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Score 7.1 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    8.8

    Asigra

    88%

    Microsoft Azure

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Asigra ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Backup to the cloud

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Flexible deployment

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Management dashboard

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform support

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Encryption

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Enterprise Backup

    8.3

    Asigra

    83%

    Microsoft Azure

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Asigra ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Continuous data protection

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Replication

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Operational reporting and analytics

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Malware protection

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    Asigra

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Microsoft Azure

    85%
    Microsoft Azure ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    15 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    15 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    15 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    15 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    15 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    14 Ratings

    Operating system support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    15 Ratings

    Security controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    15 Ratings

    Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    14 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Asigra is rated higher in 1 area: Availability
    • Microsoft Azure is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Asigra

    80%
    25 Ratings
    8.2

    Microsoft Azure

    82%
    88 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.6

    Asigra

    86%
    13 Ratings
    10.0

    Microsoft Azure

    100%
    15 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Asigra

    80%
    6 Ratings
    8.7

    Microsoft Azure

    87%
    28 Ratings

    Availability

    8.8

    Asigra

    88%
    10 Ratings
    6.8

    Microsoft Azure

    68%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.5

    Asigra

    75%
    12 Ratings
    8.8

    Microsoft Azure

    88%
    47 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    4.5

    Asigra

    45%
    1 Rating

    Microsoft Azure

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    1.0

    Asigra

    10%
    1 Rating

    Microsoft Azure

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    1.2

    Asigra

    12%
    6 Ratings
    8.0

    Microsoft Azure

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Configurability

    1.0

    Asigra

    10%
    1 Rating

    Microsoft Azure

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    1.0

    Asigra

    10%
    1 Rating

    Microsoft Azure

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    4.5

    Asigra

    45%
    1 Rating

    Microsoft Azure

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    1.0

    Asigra

    10%
    1 Rating

    Microsoft Azure

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    1.0

    Asigra

    10%
    1 Rating

    Microsoft Azure

    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.
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    Microsoft

    In terms of cloud computing, Microsoft Azure is the only comprehensive result the company offers. Regardless of how big or small an organization is, it can make use of this system. As a cyber-security professional, this is your best option for data management. A business that wants to minimize capital expenditures can use Microsoft Azure. Many Microsoft services accept it. People with little or no knowledge of cloud computing may find it impossible. It isn’t the solution for companies that don’t want to risk having only one platform and infrastructure vendor.
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    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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    Microsoft

    • Azure simply provides end to end life cycle. Starting from the development to automated deployment, you will find [a] bunch of options. Custom hook-points allow [integration] on-premise resources as well.
    • Excellent documentation around all the services make it really easy for any novice. Overall support by [the] community and Azure Technical team is exceptional.
    • BOT Services, Computer Vision services, ML frameworks provide excellent results as compare to similar services provided by other giants in the same space.
    • Azure data services provide excellent support to ingest data from different sources, ETL, and consumption of data for BI purpose.
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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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    Microsoft

    • In our experience, Azure Kubernetes Survice was difficult to set up, which is why we used Kubernetes on top of VMs.
    • Azure REST API is a bit difficult to use, which made it difficult for us to automate our interactions with Azure.
    • Azure's Web UI does a good job of showing metrics on individual VMs, but it would be great if there was a way to show certain metrics from multiple VMs on one dashboard. For example, hard drive usage on our database VMs.
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    Pricing Details

    Asigra

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Asigra editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Microsoft Azure

      Starting Price

      $29 per month

      Editions & Modules

      Microsoft Azure editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      BasicFree1
      Developer$292
      Standard$1003
      Professional Direct$10004

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      The free tier lets users have access to a variety of services free for 12 months with limited usage after making an Azure account.

      Likelihood to Renew

      Asigra

      • 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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      Microsoft

      Moving to Azure was and still is an organizational strategy and not simply changing vendors. Our product roadmap revolved around Azure as we are in the business of humanitarian relief and Azure and Microsoft play an important part in quickly and efficiently serving all of the world. Migration and investment in Azure should be considered as an overall strategy of an organization and communicated companywide.
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      Usability

      Asigra

      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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      Microsoft

      Microsoft Azure's overall usability has been better than expected. Often times vendors promise the world, only to leave you with a run-down town. Not the case with our experience. From an implementation perspective, all went perfect, and from the user-facing experience we have had no technical issues, just some learning curve issues that are more about "why" than "how"
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      Reliability and Availability

      Asigra

      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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      Microsoft

      It has proven to be unreliable in our production environment and services become unavailable without proper notification to system administrators
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      Support Rating

      Asigra

      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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      Microsoft

      Support is easy with all the knowledge base articles available for free on the web. Plus, if you have a preferred status you can leverage their concierge support to get rapid response. Sometimes they’ll bounce you around a lot to get you to the right person, but they are quite responsive (especially when you are paying for the service). Many of the older Microsoft skills are also transferable from old-school on-prem to Azure-based virtual interfaces.
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      Online Training

      Asigra

      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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      Microsoft

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      Asigra

      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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      Microsoft

      As I have mentioned before the issue with my Oracle Mismatch Version issues that have put a delay on moving one of my platforms will justify my 7 rating.
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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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      Microsoft

      As I continue to evaluate the "big three" cloud providers for our clients, I make the following distinctions, though this gap continues to close. AWS is more granular, and inherently powerful in the configuration options compared to [Microsoft] Azure. It is a "developer" platform for cloud. However, Azure PowerShell is helping close this gap. Google Cloud is the leading containerization platform, largely thanks to it building kubernetes from the ground up. Azure containerization is getting better at having the same storage/deployment options.
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      Return on Investment

      Asigra

      • Our entire Asigra environment can be easily monitored through one plane of glass thanks to their DS-Operator and Asigra Management Console.
      • It's quite simple to use and navigate.
      • Never has restoration fallen short.
      • Data from several generations can be saved and retrieved.
      • After a hardware failure, an edge server can be easily and quickly rebuilt.
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      Microsoft

      • Brings down Capex to customers.
      • Some of the built-in security features of DDoS Basic protection that comes with VNET on Azure or even WAF on AGW brings huge advantages to customers.
      • Hybrid benefits for those who have software assurance can save even more costs by moving to Azure.
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