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We performed a comparison between Azure Backup 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 Azure Backup vs. StorageCraft ShadowXafe Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The most valuable feature of Azure Backup is its ease of use and good integration with other Azure services.""Setting up Azure Backup is straightforward and the total deployment time was about a month.""It's useful, it works, and it's fairly reliable.""The scalability has been good.""It's easy to deploy.""It's stable.""One of the most valuable features is security and connectivity to the data.""I like that it's a simple system."

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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
"I would like to see more automation, integration, and security. The price could be better.""The integration with the record database and integration with other applications will be good, especially with the database piece.""I would like to see better pricing.""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.""There is a limitation of 99 files restores per day which means that we can't complete a huge file restore. We would like Azure to increase the number of the possible file restorations.""I would like to see better integration with more products, and more services.""The length of time it takes to restore is our main source of frustration. It would be beneficial to shorten the time it takes.""Technical support can be slow to respond at times."

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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
  • "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."
  • "It's around $10 to $15 per month per virtual machine, along with something extra based on the size of the data."
  • "Pay as you go is the pricing model."
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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: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.
    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

    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.”

    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
    Russell Reynolds Associates, Somerset County Council, Kardem, PCL Construction
    Kawasaki, NASA, Amazon, Sonic, Callaway
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company23%
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Energy/Utilities Company15%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government7%
    Retailer6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise30%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise58%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise49%
    Buyer's Guide
    Azure Backup vs. StorageCraft ShadowXafe
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Backup vs. StorageCraft ShadowXafe and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Azure Backup is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 14 reviews while StorageCraft ShadowXafe is ranked 52nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 2 reviews. Azure Backup is rated 8.4, while StorageCraft ShadowXafe is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Azure Backup writes "Secure, good connectivity, easy to scale, and gives our clients peace of mind". 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". Azure Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Veritas NetBackup, Acronis Backup and Rubrik, whereas StorageCraft ShadowXafe is most compared with Arcserve UDP, Veeam Backup & Replication, N-able Cove Data Protection and Hornetsecurity Altaro VM Backup. See our Azure Backup vs. StorageCraft ShadowXafe report.

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