Asigra, whats the score?
Updated September 30, 2015

Asigra, whats the score?

Jeremy Wyatt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review

Software Version

v8 onwards to v13

Modules Used

  • DS-Client, DS-System

Overall Satisfaction with Asigra

I've been implementing Asigra for over 6 years as Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds. Its key features for me are: Agentless Architecture, WAN Optimisation, Incremental Forever, Encrypted at Source, FIPS-140-2 Certification. These features give service providers and customers the confidence that their data is protected and secure.

Asigra Backs up the data, and restores it when you need it. What more do you need?
  • Asigra's agentless architecture means it's much less labour intensive than agent-based alternatives.
  • Encrypted at Source gives the customer and service provider the confidence that their data is secure.
  • Continuous Development of the Asigra product suite by Asigra's dedicated engineers in Toronto means Asigra continues to protect data in the latest IT environments. Be that in the Office, Mobile Device, Cloud or Data Centre.
  • File Level restore from Windows Hyper-V VHDX backups. This functionality is possible in VMware VMDK backups.
  • DS-System GUI is outdated and needs bringing up to the same level as the new DS-User GUI.
  • The reporting could be slicker of the DS-System to DS-System Asigra Replication which provides a second Geographically separate copy of the data.
  • Customer Confidence. If Asigra backed it up, Asigra will restore it.
  • Asigra's agentless architecture means its much less labour intensive than agent-based alternatives because matching agent revisions with operating system levels, researching compatibility issues, and other labour intensive tasks are non-existent when using the Asigra solution. It's also much easier to support, with the usual risks of agent-based solutions greatly reduced.
  • The Asigra brand was a relatively unknown backup and data recovery solution even though it has been around for nearly 30 years. This is mainly due to Asigra not selling direct and instead using service providers. Asigra has remedied this over the last decade with strong marketing strategies, inclusion in the first and subsequent Gartner Magic Quadrant for enterprise backup software and integrated appliances along with a vast range of other strategies meaning Asigra has now become an established known solution in the market.
  • Veeam
Veeam is great, it backs up VMs, great reporting but when looking at a backup solution as a cloud service provider Asigra provides a full suite from VM servers, physical servers, applications, third party SaaS based apps and portable devices. It's multi tenant capabilities mean it's a great all in one comprehensive solution.
If implemented as a Cloud Service provider (Public Cloud), In House Solution (Private Cloud) or a mixture of both (Hybrid Cloud):

  • The Agentless Architecture means there are less support burdens.
  • Encryption at Source gives the customer confidence their data is secure.
  • WAN Optimisation (Compression & Block Level Incremential Forever and De-deupe of Data), enables a large amount of Data to be protected offsite.
  • One step Backup to both Local and Offsite storage enables LAN speed restores with offsite peace of mind.
  • Asigra Replication from DS-System to DS-System enables another geographically separate copy of the data.

Using Asigra

We are a Service Provider and use Asigra to supply Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud Backup and DR to our customers.