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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Backup

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS is well suited for larger files (greater the 128 Kb) and where you need to have everything in one common name space. Where it is less appropriate is for many small files (millions of files less than 128 Kb in size) - this causes the protection level to becoming mirroring, which will cost more space.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Barracuda Backup
9.0
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
Universal recovery
Barracuda Backup
9.1
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
Live recovery
Barracuda Backup
8.6
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
Recovery verification
Barracuda Backup
8.6
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
Business application protection
Barracuda Backup
8.7
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
Multiple backup destinations
Barracuda Backup
8.7
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
Incremental backup identification
Barracuda Backup
9.1
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
Backup to the cloud
Barracuda Backup
9.3
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
Deduplication and file compression
Barracuda Backup
9.5
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
Snapshots
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
Flexible deployment
Barracuda Backup
9.1
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
Management dashboard
Barracuda Backup
8.8
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
Platform support
Barracuda Backup
8.6
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
Retention options
Barracuda Backup
9.4
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
Encryption
Barracuda Backup
9.4
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

Pros

Barracuda Backup

  • 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.
Tim Lillis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

  • Isilon NAS scales up well and node replacement is easy. You can replace a node by simply adding a new node and evacuating the node that you want to retire.
  • If the file system layout is designed and executed properly it is an excellent SMB platform with the flexibility to adjust to different share structures. Make sure to take the time to fully understand the AD integration and best practices for share and NTFS permissions management.
  • Node redundancy allows for most upgrades to be installed and applied with rolling node reboots allowing the file systems to stay available throughout the process of applying updates.
  • Native replication is excellent. Jobs complete quickly and we rarely have any replication issues with our Isilon to Isilon replication.
Kevin Blackburn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Barracuda Backup

  • 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.
Josh McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

  • OneFS block size is somewhere around 128kb stripe unit while most of our tif image files are around 50kb so our logical vs. physical storage is far apart. This caused extra capacity to be needed. I'd like to see the minimum block size to be smaller or initially adjustable depending on user data type.
  • This may just be a training issue, but it's confusing looking at "free" space available when I have a file share mapped to Windows vs. what OneFS states for available free space as they do not match.
  • We noticed that after adding a new node to an existing cluster in production that we had to adjust the networking config in OneFS to allow for another dhcp address so the new node could get an IP address. Normally this wouldn't matter, but it did have a nasty side effect where the SMB service failed after changing the network config which caused a system wide outage since we mostly use SMB protocol. Once the SMB service was restarted via ssh, we were back in business and it was working again.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Love the units
Jhonna Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 9.5
Based on 2 answers
The front-end webpages are basic without to much clutter which makes finding what you are trying to do fairly easy.
dan berezowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 9.6
Based on 8 answers
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.
Nicholas Rollins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Work on a backup agent for Mac OS X or any Apple OS.
Jhonna Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Barracuda Backup

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.
Dustin Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

Isilon is immensely more scalable than Celerra and gave us better control over snapshots and replication. The addition of global deduplication provides a huge space savings benefit as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Barracuda Backup

  • 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.
Jason Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

  • Isilon provides very high value for money
  • Matches the performance and storage requirements of the arrays
  • EMC provides very skillful and high response team in case of any issues in isilon
Vishal Ranjan Srivastav | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Barracuda Backup

General

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

Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Backup
9.3
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Backup
10.0
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

Usability

Barracuda Backup
9.5
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

Reliability and Availability

Barracuda Backup
7.0
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

Performance

Barracuda Backup
9.0
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

Support Rating

Barracuda Backup
9.6
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

Implementation Rating

Barracuda Backup
8.0
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

Scalability

Barracuda Backup
7.0
Dell EMC PowerScale (EMC Isilon)

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