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Arcserve Backup

19 Ratings

Vembu BDR Suite

31 Ratings

Arcserve Backup

19 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 101

Vembu BDR Suite

31 Ratings
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Score 8.1 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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Vembu BDR Suite

It is very well designed and easier to start with. The UI is very simple yet powerful enough. I would recommend Vembu BDR for managing Windows and Vmware environments. There are a plethora of features available which is surprising. The option to encrypt your backups and scheduling email reports after every task(Successful/failed) is a great advantage.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Arcserve Backup
8.9
Vembu BDR Suite
8.2
Universal recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Vembu BDR Suite
7.8
Live recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Vembu BDR Suite
7.9
Recovery verification
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Vembu BDR Suite
7.5
Business application protection
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Vembu BDR Suite
9.1
Multiple backup destinations
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Vembu BDR Suite
9.1
Incremental backup identification
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Vembu BDR Suite
8.4
Backup to the cloud
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Vembu BDR Suite
8.9
Deduplication and file compression
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Vembu BDR Suite
7.7
Snapshots
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Vembu BDR Suite
8.6
Flexible deployment
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Vembu BDR Suite
8.1
Management dashboard
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Vembu BDR Suite
7.8
Platform support
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Vembu BDR Suite
7.6
Retention options
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Vembu BDR Suite
8.3
Encryption
Arcserve Backup
9.6
Vembu BDR Suite
8.4

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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  • The most important things is that it's very easy to configure and has faster deployment.
  • Very good compression ratio and backups are faster than traditional VM backup tools.
  • Forever incremental is another useful feature which will save storage space.
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Cons

  • File System Archive is limited without stubbing
  • Virtual Standby is limited to Windows only
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  • Stability. Our VMBackup product on Windows 2012 keeps crashing the Hyper-V Management Service and then failing.
  • Upgrade process. Going from 3.5 to 3.8 was paiiinful.
  • Support process. Getting support has often required many days of support personnel being continuous connected to our production server via TeamViewer.
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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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Vembu BDR Suite5.0
Based on 1 answer
Stability is an issue on Windows 2012 and the upgrade process was painful
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Usability

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Vembu BDR Suite8.1
Based on 14 answers
There are a lot of hefty backup solutions available with Enterprise pricing strategies. I was surprised to see the easier backup server configuration and installation. Most importantly, it does its job by covering all the basic needs of a BDR software. I would love to test its functionalities more and recommend to my colleagues and friends.
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Support

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Vembu BDR Suite7.0
Based on 2 answers
It often takes a very long time to get an issue fixed. the support folks seem committed to getting it fixed but they often seem to be trying different things and hoping something works. I did not get the sense that they had a clear idea what was wrong.
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Implementation

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Vembu BDR Suite7.0
Based on 1 answer
Not really.
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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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Good FeaturesBetter PricingSimple InterfaceEasy Installation and Configuration
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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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  • When working and stable it is "set and forget" so that reduces time to maintain.
  • Flexibility on number of backups to retain and additional full backups to make have allowed NAS storage management and avoided significant additional storage purchases.
  • When the product is unstable, as our 2012 VM backup is, it costs us time monitoring and restarting services or servers and dealing with Vembu support who have directed us to Microsoft for VSS support although the product worked fine on the platform prior to upgrade, and no additional software has been installed since.
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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

Vembu BDR Suite

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