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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

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Score 7.5 out of 101

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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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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

For a purely virtualized environment, I love it. I recommend using it with fast storage if you want to benefit from the Instant Recovery feature. If you have slow storage like a USB disk drive - Instant Recovery may not be fun for you.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Arcserve Backup
8.9
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.9
Universal recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
8.5
Live recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
8.3
Recovery verification
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
9.0
Business application protection
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.3
Multiple backup destinations
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
6.6
Incremental backup identification
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.5
Backup to the cloud
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.3
Deduplication and file compression
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.5
Snapshots
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
9.3
Flexible deployment
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
Management dashboard
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
Platform support
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
Retention options
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
Encryption
Arcserve Backup
9.6
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

Pros

  • Backs up Windows and Linux virtual and physical servers quickly. After the initial full backup, data is deduped and compressed. This dramatically reduced the backup window. Restores are easily accomplished, using intuitive web interfaces.
  • The data is easily replicated between units. Scheduled to occur in the middle of the night, network bandwidth is not dramatically impacted. Truly, a set it and forget it operation.
  • Using the appropriate UDP, administrators can actually "spin up" a virtual machine from the latest backup, allowing disaster recovery on your critical servers while repairing failures in the background.
  • Copy-to-Tape function is available. This satisfies annual and quarterly data retention requirements.
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  • UniTrends instant recovery feature is just that, instant recovery. As long as your backup storage resides on fast storage, once you click the 'Instant recovery' button, the server is accessible within a few seconds.
  • Support is tremendous. Like most backup solutions, UniTrends has not been without issues. Every time I have engaged support, I have been incredibly impressed with their willingness to assist and their ability to resolve our issues.
  • The new interface is intuitive and easy to use.
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Cons

  • File System Archive is limited without stubbing
  • Virtual Standby is limited to Windows only
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  • I could have gone on and on about the positives of the unitrends appliance and even now I am remembering more and more good things I could have said in the last question. There is only a couple of things I think that could be improved and people have been saying it for many many moons. The interface could use something a little more windows interfaceish. The other thing is that I have noticed terminology being changed from one screen to the next. Not a huge deal but can be confusing to someone who is using the device for the first time.
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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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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance8.7
Based on 15 answers
It is a rock solid appliance and a rock solid company. We have had great support and great success with Unitrends.
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Usability

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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance8.1
Based on 9 answers
I have never used such an easy product that is stable and scalable like Unitrends. I have been running backups for MANY years. On premise, tape, disk, cloud, you name it. Unitrends is very flexible, stable and has incredible reporting features. It's nice when management requests a report and it takes you 5 minutes to run it and dump it to PDF. How can you beat that?
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Support

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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance7.8
Based on 16 answers
I've never had one issue and they are always quick to respond
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Implementation

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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance8.1
Based on 8 answers
The Unitrends employees involved in the installation were very friendly and knowledgeable. A certain degree of hiccups can be expected during any installation but never shook my confidence because of the friendly and knowledgeable team that was assigned to my project.
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Alternatives Considered

Arcserve UDP is fast, reducing our backup window from +20 hours to less than an hour. Arcserve UDP also has proven itself when restoring databases and files to to the same location or alternate locations quickly and efficiently. We have also successfully created "synthetic" Full backup tapes from the current backup sets
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It took me exactly 1 year from the time I first saw unitrends till the day we made the purchase. I selected Unitrends for one reason and one reason only. It works every single time.
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Return on Investment

  • Using arcserve UDP we managed to reuse the storage used for the previous solution and extend the backup retention to 3 months from two weeks!
  • The cost of using a single solution for backup, DR and replication is much lower than using backup software, VMware SRM and storage replications.
  • BMR capabilities and v2v allows us to use VMware on the production mixture of VMware and hyper-v on the DR to reduce the costs.
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  • Since moving to Unitrends, our backups have been more reliable than they ever were with Backup Exec.
  • Unitrends has given us the ability to do hourly backups of our file servers. Users that request file restores have really appreciated the granularity of recovery that I'm able to provide them.
  • Unitrends allowed us to consolidate our backup solutions (previously we were using one application for physical and one for virtual backups), which makes the management of backups and restores much more streamlined.
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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

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details