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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 7.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

StorageCraft OneXafe

For SMB file storage Exablox is great, but as an ESXi datastore it still needs work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

My rating would have been higher a few years ago, but nagging problems, primarily noticed since the switch back to Veritas, has increased my dissatisfaction. It is still a solid product for the SMB market. It is a wide variety of options that will fit into just about any scenario that you can think of. Licensing complexity continues to be a issue. It offers solid performance, reasonably good support and a decent interface once you are used to it
Jeff Daniels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

StorageCraft OneXafe
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
Universal recovery
StorageCraft OneXafe
Veritas Backup Exec
7.5
Live recovery
StorageCraft OneXafe
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
Recovery verification
StorageCraft OneXafe
Veritas Backup Exec
8.5
Business application protection
StorageCraft OneXafe
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
Multiple backup destinations
StorageCraft OneXafe
Veritas Backup Exec
8.4
Incremental backup identification
StorageCraft OneXafe
Veritas Backup Exec
8.6
Backup to the cloud
StorageCraft OneXafe
Veritas Backup Exec
7.2
Deduplication and file compression
StorageCraft OneXafe
Veritas Backup Exec
7.9
Snapshots
StorageCraft OneXafe
Veritas Backup Exec
7.7
Flexible deployment
StorageCraft OneXafe
Veritas Backup Exec
7.5
Management dashboard
StorageCraft OneXafe
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
Platform support
StorageCraft OneXafe
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
Retention options
StorageCraft OneXafe
Veritas Backup Exec
8.6
Encryption
StorageCraft OneXafe
Veritas Backup Exec
8.2

Pros

StorageCraft OneXafe

  • Exablox is simple to setup and relatively easy to use.
  • Exablox is priced very competitively and is a good value for the cost.
  • Exablox has good customer service.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

  • The license/agent deployment feature in Backup Exec facilitates effective and speedy population within your data center.
  • Veritas Backup Exec's feature rich job creation is intuitive and simplifies backup strategies.
  • Customizable views in the Administrator console allow you to view your backup environment to maximize visibility.
Christopher Stark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

StorageCraft OneXafe

  • Exablox is still in its infancy as a company and in some respects the product feels like a version 1.0.
  • Integration with VMware ESXi has some bugs that need to be figured out.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

  • The user interface can sometimes be sluggish and hang between options.The minimum spec is 2Gb but if running on a dedicated server I think 4Gb is recommended
  • As more companies seem to be entering the backup software market, Acronis is very aggressive on pricing and even offer discounts if you are replacing other backup solutions, the Backup Exec pricing plans have become a more expensive
  • Our version is an older 2014 version and has inadequate support for VM backs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

StorageCraft OneXafe

StorageCraft OneXafe 7.0
Based on 1 answer
The price for Exablox was very appealing. If we can resolve the NFS datastore issues we are seeing in VMware, this is a perfect solution for a ESXi datastore. Once that issue is resolved, I will give Exablox a higher rating.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

Veritas Backup Exec 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Overall I believe my customers who purchase Symantec products are 100% satisfied. It's rare that I get a call that they want to replace it with a competitor.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

StorageCraft OneXafe

StorageCraft OneXafe 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Again, the initial install, setup and config was simple through a web browser.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

StorageCraft OneXafe

StorageCraft OneXafe 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Since the day we installed Exablox we have not had any down-time. The storage resources have been available 100% of the time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

StorageCraft OneXafe

StorageCraft OneXafe 10.0
Based on 1 answer
SMB file access has been very responsive. We have not seen any slowness. Also, in using Exablox as tier 1 storage in our VMware environment, the VMs performed great. No slowness issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

StorageCraft OneXafe

StorageCraft OneXafe 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Exablox has been very responsive to our requests. They communicate very well and are extremely knowledgable
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

Veritas Backup Exec 8.5
Based on 2 answers
In the few instances of having to contact support, our overall outcome was always good. They would have received a better score if the wait time was less, but I attribute this to the timing of support calls - it was during the previous owner's time. We have not had to open a support ticket since Veritas Backup Exec took the product back over.
John Mota | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation

StorageCraft OneXafe

StorageCraft OneXafe 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Straightforward and simple implementation. We completed the implementation in less than 2 hours.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

StorageCraft OneXafe

Exablox was much less expensive than other storage arrays and I think there are a lot of reasons to purchase them. I believe that as the product matures, it will be a great option for storage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

If your company is looking at changing solutions or currently does not have any, Veritas Backup Exec is the way to go. Do yourself a favor and try the 60 day trial, you won't be disappointed! Very simple to use and has a great GUI, much better than what the competition has to offer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

StorageCraft OneXafe

We have not tried to scale Exablox so we are not familiar with this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

StorageCraft OneXafe

  • We purchased Exablox specifically for our ESXi environment, so we are hoping to get the wrinkles worked out to see a greater return on our investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

  • Veritas Backup Exec is good for single file restores. We have had to restore files from a few months back without any problem.
  • Veritas has saved us money by reverting work that was overwritten by a past employee.
  • Sometimes tapes can be overwritten by accident when you inventory it for restore, which can be an issue.
Michael Hylek | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

StorageCraft OneXafe

General

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

Veritas Backup Exec

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

StorageCraft OneXafe
8.0
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

StorageCraft OneXafe
7.0
Veritas Backup Exec
7.3

Usability

StorageCraft OneXafe
10.0
Veritas Backup Exec

Reliability and Availability

StorageCraft OneXafe
10.0
Veritas Backup Exec

Performance

StorageCraft OneXafe
10.0
Veritas Backup Exec

Support

StorageCraft OneXafe
9.0
Veritas Backup Exec
8.5

Implementation

StorageCraft OneXafe
10.0
Veritas Backup Exec

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