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Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup is a great, affordable, and quickly deployed solution if complex DR requirements are not needed. Depending on your RPO and RTO it may be a perfect fit. If you need immediate recovery you should look elsewhere. If you have a scenario where you need some form of backup, like yesterday, this is your solution.
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Quest Rapid Recovery

AppAssure works well for quick access to point in time backups of Windows machines without having to do a complete restore. The virtual standby function is useful as a disaster recovery or high availability solution. Recent upgrades to the product and rebranding to Rapid Recovery look promising. If your Linux machines are mission [critical] make sure your administrators test restores so they can perform them in a timely manner should the need arise.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Barracuda Backup
9.1
Quest Rapid Recovery
6.7
Universal recovery
Barracuda Backup
8.5
Quest Rapid Recovery
8.0
Live recovery
Barracuda Backup
8.1
Quest Rapid Recovery
8.0
Recovery verification
Barracuda Backup
8.2
Quest Rapid Recovery
9.1
Business application protection
Barracuda Backup
8.5
Quest Rapid Recovery
6.4
Multiple backup destinations
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Quest Rapid Recovery
9.8
Incremental backup identification
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Quest Rapid Recovery
7.0
Backup to the cloud
Barracuda Backup
9.4
Quest Rapid Recovery
5.1
Deduplication and file compression
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Quest Rapid Recovery
3.1
Snapshots
Barracuda Backup
9.2
Quest Rapid Recovery
4.1
Flexible deployment
Barracuda Backup
9.4
Quest Rapid Recovery
Management dashboard
Barracuda Backup
9.8
Quest Rapid Recovery
Platform support
Barracuda Backup
9.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
Retention options
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Quest Rapid Recovery
Encryption
Barracuda Backup
8.9
Quest Rapid Recovery

Pros

Barracuda Backup

  • The Barracuda Backup is simple to install, setup, and administer. At the same time gives you plenty of options to customize your setup to fit your needs.
  • The restore process is much more simplified than many of the other backup solutions we've utilized.
  • The alerts, and reporting features and second to none. We'll often time know when a backup has failed, and have the issue corrected long before the customer brings it to our attention.
  • Barracuda's support team is great. Their intelligent, well versed in the product, and incredibly efficient.
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Quest Rapid Recovery

  • Continuous backup with deduplication and compression
  • The P to V function of the software is create. To be able to back up physical machines and create a hot spare on a virtual environment was a great selling point.
  • Can back up physical and virtual (ESX or Hyper-V).
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Cons

Barracuda Backup

  • On the restore functionality, I'd like to be able to see multiple folders revisions. Its hard to explain, but the restore function of drilling down to get certain files instead of having to download an entire folder.
  • To be able to see file / folder sizes before downloading so I could have a better idea of download times and such.
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Quest Rapid Recovery

  • We have many repository corruptions and have to blow our backups away. I would not recommend using this if you are keeping a long retention.
  • We upgraded the agent and it created a new base image. Duplicate base images are eating up into our repository space.
  • I would like to see the repositories go away and use the type that was introduced for replay.
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Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Love the units
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Quest Rapid Recovery

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.
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Quest Rapid Recovery

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best support in business class
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Quest Rapid Recovery

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Work on a backup agent for Mac OS X or any Apple OS.
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Quest Rapid Recovery

Quest Rapid Recovery 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Our initial installation really was not optimum. With the help from Dell Profession Services we were able to get our implementation sized correctly and better understand how to get better deduplication results
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Alternatives Considered

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda does very well for data that needs to be sent offsite. That's our main use for it. It's reliable and easy to configure, though it is storage-limited. What you buy in the appliance is what you get, period. We brought in CrashPlan to be able to utilize our own storage so that we could back up anything and everything, though we don't push offsite with CrashPlan. We brought in VEEAM to back up our virtual environment to our own storage again, because while the BBS was able to back up virtual machines, it didn't have the storage internally that we needed. VEEAM utilizes our own storage and we push across down to another of our own storage systems for remote backups, so we're going around the BBS appliance and only using it for data that we need to have stored somewhere geographically distant from our main datacenter.
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Quest Rapid Recovery

AppAssure was the only solution we evaluated and it worked well for us for what we needed it to do. As far as other products we've looked into Veeam but never evaluated as we needed a solution quickly.
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Return on Investment

Barracuda Backup

  • Incremental backups allow us to fee safe when restores are needed in a hurry.
  • Backup to cloud offers us the security of knowing our data is safe in multiple locations.
  • Compliance is easy with Barracuda by making multiple backup pathways and restore capabilities.
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Quest Rapid Recovery

  • The compression and dedupe have been great. We are able to back up 10 VMs on only a 2 TB repository. We take differentials every 15 minutes and have held on to backup data for the past 3 years.
  • The pricing of AppAssure is very competitive to the market. However, now that enterprise level backup is more of a commodity, the view of looking at AppAssure should be the Dell backup suite as whole, rather than AppAssure itself.
  • Fast recovery and mount points.
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Pricing Details

Barracuda Backup

General

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

Quest Rapid Recovery

General

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

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