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ShadowProtect SPX

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ShadowProtect review by Kam L.
Kam L.
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"ShadowProtect SPX - useful, and smooth."

What do you like best?

The smooth and user friendly interface. It, as a whole, provides a very easy to use experience, with all aspects of the service clearly laid out - the visual aspect has tenacious attention paid to it, and really gives little to no difficulty in day to day use, or even at setup.

What do you dislike?

The requisite of purchasing from a reseller, rather than being able to easily purchase directly from the company. It took us several weeks before we were able to obtain use of the service, which I believe is more hindering to a business than of any use. The setup period is also going to be a point of issue for those not versed correctly in high end, large scale IT solutions. Service costs may be quite high as a result during the setup period.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Contact others in administrative positions if you're looking to get ahold of the product. Asking around is the only real way you'll be able to purchase a copy. It is not ideal, but should you find a reseller, it is truly an indication that you are in the position that confirms this is the right product for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Considering the size of our company, we require a consistent, trustworthy IT solution for the large amounts of data we handle day to day. Our employee's data is kept safe as a result of utilising ShadowProtect SPX, and in the event of a system failure that damages the data we keep(which has previously occurred), we were able to tend to and fix the issue.

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ShadowProtect review by Harshal P.
Harshal P.
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"Great backup software"

What do you like best?

The time it takes to back up your data is minimum then other software .The replication functionality makes very easy for us to have multiple copies of same backup but in different location .

What do you dislike?

The price they are taking is so much then other software available.

Recommendations to others considering the product

We have been trusting for over 2 years ShadowProtect to backup our client's data.Very reliable.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have taken backup of our clients and this software has never failed us till now in last two years .It also offers an intuitive user interface that is ideal for beginners .

What Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
ShadowProtect review by Gary B.
Gary B.
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"Very feature rich, but only for the right environment, "

What do you like best?

The backup exploration is really helpful, we use in combination with our BDR system. It's very in-depth and has been invaluable to our company. The VirtualBoot option is an option we've used less-often, but it's nice to have that safety net available to us.

What do you dislike?

The licensing for us at least is by-server. This ends up being a very costly expense for an appliance that in an ideal world we'd never have to use.

Potentially this is the fault of our reseller, I inherited this system from my predecessor and overall while it's been great software, I've been unable to justify the price point.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are cheaper options for smaller companies I would consider. Veeam and BackupExec both have similar features that for a cheaper price will get the job done.

However if you would like the full in-dept suite of applications this allows you to use, and if the budget is there for it. ShadowProtect has been a boon to our data security.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

An entire backup strategy, for both web and SQL applications. The hourly snapshot backups have been remarkably useful. I wish it would integrate with SQL more to create .BAK files instead of a manual maintenance plan being put into effect, but overall it's been very solid.

ShadowProtect review by Sara R.
Sara R.
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"Great product!"

What do you like best?

ShadowProtect SPX has been a huge help to our company. In fact, without it, we would have lost critical data our company needed. It has become a staple in the every day workings of our office. We cannot say enough good things about this product!

What do you dislike?

There isnt anything negative to say, this product has been a life-saver

Recommendations to others considering the product

It has a bit of a learning curve, but give it time and it will be a breeze to use!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Its a great product for backing up our data. Lots of storage too! We already would have lost a lot of data if it hadnt been backed up with this software. We make it a habit to backup all important data on a weekly basis with ShadowProtect.

ShadowProtect review by Mar R.
Mar R.
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"StorageCraft StorageCraft"

What do you like best?

It takes backup images at regular intervals to provide constant protection against data loss. Create online backups and schedule automatic backups. Complete disaster recovery of your PC or laptop in minutes. ShadowProtect provides a simple view to restore or update files and folders to your existing backup images.

What do you dislike?

Price of $100 is more expensive than competitors

Recommendations to others considering the product

A great tool for your machine

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Save backups to any storage device or network location;

ShadowProtect review by Nhat M.
Nhat M.
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"A necessity for redundant backups"

What do you like best?

-Low system over

-Mounting backups and Restoring are as easy as can be

-Backup Scheduling is robust allowing for incremental and full backup designation

What do you dislike?

-Unfriendly setup process for inexperienced IT Professionals

- License is pricey compared to other options

Recommendations to others considering the product

ShadowProtect SPX takes time and careful consideration to be utilized properly

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With ShadowProtect SPX, we are solving issues that relate to data integrity and data retention in the event of hardware/software failure

ShadowProtect review by User in Apparel & Fashion
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"Great for full system backup, bad for individual files."

What do you like best?

Shadow Protect has the ability to restore full VM's to new storage locations and spin up a VM if it fails. Save

What do you dislike?

There is no ability to do file searching, only browsing of restore points that have to be individually mounted

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking for a backup solution with DR capabilities (ability to spin up VM from backup), then this works fine. Saves the overhead on VMWare while using VEEAM, but it still uses VSS for backup and is taxing on system resources.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Provided alternative to VEEAM and allows for off-site replication of data. Has saved us some headaches for having no off-site solution.

ShadowProtect review by Layla B.
Layla B.
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"good backup"

What do you like best?

It is a very fast and efficient software to make a backup on all the little time it takes to execute it. It is very good software to get backup information.

What do you dislike?

The cost of this software I don't really like

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a software that will help you a lot to get backups according to your needs. In addition to data programming and retrieval. The only thing is that you have to evaluate the cost.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a great help to get backup of customers in order to collect all the necessary data.

ShadowProtect review by Administrator in Market Research
Administrator in Market Research
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"Decent but limited backup solution"

What do you like best?

ShadowProtect does a good job of successfully backing up volumes at increments as frequently as 15 minutes. Mounting those incremental backups is easy and fast making searching for that file a user deleted "sometime in the last day or two" simple.

The Replication functionality makes having multiple copies of the same backup site in different location simple.

What do you dislike?

There is a lack of a central management console to easily be able to manage all backups at once. The backup solution is not application aware like other solutions.

The replication tool can use up a lot of system resources when replicating large backup sets.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to grant the ability to mount and search backups to some lower level users by changing where backups were stored and what encryption password is on them.

ShadowProtect review by Garry A.
Garry A.
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"Best in the business for VSS snapshots"

What do you like best?

The performance and reliability of the software is best in the business.

What do you dislike?

I really don't have anything negative to say about ShadowProtect.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you work with a good integrator. ShadowProtect is a powerful product, but should be implemented carefully by someone who knows what they are doing. Lots of BDR solutions use ShadowProtect on the back-end also, so there are a lot of options on the market.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backup and disaster recovery. Our Backup solution uses Shadowprotect VSS snapshots for continuous data protection. Full backup images are taken as often as every 15 minutes.

ShadowProtect review by Mike C.
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"Storagecraft SPX "

What do you like best?

Easy to setup and use. Works great with Storagecraft Cloud, seamless integration from local to cloud backup. Also great for starting up virtual machines for rapid spin-up of high reliability backups

What do you dislike?

Reporting can be noisy, lots of little errors that don't affect quality of the backup.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows a single service to ensure quality local backups and seamless cloud integration

ShadowProtect review by Administrator in Architecture & Planning
Administrator in Architecture & Planning
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"Backup and Disaster Recovery"

What do you like best?

Best thing about it is how easy it is to restore the one-off files that users delete.

What do you dislike?

I haven't found anything I dislike about it yet, I hope I don't find anything either.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Know where your data will be stored if you have legal issues with intellectual property.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having an onsite and offsite solution helped me replace DLT tape rotation and costs.

ShadowProtect review by Consultant in Consumer Services
Consultant in Consumer Services
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"Exactly as promised "

What do you like best?

My Co workers and I have used this as our safety net. Every feature has worked as promised. It was an easy transition to have some backup files transferred to another system. We have never worried about our files because it backups all of our computers without us even realizing it.

What do you dislike?

The support system could be a little better. But we fix our own problems too

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Since we aren't worried about losing any of our files. We are able to supply the best customer service to the people. Definitely an easy system to figure out once you get the hang of it

ShadowProtect review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"ShadowProtect Review"

What do you like best?

It is without a doubt the fastest backup software on the market. I've been using ShadowProtect to protect my clients and it has always been 100% reliable. Love the explore - restore feature.

What do you dislike?

Very expensive, all competitors are much cheaper.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Apart from being very expensive this software is amazing. Would recommend to anyone that isn't short on money.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've been trusting for over 5 years ShadowProtect to backup my client's data. It has never failed me. Very reliable. Offers an intuitive user interface that is ideal for beginners.

ShadowProtect review by Tim C.
Tim C.
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"Shadow protect"

What do you like best?

Pretty functional and comprehensive. Can keep users from changing settings.

What do you dislike?

Not very detailed on some reports. Not very intuitive for basic user.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It backs up our file server and Exchange server.

ShadowProtect review by Internal Consultant in Computer Networking
Internal Consultant in Computer Networking
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"ShadowProtect SPX"

What do you like best?

Consistently works well. We don't have to worry about backups because they just run and work when we need to access them.

What do you dislike?

We use Kaseya, and the interface with ShadowProtect is pathetic .

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quick fallback incase of just about any issue

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