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Consultant
CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
May 15 2017

What is most valuable?

There are two primary improvements of the Asigra platform with the recent version 13.1 SP1: Virtualization: a tremendous variety of data protection solutions for virtual… more»

How has it helped my organization?

010 signed up a new partner just because of the Office 365 solution by Asigra.

What needs improvement?

There are improvements required with the virtualization solution, I'm sure we will see a significant change in 2017.

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

It is important to be perfectly knowledgeable about Asigra's pricing model. It is somewhat more complex that other Backup vendors, but it includes a huge opportunity for… more»

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

No.

What other advice do I have?

Great product, give it a shot!

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No, I knew everything I needed to know about Asigra, the decision was very simple.
Reseller
Director of Operations at Armada Cloud
Nov 17 2016

What is most valuable?

The agentless nature of the software simplifies installations for our end users, and NIST FIPS 140-2 certification puts our enterprise clients at ease. Virtual Disaster Recovery in version 13 is a game-changer, especially for VMWare shops.

How has it helped my organization?

Automated notifications work much better than other solutions we've employed, and the ability to add usage reports to invoices through DS-Billing is a very useful feature. Additionally, high compression rates reduce bandwidth and capacity… more»

What needs improvement?

The GUI isn't the slickest, because Asigra has opted to focus on features and capability over a shiny interface. They do have an overhaul in the works, but I appreciate that their first priority is performance. Despite looking a little… more»

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

Yes, we previously used Ahsay, but found the comprehensive feature set of Asigra to be preferable both to us and our customer base.

What other advice do I have?

Try a 30 day evaluation to test it within your environment against your current backup and recovery solution. The Asigra DS Client can be installed on your infrastructure, and the agentless nature of the software allows for a simple… more»
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Brent Reichow
Consultant
Principal at Blueshift Data Protection
Mar 17 2016

What is most valuable?

Asigra's agentless concept makes it so easy to install a client proof-of-concept (POC). Many times a client wants to try a solution before they buy, and being able to deploy a backup and recovery solution without installing software on the client's servers makes deploying a POC very easy. In addition, Asigra supports wide variety of OS and VMs which means very rarely do we encounter a client… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Flexibility really means a lot for us. Being able to address almost every client backup and recovery requirement means that we have a tremendous amount of confidence as do our partners that Blueshift is going to be able to deploy a solution quickly and efficiently. This saves time and money allowing the partner or client to be able to check the backup and recovery is done box and move on to the… more»

What needs improvement?

I think Asigra still needs to simplify their GUI. I think Asigra really improved the GUI with their 12x release but there's still a lot of functions and options. During any installation we take time to sit down with the customer to ensure they understand how to navigate the GUI.
Vendor
NOC Manager with 51-200 employees
Aug 25 2015

What is most valuable?

Retention and data life cycle management, along with deduplication at a global level.

How has it helped my organization?

Asigra allows for backup set creation using template files, this allows us to deploy backup sets extremely quickly and efficiently with no error.

What needs improvement?

The user interface is a bit outdated, but Asigra has acknowledged this and is working on a new interface.

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

I was not the one the initially implement the product, but I do know it was a steep price. Since I have come onboard I have automated a vast majority of the Asigra system… more»

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

Prior to Asigra we used the Zenith BDR in parallel. Sagiss wanted a product that worked and was reliable and Asigra was that product.

What other advice do I have?

You need to make the investment in training and certification to get the most out of this product. Once you have Asigra, you are set, it’s a rock solid platform that works… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Zenith BDR, CommVault and Asigra.

What is Asigra?

Asigra makes award-winning enterprise backup and recovery software that leads the industry in secure, reliable, manageable and affordable data protection. Asigra Cloud Backup works in the cloud or on-premise, for everything from mobile devices to entire data centers.

Asigra customers

British Red Cross, Special Olympics, London and Capital, L and K Bennett London, The Commonwealth, Hanrick Curran

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