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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    Asigra

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Vembu BDR Suite

    77%
    Vembu BDR Suite ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Universal recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    43 Ratings

    Live recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    42 Ratings

    Recovery verification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    44 Ratings

    Business application protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    35 Ratings

    Multiple backup destinations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    36 Ratings

    Incremental backup identification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    46 Ratings

    Backup to the cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    28 Ratings

    Deduplication and file compression

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    36 Ratings

    Snapshots

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    36 Ratings

    Flexible deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    44 Ratings

    Management dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    48 Ratings

    Platform support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    48 Ratings

    Retention options

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    45 Ratings

    Encryption

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    42 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Asigra is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating
    • Vembu BDR Suite is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Asigra

    90%
    25 Ratings
    8.0

    Vembu BDR Suite

    80%
    51 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.5

    Asigra

    85%
    14 Ratings
    6.4

    Vembu BDR Suite

    64%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Asigra

    80%
    6 Ratings
    8.2

    Vembu BDR Suite

    82%
    49 Ratings

    Availability

    8.8

    Asigra

    88%
    10 Ratings

    Vembu BDR Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.5

    Asigra

    75%
    12 Ratings
    6.7

    Vembu BDR Suite

    67%
    8 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    4.5

    Asigra

    45%
    1 Rating

    Vembu BDR Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    1.0

    Asigra

    10%
    1 Rating

    Vembu BDR Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    1.2

    Asigra

    12%
    6 Ratings
    8.0

    Vembu BDR Suite

    80%
    3 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    4.5

    Asigra

    45%
    1 Rating

    Vembu BDR Suite

    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

    Vembu BDR Suite

    I've been working with nearly every backup program for more than 25 years from small shops to corporations with thousands of users. Vembu BDR [Suite] is a great product for any business, large or small. It is missing a couple of options that maybe the most popular one has but it doesn't prevent protecting your business. When budget is an issue it's by far the best option. Being able to provide it to our clients is an added bonus since that makes it so much easier to manage when everyone is using the same product. When it comes to technical support, I haven't experienced support like Vembu Support in years. They are quick to respond, happy to remotely connect if desired and seem to really understand their product well. Many others I've worked with refuse to help, and send responses that have nothing to do with my question or they simply provide a link to a document and basically tell me to read and figure it out myself. Often that document does not relate to my issue. I've always done my research before contacting support and that kind of response is one of the biggest reasons we decided to look elsewhere and after many trials and deep testing, ultimately switched to Vembu. Vembu has been rock solid, fast, and tech support has been top-notch.

    The biggest place I would say that VembuBDR is less appropriate is when you have the desire to backup your physical systems to multiple internal storage devices and want a secondary backup as a safety net and don’t want to risk that the backup itself is corrupt or infected and your only other option is a mirrored copy of that data.

    I know they are working hard on adding features and I’m excited to know version 5 is releasing soon.
    Dan Worrell | 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

    Vembu BDR Suite

    • Bare metal system images. These are incredibly flexible, enabling you to do dissimilar hardware restores, local or online backups and restore to VHD
    • Full, differential and transaction log backups for SQL server, ensuring rapid backup and restore, with maximum storage efficiency.
    • Incremental backups for files, meaning only the changes which have been made to a file are backed up, dramatically reducing time to backup and increasing storage efficiency.
    Tom Evans | 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

    Vembu BDR Suite

    • Although its interface is simple, a web-only interface for a backup solution isn't recommended as the main interface.
    • Using PostgreSQL as the configuration DB Source is OK. But, the lack of options for the Database isn't OK. Especially on a Windows Environment, admins prefer using a centralized MS SQL Instance, and this is not possible with Vembu.
    • More work needed on SharePoint, Active Directory, and Exchange Restores. All three are critical workloads in almost any infrastructure.
    • Reporting can be greatly improved.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Asigra

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Vembu BDR Suite

    General

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

    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

    Vembu BDR Suite

    Vembu BDR Suite 6.4
    Based on 3 answers
    I think the product will remain useful for us and as the company keeps improving features it will continue to be relevant and useful.We don't like switching technology much and BDR solutions shouldn't be something that a company replaces every few years., that's why most likely we will keep using it.
    Anonymous | 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

    Vembu BDR Suite

    Vembu BDR Suite 8.2
    Based on 49 answers
    Vembu is a great solution, but it still requires some fine-tuning. The user interface for Managed Service Providers could be more streamlined. Support logs need to provide clearer information about an issue whenever there's a failure. Backup agents should have the ability to automatically update when there's a new version and support should be on-shore during US business hours.
    Colin Rosario | 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

    Vembu BDR Suite

    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

    Vembu BDR Suite

    Vembu BDR Suite 6.7
    Based on 8 answers
    It often takes a very long time to get an issue fixed. the support folks seem committed to getting it fixed but they often seem to be trying different things and hoping something works. I did not get the sense that they had a clear idea what was wrong.
    Bruce Redfern | 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

    Vembu BDR Suite

    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

    Vembu BDR Suite

    Vembu BDR Suite 8.0
    Based on 3 answers
    It wasn't difficult at all, it fact, it was mostly simple, implementation doesn't require much skills and knowledge, but the configuration part does require some skills to create the jobs and configure certain settings, overall, its an easy implementation, especially for experienced IT People
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Vembu BDR Suite

    I tested Vembu against Veeam and for the price, Vembu was the better option. I also had a great support experience as I had to contact Vembu twice after mistakes I made. While using Veeam the software was not as intuitive and support responses were not as swift and accurate.
    Jesse Brandt | 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

    Vembu BDR Suite

    • For organizations that use different tools for Backup and recovery, this could be the single tool for Storage and Backup Administrators to automate and work effectively.
    • Software cost is lesser thus the money can be invested for other tools/software procurement
    • I don't think there is any negative impact as of now
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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