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What is Vision Solutions Double-Take?

Continuous data protection, high-availability and disaster recovery software and services.

Vision Solutions Double-Take was previously known as Double-Take, DoubleTake.

Vision Solutions Double-Take Customers

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Accessor Capital Management, Adventist Health, Alfa Bank, Alphawest Services, Ameristar Casinos, Ambrian Capital PLC

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it_user710520 - PeerSpot reviewer
Migration Specialist at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Vendor
It gives us the possibility to migrate/protect customer servers and data in the simplest way

What is most valuable?

Full server migration possibility and SQL migrations.

How has it helped my organization?

It gives us the possibility to migrate/protect customer servers and data in the simplest way.

What needs improvement?

Linux compatibility SQL migrations GUI

For how long have I used the solution?

For over a year.
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What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Not such a good coverage of the most widely used Linux server distributions, so many issues happen while migrating these servers.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Still no official support for Windows 2016.

How are customer service and support?

We are in contact with the technical and sales support and they provide professional services in all aspects.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have been using different products for the migrations, like PlateSpin, AppZero, etc. We switched because of customer requests.

How was the initial setup?

It depends on the product of Carbonite (Vision-Solutions before). But yes, in most cases it is really simple to handle the work.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

To always think what they really need and don't buy overpriced license models. The sales support will find the best choice for your application.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We used PlateSpin or AppZero, or some manual migration techniques.

What other advice do I have?

Consult with the company if this product is good for you and how they can handle the nonstandard situations with your setup.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
it_user157563 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
​Has improved our organization: it takes less time to replicate files between 2 servers.

Valuable Features

File replication.

Improvements to My Organization

It takes less time to replicate files between 2 servers.

Use of Solution

1 year.

Deployment Issues

No issue so far.

Stability Issues

No issue so far.

Scalability Issues

Not in the pipeline to upgrade.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

Good.

Technical Support:

Good.

Initial Setup

Yes, straightforward.

Implementation Team

In-house.

ROI

Reduce man hour to manage file server.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Original setup cost- $5000; Running cost - $50.

Other Advice

Access the frequency and locality of the files required for replication.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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it_user157560 - PeerSpot reviewer
Team Lead with 51-200 employees
Vendor
Has greatly improved our disaster recovery time but even after ports are enabled still issues with server communication.

Valuable Features

In Version 7.xx the most valuable feature to me is being able to carry out a test full server failover in which case the primary server is still up and running.

Improvements to My Organization

Double-Take has greatly improved our disaster recovery failover time.

Use of Solution

I have used Double-Take for over 4 years now.

Deployment Issues

Yes I encountered issues with deployment. The information provided in the guide just stated about 2 or 3 communication ports but even after these ports are enabled there are still issues with the 2 servers communicating via double-take. There are also issues during job creation. When all security is relaxed on the servers and firewalls it works fine. So we need more information as regards required windows services, communication and management ports, antivirus exclusion rules…etc

Stability Issues

The solution in itself was stable but is very dependent on bandwith.

Scalability Issues

None.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

The customer service rep I interacted with was very forth-coming and helpful. I will rate it very high.

Technical Support:

I recommend that the support team improve on the windows skills. On several occasions they were unable to assist with *.msi issues that caused the double-take installer not to work.

Initial Setup

The initial setup was very straight forward.

Implementation Team

In-House.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
it_user154302 - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Services Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
Get a professional in to install it so it is installed correctly

What is most valuable?

Many as I am a consultant who does migrations but Real-time byte level replication.

How has it helped my organization?

Makes my job a lot easier

What needs improvement?

Failover of Linux which is in the new version. Maybe easier bandwidth sizing.

For how long have I used the solution?

11 years

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

None

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

None

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

None

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Second to none

Technical Support:

Second to none

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Veeam, Its not real-time and had lots of bottlenecks.

How was the initial setup?

Easy for me as I worked for Vision for several years.

What about the implementation team?

Implemented myself

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Arcserve RHA, Veeam etc.

What other advice do I have?

Get a professional in to install it so it is installed correctly and you can rest assured you have the multiple levels of recover ability you need.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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