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Score 7.9 out of 101

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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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
8.5
vDPA
9.4
Universal recovery
Arcserve Backup
9.0
vDPA
10.0
Live recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.7
vDPA
9.0
Recovery verification
Arcserve Backup
8.7
vDPA
10.0
Business application protection
Arcserve Backup
8.1
vDPA
10.0
Multiple backup destinations
Arcserve Backup
8.4
vDPA
Incremental backup identification
Arcserve Backup
8.7
vDPA
Backup to the cloud
Arcserve Backup
8.1
vDPA
Deduplication and file compression
Arcserve Backup
8.4
vDPA
Snapshots
Arcserve Backup
8.6
vDPA
9.0
Flexible deployment
Arcserve Backup
8.5
vDPA
Management dashboard
Arcserve Backup
8.1
vDPA
8.0
Platform support
Arcserve Backup
9.0
vDPA
10.0
Retention options
Arcserve Backup
8.4
vDPA
9.0
Encryption
Arcserve Backup
9.0
vDPA

Pros

Arcserve Backup

  • Arcserve Backup has many offerings to fit many business sizes and needs.
  • It offers excellent features like dedupe, high availability, DR, and BMR.
  • Arcserve Backup sales and technical support is good to work with.
  • Very nice reseller program and benefits.
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vDPA

  • 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

Arcserve Backup

  • Has a steep learning curve to the product, if not experienced in backup solutions.
  • Windows backup and restore functionality is excellent, however, we have found Linux somewhat lacking.
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vDPA

  • 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 Backup

Arcserve Backup 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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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vDPA

No score
No answers yet
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Support

Arcserve Backup

Arcserve Backup 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Arcserve Backup support is usually very good. Their chat is usually able to fix most general issues, but will escalate more in depth issues to technical engineers that call you back. Their product knowledge is really good and usually resolve issues promptly.
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vDPA

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Arcserve Backup

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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vDPA

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

Arcserve Backup

  • Deploying Arcserve UDP with the "copy-to-tape" option allowed us to reuse well over 50 LTO5 tapes used by our previous backup solution. Further, we extended data retention on site (maintaining monthly backups on disk) as well as extending off site data retention on tape.
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vDPA

  • 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

vDPA

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Arcserve Backup
8.4
vDPA
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Arcserve Backup
10.0
vDPA

Support

Arcserve Backup
9.0
vDPA

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