We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The CDP backup feature is very nice, as it allows you to take backups at high frequencies and with application consistency."
"The interface is user-friendly and even if our tech isn't onsite, we can work with the owners to confirm that the data will be restored with no issues."
"It is an excellent product. It is easy to deploy, stable, and fast. Their support is excellent."
"It is very reliable, so we don't have any issues with it. Our customers have never raised any issue with it. Basically, once you set it up and it is running, it is trouble-free. Our customers are happy. They just got a renewal for the subscription for the service."
"The cloud side of it is nice. Everything happens behind the scenes without you realizing it, which is nice. It doesn't interrupt usage. There is also the freedom and ease of use of the cloud portal, which you can use to manage your backup. One of the strong points of Barracuda is that you can go from zero to having your first backup running within 10 minutes. If you have access to admin accounts and everything else, it can happen in 10 minutes. The ability to go in and just restore a particular file without having to do a full restore is also very useful. You can just go in and pick the files that you need to restore, and the same is with email. You can just go in, find an email, and restore that email without having to do a full backup of all the data or a full restore of the data. I feel very safe because it is not just about the backup; it is about the protection of the data from outside threats. They have a lot of areas of ATP, that is, advanced threat protection. You don't see that much on the backup side. You see it more on the email side. In the email protection, you know it is there at the back. It moves the quarantine emails that come through into a sandbox area, and then you can choose in the sandbox. You can open up an email in the sandbox to make sure that if there is a virus, it can't harm you. You can also plan how often your backups run, such as every six hours or four hours. It is the same with email. They also have a great PhishLine package, which is phishing attack training. You can have the strongest and the best backup and security that you can, but the end user is always the weakest link. They send almost like testing emails to end users to help them identify and understand phishing emails and prevent user or phishing attacks. It is a very good package."
"The most valuable feature is the speed of backup, which is very good compared to other solutions."
"It is very stable, and I'm very happy with this solution."
"The most important feature in Barracuda Backup is the ability to archive the backup of emails."
"The configuration and the onboarding process are pretty good."
"The backup feature is most valuable. That's why we took it."
"Its interface is intuitive, and it is easy to use when I am restoring files. Barracuda does a really excellent job at compression, which makes it very efficient. Eight years later, I am only halfway through to the capacity, which is very good."
"To improve Altaro, I would like to see the ability to choose more than one backup location at a time."
"Basically, how it works is that you have a single local drive, and then you have a cloud backup. It'd be nice if you could rotate the single local backup drive. As of now, you can't."
"The application could include a feature to install a set size of data, such as the ability to store a single application with all its registry information for easy transfer."
"Its speed can be a bit improved, and of course, its pricing can go a lot cheaper."
"The backup feature could be a bit simpler to utilize. They should make the process of backing up individual files simpler."
"I would like to see the Live Boot feature extended to Hyper-V machines, in addition to VMware machines."
"I would like to see a way to increase space."
"Barracuda Backup could use some more integration."
"Their technical support is not very good. You never know what they are doing and what is the issue. Customers need to know what is happening. This is our main concern and the only thing that can be improved in this solution. I would like to have more visibility about what is going on when something happens. I need to know what was done to solve the issue."
"In the next release of this solution, I would like to see cloud support and deduplication functionality."
"The restore time can be improved. The restore time for large quantities of folders is slow. Sometimes, if I'm doing a full recovery of a server, it takes multiple hours, which probably is natural. It might also be because of our internet speed to the cloud."
"Its yearly maintenance fee is fairly high for me to renew for upgrades and support."
"Altaro had the best prices and ROI in the whole bunch that we evaluated."
"The price is great for the utility you get and the licensing has never caused any issues with my company."
"What I like best about Barracuda Backup is the licensing model."
"It is about 6,900 or 7,000 a year. It goes up a little every year. Its price includes live updates, support, antivirus, and cloud storage. If I increase the cloud space, then the price would increase. It has been consistent for us."
"Its pricing is very reasonable, but it can be reduced."
"The licensing is charged yearly. It's my understanding that the cost of the solution is somewhere around $7,000 every two years."
"All the storage is included in Barracuda, so you're just paying for the package. I think with Veeam, you pay for the package, and you pay for the storage."
"Normally, there is the hardware on the site. So, essentially, there is a server and storage. They can price it a little lower because the customers are making a little investment upfront. Even though it is trouble-free for the end-users, and once it is set up and running, they don't have to really think about it, there is essentially an initial investment. It is not really pricey. We're actually competitive, but we are in a different market. In Asia, customers are a little more price-sensitive than in the west. It is not really a real issue."
"The price of the five-year contract was approximately three million Rupees ($42,000 USD)."
Altaro VM Backup is a high performance VM backup and replication solution to back up and restore both Hyper-V and VMware-based virtual machines.
Eliminate hassle and headaches with an easy-to-use interface, straightforward setup and reassurance that this solution gets the job done every time.
Altaro VM Backup is intuitive and feature-rich, with outstanding support as part of the package.
Barracuda Backup is designed from the ground up for the cloud-integrated systems. It gives you the flexibility to easily back up data wherever it resides - on premises or in the cloud - and to replicate the data to our secure cloud or to a private location of your choice. Simple to configure and manage, and totally automated.
Altaro VM Backup is ranked 27th in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews while Barracuda Backup is ranked 22nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 11 reviews. Altaro VM Backup is rated 9.6, while Barracuda Backup is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Altaro VM Backup writes "Easy to use with a helpful dashboard, good support, and the deduplication feature saves heavily on storage space". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Barracuda Backup writes "Secure and easy to use, does everything behind the scenes, and lets you restore a particular file without having to do a full restore". Altaro VM Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Nakivo, Acronis Backup, Veeam Agent for Linux and Commvault, whereas Barracuda Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Acronis Backup, Azure Backup and AvePoint DocAve Backup and Restore. See our Altaro VM Backup vs. Barracuda Backup report.
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