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Score 8.3 out of 101

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

It is well suited when you need to do backups in just one place for your PCs, physical servers, and virtual environments. If you have a lot of servers, the deduplication really helps in saving storage space, so you will save money. The licensing methods work well for almost all the scenarios that you could have in your company. For example, you can license for elements, and elements can be a server, so if these servers host your DWH you could save some money. The negative is that you cannot mix the licensing methods, so you can pick for elements or for space. The best will depend on your needs.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Asigra
Commvault
8.8
Universal recovery
Asigra
Commvault
8.1
Live recovery
Asigra
Commvault
8.2
Recovery verification
Asigra
Commvault
8.3
Business application protection
Asigra
Commvault
8.6
Multiple backup destinations
Asigra
Commvault
9.0
Incremental backup identification
Asigra
Commvault
9.0
Backup to the cloud
Asigra
Commvault
9.2
Deduplication and file compression
Asigra
Commvault
9.4
Snapshots
Asigra
Commvault
8.8
Flexible deployment
Asigra
Commvault
9.0
Management dashboard
Asigra
Commvault
8.5
Platform support
Asigra
Commvault
8.8
Retention options
Asigra
Commvault
9.3
Encryption
Asigra
Commvault
9.1

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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Commvault

  • CommVault has the ability to backup data sets from a broad (maybe the broadest) set of technologies. Everything from traditional agent based backups, to bare metal, and the most modern virtual machine backups.
  • CommVault has steadily evolved with an been on the forefront of the evolution of the data center from physical machine to virtual machines to software driven solutions.
  • If you need to use VTL functionality, CommVault is still one of the best.
  • Reporting tools within CommVault are very strong out of the box and do not require any additional technology to leverage.
  • Releases of CommVault are typically well tested and easy to install in place or plan migrations.
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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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Commvault

  • The Java client (and only client) has been a pain point as it is very particular as to what version of Java you have running
  • Over the years the deduplication engine has been less than robust, much of which has been resolved in the latest version. There are still some deduplication gotchas that you need to plan and be prepared for. V11 is really the first version I would consider truly ready for prime time with lareg deduplication workloads.
  • Their windows agents still have a reliance on .Net which means not all upgrades are without a reboot. If you are not careful you can leave a system unprotected until it is rebooted.
  • The custom report engine requires you to understand the underlying database structure and needs to be improved to be more intuitive with selectable criteria and fields.
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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.
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Commvault

Commvault 9.3
Based on 5 answers
It is serving it's purpose and for companies that have a smaller IT staff, it is not time consuming to manage. Support for the product when needed has been very good and they are responsive when tickets are opened for support. The product is scalable so as we grow we can easily increase the resources as needed on the backend.
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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
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Commvault

Commvault 9.0
Based on 5 answers
CommVault is extremely flexible, almost to a fault. If you can think a a weird and crazy way that you want set up a backup option, schedule or rentetion, this suite of software is more than likely able to do it.The ONLY time that I found where they couldn't do something was related to Content indexing and that was because of Microsoft's FAST engine. Luckily they have moved to One Pass so no problem anymore.
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Reliability and Availability

Asigra

Asigra 8.8
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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Commvault

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Asigra

Asigra 8.2
Based on 5 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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Commvault

Commvault 9.8
Based on 5 answers
The product works very well but there have been occasions where we need to contact support. Placing a support is call is easy and fast, depending on the severity of the incident they call you back exactly within the time frame indicated. I have spoken to New Jersey based support people who have expert knowledge of the problem.
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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.
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Commvault

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation

Asigra

Asigra 1.2
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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Commvault

Commvault 9.5
Based on 2 answers
No Comment on implementing Crownpeak Universal Consent Platform
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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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Commvault

Commvault is a one stop shop. it is a single pane of glass for your backup, archiving, and disaster recovery solutions. They are constantly improving their product and their support has been stellar. The backup agents and the ease of operation / administration is infinitely more intuitive than other products I have used. Navigation through the GUI is very easy. The learning curve is minimal. I have other business groups restoring their own data, and I can tailor what they see in the commcell browser to fit their needs.
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Return on Investment

Asigra

  • Customer Service - The ability to switch a business back on in within 30secs of a key server going down is where the future is.
  • Productivity - Internal resource time required to managed the backup solutions across our portfolio has dropped by at least 50%.
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Commvault

  • One positive thing is that CommVault gave us control of the protection of the company data in a way that we are sure that we can recover if something happens. In our experience, we have had 2 problems with the backups in the 2+ years we have been using it. Plus, support its really great.
  • Another positive impact is that with the global deduplication and compression, we have saved on storage costs (20% reduction) and also save time when we need to find and recover the data.
  • With the implementation of CommVault, we have successfully complied with the requirement of SOX control by protecting all our production environments that affect financial situations. In other words, now we are sure that we can recover and have not lost money because of downtime.
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Pricing Details

Asigra

General

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

Commvault

General

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

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