Asigra - Recovery is Everything
June 05, 2015

Asigra - Recovery is Everything

Oliver Kelly | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review

Software Version

V6.2 to V13

Modules Used

  • DS System
  • DS Client
  • DS Licnese
  • DS Noc
  • DS Billing
  • DS Mobile

Overall Satisfaction with Asigra

FCS is a reseller of Asigra and use it to supply cloud based backup and disaster recovery as service solutions to our customers. I personally have been using Asigra for the past nine years now and still believe it to be the best cloud based enterprise backup and disaster recovery solution. Over the years Asigra has continued to improve always wanting to be ahead of the curve utilising new technology and approaches to ensure the best solution possible. As many other reviewers have stated there is never a question of whether the data can be recovered once Asigra has protected it giving ultimate peace of mind to service providers and most importantly the end customer.
  • Fully Agentless Architecture - One DS Client has the ability to protect all of your environment without the need to install agents on each machine saving time and money.
  • Incremental Forever - No need to run weekly or monthly masters generations.
  • Military Grade Security
  • Deduplication
  • Mass Deployment functionality
  • Continuous Data Protection
  • VM Replication
  • All data fully compressed and encrypted for WAN optimisation
  • The Asigra GUI's have been described as quite antiquated. The most used interface (DS User) has been recently updated, it will be nice when the rest of the interfaces get a fresh look.
  • DS Noc is a nice single pane of glass view for the backup status of the estate but there still could be some improvements in the reporting.
  • DS Billing is not a product that I have ever really used due to not needing the complexity for billing customers and using more traditional accounting software.
  • Great Reputation in the Market
  • Simple pricing model that is easy to understand
  • Easy to manage leading to employee efficiency and happy customers
CommVault is an excellent product with a very strong feature set but it is not as cost effective to deploy for a service provider, when using in house for your own solution it is a great product but to outsource is less appealing. The pricing model used to be very complicated but I believe it is getting more simple now.
Veeam is another very strong product for backup of virtual machines but it is not multi tenanted and does not offer the same level of protection as Asigra.

Asigra can be utilised in all enterprise and small to medium business environments with easy deployment and management. One of Asigra's key features is that it is adaptable and scalable with the ability to deploy and successfully protect data centre environments such as private cloud and companies with multiple remote offices. The military grade security of the product means that customers data is always safe from malicious intent and can be securely stored offsite with quick recovery times as there is no need to wait for tapes to be retrieved. The incremental forever functionality is an excellent feature never requiring master backups to ever be taken after the initial backup, resulting in an extremely fast efficient solution.