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Score 8 out of 101
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Score 7.8 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

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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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

For a purely virtualized environment, I love it. I recommend using it with fast storage if you want to benefit from the Instant Recovery feature. If you have slow storage like a USB disk drive - Instant Recovery may not be fun for you.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Quest Rapid Recovery
8.7
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.7
Universal recovery
Quest Rapid Recovery
9.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
8.2
Live recovery
Quest Rapid Recovery
9.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
8.1
Recovery verification
Quest Rapid Recovery
8.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
9.3
Business application protection
Quest Rapid Recovery
6.4
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
6.9
Multiple backup destinations
Quest Rapid Recovery
9.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
5.9
Incremental backup identification
Quest Rapid Recovery
9.9
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.1
Backup to the cloud
Quest Rapid Recovery
5.1
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
6.9
Deduplication and file compression
Quest Rapid Recovery
9.8
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.0
Snapshots
Quest Rapid Recovery
9.9
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
9.5
Flexible deployment
Quest Rapid Recovery
8.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
Management dashboard
Quest Rapid Recovery
10.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
Platform support
Quest Rapid Recovery
9.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
Retention options
Quest Rapid Recovery
10.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

Pros

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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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

  • No licensing! Any new operating systems or file systems added to the backup appliance can be added on the fly without having to reach out to a sales rep.
  • It supports nearly every operating system for backup and restore purposes.
  • Built in bare-metal backups for Windows allows you to restore a virtual machine to a physical box if needed, and vice versa.
  • VMWare instant recovery allows the appliance to become a datastore for virtual environments in a pinch.
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Cons

Quest Rapid Recovery

  • Linux support is available, but the configuration isn't as easy as with Windows.
  • Quite resource hungry at times.
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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

  • If you want to recover something from exchange, that is a separate piece of software. Wish that was integrated.
  • There are four extra HD slots on our appliance that you cannot expand to. Would be great if they allowed the appliance to be filled and re-striped.
  • A little annoyance is that the appliance doesn't have a faceplate. That could just be my issue though.
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Likelihood to Renew

Quest Rapid Recovery

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance 8.9
Based on 15 answers
We have grown very attached to the Unitrends appliances and their use for recovery and other file restoration needs as well as data archival, data replication to other appliance and data migration to other servers or long term storage requirements. The appliances work well and the support for them is very good as well.
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Usability

Quest Rapid Recovery

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance 8.1
Based on 9 answers
I have never used such an easy product that is stable and scalable like Unitrends. I have been running backups for MANY years. On premise, tape, disk, cloud, you name it. Unitrends is very flexible, stable and has incredible reporting features. It's nice when management requests a report and it takes you 5 minutes to run it and dump it to PDF. How can you beat that?
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Support

Quest Rapid Recovery

Quest Rapid Recovery 10.0
Based on 1 answer
In the very few instances we've needed support they have been quick, friendly, knowledgeable, and dedicated to servicing our needs. That has only improved since AppAssure was bought out by Quest.
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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance 7.9
Based on 16 answers
Initial deployment services were terrific, and the couple of times I required support I received timely support from very knowledgeable support staff. These people are some of the best support staff I have encountered in my 20 year IT career.
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Implementation

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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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance 8.1
Based on 8 answers
The Unitrends employees involved in the installation were very friendly and knowledgeable. A certain degree of hiccups can be expected during any installation but never shook my confidence because of the friendly and knowledgeable team that was assigned to my project.
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Alternatives Considered

Quest Rapid Recovery

We had Replay in our environment already and the price was right. We figured it might be good to stick with one vendor. Replay was a good product and saved us a couple times with the VM exports. Unfortunately, I can't say the same about AppAssure - anything but headache dealing with support daily.
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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

With the installation of the Unitrends appliance, we now have a flat cost structure, clients can be added/dropped without affecting operating costs. Whenever issues with the appliance are encountered, either questions about the OS, setting up backups/archives, doing recovery or hardware related the Unitrends support team has been exceptional in their assistance, a total change from the cost and support structure of the previous product.
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Return on Investment

Quest Rapid Recovery

  • AppAssure paid for itself in the first year of usage. A user deleted a major file in our SharePoint sub-site, we used the DocRetriever for SharePoint Console and were able to go back to a particular incremental date and retrieved that file.
  • One of our file shares crashed and we were able to put the physical server on a virtual standby which saved us hours of imaging and restoring of data. This allowed employees to efficiently continue their daily work without much downtime.
  • The offsite replication alone has put an ease on the company in case of any disaster. When Hurricane Sandy hit, we didn't have a solution in place which put us on pins and needles to say the least. But with AppAssure we will be able to have some comfort that all of our mission critical data is being offloaded onto our other sites.
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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

  • There are no negative impacts on our organization using the Unitrends device.
  • I have used the unitrends device to recover individual files lost by users, servers because of disc failures, servers because of malware or ransomeware, and desktops that I just thought it would be cool to show people how the baremetal product works.
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Screenshots

Quest Rapid Recovery

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

Pricing Details

Quest Rapid Recovery

General

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

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

General

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

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