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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

Panzura

Panzura works well for companies that have a high amount of data with cross site collaboration being done. The caching ensures you don't need huge investments of storage at each site and the cloud storage ensures high availability over what can be done locally. Also helps eliminate duplicate data across sites and/or small variations in the same data.
Ryan Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

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

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

Panzura

  • Real time file locking
  • Backup and recovery
  • Easy access to all your files
Andy Knauf | 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

Panzura

  • I would like to see more connectors. Tie in to traditional block storage or NAS. Additional cloud connectors to products like Hitachi Content Platform.
  • I would like to see a collaborative product created between Panzura and Riverbed. I envision an almost perfect small footprint ROBO solution where Riverbed provides the compute+WAN optimization and Panzura provides the storage/risiliancy components. Combine the boxes into a single 4U solution and you have a near perfect product for remote offices.
Rob Clendenin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Backup

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

Panzura

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

Panzura

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

Panzura

Panzura 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Hands down support is the best part of Panzura. Their techs are always helpful, always knowledgeable, and consistently solve complex problems quickly. You can definitely tell they hire their support folks from the top tier of other companies and they go above and beyond what I have come to expect in terms of support compared to other companies.
Ryan Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Panzura

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

Panzura

There are several other devices but Panzura is best of class.
Andy Knauf | 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

Panzura

  • Exceptional positive impact on availability - as users move so do their files.
  • Panzura+DFS allowed for simple chargeback models to be implemented.
Rob Clendenin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Barracuda Backup

General

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

Panzura

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
Panzura
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Backup
10.0
Panzura

Usability

Barracuda Backup
9.5
Panzura

Reliability and Availability

Barracuda Backup
7.0
Panzura

Performance

Barracuda Backup
9.0
Panzura

Support Rating

Barracuda Backup
9.6
Panzura
10.0

Implementation Rating

Barracuda Backup
8.0
Panzura

Scalability

Barracuda Backup
7.0
Panzura

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