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We performed a comparison between Arcserve UDP and StorageCraft ShadowXafe based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Backup and Recovery Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Arcserve UDP vs. StorageCraft ShadowXafe Report (Updated: November 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.""Global deduplication is the best feature of this solution.""I would recommend it if there is a general case.""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.""The most valuable feature of Arcserve UDP is live replication.""The ROI is very good because of the speed of the backup.""We are satisfied with Arcserve UDP. The most important feature that we use and why we choose this product is the RHA feature."

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"I like that they have some new devices that are simpler to use because they kind of tie right into the cloud.""The most valuable feature is the backups."

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Cons
"The solution can improve by allowing older versions to support the latest version of the OS.""Its interface can be improved. I find it unintuitive.""Arcserve UDP is in the middle range of complexity. The interface can be developed a little bit more to be user-friendly.""We could not go into granular details of retrieving backup information.""The initial setup was complex.""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.""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."

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"Their restoration protocols could be better. I pulled all my clients out of their cloud mostly because I wasn't confident that they could restore out of the cloud. This was backed up by friends who had been burned by stuff like that. We moved away because of the lack of resources to restore from a potential catastrophic failure. It's challenging, and in some cases, they couldn't do it because they didn't have enough resources. For example, if there was a major disaster, and everybody needed their images out of the cloud, they couldn't give them to everybody.""StorageCraft ShadowXafe should improve the on-premises console management controls and protection and recovery."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "The price is based on the number of sockets. We use a four-socket price that includes two servers and the cost is $4,375."
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  • "They are more expensive than some of the others out there. We have gone away from their cloud due to pricing."
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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:Global deduplication is the best feature of this solution.
    Top Answer:The price is based on the number of sockets. We use a four-socket price that includes two servers and the cost is $4,375. The solution licensing is not cheap but I would say it's reasonable compared… more »
    Top Answer:I like that they have some new devices that are simpler to use because they kind of tie right into the cloud.
    Top Answer:Their restoration protocols could be better. I pulled all my clients out of their cloud mostly because I wasn't confident that they could restore out of the cloud. This was backed up by friends who… more »
    Top Answer:We use StorageCraft ShadowXafe as a data protection solution.
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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.

    StorageCraft Technology Corporation is a premier backup and disaster recovery software company. StorageCraft focuses on providing best-in-class backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for virtual and physical environments. StorageCraft delivers software products that reduce downtime, improve security and stability for systems and data and lower the total cost of ownership for servers, desktops and laptops.

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    Sample Customers
    ITPS, North Hertfordshire Homes, SEMIKRON, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, Test Valley Borough Council, EK Services
    Kawasaki, NASA, Amazon, Sonic, Callaway
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company18%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Wholesaler/Distributor9%
    Non Tech Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government10%
    Educational Organization5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government7%
    Retailer6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise55%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise49%
    Buyer's Guide
    Arcserve UDP vs. StorageCraft ShadowXafe
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Arcserve UDP vs. StorageCraft ShadowXafe and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    656,862 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Arcserve UDP is ranked 24th in Backup and Recovery Software with 9 reviews while StorageCraft ShadowXafe is ranked 52nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 2 reviews. Arcserve UDP is rated 7.8, while StorageCraft ShadowXafe is rated 0.0. 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 StorageCraft ShadowXafe writes "An expensive next-generation data recovery and backup software solution with poor data restoration". Arcserve UDP is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Rubrik and Cohesity DataProtect, whereas StorageCraft ShadowXafe is most compared with Azure Backup, Veeam Backup & Replication, N-able Cove Data Protection and Hornetsecurity Altaro VM Backup. See our Arcserve UDP vs. StorageCraft ShadowXafe report.

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