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Score 7.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    Asigra

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.4

    Dell EMC Avamar

    64%
    Dell EMC Avamar ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Universal recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    20 Ratings

    Live recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    19 Ratings

    Recovery verification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    17 Ratings

    Business application protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    17 Ratings

    Multiple backup destinations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    20 Ratings

    Incremental backup identification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    21 Ratings

    Backup to the cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.6
    36%
    10 Ratings

    Deduplication and file compression

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    22 Ratings

    Snapshots

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    16 Ratings

    Flexible deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    12 Ratings

    Management dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    13 Ratings

    Platform support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.6
    46%
    14 Ratings

    Retention options

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    15 Ratings

    Encryption

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    14 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Asigra is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Dell EMC Avamar is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating
    • Asigra and Dell EMC Avamar are tied in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Asigra

    90%
    25 Ratings
    6.4

    Dell EMC Avamar

    64%
    22 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.5

    Asigra

    85%
    14 Ratings
    9.5

    Dell EMC Avamar

    95%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Asigra

    80%
    6 Ratings
    8.0

    Dell EMC Avamar

    80%
    1 Rating

    Availability

    8.8

    Asigra

    88%
    10 Ratings

    Dell EMC Avamar

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.5

    Asigra

    75%
    12 Ratings
    8.8

    Dell EMC Avamar

    88%
    8 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    4.5

    Asigra

    45%
    1 Rating

    Dell EMC Avamar

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    1.0

    Asigra

    10%
    1 Rating

    Dell EMC Avamar

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    1.2

    Asigra

    12%
    6 Ratings

    Dell EMC Avamar

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    4.5

    Asigra

    45%
    1 Rating

    Dell EMC Avamar

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    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

    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.
    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

    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
    Rodney Barnhardt | 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

    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.
    Tim Knarr | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Asigra

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Dell EMC Avamar

    General

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

    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

    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.
    Rodney Barnhardt | 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

    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
    Brian Munn | 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

    Dell EMC Avamar

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Dell EMC Avamar

    Dell EMC Avamar 8.8
    Based on 8 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.
    Ratnodeep Roy | 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

    Dell EMC Avamar

    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

    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
    Njaal Michelsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Anonymous | 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

    Dell EMC Avamar

    • Absolute Zero ROI
    • This appliance does not work in its current state and to update we need to wait 2-3 months
    • Can't wait to get rid of it and replace it with something else. (not even sure if we will be able to get it running before that)
    • [I think] this is one of the worst mistakes we made
    Ivan Sytchev | TrustRadius Reviewer

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