Asigra vs. Bacula Enterprise

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Asigra
Score 6.5 out of 10
N/A
Asigra is an enterprise-level, agentless, cloud-based recovery software to provide data backup and recovery of servers, virtual machines, endpoint devices, database, and SaaS/IaaS-based applications. Asigra charges customers by the amount of data they recover rather than the amount they back up.N/A
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10
N/A
Bacula Enterprise is a data center backup, restore, and recovery solution from Swiss, Dracula-themed software company Bacula Systems.N/A
Pricing
AsigraBacula Enterprise
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AsigraBacula Enterprise
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
AsigraBacula Enterprise
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Asigra
8.8
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Bacula Enterprise
9.3
52 Ratings
13% above category average
Backup to the cloud10.01 Ratings9.831 Ratings
Flexible deployment8.01 Ratings10.047 Ratings
Management dashboard9.01 Ratings9.249 Ratings
Platform support8.01 Ratings10.051 Ratings
Encryption9.01 Ratings10.041 Ratings
Universal recovery00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Instant recovery00 Ratings10.037 Ratings
Recovery verification00 Ratings10.045 Ratings
Business application protection00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations00 Ratings10.050 Ratings
Incremental backup identification00 Ratings10.051 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression00 Ratings9.844 Ratings
Snapshots00 Ratings10.039 Ratings
Retention options00 Ratings9.752 Ratings
Enterprise Backup
Comparison of Enterprise Backup features of Product A and Product B
Asigra
8.3
1 Ratings
0% above category average
Bacula Enterprise
-
Ratings
Continuous data protection8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Replication8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Operational reporting and analytics8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware protection9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AsigraBacula Enterprise
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(25 ratings)
10.0
(52 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(13 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(6 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
Availability
8.8
(5 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.5
(6 ratings)
10.0
(17 ratings)
In-Person Training
4.5
(1 ratings)
9.2
(2 ratings)
Online Training
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
1.2
(3 ratings)
9.8
(2 ratings)
Configurability
1.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
1.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
4.5
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AsigraBacula Enterprise
Likelihood to Recommend
Asigra
If implemented as a Cloud Service provider (Public Cloud), In House Solution (Private Cloud) or a mixture of both (Hybrid Cloud):
  • The Agentless Architecture means there are less support burdens.
  • Encryption at Source gives the customer confidence their data is secure.
  • WAN Optimisation (Compression & Block Level Incremential Forever and De-deupe of Data), enables a large amount of Data to be protected offsite.
  • One step Backup to both Local and Offsite storage enables LAN speed restores with offsite peace of mind.
  • Asigra Replication from DS-System to DS-System enables another geographically separate copy of the data.
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Bacula Systems
Well suited: - I use it for on premise and cloud backup and recovery and it is excellent for this job. - I also experiment with different hypervisors and till now Bacula seems to work with all of them - Security is really important for me as I had many bad experiences in the past and Bacula solution makes me totally confident. Less appropriate - You need to be experienced Linux user, I had to learn few more things in system to make the best use of it. - It's definitely designed for scalability and bigger companies than mine
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Pros
Asigra
  • Provides capability of local backups while maintaining remote copies on cloud to ensure faster recoveries of recent data and remote protection of all data.
  • Helps reduce cost of long term retention by leveraging the BLM functionality.
  • It does not need specialized hardware for it to work. Customers and Service Providers can choose their own infrastructure and do not need to rely on any OS or storage based replication even for deploying replication of backups.
  • Supports wide range of environments including virtual environments with remarkable features like remote VDR with incremental restores.
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Bacula Systems
  • Bacula has great plugins that work very accurately
  • Bacula is very simple to use, with a user-friendly web interface that facilitates operation.
  • Bacula performs the backups very accurately which is clearly noticed when a restore is performed
  • Its ease of use helps in training new support team members
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Cons
Asigra
  • We would like to see Asigra come out with a Replication Model for quick Recovery of systems upon Disaster. We can have quicker recovery, DR, with Virtual Machines but we would like to have Physical Machine recovery in less than 2 hours. Replication can accomplish this...
  • We would like to see Geolocation and remote wipe for endpoint devices
  • We would like to see the solution provide easy "roll back" after a disaster.
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Bacula Systems
  • Our team always points out the same problems, I believe that, today, is our biggest complaint: The interface (both graphical and the CLI) still needs improvement.
  • There is no mobile app to manage backups and restores from smartphones
  • Manual installation is time consuming.
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Likelihood to Renew
Asigra
  • Asigra is a great entry way into the cloud.
  • Compliance is a tricky thing. Jumping backup software means having to deal with previous copies somehow. Asigra is built for the long haul.
  • Asigra is continuing to increase their feature stack. They have made huge steps in the VM backup in the last 3 years and continue to implement features there.
  • As far as cloud backup software goes, there are many that can do it, but none that do it as well as Asigra.
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Bacula Systems
Easy to use, proactive and effective customer support, and simple deployment method. The high configurability is what makes this tool so effective for my organization - at no point do I have any issues of trust as to the restorability of a fileset. The GUI provided gives clear actionable reports as to the effectivity of the jobs performed.
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Usability
Asigra
It is a bit rough around the edges and the GUI feels like a wrap around of a CLI but it is simple to use. The problem comes in when there is an error code you are usually chasing down the error code in the specific vendor's forums rather than Asigra's
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Bacula Systems
This is a hard question. Usability for whom? For someone who is very comfortable at the command line and willing to put in the time to learn Bacula Enterprise's configuration syntax, it's very usable. Just don't expect to be an expert immediately.
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Reliability and Availability
Asigra
Over 6 consecutive years our Asigra Backend had 99.99% uptime and provided 7x24 data restore availability.
Software is robust in operations, provides N+1 node architecture to protect against failure of half of the nodes (majority of the nodes still up) and software based replication to protect against data loss across two geographically independent datacenter locations. Why not 10 points? Some major upgrades still require short downtime within a planned maintenance windows.
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Bacula Systems
Bacula Enterprise is always available when we need it, both the backup solution and system support
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Performance
Asigra
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Bacula Systems
Operation in the Bacula system has a light and fast interface and reports are generated almost instantly. Perhaps if Bacula is integrated with other solutions it may lose some performance
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Support Rating
Asigra
They respond quickly on your request. They ask for details at the time of logging the support request itself ensuring the first response is not for collecting the basic details only. They refund you the support request if they find it as a functionality issue. They follow up on you to ensure you are satisfied and happy with the response and resolution that they have provided.
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Bacula Systems
They're excellent, fast to respond and knowledgeable. I can't fault the support provided at all. On every occasion that we've had a need to contact them during our evaluation, installation, and use of Bacula Enterprise, they've always given us the help that we required. The responses they provide are detailed and we always feel that they've taken the time to read and understand our issue and give a full and personalized answer.
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In-Person Training
Asigra
No answers on this topic
Bacula Systems
The professor understood the tool very well, it was a fact that he had mastery over the system and knew what he was talking about, clearing up all doubts and passing on all the necessary knowledge so that we could handle Bacula Enterprise in our organization.
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Online Training
Asigra
Anything training past level 1 and level 2 is a waste of time. They do not offer training, just an exam and require you to read 2500 pages of their documentation as their training. They are selling you something which you already have. Training exams are far fetched and cover topics hidden within the documentation. A lot of their documentation does not match across itself. They don't even follow the standard versions Major.Minor.ServicePack.Hotfix. They use the MAJOR.MAJOR.MAJOR.Hotfix method, which doesn't match their documentation. They require you to take training in order to keep your engaged hybrid partnership. If you ask me personally, their training is a scam to make more money.
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Bacula Systems
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Asigra
Quick to install, easy to create jobs, schedules and retention policies. No large cycles of setting up backup volumes or trash volumes. Retention job itself configures the BLM functionality so you don't need an expertise to handle the BLM module separately.
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Bacula Systems
Bacula Systems and especially Bacula Brazil were extremely attentive and served us very well, making all implementations or changes work perfectly
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Alternatives Considered
Asigra
I would say that it has the same functionality as the three mentioned above in their respective fields (might have a bit less than some of them) but Asigra offers all of this and more so if you are looking for a single backup solution across the entire firm then Asigra is the much better choice
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Bacula Systems
I used CTERA almost from the time they started up. In short, it was very easy to use but configuration was limited; and in the end the agents were troublesome and I could not restore files. They had one person on staff who was terrific with tech support, when he left support became difficult and I lost confidence. Acronis was my first experience with a bare-metal recovery operation and it was terrific. Really saved the day. I would still be using it except the licensing was difficult and expensive and the software wasn't Linux friendly.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Asigra
No answers on this topic
Bacula Systems
Regarding contracts, negotiations were extremely accessible and clear in every sales model offered.
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Scalability
Asigra
No answers on this topic
Bacula Systems
Bacula provides intelligent scalability by expanding backups across multiple environments, data backup, Oracle, virtual machines, Office365, cloud...
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Return on Investment
Asigra
  • Our entire Asigra environment can be easily monitored through one plane of glass thanks to their DS-Operator and Asigra Management Console.
  • It's quite simple to use and navigate.
  • Never has restoration fallen short.
  • Data from several generations can be saved and retrieved.
  • After a hardware failure, an edge server can be easily and quickly rebuilt.
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Bacula Systems
  • Our Disaster Recovery policy in regards to backups and archiving is made possible because of our use of Bacula Enterprise.
  • TCO is very low as the yearly subscription is very competitively priced. Management of the software is very low so we don't have to spend hours maintaining our backups.
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