Asigra vs. BDRSuite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Asigra
Score 6.4 out of 10
N/A
Asigra is an enterprise-level, agentless, cloud-based recovery software to provide data backup and recovery of servers, virtual machines, endpoint devices, database, and SaaS/IaaS-based applications. Asigra charges customers by the amount of data they recover rather than the amount they back up.N/A
BDRSuite
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Vembu BDR Suite is a universal backup solution catering to the backup, recovery, and disaster recovery needs of diverse IT environments. It is also optimized for service providers who deliver BaaS and DRaaS to their customers.
$0.40
per month per user
Pricing
AsigraBDRSuite
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Microsoft 365, Google Workspace Backup
$0.40
per month per user
Endpoint Backup
$0.45
per month per endpoint
VMware, Hyper-V, KVM Backup
$1.8
per month per VM
Linux, Windows Server Backup
$1.8
per month per server
Apps & DB Backup
$1.8
per month Apps
AWS, Azure Backup
$1.8
per month per instance
NAS Fileshare Backup
$1.8
per month per 500 GB
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AsigraBDRSuite
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
AsigraBDRSuite
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Asigra
8.8
1 Ratings
4% above category average
BDRSuite
8.2
55 Ratings
1% above category average
Backup to the cloud10.01 Ratings8.331 Ratings
Flexible deployment8.01 Ratings6.848 Ratings
Management dashboard9.01 Ratings7.853 Ratings
Platform support8.01 Ratings7.953 Ratings
Encryption9.01 Ratings8.245 Ratings
Universal recovery00 Ratings8.246 Ratings
Instant recovery00 Ratings8.345 Ratings
Recovery verification00 Ratings9.247 Ratings
Business application protection00 Ratings7.638 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations00 Ratings8.638 Ratings
Incremental backup identification00 Ratings8.552 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression00 Ratings8.942 Ratings
Snapshots00 Ratings8.239 Ratings
Retention options00 Ratings8.451 Ratings
Enterprise Backup
Comparison of Enterprise Backup features of Product A and Product B
Asigra
8.3
1 Ratings
3% above category average
BDRSuite
-
Ratings
Continuous data protection8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Replication8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Operational reporting and analytics8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware protection9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AsigraBDRSuite
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(25 ratings)
8.8
(57 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(13 ratings)
6.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(6 ratings)
8.4
(55 ratings)
Availability
8.8
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.5
(6 ratings)
7.0
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
4.5
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
1.2
(3 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Configurability
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
4.5
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AsigraBDRSuite
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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Vembu Technologies
Well, it is suited for backups for Hyper-V virtualization and off-site replication. It´s less appropriate for someone that needs to automate actions; there are no script possibilities using BDR. There´s no simple migration/move to another server. It´s the right tool to have a basic backup and replication at a fair price.
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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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Vembu Technologies
  • Seed an offsite backup. A simple checkbox to seed a large backup prior to backing it up to our datacenter. Previously with another well knows backup provider this was convoluted and time-consuming.
  • Backup Speed. Vembu BDR is fast and allows me to schedule multiple jobs within time constraints that prohibit some backup products from working.
  • DR - Vembu BDR provides an option to mirror your backups to an offsite datacenter without taxing production servers with a secondary backup job.
  • Bare Metal Recovery: the ability to create a custom bootable ISO that you can quickly recover a failed physical server or workstation.
  • Ease of use: The console is consistent and very easy to use. From initial install to being fully configured takes just a few minutes.
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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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Vembu Technologies
  • Their documentation needs improvement both from a base framework perspective and from a version-to-version perspective.
  • error messages that aren't helpful or documentation that isn't for the new version.
  • The uninstallation and reinstallation process should be smoother if you're attempting to do a repair because a version update broke something
  • When upgrading, sometimes the agent on the target server needs upgrading but doesn't auto-upgrade and so you have to dig through older versions' documentation to find the command to uninstall and then reinstall.
  • Restoring a Domain Controller causes issues that aren't documented as possibilities. The issues aren't related to the DC, but due to the way, the restore is done which effect DCs specifically.
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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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Vembu Technologies
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.
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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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Vembu Technologies
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.
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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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Vembu Technologies
No answers on this topic
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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Vembu Technologies
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.
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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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Vembu Technologies
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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Vembu Technologies
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
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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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Vembu Technologies
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.
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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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Vembu Technologies
  • 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
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ScreenShots

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