I love simplicity in my life & those that talk common sense
August 21, 2015

I love simplicity in my life & those that talk common sense

Martyn Randell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Review Source

Software Version

V13

Modules Used

  • Backup / VDR

Overall Satisfaction with Asigra

Originally as a Commercial Property Solutions company Fasset Ltd took the decision following 9 months of research and due diligence to implement Asigra across our UK sites to simplify our Backup process and anticipating the level of data growth, lower the risk to us as a business. This quickly moved to setting up a completely new division within our company called Fasset Technologies to resell Asigra to the Tenants at our sites. Within 12 months this is now in operation across our portfolio and to many of the business within.

What problems does it address for us?
1) Consolidation of Backup Platforms into one solution
2) Lowers our business risk
3) Supports the Backup of Microsoft 365 data following our recent migration
4) Enables us to support our remote sites with a Resilient Data Continuity Solution
5) From a BCP point of view it has enabled us to meet our planned objectives for RTO / RPO
  • One solution / window to control all of your backup & recovery requirements.
  • Fantastic de-dupe / compression to ensure best value. Our average has been circa 30% of its original size.
  • A pricing model that makes common sense. You pay for the amount you backup and you pay a recovery sum based on historical usage.
  • The security encryption levels mean that we can support businesses of all types and in still confidence in them.
  • Before Version 13 the GUI was seen as a barrier to its success. Since Feb 15 this has been improved.
  • Endpoint Devices - This is there but has not all the functionality seen in many bespoke products for mobile / tablets etc. From my understanding Asigra have 3 more version updates in the coming 12 months that will improve on this. For me it was a small price to pay for a product that does everything else so well.
  • Customer Service - The ability to switch a business back on in within 30secs of a key server going down is where the future is.
  • Productivity - Internal resource time required to managed the backup solutions across our portfolio has dropped by at least 50%.
When evaluating Asigra against Commvault we found the following:

Commvault - Expensive licensing, per socket, VM,
agent, TB etc. = > HW costs, pro
services = > TCO
Commvault - Did not at the time backup Office 365, Google Apps,
Salesforce.com and could not be recovered locally
Commvault - Did not at the time Backup/Recover Docker Containers

Due to the security, compliance and regulatory aspects covered by Asigra, it lends itself very well to companies in Finance, Healthcare and Defence. That said, most complex businesses today will benefit from reducing the systems they currently operate. Given that many businesses still operate a tape-based backup Asigra provides the perfect tool to migrate onto which is truly future proofing them.