Axcient x360Recover vs. Barracuda Backup

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Axcient x360Recover
Score 8.9 out of 10
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Axcient x360Recover (formerly BRC) can not only recover a single server or desktop, but can automate the recovery of an entire customer site through its Virtual Office and automated Runbook features. In a disaster event, authorized users can log into the web application or Remote Management Console and create a virtual private cloud called a Virtual Office. The Virtual Office ensures security, privacy and reliability for every organization needing to run one or more failover virtual machines in…N/A
Barracuda Backup
Score 7.8 out of 10
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Barracuda Backup is a data recovery, restoration, and deduplication product from Barracuda Networks. It features data center backup support for email protection, network & application security, and general data protection.N/A
Pricing
Axcient x360RecoverBarracuda Backup
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Axcient x360RecoverBarracuda Backup
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Axcient x360RecoverBarracuda Backup
Considered Both Products
Axcient x360Recover
Chose Axcient x360Recover
Ease of spinning up the server locally and in the cloud when needed
Barracuda Backup

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Axcient x360RecoverBarracuda Backup
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Axcient x360Recover
8.4
35 Ratings
6% above category average
Barracuda Backup
6.3
34 Ratings
26% below category average
Universal recovery8.332 Ratings8.027 Ratings
Instant recovery8.235 Ratings1.630 Ratings
Recovery verification8.533 Ratings7.129 Ratings
Business application protection8.633 Ratings8.724 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations8.130 Ratings8.831 Ratings
Incremental backup identification8.534 Ratings8.032 Ratings
Backup to the cloud8.834 Ratings9.033 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression8.130 Ratings8.034 Ratings
Snapshots8.735 Ratings1.425 Ratings
Flexible deployment8.935 Ratings1.518 Ratings
Management dashboard7.935 Ratings1.620 Ratings
Platform support7.835 Ratings6.220 Ratings
Retention options8.434 Ratings9.020 Ratings
Encryption8.633 Ratings9.016 Ratings
Enterprise Backup
Comparison of Enterprise Backup features of Product A and Product B
Axcient x360Recover
8.4
32 Ratings
1% above category average
Barracuda Backup
-
Ratings
Continuous data protection8.726 Ratings00 Ratings
Replication8.830 Ratings00 Ratings
Operational reporting and analytics7.830 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware protection8.023 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-location capabilities8.729 Ratings00 Ratings
Ransomware Recovery8.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Disaster Recovery
Comparison of Disaster Recovery features of Product A and Product B
Axcient x360Recover
8.0
35 Ratings
6% above category average
Barracuda Backup
-
Ratings
Disaster Recovery Planning8.431 Ratings00 Ratings
Hot Sites7.926 Ratings00 Ratings
Disaster Recovery Testing8.334 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated Disaster Recovery7.628 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Axcient x360RecoverBarracuda Backup
Likelihood to Recommend
9.7
(49 ratings)
5.3
(34 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(12 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
7.3
(1 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
1.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(1 ratings)
9.2
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
2.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Axcient x360RecoverBarracuda Backup
Likelihood to Recommend
Axcient
I feel that Axcient x360Recover is well suited for any environment, both large and small. Weather you build your own device, BYOD or purchase one of theirs, it all works great. I even use it at home via the direct to cloud option. Well work the investment. I am unable to find a downside at this time.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
There are few scenarios that it's not well suited for as long as it's either VMware or Agent Based installations. I have not had success with directly backing up a non-Windows file share. I would definitely test the product first if you are not planning to directly backup through an agent.
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Pros
Axcient
  • Setup and configuration is extremely easy.
  • The business continuity component for spinning up the desired recovery point as a virtual machine on the appliance in order to keep the business operational is rock solid.
  • Recovering the desired backup point back to the physical hardware or virtual environment and syncing the most recent changes to finalize the recovery is awesome.
  • The system documentation is concise and easy to use.
  • The support team is absolutely fantastic.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Quickness to deploy. You will not need an expert to get this up and running.
  • Extremely intuitive interface: Brand new techs can pick this up without much training.
  • Global Accessibility: The cloud interface allows administrators to access their backups from everywhere for quick restores after hours.
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Cons
Axcient
  • The only thing missing is the ability to cancel a backup as they appear to just continue to try to run even after rebooting the BDR and endpoint until a failure finally occurs.
  • The only other ask would be to expand support to Linux operating systems.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • In some of the older version of the software, drilling down to restore a single files was quite the process. It's still a little slow to this day, but improvements have been made.
  • It would be nice to have the ability to spin up a virtual machine directly on the backup appliance in the event of a failed server. At current time you need a Hyper-v or VMWare environment to restore a failed machine to.
  • Once you put the device in cloud control mode, some of your options are limited when you log directly into the local appliance. I personally would like to see all the options remain the same so I can administer the device the same remotely and I would sitting in front of it.
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Likelihood to Renew
Axcient
We've been using Axcient over the years and have worked with their development team to suggest new features, something that you would not normally be able to do with other companies. They listen to what we have to say and understand that we are a business, just like them. It's great to know that someone will always be there for you when you need them.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Love the units
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Usability
Axcient
Easy to use and doesn't require a lot of training.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
The front-end webpages are basic without to much clutter which makes finding what you are trying to do fairly easy.
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Support Rating
Axcient
Issues with failing backups drag out for months at a time. Axcient hardware replacements are quick to be suggested by support but as the issues are most often with the software architecture this almost never helps. Support often uses their access to the appliance as a back door into customer environments without our consent and despite our repeated complaints, accessing our customers servers and executing disruptive diagnostics like chkdsk in the middle of production hours for that customer environment. More recently they've been blaming their frequent off-site transfer failures on our customer's firewalls (of all makes and models) and insisting that the only possible resolution is to increase the TCP session timeout dangerously high (multiple hours), putting every client environment at substantial disk of even accidental Denial of Service attacks. Talking to any two support individuals, even when escalated all the way to their development team, often yields entirely different and contradictory answers regardless of the problem.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
They are always quick to get you routed to a tech support person and always get follow up after contacting them. Last experience was amazing, she adjusted my boxes and they perform even better. I cannot say enough about the support. We had some trouble with one of the windows servers leaving the volume shadow copy out there and would fail. They worked with us to adjust and get working. After that it has been months since I have had to do anything with the server to keep the backups running.
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Implementation Rating
Axcient
I had the miss fortune to go back to this device. Alot has changed since the first time I had used it. Now instead a full deployable network appliance, you have to download a preconfigured virtual machine that will only run on an ESXi server. What about Hyper-V? I have many clients that are Hyper-V only. I setup a test lab to get this thing up and running and it has been a nightmare to say the least. Will be looking at other options.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Work on a backup agent for Mac OS X or any Apple OS.
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Alternatives Considered
Axcient
Security and encryption of Axcient is a top priority . Axcient have all the tools to provide solutions to different kind of businesses Best part is it has an MSP friendly console to manage multiples devices and clients at the same Dashboard. Deployment process is very easy in Windows an VMWare Devices.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
I'm much happier with how Barracuda lays out their console and user interface. Acronis is a great product and you do get what you expect. But to have a the learning curve personally cut by at least 50% is a great thing to have when it comes to training new members to the IT team and getting them up to speed of our procedures.
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Return on Investment
Axcient
  • The few customers I have I feel confident and comfortable that a disaster will make recovery easy and fast for my clients.
  • I can set it up and forget about it with reports and alerts
  • I recommend it to any client that requires a good solid backup solution;
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • We've had a couple situations where we've had to pull data back down from the BBS cloud and while it can take a while sometimes, we haven't had an issue where we haven't been able to restore something that we needed. Overall it has been very reliable.
  • We've had to implement two other backup systems in addition to Barracuda Backup and dedicate our BBSs to just mission-critical data because we're size-locked in our appliances. Upgrading to larger models is not financially viable at the moment and we can't expand their internal storage or point them to an iSCSI share or likewise. We brought in other systems to handle non-critical and virtual data because of those storage limitations.
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