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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    Asigra

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Barracuda Backup

    81%
    Barracuda Backup ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Universal recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    27 Ratings

    Live recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    30 Ratings

    Recovery verification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    29 Ratings

    Business application protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    24 Ratings

    Multiple backup destinations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    31 Ratings

    Incremental backup identification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    32 Ratings

    Backup to the cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    33 Ratings

    Deduplication and file compression

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    34 Ratings

    Snapshots

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    25 Ratings

    Flexible deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    18 Ratings

    Management dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    20 Ratings

    Platform support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    20 Ratings

    Retention options

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    20 Ratings

    Encryption

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    16 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Asigra is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Availability
    • Barracuda Backup is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Asigra

    90%
    25 Ratings
    7.7

    Barracuda Backup

    77%
    34 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.5

    Asigra

    85%
    14 Ratings
    10.0

    Barracuda Backup

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Asigra

    80%
    6 Ratings
    8.2

    Barracuda Backup

    82%
    3 Ratings

    Availability

    8.8

    Asigra

    88%
    10 Ratings
    7.0

    Barracuda Backup

    70%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    Asigra

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Barracuda Backup

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.5

    Asigra

    75%
    12 Ratings
    9.6

    Barracuda Backup

    96%
    12 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    4.5

    Asigra

    45%
    1 Rating

    Barracuda Backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    1.0

    Asigra

    10%
    1 Rating

    Barracuda Backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    1.2

    Asigra

    12%
    6 Ratings
    8.0

    Barracuda Backup

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    4.5

    Asigra

    45%
    1 Rating
    7.0

    Barracuda Backup

    70%
    1 Rating

    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.
    Jeremy Wyatt | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Barracuda Backup

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Barracuda Backup

    • 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.
    Tim Lillis | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Matthew P. Grosso | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Barracuda Backup

    • 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.
    Josh McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Asigra

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Barracuda Backup

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Asigra

    Asigra 8.5
    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.
    Matthew Brady | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Barracuda Backup

    Barracuda Backup 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Love the units
    Jhonna Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Asigra

    Asigra 8.0
    Based on 6 answers
    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
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Barracuda Backup

    Barracuda Backup 8.2
    Based on 3 answers
    The front-end webpages are basic without to much clutter which makes finding what you are trying to do fairly easy.
    dan berezowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Asigra

    Asigra 8.8
    Based on 10 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.
    Christian Buhn | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Barracuda Backup

    Barracuda Backup 7.0
    Based on 2 answers
    No answer on this topic is available.

    Support Rating

    Asigra

    Asigra 7.5
    Based on 12 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Barracuda Backup

    Barracuda Backup 9.6
    Based on 12 answers
    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.
    Nicholas Rollins | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Asigra

    Asigra 1.0
    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.
    Stephen Sifers | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Barracuda Backup

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    Asigra

    Asigra 1.2
    Based on 6 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Barracuda Backup

    Barracuda Backup 8.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Work on a backup agent for Mac OS X or any Apple OS.
    Jhonna Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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
    Njaal Michelsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Barracuda Backup

    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.
    Dustin Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Asigra

    • One of the positive impacts is that the solution allows us to free up IT resources to focus on other tasks.
    • Asigra has one of the best channel partner programs I have come across.
    • This product is one of the few backup solutions that I've worked with that doesn't require an agent installed on the target device, making it easier to deploy to new devices.
    Mauro Carrillo | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Barracuda Backup

    • 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.
    Jason Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

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