Business Continuity Options That Rock (and some that don’t)

by | Dec 7, 2016

An overview of today’s business continuity options

There are so many business continuity options our there, it can be difficult to keep them all straight. Here is a list of some of the more popular solutions and how they compare against the Datto SIRIS platform. As you’ll see, we’ve been fairly thorough and cover a variety of price points and features. We hope you find this helpful as you are evaluating possible business continuity options.

Before we jump in, there have been two recent updates to the Datto SIRIS 3 that isn’t mentioned in the below1) It is the first business continuity solution to offer ransomware protection and 2) Infinite Cloud Retention is now available for organizations with retention requirements.

Here we go, your business continuity options in alphabetical order. . .literally, from A to Z:

Asigra

Asigra is an established player in the backup and recovery space, boasting about 30 years of experience. They’ve had a long history and have found success supporting a wide range of of platforms. To learn about they stack up against the Datto SIRIS platform, click here for the full article.

Axcient

Axcient makes big claims to help companies keep employees productive, IT systems running, and data always accessible from anywhere at any time. They offer a unique cloud technology to reduce downtime by an average of 60%. To learn how they do this and how they compare to Datto, just click here.  

Barracuda

Barracuda uses a hybrid system of onsite and cloud backups in order to provide the speed of local backup and the security of offsite data protection. Local storage amounts vary based on cost and specific hardware implementation. Want to learn more about Barracuda vs Datto? Click.

Continuum

Continuum offers agentless backup and can provide data backup and disaster recovery services for customers using Linux. Find out more about how Continuum compares to Datto.

Intronis

Intronis utilizes a cloud backup procedure to ensure data recovery. Their model creates a backup copy via Internet channels for both physical and virtual machines (nodes). The big draws include scalability and remote cloud support. Their package also benefits from a lower cost of operation due to no physical hardware being used. That said, how does it compare to Datto?

Storagecraft

StorageCraft’s ShadowProtect backup program also has much to offer. It has a reputation for being fast, reliable and offering a high level of protection. It can back up not only files and folders but also drivers, registry files and software applications. It is also very convenient because you can either restore your entire system with a single click or look through your files and select the ones you want to restore. Find out how it compares to Datto here.

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Unitrends 

Unitrends is one of the most popular solutions in the hybrid cloud, backup and disaster recovery category. It has an attractive price point that may entice people at a first glance. However, how does the technology compare with Datto? Find out here.

Veeam

Veeam business continuity solutions were designed to keep your operations running when disaster hits your data network. It offers users a competent data backup plan. At first blush, it also appears to have a lot of similar features and options as the Datto SIRIS platform. However, let’s take a look at the differences right here and see who rules the business continuity kingdom.

Zerto

Zerto has received some positive feedback from some big, national clients that proclaim the solution is easy-to-use and delivers quick restore times. They claim to have solutions that offer continuous availability to withstand any IT infrastructure outage, disaster or technology change and confidently move your business forward — well, that’s a pretty big promise, let’s dig little deeper and see how Zerto measures up to Datto here.

Again, we know there are a lot of business continuity options out there. We hope this article serves as a valuable resource for you as you evaluate business continuity solutions for your business. If you have any specific questions about any of the different technologies, please contact us today.

Tracy Rock is the Director of Marketing at Invenio IT. Tracy is responsible for all media-related initiatives as well as external communications—including, branding, public relations, promotions, advertising and social media. She is one busy lady and we are lucky to have her!

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