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Arcserve UDP vs. Azure Backup
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Arcserve UDP vs. Azure Backup and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"There are many backup options available in this solution. For example, you are able to do backups of servers, email, OST files, and users. This is a complete backup solution which is very good.""The most valuable feature of Arcserve UDP is live replication.""The most valuable feature is the duplication.""We are satisfied with Arcserve UDP. The most important feature that we use and why we choose this product is the RHA feature.""One of the things that I do like about it is that it has a very good deduplication feature.""The standard backup and restore feature is most used.""Arcserve has a feature called virtual standby (VSB), which has been very helpful because I already have a hot standby copy of my critical infrastructure. If something breaks, I can spin up that virtual standby copy in less than five minutes and ensure that my data is available to everyone and that business continuity is maintained.""I would recommend it if there is a general case."

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"The initial setup was very easy.""One of the most valuable features is security and connectivity to the data.""I like that it's a simple system.""The feature that I have found the most valuable is that it is easy to create a backup by using Azure Backup. It also has a good user interface and nice features for sending notifications when any backup fails or there is a change in the status of virtual machines.""The most valuable feature is the ease in which it backs up our data.""It's stable.""We are happy with this product and have not found any issues while using it.""I like that it's a stable solution and their support is good. I think Microsoft's commercial force is superior."

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Cons
"The solution can use a lot of bandwidth when the scheduling is not done, it should auto-schedule itself. For example, if there are 50 users connected in the network at 12 o'clock and the backup is not scheduled. At this time the network offices are going to have performance issues when it is doing a backup. Having a feature to auto-schedule a time when the network is not being used often would be beneficial.""Based on my experience, whenever we need support, there are difficulties with communication when trying to resolve the issue.""I had an issue with Arcserve UDP during the failover and the secondary machine didn't get back online, even though it ran automatically. I faced the issue during a crisis situation. However, I haven't faced such a problem again.""Its interface can be improved. I find it unintuitive.""We could not go into granular details of retrieving backup information.""Arcserve UDP is in the middle range of complexity. The interface can be developed a little bit more to be user-friendly.""We are looking at scaling up to the cloud and using immutable copies on the cloud. Arcserve UDP 8.0 does have the immutable feature supporting AWS, but I'm looking for multi-cloud support. So, I'm waiting for Arcserve to release that in the next release.""The speed of restores should be improved. We have found the speed of large restores rather slow."

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"Lacks an AI system that would enable easier upgrading of the hardware.""Technical support can be slow to respond at times.""They need to improve the frequency of the backup. You can only backup one to three times a day. It would be better to back up continuously throughout the day.""We would like to see some kind of notification given to the user that a file was not synchronized well or what may have happened.""I would like to see better integration with more products, and more services.""We have a concern with the backup when were are working with VMs that are running in Barracuda Firewall because it usually fails.""The length of time it takes to restore is our main source of frustration. It would be beneficial to shorten the time it takes.""I would like to see more automation, integration, and security. The price could be better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price of this product is high and it should be lower."
  • "There is an annual license required for this solution and it is priced well."
  • "The retail fee is $1300 for a year for one server. Other than that, there is just the cost of your hardware."
  • "The solution is priced well compared to other solutions."
  • "The pricing is moderate."
  • "Its price seems reasonable. Its price is average as compared to the other products I've looked at. We have a three-year license right now. There are no other costs beyond the standard licensing fee."
  • "There are annual subscription fees and there are licensing costs for three computers. It is an expensive solution."
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  • "It is a bit costly initially, but it is well worth it in the long run, especially for fighting against a number of threats, such as ransomware, which the IT industry is facing."
  • "Price-wise, it's similar to AWS."
  • "The price is somewhat high and could be lower."
  • "Support payment works by the level of partnership and the number of shares."
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis."
  • "The price should be cheaper, but it's affordable if you use the yearly subscription."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Comparing the features of the four is not the right approach. You need to develop a list of requirements for backup and DR that are specific to your organization and then compare each of the four… more »
    Top Answer:Arcserve has a feature called virtual standby (VSB), which has been very helpful because I already have a hot standby copy of my critical infrastructure. If something breaks, I can spin up that… more »
    Top Answer:There are annual subscription fees and there are licensing costs for three computers. It is an expensive solution. I rate the price of Arcserve UDP a two out of five.
    Top Answer:Veeam has a version for Azure but there are organizations, like ours, that are considering moving to an Azure environment and wonder if Azure Backup is better than Veeam Backup and Replication (Veeam… more »
    Top Answer:Price-wise, it's similar to AWS. It's always better to see a lower price.
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    Overview
    Arcserve UDP is a comprehensive solution that empowers even a one-person IT department to protect virtual and physical environments with a high degree of simplicity. It allows you to design and manage your entire data protection strategy with a unified management console, and enables you to scale your data backup coverage as your organization grows with the push of a button.

    Azure Backup is a scalable backup solution with zero capital investment and minimal operational expenses that can help a company achieve maximal data protection. Azure Backup’s System Center Data Protection Manager provides optional integrations that can enable you to protect both advanced workloads running in your datacenter in VMs as well as those that are on physical servers.

    Azure Backup has many features that make it a most effective product. Included among these is its ability to easily scale up your storage capacity. It taps into the cloud to give you the ability to expand on a massive scale. This can be done without any monitoring or maintenance overhead.

    Benefits of Azure Backup

    Some of the benefits of using Azure Backup include:

    • The ability to control and track the performance of your network from a single centralized location. Azure Backup has a “single pane of glass” interface that enables users to monitor, operate, govern, and analyze their backups from one place. This eliminates any need to add additional management infrastructure. You can manage different workload types, subscriptions, vaults, and regions with Azure’s Backup Center.

    • A wide array of security features allows you to prevent malicious users from doing damage to the system, receive alerts if an unauthorized action takes place, and recover from any damage that results. Azure Backup has authentication requirements built in to protect vital functions, such as the ability to delete backed up data from unauthorized users. If something that impacts the backed up data takes place, users are immediately notified. Azure Backup saves any and all deleted backup data for two weeks. This enables administrators to use recovery points to recover their lost data.

    Reviews from Real Users

    There are a number of characteristics that make Azure Backup extremely effective. Two of these are the flexibility that it offers users and its overall effectiveness.

    PeerSpot user Ayman Y., an IT manager at NOMAC, notes all of the different backup options that Azure Backup offers. He writes, “It has many features. First of all, you can schedule a backup for the client as you like. You can do a backup from the whole virtual machine as an image. You can do a backup only from files and folders. It has every option. All options are available for the backup, for the restore, for the bandwidth utilization to do backups, even virtual machines or a physical machine. If you need to do a backup of the whole image from the virtual machine, all these options are there.”

    PeerSpot user Muzammil M., a senior operations engineer at the AlGosaibi Group, notes the effectiveness of Azure Backup when he writes, “Azure Backup is good because it is entirelycloud-based, which means that you can be 99.9% sure that your backup is safe. This is the reason that I suggest its use for companies that need to back up critical data.”

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    ITPS, North Hertfordshire Homes, SEMIKRON, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, Test Valley Borough Council, EK Services
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    Buyer's Guide
    Arcserve UDP vs. Azure Backup
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Arcserve UDP vs. Azure Backup and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Arcserve UDP is ranked 29th in Backup and Recovery Software with 8 reviews while Azure Backup is ranked 13th in Backup and Recovery Software with 12 reviews. Arcserve UDP is rated 7.2, while Azure Backup is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Arcserve UDP writes "Has a virtual standby feature, works out of the box, and is user-friendly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Azure Backup writes "Secure, good connectivity, easy to scale, and gives our clients peace of mind". Arcserve UDP is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Veritas Backup Exec and Rubrik, whereas Azure Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Veritas NetBackup, Acronis Backup and Oracle Data Guard. See our Arcserve UDP vs. Azure Backup report.

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