Barracuda Backup Alternatives and Competitors

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Chris Soutar
Vice President of Managed Services at Entré Computer Solutions
Reseller
Top 5
Enables us to recover full systems correctly and properly the first time

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is for all of our backup needs for the companies that we support throughout our area. Anybody who's looking for some sort of a trusted offsite backup solution, this is what our lead product is. It supports all bare-metal, offsite, cloud replication, the whole deal.

Pros and Cons

  • "It provides a single dashboard for all types of data protection, we monitor everything through a single dashboard. It simplifies everything overall. It allows us to see everything, whether passing or failing any issues, any problems through a single pane of glass that we don't have to click through or adjust as we go forward."
  • "The reporting feature and functionality need improvement. We would like to see a little bit more detailed reporting that offers more CEO or C-level focused reporting options."

What other advice do I have?

If you're looking for something that's going to be easy to use, cost-effective, but also provides a great backup and more importantly, a recovery solution, this is definitely something that you should look at and keep in mind. It's a great product. It works very well and I don't have to worry about if a backup is working or not. Make sure that you don't undersize things. It's okay to oversize a local storage device. It's easier to come and oversell the opportunity or the option versus underselling it. I would rate SolarWinds MSP Backup & Recovery a nine out of 10. I'd give it a 10 if we had a…
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Systems Administrator Team Leader at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Excellent technical support, good visualization, and a pretty straightforward setup

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for all infrastructure. We're using it for the five pillars and for database backups and management.

Pros and Cons

  • "The product is a reliable solution."
  • "We've faced problems backing up our virtual machines."

What other advice do I have?

We're just a customer. We do recommend the solution. However, a company needs to look again into why they need it. With Commvault, you can deploy on-premise or on the cloud. It is compatible with several cloud vendors. However, the deployment depends on what you need it for. For example, if you need to back up Office 365, then there are two solutions from the providers, from Commvault. Recently they have started talking about Commvault Metallic. They started trying to promote it in other regions. We've done a profound study in the Commvault Metallic for our Office 365 in the past. We compared…
ITCS user
Infrastructure Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Good backup and restore capabilities, scales well, and the instant recovery option saves us time for urgent cases

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use this product for backups, reporting, and auditing. As we are a publicly listed company, we rely heavily on the reporting that comes out of Cohesity to ensure that we are compliant across all aspects. The backup and restore solution is a big step forward from our last solution and packs more than just backup in a box, allowing for additional features such as Disaster Recovery and utilising the space available in the cluster for storing files. The auditing and reporting features are as important as the backups themselves.

Pros and Cons

  • "Instant recovery options are a big benefit for urgent restores, as we don't need to wait for hours or days for a restore to complete before being able to access the files."
  • "Many of the reports are basic, at most, and at times we had to open a support ticket to help find or develop a report for our needs."

What other advice do I have?

Although the NPS score was rated highly, this should not be the only factor to consider. There may be other factors involved that affect this score and as mentioned, backup solutions are a long-term deal. Not many companies will be willing to jump ship, risking their backups that are kept on proprietary platforms.
Izzat Doleh
General Manager at Dynamic Data
Real User
Top 5
Reliable backup and recovery that is easy to deploy and monitor

What is our primary use case?

Our customers use this solution for backup.

Pros and Cons

  • "Our customers can backup to local storage and they can back up or replicate to the cloud."
  • "It supports Microsoft SQL and Microsoft Exchange, but it does not support Oracle databases or Postgres."

What other advice do I have?

As for me, I prefer Barracuda. Acronis is a good product that works well in small businesses. I would rate Acronis Backup a nine out of ten.
EZ
Head of Virtualization and IT Services Area at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Good stability but hard to use and lacks access to training

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for our server backup and some Linux system backups as well as a backup for our SQL.

Pros and Cons

  • "The stability of the product seems to be quite good."
  • "Other tools seem to be easier to use."

What other advice do I have?

We're just a customer and an end-user. We don't have a special relationship with this company. I'm not sure of the exact version we're using. It may be some iteration of version six. I'd advise new users to implement the solution using a support person and good documentation and to make sure they are putting the correct data policies in place. In the past, it was quite a good tool, however, now, due to a lack of training, or due to having a lack of staff that is trained in it, it is likely much easier to have something like Veeam, which isn't as complicated of a solution. On a scale from one…
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