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Druva Phoenix

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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 9.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Druva Phoenix

Durva Phoenix is well suited for the VMware platform and has great restore functionality during disaster recovery. We use a different VM platform so our disaster recovery has a longer timeline if there is a critical failure as we need to get a base OS loaded before we can restore the VM data to it. This is the tradeoff between an expensive VM platform and a near free VM platform. Druva Phoenix is well suited to file version recovery if a previous data state is required by your employees or customers. Very quick to restore.
Keith Richard, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Exagrid EX Series

If you have a need for a high performance backup target that can ingest a large amount of data on the front end, then process it later. If you use Veeam, the two work very well together.
Shawn Umansky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Druva Phoenix
8.8
Exagrid EX Series
Universal recovery
Druva Phoenix
8.8
Exagrid EX Series
Live recovery
Druva Phoenix
8.5
Exagrid EX Series
Recovery verification
Druva Phoenix
8.6
Exagrid EX Series
Business application protection
Druva Phoenix
8.7
Exagrid EX Series
Multiple backup destinations
Druva Phoenix
8.9
Exagrid EX Series
Incremental backup identification
Druva Phoenix
8.8
Exagrid EX Series
Backup to the cloud
Druva Phoenix
9.4
Exagrid EX Series
Deduplication and file compression
Druva Phoenix
9.0
Exagrid EX Series
Snapshots
Druva Phoenix
9.2
Exagrid EX Series
Flexible deployment
Druva Phoenix
8.5
Exagrid EX Series
Management dashboard
Druva Phoenix
8.2
Exagrid EX Series
Platform support
Druva Phoenix
8.3
Exagrid EX Series
Retention options
Druva Phoenix
8.6
Exagrid EX Series
Encryption
Druva Phoenix
8.9
Exagrid EX Series

Pros

Druva Phoenix

  • Recoverability: The speed with which backups can be located and restored is the best I've ever seen.
  • Visibility: it's easy to keep an eye on what's successfully backing up and, more importantly, what's not.
  • Availability: Anywhere, anytime; if you need to recover data in a jiffy you're not tied to a specific local server interface - the web console is easily accessible from anywhere.
  • Simplicity: Configuration of backup jobs is straightforward and guides easily followable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Exagrid EX Series

  • Dedupes and compresses data extremely well. We have a total of 100 TB that seems like a PB for our use case.
  • Provides a cifs share platform if that is one of your needs.
  • We deployed a physical appliance un our DC that provides us 100TB of storage. It is easily scalable and easy to use.
  • Technical support helps you with the upgrade process in case of new release and they are very knowledgeable.
  • GUI is easy to use and the product requires no learning curve.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Druva Phoenix

  • The UI is good, but a bit inconsistent. Some types of backups are shown differently to others. It never gets in the way, but a bit more consistency would be good.
  • The system is usage based, which is understandable, but a shock after using inSync, their other backup product, which is not. Careful planning and thought is needed if you are on a tight budget
Rob Butterworth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Exagrid EX Series

  • I don't have much to add here. Overall, it has been a solid purchase for us.
Shawn Umansky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Druva Phoenix

Druva Phoenix 8.8
Based on 47 answers
Certain backup solutions can be cumbersome on how they actually work. Where that's properly deploying hardware or software that will house the backups. Druva is different where the software and infrastructure is completely managed. All we needed to do is deploy agents and proxies and point the backups to Druva Phoenix
Tyler Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer

Exagrid EX Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Druva Phoenix

Druva Phoenix 9.0
Based on 54 answers
It's been pretty easy to get a hold of the Support team and they work well to resolve our issues. I wish I could email support directly (which we used to be able to do) versus having to login to the console and report an issue from there, that's a feature I'd like to see brought back but otherwise, their Support team is pleasant to work with.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Exagrid EX Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Druva Phoenix

Carbonite is unstable. It would continually fail, shutting off the service. Because the backup service wasn't running, it wasn't "failing to back up" so we had no idea when the service would randomly, without indication, shut itself off.

Driva has proven simple and stable.
Joe Manship | TrustRadius Reviewer

Exagrid EX Series

We used Symantec tape making the decision to move to Exagrid.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Druva Phoenix

  • This is a necessary service to keep your information safe. I would not say that there is a tangible ROI unless you reach a point where your server gets attacked and wiped-out. Then, you can recover your information in an easy manner, which could represent a potential several-thousand-dollar savings.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Exagrid EX Series

  • The exemplary support means I have been able to free up my valuable time to focus on other things.
  • I rarely have to think about the product, which means it is doing its job.
Shawn Umansky | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Druva Phoenix

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Exagrid EX Series

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Druva Phoenix
8.7
Exagrid EX Series
8.2

Usability

Druva Phoenix
8.8
Exagrid EX Series

Support Rating

Druva Phoenix
9.0
Exagrid EX Series

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