Asigra vs. Barracuda Backup

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Asigra
Score 6.4 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
Barracuda Backup
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Barracuda Backup is a data recovery, restoration, and deduplication product from Barracuda Networks. It features data center backup support for email protection, network & application security, and general data protection.N/A
Pricing
AsigraBarracuda Backup
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AsigraBarracuda Backup
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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Community Pulse
AsigraBarracuda Backup
Considered Both Products
Asigra
Chose Asigra
Asigra matches up very well against other products. Features are very similar and pricing is close as well. This product seemed to be a better fit for our institution.
Barracuda Backup

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AsigraBarracuda Backup
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Asigra
8.8
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Barracuda Backup
6.3
34 Ratings
26% below category average
Backup to the cloud10.01 Ratings9.033 Ratings
Flexible deployment8.01 Ratings1.518 Ratings
Management dashboard9.01 Ratings1.620 Ratings
Platform support8.01 Ratings6.220 Ratings
Encryption9.01 Ratings9.016 Ratings
Universal recovery00 Ratings8.027 Ratings
Instant recovery00 Ratings1.630 Ratings
Recovery verification00 Ratings7.129 Ratings
Business application protection00 Ratings8.724 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations00 Ratings8.831 Ratings
Incremental backup identification00 Ratings8.032 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression00 Ratings8.034 Ratings
Snapshots00 Ratings1.425 Ratings
Retention options00 Ratings9.020 Ratings
Enterprise Backup
Comparison of Enterprise Backup features of Product A and Product B
Asigra
8.3
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Barracuda Backup
-
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
AsigraBarracuda Backup
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(25 ratings)
5.3
(34 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(13 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(6 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Availability
8.8
(5 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.5
(6 ratings)
9.2
(7 ratings)
In-Person Training
4.5
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
1.2
(3 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
1.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
1.0
(1 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
4.5
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
1.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
1.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AsigraBarracuda Backup
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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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
There are few scenarios that it's not well suited for as long as it's either VMware or Agent Based installations. I have not had success with directly backing up a non-Windows file share. I would definitely test the product first if you are not planning to directly backup through an agent.
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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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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Quickness to deploy. You will not need an expert to get this up and running.
  • Extremely intuitive interface: Brand new techs can pick this up without much training.
  • Global Accessibility: The cloud interface allows administrators to access their backups from everywhere for quick restores after hours.
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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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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • In some of the older version of the software, drilling down to restore a single files was quite the process. It's still a little slow to this day, but improvements have been made.
  • It would be nice to have the ability to spin up a virtual machine directly on the backup appliance in the event of a failed server. At current time you need a Hyper-v or VMWare environment to restore a failed machine to.
  • Once you put the device in cloud control mode, some of your options are limited when you log directly into the local appliance. I personally would like to see all the options remain the same so I can administer the device the same remotely and I would sitting in front of it.
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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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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Love the units
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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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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
The front-end webpages are basic without to much clutter which makes finding what you are trying to do fairly easy.
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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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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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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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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
They are always quick to get you routed to a tech support person and always get follow up after contacting them. Last experience was amazing, she adjusted my boxes and they perform even better. I cannot say enough about the support. We had some trouble with one of the windows servers leaving the volume shadow copy out there and would fail. They worked with us to adjust and get working. After that it has been months since I have had to do anything with the server to keep the backups running.
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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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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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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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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Work on a backup agent for Mac OS X or any Apple OS.
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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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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
I'm much happier with how Barracuda lays out their console and user interface. Acronis is a great product and you do get what you expect. But to have a the learning curve personally cut by at least 50% is a great thing to have when it comes to training new members to the IT team and getting them up to speed of our procedures.
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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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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • We've had a couple situations where we've had to pull data back down from the BBS cloud and while it can take a while sometimes, we haven't had an issue where we haven't been able to restore something that we needed. Overall it has been very reliable.
  • We've had to implement two other backup systems in addition to Barracuda Backup and dedicate our BBSs to just mission-critical data because we're size-locked in our appliances. Upgrading to larger models is not financially viable at the moment and we can't expand their internal storage or point them to an iSCSI share or likewise. We brought in other systems to handle non-critical and virtual data because of those storage limitations.
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