Leaving a video review helps other professionals like you evaluate products. Be the first one in your network to record a review of Carbonite Availability, and make your voice heard!
Entry-level set up fee?
- No setup fee
- Free Trial
- Free/Freemium Version
- Premium Consulting / Integration Services
Would you like us to let the vendor know that you want pricing?
- Tech Details
Carbonite Availability (formerly DoubleTake) migrates physical, virtual and cloud workloads over any
distance with minimal risk and near-zero downtime. Using real-time, byte-level
replication technology, Carbonite Availability creates a replica of the data,
application, database or entire server being migrated and keeps it in sync with
the production system. The migrated data can be validated without disrupting
business operations, and downtime is limited to the seconds or minutes required
for cutover to the new server.
Carbonite Availability™ software lets IT organizations maintain the highest availability of their Windows and Linux servers by preventing downtime and data loss. The software does this using a continuous replication mechanism that maintains a secondary copy without taxing the primary system or network bandwidth. With support for physical, virtual or cloud source systems or target environments, the Availability solution is a comprehensive replication option for organizations with mixed IT environments.
- Supported: Lightning Fast Recovery: Failover to your secondary site with minimal downtime with seconds-long recovery points
- Supported: Streamlined Migration: Migrate from any hypervisor or cloud to any other, easily and with minimal downtime for users
- Supported: Broad Platform Support: Replicate physical, virtual and cloud-based systems to any environment, locally or with one of our cloud service provider partners.
- Supported: Self-Service Management: End-user control over configuration, monitoring, and failover through a self-service portal.
- Supported: No Performance Impact: Protect all your workloads with continuous replication without impacting system performance.
|Deployment Types||On-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based|
|Operating Systems||Windows, Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Oracle Enterprise Linux, CentOs, SUSE Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Sharepoint, Oracle MySQL|
- Very professional support team, a lot of complex bugs and problems are solved very quickly by the support team.
- Every time a new version is published there are new features.
- Temporary licensing for a POC or for checking [out] some features is very good idea.
- Videos and articles about Carbonite DoubleTake are hard to find.
- There are very few articles and solutions [available] for Carbonite DoubleTake for Linux.
For a lot of customers with windows operation system [older than] 2003, it doesn't work well. The doubletake agent crashes and for older versions, there is full support but on the customer side, it does not work well.
- From data recovery perspective for customers- Carbonite DoubleTake is a good solution.
- The honest price for Carbonite DoubleTake and for the ROI -it's a good transaction for the customer.
- A product is worthless in my opinion if you don't have a great support team to work with. I've had issues with replication jobs that were resolved quickly and easily by the support team.
- DR - Doubletake is the only tool that I'm aware of that can handle DR replication of both physical and virtual environments. There sre others, but they use a snapshot technology, where doubletake has continuous replication of data.
- Move - we have moved physical and virtual environments from around the world without ever having to leave the office. One of the companies we migrated started off with their equipment in Switzerland, and after the servers were in a fully protected state in the US, that failover to the new location took 45 min.
- Reporting - Reporting is a very important tool which is required by auditors after performing failover tests. I know they are currently working on this, and we hope to see a working product that we can use shortly.
- The inability of using the latest versions on the older OSs. When we migrate or protect 2003 servers, we have to stay with version 7. It would be nice to be able to use version 8 and well as it's new features.
Any disaster recovery solution can be handled by doubletake as well as server migrations. We have performed virtual to virtual, physical to physical, virtual to physical and physical to virtual migrations. There is no other product that can perform a continuous replication process with these different scenarios.
I have yet been able to find a scenario where I found it to be less appropriate.
- Using Doubletake, we have been able to out quote our competitors.
- Doubletake is easy to install and operate. An engineer would be able to download the product in the morning and have replication jobs running by that afternoon.
Zerto is a very nice tool when performing virtual to virtual replication. If you were to add a physical server in the mix, it would not be able to handle that server or the data on it.
Veeam is a way is similar to Zerto where it only has the ability to handle virtual to virtual replication. The big difference is that it's not continuous replication. It uses a snapshot technology to grab the changes from the last snapshot and replicate that over.
- It migrates Windows servers well
- It is easy to use
- It has a great RPO
- DoubleTake is more expensive than competing products
- DoubleTake is more manual than competing products
- Being agent-based at source can cause concern for customers migrating hundreds of servers
Migration into Azure/AWS.
Less suitable for large numbers of VMs between hypervisors (as competing products can do this agentlessly).
- It has helped us to service our customers
- It has helped us provide tools for re-sellers
- It has allowed our customers to keep their critical apps running in the event of a disaster
- System Synchronisation
- License management is poor and the online system is very restrictive, We are using a one time "Move" product that has a fixed life ... but sometimes in a small team other high priority tasks come along.
- We lost all access to all licenses in the portal and all support because we hadn't used them in ninety days. Very poor service. We did get access back eventually but it took a lot of "bargaining".
- Failover isn't always as smooth as it could be. VMDKs don't release properly and the move fails and has to be done manually. Not hard just frustrating. VMWare to VMWare.
- Moves have been completed without any loss of business and no downtime (previously incurred weekend outages).
- Old equipment has been retired so the architecture is more secure and resilient.
- Product Features
- Third-party Reviews
- Easy to set up.
- Easy to manage.
- Support has worked wonders assisting us with troubleshooting.
- Overall functionality is good. I am good with the way it is now.
- No negative impact, only positive. We have used in past the keep essential business systems up and running.