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Likelihood to Recommend

Carbonite EVault

A key question is, "how much critical data needs to be backed up?". A follow-up question might be, "what impact would it have on your business and reputation if you were to lose this data or take more than a few days to recover?"If a company's data is not critical or valuable to the success of their business, then this is not a good 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

Carbonite EVault
8.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
6.7
Universal recovery
Carbonite EVault
8.4
Quest Rapid Recovery
8.0
Live recovery
Carbonite EVault
8.2
Quest Rapid Recovery
8.0
Recovery verification
Carbonite EVault
7.9
Quest Rapid Recovery
9.1
Business application protection
Carbonite EVault
7.7
Quest Rapid Recovery
6.4
Multiple backup destinations
Carbonite EVault
8.5
Quest Rapid Recovery
9.8
Incremental backup identification
Carbonite EVault
8.6
Quest Rapid Recovery
7.0
Backup to the cloud
Carbonite EVault
8.6
Quest Rapid Recovery
5.1
Deduplication and file compression
Carbonite EVault
7.6
Quest Rapid Recovery
3.1
Snapshots
Carbonite EVault
7.7
Quest Rapid Recovery
4.1
Flexible deployment
Carbonite EVault
7.9
Quest Rapid Recovery
Management dashboard
Carbonite EVault
7.5
Quest Rapid Recovery
Platform support
Carbonite EVault
7.5
Quest Rapid Recovery
Retention options
Carbonite EVault
7.7
Quest Rapid Recovery
Encryption
Carbonite EVault
8.5
Quest Rapid Recovery

Pros

Carbonite EVault

  • The end-user experience is as simple and robust as I have ever seen from a backup solution. The end-user dashboard, should you choose to allow them access, is intuitive and granular.
  • eVault has the best bandwidth management I have experienced. The endpoint target is available for all operating systems and is intelligent and efficient using very low overhead. It includes data de-dupe and encryption while using very little system resources. Combine these features with bandwidth throttling and you can backup a large amount of data over any size wire.
  • eVault's deployment options will fit any budget and size environment. You can deploy using your own hardware, even. They really focus on providing the right solution for each customer instead of making each customer fit into their pre-determined box.
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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

Carbonite EVault

  • The eVault process is so thorough, sometimes a simple deployment can take much longer than a customer expects.
  • Their solutions in the past have been targeted to mid-sized to enterprise sized budgets. They now have solutions to fit the small business, but don't market them well.
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Quest Rapid Recovery

  • The GUI and response times are far too slow. It would be nice if this could be improved.
  • Currently you can set a blanket retention policy for all protected machines. It would be great if this could get more granular and can do protection groups of machines where you can custom set retention policy
  • Once again, policies where you can set backup times for groups rather than individual machines would be great.
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Likelihood to Renew

Carbonite EVault

Carbonite EVault 8.1
Based on 4 answers
I trust EVault's product. It has been battle tested and proven. A backup is only as good as its ability to restore. EVault will restore your data when you need it, period.
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Quest Rapid Recovery

No score
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Implementation

Carbonite EVault

No score
No answers yet
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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

Carbonite EVault

I have used EMC, Symantec, Barracuda, Bacula (open source), IBM, HP, eFolder, Veam, Acronis, etc. I am always evaluating different products so I can be a trusted advisor to my customers.
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Quest Rapid Recovery

Anything is better than Backup Exec. I believe Veeam is a far superior product in backing up VMs. Veeam does not have any agents that get installed on servers which is always a plus. It also connects directly to vCenter.CommVault to me is the ultimate solution. The ability to backup physical, VMs, SQL, exchange, applications, and even do E-Discovery make it the ultimate backup suite. If you are looking at a backup suite package to cover all your needs, i think with CommVault you need not look any further.
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Return on Investment

Carbonite EVault

  • Nothing has really impacted us while using Carbonite Evault.
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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

Carbonite EVault

General

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

Carbonite EVault Editions & Modules

Carbonite EVault
On-premise Edition
Carbonite EVault Onsite Backup
$0
Carbonite EVault Hybrid Backup
$0
SaaS Edition
Carbonite EVault Cloud Backup
$0
Carbonite EVault Hybrid Backup
$0
Additional Pricing Details

Quest Rapid Recovery

General

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

Quest Rapid Recovery Editions & Modules

Quest Rapid Recovery
Additional Pricing Details

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