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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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CommVault

Commvault's strength lies in its robustness and flexibility. It can protect workloads on many different platforms. The UI while intimidating is fairly quick to learn once you understand basic concepts and their terminology. There are very few products that can scale up into the largest enterprises and go low to medium sized businesses and Commvault is clearly one of them. Their SMB business has been slow due to heavy competition especially in VMware centric shops where Veeam has been a strong competitor, but Commvault quickly wins in any environment with more than a few dozen VMs or that has anything other than pure VMware of Hyper-V. Commvault really needs a smaller SQL express like build that supports say a very small SMB where Veeam is easier to set up and use, but far less space efficient on the backups. Commvault's support organization has had its ups and downs, but the last few years has been very solid. Unless you need a true HSM based solution then Comvmault is hard to beat. TSM is the better HSM based product for now, but I would not put it past Commvault to try and one up TSM over the years. We backed up over 500TB across 200+ locations and our main data center and can't think of a product that would have been any easier or more reliable to use. Version 11 is the version that is really a true Enterprise ready deduplication and protection system.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Asigra
CommVault
9.1
Universal recovery
Asigra
CommVault
9.0
Live recovery
Asigra
CommVault
8.5
Recovery verification
Asigra
CommVault
8.8
Business application protection
Asigra
CommVault
9.1
Multiple backup destinations
Asigra
CommVault
9.3
Incremental backup identification
Asigra
CommVault
9.3
Backup to the cloud
Asigra
CommVault
9.3
Deduplication and file compression
Asigra
CommVault
9.1
Snapshots
Asigra
CommVault
8.8
Flexible deployment
Asigra
CommVault
9.4
Management dashboard
Asigra
CommVault
8.7
Platform support
Asigra
CommVault
9.1
Retention options
Asigra
CommVault
9.5
Encryption
Asigra
CommVault
9.3

Pros

  • Asigra's agentless architecture means it's much less labour intensive than agent-based alternatives.
  • Encrypted at Source gives the customer and service provider the confidence that their data is secure.
  • Continuous Development of the Asigra product suite by Asigra's dedicated engineers in Toronto means Asigra continues to protect data in the latest IT environments. Be that in the Office, Mobile Device, Cloud or Data Centre.
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  • As the product has matured its efficient use of WAN resources has improved with deduplication allowing us to protect complex remote systems with limited bandwidth.
  • The Commvault interface provides a fairly consistent look and feel regardless of what type of agent or workload you are trying to protect.
  • The use of Storage polices allows for very granular control over how various workloads on the same system may be protected and retained.
  • The ability to create dynamic groups based on an endless number of attributes makes automation of backup sets easy.
  • Console auditing is great to prove who made changes to the environment as every change is logged within the system and can be retained for as long as you select.
  • The reporting engine is very robust and has flexibility to generate adhoc or scheduled reports.
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Cons

  • Image level VM backups need to quickly help doing file level restores.
  • Need support for larger environments like Sybase etc. as these databases are catching the market along with SAP.
  • Better deduplication on Oracle databases.
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  • This is not what I would expect from a data protection solution, but since it is connected with each of my infrastructures they could provide some monitoring solutions so I don't have to go with another monitoring vendor.
  • If it could support an install on Unix and allow other database users to align their strategy if they want to go with a non Microsoft option.
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Likelihood to Renew

Asigra8.5
Based on 14 answers
From a business prospective, I am a service provider so I would always renew.From a technical prospective, there has been enough written about it in earlier questions and this could go endless.Overall, Asigra is a good organization to work with. They are concerned about what the partner and the customer needs and are always a phone call away to help in any situation. Therefore, apart from technology, you work with people always available to support their claims.
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CommVault3.0
Based on 1 answer
I feel like our previous solution was more reliable and flexible.
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Usability

Asigra8.0
Based on 6 answers
As I have described in various earlier questions, Asigra provides a simple GUI, easy to configure and manage backup jobs, simple recovery interface and you don't need learning cycles to understand the product and its functionalities.It is more of an on-the-fly easy to use product.
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CommVault7.4
Based on 2 answers
Not a simple solution to use and one with a lexicon and vocabulary you will need to be familiar with in order to use the product to its potential.
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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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Support

Asigra1.3
Based on 4 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.
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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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Alternatives Considered

CommVaultCommVault is an excellent product with a very strong feature set but it is not as cost effective to deploy for a service provider, when using in house for your own solution it is a great product but to outsource is less appealing. The pricing model used to be very complicated but I believe it is getting more simple now. VeeamVeeam is another very strong product for backup of virtual machines but it is not multi tenanted and does not offer the same level of protection as Asigra.
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[Selected CommVault based on] Features and options, licensing, easy to learn and adopt.
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Return on Investment

  • Great Reputation in the Market
  • Simple pricing model that is easy to understand
  • Easy to manage leading to employee efficiency and happy customers
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  • Cost management
  • Create internal/operational efficiencies
  • Great features and required a great deal of learning to adopt such features
  • Strong user community
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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

CommVault

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