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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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Veritas Backup Exec

Veritas is good for old school shops that don't want to move to the future with newer styled backup options. If you want any cloud backup options the industry is moving more towards Veeam.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Arcserve Backup
8.3
Veritas Backup Exec
7.4
Universal recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Veritas Backup Exec
7.5
Live recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Veritas Backup Exec
7.5
Recovery verification
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Veritas Backup Exec
7.5
Business application protection
Arcserve Backup
8.0
Veritas Backup Exec
7.7
Multiple backup destinations
Arcserve Backup
8.5
Veritas Backup Exec
7.4
Incremental backup identification
Arcserve Backup
8.1
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
Backup to the cloud
Arcserve Backup
7.1
Veritas Backup Exec
6.6
Deduplication and file compression
Arcserve Backup
8.2
Veritas Backup Exec
6.4
Snapshots
Arcserve Backup
7.7
Veritas Backup Exec
6.5
Flexible deployment
Arcserve Backup
8.5
Veritas Backup Exec
7.0
Management dashboard
Arcserve Backup
8.2
Veritas Backup Exec
6.9
Platform support
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
Retention options
Arcserve Backup
8.0
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
Encryption
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Veritas Backup Exec
8.2

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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  • Design jobs with unique schedules and times, with exceptions to avoid or run one-time jobs.
  • Backup any type of database across Windows servers, including granular restoration of mailboxes or SQL databases.
  • Customized retention of data to keep backup jobs depending on age or automatic overwrite of older data.
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Cons

  • Initially, the setup, configuration, and management can be a bit daunting as is the overall learning curve.
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  • Big area is now time to do a restore and since it is also limited by tape drive they could work on speeding up this process
  • Would like to see a more user friendly dashboard setup for SBE
  • Could add some more options to current setup like reporting and trouble shooting for issues with backups!
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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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Veritas Backup Exec7.3
Based on 2 answers
I would have given it a 10 but my organization doesn't currently use Symantec
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Alternatives Considered

To be succinct, we have used Veeam B&R for a number of years, against our VM environment, and we have yet to find anything that tops it. However, if you have physical machines in your environment still, then Arcserve is a great option, especially for the replication aspect.
Backup Exec has fallen behind the pack since we used it a number of years ago and changes to the platform have severely weakened the product. Arcserve sits above Backup Exec.
Druva we have just started using, mainly for our laptops, but they do have a cloud-based backup solution that we looked at.
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Symantec does have a leg up on the competitors if cost isn't a factor for a customer. However, even Symantec's price point is pretty compatible.
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Return on Investment

  • We were able to roll back up and replication into one product, which reduced the costs without having to go with multiple vendors.
  • As a result of Arcserve UDP, we were able to implement a full DR scenario test, which until that point hadn't been successful.
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  • For my customers who purchase Symantec products they see an increase in efficiency on the employee side and customer facing side of their businesses.
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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

Veritas Backup Exec

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