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Asigra

34 Ratings

Barracuda Backup

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41 Ratings

Asigra

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Barracuda Backup

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Likelihood to Recommend

Asigra

I have been working with backup solutions for around 14 years now. Asigra is one solution that has a wide range of features and functionalities while retaining the simplicity of usage and making it a very simple product to learn and start using.What is also important is the post sales support wherein the product code is done so well that you rarely need to engage Asigra's support team for escalations and support calls. On top of it, Asigra technical support works very well to ensure you are taken care of well & quickly. This is one of the most important things that you look for while evaluating any product as you need to have the right people around you when you are in trouble.
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Barracuda Backup

For larger environments, with virtual infrastructure in place, and the network bandwidth to support it, a Barracuda backup is great. It's easy to back up an entire cluster, or just a single server. When it comes to restoring or spinning up a downed machine, the Barracuda Backup is second to none in these sort of environments.For the smaller clients, with budget concerns, only a few servers, not having the ability to spin up a failed server on the backup appliance itself is a little painful since we'd have to replace the physical hardware before getting services back online. I think having this ability would make for a great selling point to those smaller to medium size businesses that could benefit from this product.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Asigra
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Universal recovery
Asigra
Barracuda Backup
9.7
Live recovery
Asigra
Barracuda Backup
9.2
Recovery verification
Asigra
Barracuda Backup
9.7
Business application protection
Asigra
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Multiple backup destinations
Asigra
Barracuda Backup
9.3
Incremental backup identification
Asigra
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Backup to the cloud
Asigra
Barracuda Backup
9.8
Deduplication and file compression
Asigra
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Snapshots
Asigra
Barracuda Backup
9.0
Flexible deployment
Asigra
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Management dashboard
Asigra
Barracuda Backup
10.0
Platform support
Asigra
Barracuda Backup
9.8
Retention options
Asigra
Barracuda Backup
10.0
Encryption
Asigra
Barracuda Backup
9.6

Pros

  • Asigra's Agentless Backup and Recovery solution protects many various platforms and services... servers, virtual machines, endpoint devices, DB's/Apps, Salesforce.com data, etc... no more multiple point solutions to manage. Agentless means less complication, less installation, configuration and management of individual servers. Asigra provides us with a Secure, Reliable, Scalable and easy to administer and manage solution.
  • We get Recovery and Restoration assurance with Asigra. features such as Autonomic Healing and Validation Restore ensures our data recovered is consistent and accurate, and we can recover our data successfully, every time.
  • Secure and Compliant solution. As a public company, we appreciate the Security and Encryption methods from Asigra. The solution encrypts information at the source using a FIPS 140-2 certified algorithm, ensuring our data is secure both, in-flight and at rest... great for SOX and HIPAA requirements.
  • Automation and efficiency... We can schedule and automate the backup process, thus reducing the need for manual intervention and freeing up time of our IT staff for other projects and activities. The Asigra process is very efficient
  • We can manage the solution and all its components from a single pane of glass and, with the hardward/software agnostic behavior of the solution, we can mix and match the way we protect, regardless of operating systems, virtual platforms, applications, storage arrays or cloud deployment models
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  • Thorough selection list with customized data sets per server.
  • Customizable schedule for all data sources and customizable data retention policies.
  • Restorability based on data age and saves space with deduplication and "smart" backup plans.
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Cons

  • 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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  • The first couple setups that we did were confusing (regarding retention settings), but once you get the hang of it its a snap
  • If you are using large SQL databases or have a big Info Store, you may undersize the appliance needed
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Likelihood to Renew

Asigra8.5
Based on 14 answers
  • 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 Backup10.0
Based on 2 answers
Love the units
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Usability

Asigra8.0
Based on 6 answers
Easy to use, great scalability, feature packed... Asigra is truly an end-to-end enterprise solution, not simply a point product. Asigra handles backup and restoration of client data across multiple OS platforms- Windows, Linux, Unix, IBM AS400, Mac X, etc... They include servers, desktops, laptops, mobile devices, virtual and physical machines. Some key features to note: Deduplication, Continuous Data Protection, Agentless Backup, Replication (New), Silent mode installation, Best of breed/start of art Security, Storage Discovery/Assessment tools, Autonomic healing... and more.Asigra simplifies Cloud backup, period. Do your clients want a full Public Cloud, Hybrid... what about Private built solution? Asigra handles all, with ease and, with over 26 years of ZERO security breaches.
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Barracuda Backup9.5
Based on 2 answers
Usability and Performance
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Reliability and Availability

Asigra8.8
Based on 5 answers
At the front of Asigra availability is the N+1 capabilities of the DS-System. Multiple nodes that load balance and are fault tolerant giving the DS-System a robust availability offering. The N+1 can survive as long as 50% +1 of the nodes are running. Data availability is strong via Asigra's replication module. Both bidirectional and unidirectional replication for the DS-System exist. Bidirectional replication requires the MSP to purchase double the licensing. That cost is going to be passed on to the customer. Many MSP's opt for the unidirectional, which requires a manual switch over on the DS-License server to change a replication vault to a production vault. With that being said, Asigra replication is very efficient and allows for multiple, in-region and out-region backup vaults. The DS-System works best on Linux utilizing PostgreSQL for the backend database. Ideally, this should be clustered. Clustering a PostgreSQL database is not as straight forward as doing it with Microsoft. That adds some administrative overhead and requires some PostgreSQL expertise end users and MSP's have to find.The Windows DS-Client, the piece doing the backup, can be gridded for a multi-node backup cluster. Unfortunately, the Linux DS-Client cannot be gridded.
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Barracuda Backup7.0
Based on 1 answer
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Support

Asigra1.3
Based on 4 answers
Support is very triage based now, for the price it should be full service support and not a cold hand off for a support case.
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Barracuda Backup10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best support in business class
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Online Training

Asigra1.0
Based on 1 answer
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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Implementation

Asigra1.2
Based on 3 answers
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 Backup8.0
Based on 1 answer
Work on a backup agent for Mac OS X or any Apple OS.
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Alternatives Considered

Asigra does well at file level backups. It is great at controlling the life cycle of file generations along with meeting requirements of long life retention.
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Barracuda is MUCH easier to set up and use then Unitrends. Unitrends does not offer direct download of backed up files from their cloud, while Barracuda does. Unitrends uses a non-standard and difficult to use implementation of retention/archiving. Unitrends' backup to Amazon S3 does not work as advertised, offers no bandwidth throttling, and requires frequent full backups to be transferred over the internet as opposed to using incremental forever. Barracuda did not offer as good of a price as Unitrends.
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Return on Investment

  • We view Asigra as having a positive impact on our business. Over the years we have supported many many different kinds of backup and recovery tools and most have too many holes to build your business around.
  • In any sales cycle you hate to be eliminated early on because you can't address a client's technical requirement. With Asigra this almost never happens which means you always make the short list and by then it's less about technology and more about the economics of a deal.
  • We use proof-of-concepts regularly during the sales cycle. As the Arigra technology is agentless we never really have to bother the client to install software on the target devices and no reboots are required. This makes getting the client up and running quickly very easy. Most software that we've used in the past just isn't built this way.
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  • The ease of use has made it more likely that backups are available when we need them and that we can restore them quickly.
  • The recent issues with downloading directly from the cloud have hindered one particular project that required restoring files from the cloud to a site that doesn't have a Barracuda device on premise.
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Pricing Details

Asigra

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

Barracuda Backup

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