2019-08-07T06:15:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What advice do you have for others considering Infrascale Platform?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Infrascale Platform, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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NF
Business Development Manager at 360ST
Real User
2022-09-20T04:05:36Z
Sep 20, 2022

I would rate Infrascale Backup & Disaster Recovery a nine out of ten.

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RS
Consultant at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Consultant
Top 10Leaderboard
2021-11-16T22:04:00Z
Nov 16, 2021

My advice would be to really understand the cost of downtime to your business. That's the first "port of call." You've got to understand the financial cost of not being able to operate the business. That's the way I can actually put a price point on a situation where they are down for five minutes or an hour, in a very crude calculation based on how much they're paying their staff per hour. I then tell them that if their system were to go down for however long, this is how long it would take me to get it back up, saving those costs I calculated for them, as well as possible intangible losses. That's very important because it's all about the bottom dollar. The speed of the solution’s restore functionality is a 3.5 or four out of 5. So far, we have not really had to put it under a lot of pressure. There hasn't been a situation where a good number of servers have gone down at any one point, to test the load versus performance. But when I have used it in the past, for one server for a small client, it has worked very well. I would rate the time it takes Infrascale to deliver a boot-ready failover in a disaster recovery situation as a four out of five, because of the manual effort required to make the switch and fire up the failover system. It's not high-availability, which would be automated.

John Karagiannis - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President of Technology at SolutionStart
Reseller
Top 10Leaderboard
2021-10-25T19:15:00Z
Oct 25, 2021

Make sure you do a true apples to apples comparison. A lot of times, especially with some product lines that don't offer the full suite, you have to kind of either plug it into your own cloud replication or hardware. Those solutions are not factoring in other components, in terms of cost of ownership. If you are just looking at what the backup licensing is costing, then it is not really a 100% comparison, especially if you look at only a portion or percentage of it versus the entire solution. You should make sure that you are adding in all the additional costs. We are changing our infrastructure deployment. Our goal is always to look for new clients to deploy to. I would definitely give Infrascale 10 out of 10.

Harry Vining - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Vtek Systems
Real User
Top 20
2021-09-13T21:39:00Z
Sep 13, 2021

Infrascale is the best way to use a backup disaster recovery for your business, be it small or big. You have so much control and you can ration your storage any way you want. There's no one holding you back. If you want to add or decrease, it takes seconds. You will log in, you decrease their amount, away you go. Do you need to get something? Reset a password? Away you go. It's a very handy tool. You don't have to call. I never have to call Infrascale for anything really. I think I called them two or three times in four years. If you want something that works and is reliable, here it is. I would rate it a 10 out of 10. The software just works perfectly. I'm not going to say anything bad about the software because they make me money.

Cheyenne Harden - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Cyber Protect
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-06-29T08:17:00Z
Jun 29, 2021

I don't think you could do much better than using Infrascale. It's really a no-brainer, with the lack of "throats to choke." You go to one vendor for a problem, you go to one support team. You go to one vendor for any licensing problems. They provide solutions, whether in the cloud, physical, or virtual, and one dashboard to manage it all. The biggest lesson I have learned from using the solution is that backups can be easy. It meets all my needs. The reporting is good, it has encryption in transit, encryption at rest. The ease of use is there.

Christopher Stucke - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
2021-06-25T02:13:00Z
Jun 25, 2021

I'm using SentinelOne for my antivirus malware stuff. They're one of the best in the industry. I don't have a lot of events where I need to pull from backup or recover. I just needed a system that I could use to back up my remote users. I'm not too concerned with Infrascale's malware detection stuff. It was one of those fancy little things they throw-in. As far as the time it would take for a boot-ready failover, it would have zero effect on my operations. My stuff is 100 percent cloud-based, including my EMR, Outlook, and Teams. But I'm utilizing 95 percent of what Infrascale offers, for the package I bought. Overall, I set it up, configured it, deployed it, and walked away from it. It just chugs away happily.

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GH
IT Support Engineer at gotech
Real User
2019-08-07T06:15:00Z
Aug 7, 2019

My advice for anybody researching this type of solution is to consider what it is that you need to have backed up. I would recommend this solution for those who are backing up documents for Windows or Mac. However, for Linux machines, this solution will not work. It only works with virtual appliances. The experience that we have had with this product is generally good. We've been able to restore files when we've needed to. The problem is that sometimes you can use a lot of the bandwidth to upload files. I don't know what the compression is like, compared to others, but I've seen it slow down our connection a bit when it does backups. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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IT Support Engineer at gotech
Aug 7, 2019
The most valuable feature of this solution is that it is simple to use.
Christopher Stucke - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Jun 25, 2021
Its Critical Server Insurance feature for protecting physical and virtual servers, including Windows, Linux, VMware, and Hyper-V is mandatory for me and it makes me happy. If I had a backup solution that didn't do that, it would not be a backup solution and would not be any good.
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