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Find out what your peers are saying about Arcserve UDP vs. StorageCraft ShadowXafe and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the duplication.""One of the things that I do like about it is that it has a very good deduplication feature.""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.""I would recommend it if there is a general case.""We are satisfied with Arcserve UDP. The most important feature that we use and why we choose this product is the RHA feature.""The standard backup and restore feature is most used."

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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
"We could not go into granular details of retrieving backup information.""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.""Its interface can be improved. I find it unintuitive.""The speed of restores should be improved. We have found the speed of large restores rather slow.""Based on my experience, whenever we need support, there are difficulties with communication when trying to resolve the issue.""Arcserve UDP is in the middle range of complexity. The interface can be developed a little bit more to be user-friendly."

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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
  • "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."
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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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    One of the things that I do like about it is that it has a very good deduplication feature.
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    The retail fee is $1300 for a year for one server. Other than that, there is just the cost of your hardware.
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    The speed of restores should be improved. We have found the speed of large restores rather slow. It should also back up Office 365 mailboxes. It would be nice to be able to restore PST files. It might… more »
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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.
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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… more »
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    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
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    Manufacturing Company22%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Wholesaler/Distributor11%
    Non Tech Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government6%
    Insurance Company4%
    Company Size
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    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise28%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Arcserve UDP vs. StorageCraft ShadowXafe and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    563,208 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Arcserve UDP is ranked 47th in Backup and Recovery Software with 6 reviews while StorageCraft ShadowXafe is ranked 53rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 2 reviews. Arcserve UDP is rated 6.6, while StorageCraft ShadowXafe is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Arcserve UDP writes "Backs up pretty much everything that we've got, but needs a more intuitive interface and more integrations". 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, Commvault, Veritas Backup Exec and Bacula Enterprise, whereas StorageCraft ShadowXafe is most compared with Azure Backup, Veeam Backup & Replication, N-able Backup, Veeam Agent for Linux and Commvault. See our Arcserve UDP vs. StorageCraft ShadowXafe report.

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