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Score 9.7 out of 100
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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.
Jeremy Wyatt | TrustRadius Reviewer

IDERA SQL Safe Backup

SQL Safe is appropriate and well-suited for any backup scenario. Having used SQL Safe, I probably wouldn't want to manage a set of servers in the future without it. If you only have a couple of SQL servers, it might not be worth the spend as there are well-maintained free options that are very functional (though they do require more technical knowledge). But I can't think of a scenario where SQL Safe wouldn't be appropriate.
Greg Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Asigra
IDERA SQL Safe Backup
7.5
Universal recovery
Asigra
IDERA SQL Safe Backup
8.0
Live recovery
Asigra
IDERA SQL Safe Backup
7.0
Recovery verification
Asigra
IDERA SQL Safe Backup
8.0
Business application protection
Asigra
IDERA SQL Safe Backup
9.0
Multiple backup destinations
Asigra
IDERA SQL Safe Backup
7.0
Incremental backup identification
Asigra
IDERA SQL Safe Backup
7.0
Backup to the cloud
Asigra
IDERA SQL Safe Backup
6.0
Deduplication and file compression
Asigra
IDERA SQL Safe Backup
9.0
Snapshots
Asigra
IDERA SQL Safe Backup
7.0
Flexible deployment
Asigra
IDERA SQL Safe Backup
7.0
Management dashboard
Asigra
IDERA SQL Safe Backup
6.0
Platform support
Asigra
IDERA SQL Safe Backup
7.0
Retention options
Asigra
IDERA SQL Safe Backup
8.0
Encryption
Asigra
IDERA SQL Safe Backup
9.0

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

IDERA SQL Safe Backup

  • Data reduction.
  • Encryption.
Mark McCully | 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

IDERA SQL Safe Backup

  • When you're adding a new SQL server, sometimes the install from the management server to the SQL server will fail. I'm guessing this happens because of some version difference in Windows components or similar. Not a huge deal because you can just copy the agent to the SQL server and install it there, but considering how easy everything else is, I would expect this to be a little more fluid.
  • I ran into a situation where part of our business decided to move their servers to a third-party data center. When they took away a SQL server that I was managing with SQL Safe, anything having to do with that policy took forever. Click. Wait 10 minutes. Window reacts. I'm guessing this is because the Management Console is trying super hard to contact the server in question, but I wish it handled losing a server better than it does.
Greg Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

IDERA SQL Safe Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

IDERA SQL Safe Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

IDERA SQL Safe Backup

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

IDERA SQL Safe Backup

IDERA SQL Safe Backup 7.0
Based on 2 answers
We actually haven't had to use support for Safe Backup very often since it runs pretty well out of the box. When we have had to call for support we haven't seen any issues with response time of getting answers to our questions or issues.
Mark McCully | 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

IDERA SQL Safe 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

IDERA SQL Safe Backup

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

IDERA SQL Safe Backup

SQL Safe is the first managed backup solution I've used. Before SQL Safe I used SQL's native backup mechanism and scheduling. And as an extension of that I used Ola Hallengren's SQL Server Maintenance Solution (which is a set of scripts that take amazing advantage of SQL's native capabilities). However whenever changes were needed (moving backups to new storage, adding/removing a server), it just took a long time because I had to touch each server. With SQL Safe, I can seriously change the backup location of every server I have by changing one policy setting. Likewise, I can quickly add or remove a server from being backed up with a few simple clicks.
Greg Goss | 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

IDERA SQL Safe Backup

  • SQL Safe backup has reduced our storage footprint for SQL Backups significantly. This has kept us from having to buy new expensive storage.
  • Our DBA's are able to self manage backups and restores of SQL servers - So this has freed up our backup administrators to focus on other things.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Asigra

IDERA SQL Safe Backup

Pricing Details

Asigra

General

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

Starting Price

Asigra Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

IDERA SQL Safe Backup

General

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

Starting Price

$1,036 per instance with first year maintenance included

IDERA SQL Safe Backup Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard via eCommerce1,036.001
  1. per instance with first year maintenance included
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Asigra
9.0
IDERA SQL Safe Backup
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Asigra
8.5
IDERA SQL Safe Backup

Usability

Asigra
8.0
IDERA SQL Safe Backup

Reliability and Availability

Asigra
8.8
IDERA SQL Safe Backup

Support Rating

Asigra
7.5
IDERA SQL Safe Backup
7.0

In-Person Training

Asigra
4.5
IDERA SQL Safe Backup

Online Training

Asigra
1.0
IDERA SQL Safe Backup

Implementation Rating

Asigra
1.2
IDERA SQL Safe Backup

Scalability

Asigra
4.5
IDERA SQL Safe Backup

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