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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 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
9.8
Business application protection
Asigra
Barracuda Backup
9.7
Multiple backup destinations
Asigra
Barracuda Backup
9.4
Incremental backup identification
Asigra
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Backup to the cloud
Asigra
Barracuda Backup
9.8
Deduplication and file compression
Asigra
Barracuda Backup
9.7
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

  • 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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  • Backups are readily available.
  • Error reports detail what is wrong. Barracuda customer support is very helpful and they're open 24/7.
  • We can manage all our clients under the Barracuda cloud control. Which is easier then switching websites.
  • We are given a detailed list of Office 365 items that are not being backed up. This allows us to make changed to each user and disregard what we don't what to get backed up.
  • Offsite vaulting has allowed us to put revisions to the cloud and their retention policies are easy to understand.
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Cons

  • GUI can be sometimes not as straightforward to new users.
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  • More training material or courses could be included.
  • Notifications could have a bit more configuration.
  • Archive alerts would be nice.
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Likelihood to Renew

Asigra8.5
Based on 14 answers
Although Asigra has been around 25+ years the product is continually developed and still to this day remains a market innovator not only in terms of technology but also in commercial models.
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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
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 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 licensing model is more straight forward than eVault and has an easier user interface.Asigra is more robust and feature rich than Mozy or Carbonite.Asigra offers true multi-tenancy, where the Symantec products do not offer such features.Asigra's feature stack holds water against the other competitors out there. As far as cloud backup goes, it is the most mature cloud backup software on the market. As well as being mature, the security exemplified by the NIST FIPS 140-2 encryption certification is far ahead of its competitors.
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I found Backup Exec to be clunky and difficult to navigate. I definitely didn't want to have to go change out tapes every day for all of my servers. Other solutions had tape carousels etc but you still had to swap them out. I like that BBS is cloud based and easy to connect to via any browser and tapeless
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Return on Investment

  • Reduced backup software licensing cost.
  • More efficient offsite protection of data.
  • Regulation compliance
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  • PRO: Faster data recovery
  • PRO: Removed need to be on premises for data restores
  • PRO: enabled painless offsite backups.
  • CON: Instant replacement is costly per year, and terms are subject to change without warning concerning product refresh.
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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