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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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vDPA

VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced is well suited for a thin client environment, and/or an environment that runs multiple virtual servers. It is also well suited for an environment with disaster recover requirements that require backups of everything. vSphere is very expensive, so it would probably not be a very good choice for a startup that could use a cheaper alternative in the beginning, or a physical machine environment.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Arcserve Backup
8.2
vDPA
9.4
Universal recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.4
vDPA
10.0
Live recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.6
vDPA
9.0
Recovery verification
Arcserve Backup
8.6
vDPA
10.0
Business application protection
Arcserve Backup
8.0
vDPA
10.0
Multiple backup destinations
Arcserve Backup
8.5
vDPA
Incremental backup identification
Arcserve Backup
8.1
vDPA
Backup to the cloud
Arcserve Backup
7.0
vDPA
Deduplication and file compression
Arcserve Backup
8.1
vDPA
Snapshots
Arcserve Backup
7.7
vDPA
9.0
Flexible deployment
Arcserve Backup
8.5
vDPA
Management dashboard
Arcserve Backup
8.2
vDPA
8.0
Platform support
Arcserve Backup
8.9
vDPA
10.0
Retention options
Arcserve Backup
8.0
vDPA
9.0
Encryption
Arcserve Backup
8.8
vDPA

Pros

  • Cost - A very affordable solution.
  • Support and Sales - Arcserve has been top notch to us with the sales process and support.
  • Replication - One of the core reasons we selected the product. We find the replication side of the software fantastic.
  • Backup - An excellent backup product that provides just great functionality and restore-ability at a granular level.
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  • Maintains backups of all virtual systems for disaster recovery compliance.
  • Supports plugins for backups of Microsoft systems.
  • As with most VMware products vSphere is incredibly 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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  • Reports are too complex, could be made clearer.
  • The interface could be simplified.
  • Backups of physical servers take a very long time.
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Likelihood to Renew

Arcserve Backup10.0
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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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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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CloudBacko is the only similar product that I have used, and while it worked by backing up my virtual machines to Google Drive, VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced not only backs up the virtual machines, buton databases, physical servers and more, and backs them up to a centralized location, and has 24/7 live support.
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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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  • Virtual machines and servers are backed up and secure
  • DR compliance is met
  • Multiple platforms backed up to a central location
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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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vDPA

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