5
Data Domain
7.0
Management dashboard
Arcserve Backup
8.2
Data Domain
7.5
Platform support
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Data Domain
8.0
Retention options
Arcserve Backup
8.0
Data Domain
8.0
Encryption
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Data Domain
9.5

Pros

  • A solid reliable backup solution with a proven track record.
  • Great functionality that allows monitoring and provides alerts.
  • A cost-effective solution, especially for smaller sites.
  • Restoration when needed, has always been able to give us the data required without failure.
  • Product support has always been excellent when needed.
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  • Cross-site replication.
  • Easily maintained, organized and replicated backup schedules and policies.
  • Deduplication is amazing, we are seeing in some cases with OS and file 22:1 dedupe.
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Cons

  • Support line just send a link so I have to research by my own.
  • Requires you to buy a license for every agent add on.
  • VMWare compatibility.
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  • VMware integration from a restoration perspective.
  • Initial ingestion for data can get bloated at first it would be nice to see a better estimation of what you most likely will see after dedupe and compression completes.
  • Better data aging and deletion capabilities, we see periodic bloating with lower retention policies.
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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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Data Domain10.0
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DD has performed flawlessly for almost 10 years as our backup/recovery storage with offsite replication. Given its track record and great support from EMC, we're unlikely to look elsewhere any time soon.
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Alternatives Considered

We use Veeam Backup and Replication at our larger sites where Vmware Virtualization is being used and is our product of choice in this venue. When it comes to our smaller sites, nothing is more affordable and reliable than Arcserve Backup.
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I have used NetBackup, CommVault, Tivoli, and Actifio in my previous environments. With Data Domain I am not constantly babysitting my backup to make sure it is not choking and dying and we are not bound by the same channel lane path constraints most backup software and hardware works on. By far the initial cost has been more than made up for with the time not being dedicated to backup.
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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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  • We were able to immediately discontinue our remote tape storage and TBU maintenance.
  • Reduced backup footprint in the data center.
  • It is costly to expand so buy it with a purpose.
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Pricing Details

Arcserve Backup

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

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