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Arcserve - An excellent solution for backup and replication needs
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January 25, 2019

Arcserve - An excellent solution for backup and replication needs

Score 7 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Arcserve Backup

We were using an antique version of Symantec Backup Exec at the time and realized with our global footprint growing, we needed a superior solution that would not only provide better backup functionality but also the scope to replicate our live environment. Arcserve Backup and Replication is now used by our IT department to maintain daily backups, and also maintain replication of our physical servers to our DR site.
  • Cost - A very affordable solution.
  • Support and Sales - Arcserve has been top notch to us with the sales process and support.
  • Replication - One of the core reasons we selected the product. We find the replication side of the software fantastic.
  • Backup - An excellent backup product that provides just great functionality and restore-ability at a granular level.
  • Has a steep learning curve to the product, if not experienced in backup solutions.
  • Windows backup and restore functionality is excellent, however, we have found Linux somewhat lacking.
  • We were able to roll back up and replication into one product, which reduced the costs without having to go with multiple vendors.
  • As a result of Arcserve UDP, we were able to implement a full DR scenario test, which until that point hadn't been successful.
To be succinct, we have used Veeam B&R for a number of years, against our VM environment, and we have yet to find anything that tops it. However, if you have physical machines in your environment still, then Arcserve is a great option, especially for the replication aspect.

Backup Exec has fallen behind the pack since we used it a number of years ago and changes to the platform have severely weakened the product. Arcserve sits above Backup Exec.

Druva we have just started using, mainly for our laptops, but they do have a cloud-based backup solution that we looked at.
If you have a large enterprise level environment and want to not only improve your backup systems but also implement replication then Arcserve is well suited. If you only have a small number of machines or are primarily Linux based, then the product is simply not suited and there are better alternates out there.

Arcserve Backup Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
8
Live recovery
8
Recovery verification
8
Business application protection
7
Multiple backup destinations
7
Incremental backup identification
7
Backup to the cloud
6
Deduplication and file compression
6
Snapshots
7
Flexible deployment
8
Management dashboard
6
Platform support
9
Retention options
6
Encryption
8