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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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Veritas NetBackup

Like most enterprise backup applications, Symantec NetBackup (NBU) suffers from complexity. Using and understanding advanced features can be challenging at times. Real world experience is needed to know if they are worth the time to implement. On the other hand I have found NBU relativity easy to use with a little training from just a simple backup scheduling and restore perspective.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
7.5
Universal recovery
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
7.4
Live recovery
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
7.5
Recovery verification
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
7.6
Business application protection
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
7.1
Multiple backup destinations
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
7.7
Incremental backup identification
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
8.0
Backup to the cloud
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
8.2
Deduplication and file compression
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
7.6
Snapshots
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
7.1
Flexible deployment
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
6.2
Management dashboard
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
6.4
Platform support
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
7.5
Retention options
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
9.2
Encryption
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
8.1

Pros

  • Asigra's agentless architecture means it's much less labour intensive than agent-based alternatives.
  • Encrypted at Source gives the customer and service provider the confidence that their data is secure.
  • Continuous Development of the Asigra product suite by Asigra's dedicated engineers in Toronto means Asigra continues to protect data in the latest IT environments. Be that in the Office, Mobile Device, Cloud or Data Centre.
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  • It is a major player in the backup space, and has an answer for most every data protection problem.
  • Support is pretty good by IT standards. They were always able to quickly isolate a problem and offer a solution.
  • They have appliance-based solutions which help with building out a topology.
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Cons

  • 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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  • Limited 60tb MSDP per media server is a frustrating limitation. I have an 86tb san that I cannot leverage all the space on.
  • A refresh of the GUI is needed. There are menus within menus and it is sometimes difficult to find what you are looking for.
  • Creating someone type of FAQ for newer administrators would be useful. I'm sure I have run across a bunch of questions that have been asked 50 times before.
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Likelihood to Renew

Asigra8.5
Based on 14 answers
We have tried and used many products. Asigra met all of our objectives and was the best fit for our ideal clients. Asigra works well with SMB and enterprise environments. All components have redundancy options so you can build a true "no single point of failure" system.
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Usability

Asigra8.0
Based on 6 answers
As I have described in various earlier questions, Asigra provides a simple GUI, easy to configure and manage backup jobs, simple recovery interface and you don't need learning cycles to understand the product and its functionalities.It is more of an on-the-fly easy to use product.
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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
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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Alternatives Considered

CommVaultCommVault is an excellent product with a very strong feature set but it is not as cost effective to deploy for a service provider, when using in house for your own solution it is a great product but to outsource is less appealing. The pricing model used to be very complicated but I believe it is getting more simple now. VeeamVeeam is another very strong product for backup of virtual machines but it is not multi tenanted and does not offer the same level of protection as Asigra.
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Veritas NetBackup provides a far better backup solution in terms of the available options and configurability of backups. It's a more advanced backup tool compared to Data Protector.
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Return on Investment

  • Excellent customer service - our engineers all have first-class knowledge of Asigra backup, which helps to enable us to be trusted advisers to our customers
  • Positive feedback from customers - we regularly receive positive feedback from our customers using the Asigra software, telling us how happy they are at being able to restore files so quickly, and spend less time on backup management
  • Trusted advisers - we've been in the backup market for over 12 years, and partnering with a well-known and well-respected organisation like Asigra helps to cement the trust with our customers
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  • Modernized our Oracle backup processes. They are now more reliable and have reduced recovery times by 50%.
  • Limited MSDP pools have forced me to look at buying more licenses.
  • Good support and community makes NBU easier to support.
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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

Veritas NetBackup

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