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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 6.6 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

XtremIO Flash Storage

XtremIO would be useful for any production storage environment, or even any staging or development environment where performance mattered. It would not be ideal to use for backup storage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

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

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

Barracuda Backup
XtremIO Flash Storage
8.0
Flash Array Performance
Barracuda Backup
XtremIO Flash Storage
10.0
Flash Array Integration
Barracuda Backup
XtremIO Flash Storage
8.0
Data Compression
Barracuda Backup
XtremIO Flash Storage
10.0
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Barracuda Backup
XtremIO Flash Storage
8.0
Simplicity
Barracuda Backup
XtremIO Flash Storage
5.0
Power Savings
Barracuda Backup
XtremIO Flash Storage
7.0

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

XtremIO Flash Storage

  • The deduplication and compression is very good. This especially helps for VDI applications.
  • It is easy to setup and map hosts to volumes.
  • The new HTML5 console is much better than the older Java.
Anonymous | 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

XtremIO Flash Storage

  • Its expensive but worth it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Backup

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

XtremIO Flash Storage

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

XtremIO Flash Storage

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

XtremIO Flash Storage

XtremIO Flash Storage 2.0
Based on 2 answers
This was one area of real disappointment. EMC support was very slow to schedule work like installations and upgrades. Break/fix support was fairly standard. After the Dell merger, things have started improving but there is a lot left to be desired here.
Anonymous | 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

XtremIO Flash Storage

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

XtremIO Flash Storage

I/O delievered by XtremIO can't be compared with any other flash storage. Existing relationship with vendor and pressure to improve I/O bottleneck was the key objective
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

XtremIO Flash Storage

  • Using XtremIO has made our VDI much more palatable for users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Barracuda Backup

General

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

XtremIO Flash Storage

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
XtremIO Flash Storage
6.4

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Backup
10.0
XtremIO Flash Storage

Usability

Barracuda Backup
9.5
XtremIO Flash Storage

Reliability and Availability

Barracuda Backup
7.0
XtremIO Flash Storage

Performance

Barracuda Backup
9.0
XtremIO Flash Storage

Support Rating

Barracuda Backup
9.6
XtremIO Flash Storage
2.0

Implementation Rating

Barracuda Backup
8.0
XtremIO Flash Storage

Scalability

Barracuda Backup
7.0
XtremIO Flash Storage

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