Arcserve UDP Review

It allowed me to build a low-cost DR site that replicates from the backup, but it currently lacks SIFS (NetApp or EMC) support from the UDP console.


What is most valuable?

  • Support for physical systems
  • Agentless backup for VMware & Hyper-V
  • Global deduplication
  • Remote replication
  • Virtual standbuy

How has it helped my organization?

With UDP, I built a low-cost DR site that replicates from the backup.

What needs improvement?

For the next release, I'd like to see

  • SIFS (NetApp or EMC) support from the UDP console.
  • In the current version we need to integrate with Arcserv backup 16.5 NDMP module
  • Tighter integration with tape.
  • Better Integration with RHA.
  • Multi-Tenancy
  • Virtual Stand by Seamless Integration form hyper v VHDX source to VMware VMDK  

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP).

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used Backup Exec before. I switched because UDP is agentless, which works well for my VMware backup to disk, as well as being easy to sync with the remote site

How was the initial setup?

The setup is straightforward, and in less than three hours, I got the first backup running.

What about the implementation team?

I did it in-house.

What was our ROI?

It took us 12 months to get.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

You should go for the three year license.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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In the latest release 6.5, you can actually backup CIF path directly from the UDP console!