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Asigra

Asigra is well suited when we are talking about multiple clients due to the fact that you can easily manage all of them through the DS-operator. You can easily check quotas, how much data they actually use, where you have the clients installed and you can browse customer backup files as if you were using Windows Explorer (capitalizing on the whole ease of access concept).
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Upsafe Free Office 365 Cloud Backup

Office 365 Cloud Backup is well suited for retrieving and sharing documents and reports that are accessible to as many or few members that need to review, change, or add notations. This is one of the main benefits in using Office 365 Cloud Backup for our office.
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Pros

  • Offsite backups with compression and deduplication for maximum size savings
  • Onsite backups for lower value data
  • Offsite archive of old backup data to lower tiered storage and cost
  • Centralized management web interface for simple operation oversight
  • Offsite, On-premise, or hybrid deployment
  • Replication feature for back end site redundancy
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  • Saves space on individual computers without the worry of running out of memory.
  • Ability to share is simple. When you need access to documents or reports created by an individual you have the capability to retrieve them.
  • If you need to tweak a report and save for later use, Office 365 allows continuous updates.
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Cons

  • Support for Blackberry devices
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  • It is cumbersome to have to login to Office 365 to retrieve your files rather than locating them on your personal computer desktop.
  • Some employees use Office 365 and save documents there while others do not join in, making it difficult to be on the same page.
  • Sometimes it is hard to maneuver when working in an older version of Office, tips and how-tos would be beneficial.
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Likelihood to Renew

Asigra8.5
Based on 14 answers
I do not like the idea of constantly having to buy support credits. This makes me worried about emergency issues and needing support credits to resolve issues. The full system restore process I was told by Senior Engineers was not exciting. I was told that I needed to get the machine to same patch level first. This can be very time consuming.
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Usability

Asigra8.0
Based on 6 answers
Easy to use, great scalability, feature packed... Asigra is truly an end-to-end enterprise solution, not simply a point product. Asigra handles backup and restoration of client data across multiple OS platforms- Windows, Linux, Unix, IBM AS400, Mac X, etc... They include servers, desktops, laptops, mobile devices, virtual and physical machines. Some key features to note: Deduplication, Continuous Data Protection, Agentless Backup, Replication (New), Silent mode installation, Best of breed/start of art Security, Storage Discovery/Assessment tools, Autonomic healing... and more.Asigra simplifies Cloud backup, period. Do your clients want a full Public Cloud, Hybrid... what about Private built solution? Asigra handles all, with ease and, with over 26 years of ZERO security breaches.
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Reliability and Availability

Asigra8.8
Based on 5 answers
At the front of Asigra availability is the N+1 capabilities of the DS-System. Multiple nodes that load balance and are fault tolerant giving the DS-System a robust availability offering. The N+1 can survive as long as 50% +1 of the nodes are running. Data availability is strong via Asigra's replication module. Both bidirectional and unidirectional replication for the DS-System exist. Bidirectional replication requires the MSP to purchase double the licensing. That cost is going to be passed on to the customer. Many MSP's opt for the unidirectional, which requires a manual switch over on the DS-License server to change a replication vault to a production vault. With that being said, Asigra replication is very efficient and allows for multiple, in-region and out-region backup vaults. The DS-System works best on Linux utilizing PostgreSQL for the backend database. Ideally, this should be clustered. Clustering a PostgreSQL database is not as straight forward as doing it with Microsoft. That adds some administrative overhead and requires some PostgreSQL expertise end users and MSP's have to find.The Windows DS-Client, the piece doing the backup, can be gridded for a multi-node backup cluster. Unfortunately, the Linux DS-Client cannot be gridded.
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Support

Asigra1.3
Based on 4 answers
Support is very triage based now, for the price it should be full service support and not a cold hand off for a support case.
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Online Training

Asigra1.0
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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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Implementation

Asigra1.2
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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Alternatives Considered

Compared to the traditional backup solutions from CA, Comverse, Tivoli etc, Asigra is more efficient, more cost effective and easier to implement and manage. This is largely down to the agentless architecture.
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I have personally used Apple's cloud backup. I think Office 365 Cloud Backup is as easy to use as Apple's version and I would not hesitate to recommend Office 365 Cloud Backup.
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Return on Investment

  • Customer Confidence. If Asigra backed it up, Asigra will restore it.
  • Asigra's agentless architecture means its much less labour intensive than agent-based alternatives because matching agent revisions with operating system levels, researching compatibility issues, and other labour intensive tasks are non-existent when using the Asigra solution. It's also much easier to support, with the usual risks of agent-based solutions greatly reduced.
  • The Asigra brand was a relatively unknown backup and data recovery solution even though it has been around for nearly 30 years. This is mainly due to Asigra not selling direct and instead using service providers. Asigra has remedied this over the last decade with strong marketing strategies, inclusion in the first and subsequent Gartner Magic Quadrant for enterprise backup software and integrated appliances along with a vast range of other strategies meaning Asigra has now become an established known solution in the market.
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  • We are a non-profit and Office 365 allows us to offer software that would be impossible in tightly stretched budgets.
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Pricing Details

Asigra

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Upsafe Free Office 365 Cloud Backup

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