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Asigra

34 Ratings

Veeam Backup

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148 Ratings

Asigra

34 Ratings
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Score 7.7 out of 101

Veeam Backup

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Score 8.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Asigra

I have been working with backup solutions for around 14 years now. Asigra is one solution that has a wide range of features and functionalities while retaining the simplicity of usage and making it a very simple product to learn and start using.What is also important is the post sales support wherein the product code is done so well that you rarely need to engage Asigra's support team for escalations and support calls. On top of it, Asigra technical support works very well to ensure you are taken care of well & quickly. This is one of the most important things that you look for while evaluating any product as you need to have the right people around you when you are in trouble.
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Veeam Backup

Veeam is wonderful in a Windows environment with VMware as the hypervisor. If you're using Exchange, Windows file services, MS SQL, and Active Directory virtualized in VMware (or Hyper-V allegedly but we don't have direct experience with that) it's a wonderful tool.However, if you're more in a mixed environment where some workloads are physical/native and others are virtualized it's not as effective. The upcoming version will include "Veeam Agents" for cloud hosted or physical environments, but those are unreleased and unproven so far.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Asigra
Veeam Backup
8.7
Universal recovery
Asigra
Veeam Backup
8.4
Live recovery
Asigra
Veeam Backup
8.9
Recovery verification
Asigra
Veeam Backup
9.1
Business application protection
Asigra
Veeam Backup
8.8
Multiple backup destinations
Asigra
Veeam Backup
8.4
Incremental backup identification
Asigra
Veeam Backup
9.2
Backup to the cloud
Asigra
Veeam Backup
8.8
Deduplication and file compression
Asigra
Veeam Backup
8.3
Snapshots
Asigra
Veeam Backup
8.4
Flexible deployment
Asigra
Veeam Backup
8.7
Management dashboard
Asigra
Veeam Backup
9.0
Platform support
Asigra
Veeam Backup
8.9
Retention options
Asigra
Veeam Backup
8.9
Encryption
Asigra
Veeam Backup
8.6

Pros

  • 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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  • Quick backups
  • Easy restoration
  • Ability to replicate backup files
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Cons

  • GUI can be sometimes not as straightforward to new users.
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  • Documentation is not always super clear - often very steeped in its own verbiage without an easy way to find "their definition".
  • When we had problems, they were difficult to solve without support.
  • Very rarely, we had issues where backups would suddenly fail and support's only solution was to recreate the jobs.
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Likelihood to Renew

Asigra8.5
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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Veeam Backup8.7
Based on 2 answers
We have already renewed the product. It does all that it promises to do, and we have not used all the available features available to use.
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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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Veeam Backup10.0
Based on 1 answer
Veeam is the simplest and yet powerful backup system i have ever used i no longer worry about my backups. With the simple restores and the rock solid performance combined with super simple licensing structure i have never looked back.
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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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Veeam Backup10.0
Based on 1 answer
When I needed support I was able to call and get assistance from a live person very quickly. They were very helpful with all aspects of the software from installation and configuration issues to recovery and everyday maintenance issues
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Online Training

Asigra1.0
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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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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Veeam Backup10.0
Based on 1 answer
Just follow the instructions and the software is super simple to install.
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Alternatives Considered

Asigra has more functionality. It has a very simple and smart licensing model. The Asigra company has great service on all levels, from sales to technical and end customer service. The software itself is very stable and functional. It has all our requirements as a cloud backup service provider for customers in all sectors, including the health sector.
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Veeam was much simpler and cheaper for us to implement; however we were a very centralized shop. For larger, more diverse workloads, I think HP's solution is a better fit
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Return on Investment

  • Strong ROI through Annuity revenue model
  • Low cost of entry with the ability to scale
  • Improved use of LAN WAN through backup optimisation
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  • Veeam has been worth the price to my organization. It's simplicity and ease of use makes the team feel more confident in times of trouble.
  • The product has also given us a greater arsenal of tools we previously did not have to ensure uptime, and quick restoration.
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Pricing Details

Asigra

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

Veeam Backup

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