What about Asigra from the perspective of both User and Service provider
June 11, 2015

What about Asigra from the perspective of both User and Service provider

Richard Gaudin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Review Source

Software Version

V12

Modules Used

  • DS Client, DS Dystem

Overall Satisfaction with Asigra

I implemented Asigra in a previous organisation and I am currently a reseller and service provider for Asigra. It has been used both across the organisations I have worked for and to address specific backup and recovery issues which other solutions were not able to resolve such as backing up SaaS solutions such as Salesforce.

As a user of the solution it offers a revolutionary pricing model which rewards good IT practices by lowering the cost of an organisations' backup and recovery when you have maintained a low requirement for recovery in previous years. It also removes the cost and management overhead of multiple agents across the IT estate.

As a service provider it offers the perfect business model of a cloud delivered, annuity revenue solution, around which you can build a service that will add long term value to your business.

  • It is agentless which makes the cost and administration overhead low.
  • It offers a recovery licensing model which rewards efficient IT practices in subsequent years.
  • It provides robust backup for cloud services such as Salesforce and office 365.
  • It can be delivered on a private infrastructure, in a multi tenant cloud environment or as a hybrid solution
  • It has FIPS 140 accreditation which demonstrates the security of the solution
  • Support for Blackberry devices
  • Strong ROI through Annuity revenue model
  • Low cost of entry with the ability to scale
  • Improved use of LAN WAN through backup optimisation
Compared to the traditional backup solutions from CA, Comverse, Tivoli etc, Asigra is more efficient, more cost effective and easier to implement and manage. This is largely down to the agentless architecture.
Where there is a distributed organisation with multiple systems but a desire for centralised backup, this is a particularly good fit, hence it works well in spaces such as the offshore financial sector. Also, where there are a high number of mobile devices and laptops in the organisation, these can all be backed up with no per device cost as the client software has no cost. Unlike many backup solutions which are owned by storage vendors, Asigra is primarily focussed on reducing your storage requirements rather than selling you more disk.