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Asigra

34 Ratings

Asigra

34 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 101

Veritas NetBackup

40 Ratings
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Score 7.2 out of 101

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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
7.0
Universal recovery
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
6.7
Live recovery
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
7.7
Recovery verification
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
7.0
Business application protection
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
6.0
Multiple backup destinations
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
9.0
Incremental backup identification
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
8.0
Backup to the cloud
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
6.0
Deduplication and file compression
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
7.2
Snapshots
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
7.7
Flexible deployment
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
5.7
Management dashboard
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
5.5
Platform support
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
6.0
Retention options
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
9.0
Encryption
Asigra
Veritas NetBackup
7.3

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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  • The activity monitor allows me to easily see if there are issues with backup jobs or the environment.
  • Community support for NBU is very good. I've been able to research issues with ease and find other users that have been in similar situations.
  • Policy management for backups is very easy and there are lots of options.
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Cons

  • Image level VM backups need to quickly help doing file level restores.
  • Need support for larger environments like Sybase etc. as these databases are catching the market along with SAP.
  • Better deduplication on Oracle databases.
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  • The upgrade process with NetBackup is very challenging, at least in our implementation. Each upgrade required a significant amount of troubleshooting, and then we would have to fix integrations with other Veritas and Microsoft products that were no longer compatible with the minor release update of NetBackup.
  • NetBackup doesn't always provide, at least in our environment, the best status reports on what is working and what is not. If something didn't go right with a backup, we didn't always see it right away.
  • The cost of NetBackup was increasing. We were not licensed for their multi-data center replication and high availability components, so we made the decision to move off NetBackup rather than accept a significant price jump.
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Likelihood to Renew

Asigra8.5
Based on 14 answers
We covered so much... if you read my review in full, you will understand why this is a highly rated product.
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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
It works but the features are far behind the curve.
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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

Asigra licensing model is more straight forward than eVault and has an easier user interface.Asigra is more robust and feature rich than Mozy or Carbonite.Asigra offers true multi-tenancy, where the Symantec products do not offer such features.Asigra's feature stack holds water against the other competitors out there. As far as cloud backup goes, it is the most mature cloud backup software on the market. As well as being mature, the security exemplified by the NIST FIPS 140-2 encryption certification is far ahead of its competitors.
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As stated earlier the system is great for our needs I believe that every system needs to be evaluated for individual requirements to make sure that they are bet to fill the business need. Is Netebackup the best. NO, Is it the worst No. It meets our needs and does its job.
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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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  • The cost is substantial no matter how it is licensed. They switched from a host based model to a storage based scenario, and the cost was lower at first, but quickly spiraled out of control. Our renewal and trueup was just too much.
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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