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Score 7.7 out of 101

Dell EMC Avamar

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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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Dell EMC Avamar

This software is well suited for companies that want to be very in control of their backups but need a simple tool. It could be convenient for them to just buy their own node, locate it in a different location, and set up the jobs for their machines to backup to the cloud with the specific plugins. However, it would not be convenient for companies looking to have a tool that needs to be secure and compliant, and that need to have different other options for business continuity.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Asigra
Dell EMC Avamar
8.3
Universal recovery
Asigra
Dell EMC Avamar
8.2
Live recovery
Asigra
Dell EMC Avamar
7.9
Recovery verification
Asigra
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
Business application protection
Asigra
Dell EMC Avamar
8.7
Multiple backup destinations
Asigra
Dell EMC Avamar
8.2
Incremental backup identification
Asigra
Dell EMC Avamar
8.9
Backup to the cloud
Asigra
Dell EMC Avamar
8.4
Deduplication and file compression
Asigra
Dell EMC Avamar
9.2
Snapshots
Asigra
Dell EMC Avamar
7.8
Flexible deployment
Asigra
Dell EMC Avamar
7.1
Management dashboard
Asigra
Dell EMC Avamar
7.0
Platform support
Asigra
Dell EMC Avamar
8.8
Retention options
Asigra
Dell EMC Avamar
9.4
Encryption
Asigra
Dell EMC Avamar
8.5

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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Dell EMC Avamar

  • Avamar performs data deduplication on the remote host. This greatly reduces the amount of traffic that each backup requires. This even applies to the virtual environment through change block tracking. Backup times are reduced from hours to minutes.
  • The management interface makes it easy to configure and maintain data retention periods. Many times certain data must be kept for an extended period of time. There is a specific menu for managing retention periods.
  • The system is able to recover itself from a hard failure with virtually no loss of backups. There is a checkpoint taken each day that provides a recovery point in the event of a catastrophic failure. Since this is a node based system, the loss of more than one node could require a recovery be performed.
  • While another grid must be purchased, the replication utility allows all backups to be replicated to another grid at a remote location. This ensures the resilience of the backups in the event there is the loss of the primary data center.
  • Also works on HCI devices performing image-level backups as in our primary data center environment
  • There is also now an All-in-One appliance for smaller locations
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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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Dell EMC Avamar

  • The client interface has constant JAVA issues and can be slow and chunky. We have often had issues with current versions of JAVA breaking it so it will not even run.
  • The backup clients are split out for function. Although this makes them light, it also makes it cumbersome to upgrade clients. The naming scheme can also be confusing for the clients.
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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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Dell EMC Avamar

Dell EMC Avamar 9.5
Based on 2 answers
I have been using the product for over five years. This has performed so well that with the current system reaching its End-of-Life with EMC next year, I have proposed replacing it with the latest version of the product. Now that it integrates with Data Domain, the cost has been greatly reduced. Instead of the need to purchase many nodes, one Data Domain can replace them creating a significant cost savings.
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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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Dell EMC Avamar

Dell EMC Avamar 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The system overall is easy to monitor and see your backup/restore status. The user interface could use updating as it relies on Java and any updates to Java cause the interface to stop working need to be reinstalled
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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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Dell EMC Avamar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Asigra

Asigra 7.5
Based on 6 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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Dell EMC Avamar

Dell EMC Avamar 8.8
Based on 4 answers
Support is very convincing, always eager to solve issues from the root rather than workaround, don't hesitate to take webex, describe the issues to the core and recommend configuration to avoid further issues. We can ask few questions other than the main issue. They don't hesitate to answer.
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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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Dell EMC Avamar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Dell EMC Avamar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Dell EMC Avamar

Avamar has simplied the back up approach in their VE edition and is much easier to use than Data Protector. Backing up multiple VMs takes minutes instead of hours now. Creating policies, retentions, and schedules, is vastly improved and much easier.
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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.
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Dell EMC Avamar

  • Avamar served our organization very well for many years. It was absolutely the best solution of its day.
  • We did the fork-lift upgrade twice to continue with Avamar. We could not continue to support this model of upgrades.
  • Our final decision to replace Avamar was when the nodes filled with meta-data while we had plenty of data domain space for backups.
  • We've spent too much engineer time babysitting the product.
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Pricing Details

Asigra

General

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

Dell EMC Avamar

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Asigra
9.0
Dell EMC Avamar
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

Asigra
8.5
Dell EMC Avamar
9.5

Usability

Asigra
8.0
Dell EMC Avamar
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Asigra
8.8
Dell EMC Avamar

Support

Asigra
7.5
Dell EMC Avamar
8.8

In-Person Training

Asigra
4.5
Dell EMC Avamar

Online Training

Asigra
1.0
Dell EMC Avamar

Implementation

Asigra
1.2
Dell EMC Avamar

Scalability

Asigra
4.5
Dell EMC Avamar

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