Carbonite Availability Reviews

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John Stalzer | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 21, 2017

Why I can always count on DoubleTake

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Adhir Kamal | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 10, 2017

DoubleTake - Always Available

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Extremely quick failover to DR
  • Almost realtime replication depending on clients bandwidth
  • Easy to setup, upgrade and maintain
  • Cost effective
  • More verbose error messages. So we can fix problems with more ease
  • More bandwidth settings for throttling.
  • Ability to restart services on servers from the double take console
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Ron Sisler Jr | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 08, 2017

Good to Go!

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Allows for easy review and updating during replication processes. The Portal is user-friendly and very accessible with little user training.
  • Allows us to know when we have errors in replication and actions needed.
  • Their support is very quick and reliable in the event we have questions or issue.
  • The initial set-up can be challenging in some regard.
  • Would like to see version updates that support all OS. Unfortunately we use several OS and are on an older version with 7 of our 8 servers.
  • Will be doing the upgrades to version 8 shortly and hope the software is compatible with all OS.
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Artur Estanqueiro | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 10, 2017

Carbonite DoubleTake Review

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • It provides minimum downtime migration (only required for servers cutover)
  • It replicates customer data in realtime to the cloud, the agents installation doesn´t require servers reboot
  • Great product support
  • Mostly available for Windows (although a Linux version has been launched recently)
  • Complex Licensing process
  • 60 days of license expiration for migrations (we know, customer sometimes takes longer to schedule the migration window
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 25, 2017

DoubleTake Move

Score 5 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 09, 2017

DoubleTake -- Good product when low RPO is needed

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 04, 2017

Try a good solution from Carbonite DoubleTake

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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About Carbonite Availability

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.

Carbonite Availability Features

Has featureLightning Fast Recovery: Failover to your secondary site with minimal downtime with seconds-long recovery points
Has featureStreamlined Migration: Migrate from any hypervisor or cloud to any other, easily and with minimal downtime for users
Has featureBroad Platform Support: Replicate physical, virtual and cloud-based systems to any environment, locally or with one of our cloud service provider partners.
Has featureSelf-Service Management: End-user control over configuration, monitoring, and failover through a self-service portal.
Has featureNo Performance Impact: Protect all your workloads with continuous replication without impacting system performance.

Carbonite Availability Competitors

Zerto, Veeam Availability Suite, PlateSpin Migrate

Carbonite Availability Support Options

 Paid Version
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Video Tutorials / Webinar

Carbonite Availability Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
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
Mobile Application:No