How Ahsay Stacks Up Against Druva

(Last update: May 25, 2016)
Among all backup software available in the market, Ahsay comes with the most comprehensive features for businesses and MSPs. For those who is also looking into the features of Druva, here's how our product stacks up against them.


Information from Druva is gathered from their website and other internet channels. No trial software has been installed and no testing has been conducted. Therefore, please be reminded that this comparison may not be 100% accurate.

Centralized Management

Centralized management console software installable on a physical serveryesno
Run centralized management console on AWSyesyes
Run centralized management console on other cloud platform (e.g. Microsoft Azure)yesno
Live status monitoring for backup and restore jobsyesyes
Show a To-Do lists for all the backup and system errors that need to be fixedyesno
Recent alerts and cloud storage usageyesyes
Configure backup set for a client machine through web consoleyesyes
Run backup for selected client machines through web consoleyesyes
Set up group policies for different group of usersyesyes
Clear overview of system resources information
(Including Java virtual machine, underlying operating system, CPU architecture, number of processor, committed virtual memory, pysical memory, and swap space)
Current CPU usage, memory usage and live thread monitoringyesno
Administration logs monitoringyesquestion
Backup and restore logs monitoringyesquestion
Replicate data and settings on centralized management console to a replication serveryesno
Replication logs monitoringyesno
Join multiple centralized management servers through the use of built-in redirectoryesno
Client agent redirection logs monitoring yesno
Monitor web console status through third party's tool by SNMP trapping yesno
Using self-hosted / third party's SMTP server for sending emailyesno
Option for user to upload hashed encryption key to management console, so that when encryption is lost, system administrator can recover it by sending it to backup solution vendor for decryptionyesno
Block unwanted IPs from accessing management consoleyesno
Automatic users creation through Windows Active Directory integrationyesno
Send consolidated report to administrator everydayyesno

Supported Backup Destinations

USB drive / local drive / network shares of user's machineyesyes
Amazon S3yesyes
Amazon AWS Compatible Storageyesno
Google Cloud Storageyesno
Google Driveyesno
Microsoft Azureyesno
Microsoft OneDrive / OneDrive for Businessyesno
FTP / SFTPyesno
Hard drive attached to centralized management serveryesno

Types of Backup Supported

File yesyes
Microsoft SQL Serveryesyes
Windows Systemyesyes
IBM Lotus Notes yesno
Outlook / Outlook Express / Windows Live Mailyesno
IBM Lotus Dominoyesno
Microsoft Exchange Serveryesno
MySQL Databaseyesno
Oracle Databaseyesno
Synology NASyesno
Hyper-V (standalone, cluster)yesno
Windows System Stateyesno

Backup Features in Client Agent

Backup schedulingyesyes
Incremental / differential backupyesyes
Data filteringyesyes
Data retention policy (grandfather-father-son rotation)yesyes
Continuous backup for files in Windowsyesyes
Continuous backup for VMs and databasesyesyes
Bandwidth throttlingyesyes
Storage quota alert to clientyesyes
Fast multi-thread backupyesquestion
Windows open file backup through VSSyesquestion
Define multiple backup sets for each client machineyesquestion
Backup reminder during system logout in clientyesquestion
Off-line reminder in clientyesquestion
Combine multiple clouds as one pooled storageyesno
Sequential or concurrent backup to multiple destinationsyesno
Configurable maximum concurrent backupsyesno
Run Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) in clientyesno
Write backup/restore logs to Windows Event Logyesno
Remove server-side backup data from clientyesno
Proxy server supportyesno
Seed-load initial backup to cloud (require cloud storage to have seed loading support, e.g. Microsoft Azure)yesno
Run self written scripts before and after backupyesno

Restore Features

Point in time restoreyesyes
Restore multiple versions in single operationyesno
Search for files or folders to restoreyesyes
Run backed up VMware Guest VM directly in client agentyesyes
Restore data to original or different locationyesyes
Restore anywhere through green client agentyesno

Security / Privacy

256-bit TLS transmission to cloudyesyes
256-bit AES backup data encryptionyesyes
Individual encryption key per backup setyesno
Password protection in client agentyesquestion
Lost encryption key recovery yesquestion
Filename and content encrypted when storing on cloudyesquestion

In-Client Reporting

Graphical usage report by destination / backup setyesquestion
Backup reportyesquestion
Restore reportyesquestion
Write backup/restore logs to Windows Event Logyesquestion

Features for MSPs

OEM rebranding and customization in centralized management softwareyesno
Create unlimited trial accounts to potential customers without using paid license quotayesno
Create free trial account within client applicationyesno
Offer all features and modules to trial usersyesno
Create multiple reseller accounts, each reseller manages its own backup usersyesno
Each reseller can have its own backup server URL and brandingyesno
Customize client agent name and icon shown in public cloud storage authentication page (e.g. Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.) yesno
Hide actual storage backend used by MSPs so as to make the storage transparent to usersyesno
Hide unwanted features in client agentsyesno
Hide unwanted storage options in client agents yesno
Set storage quota based on compressed or non-compressed data sizeyesquestion
Able to share storage quota among assigned usersyesquestion
Able to set maximum percentage of shared storage quota that each user can useyesquestion
Set maximum no. of invalid login attempts allowedyesquestion
Display self-hosted advertisement banners in client agent user interfaceyesquestion
Enforce users to run preempted backup setsyesquestion
Auto upgrade client agent to latest version pushed from serveryesquestion
20 languages support for serving worldwide customersyesno

OS Support

Windows for Desktopyesquestion
Windows for Serveryesyes

Licensing Model

Meter (Pay as you go)yesyes
Perpetual (Own backup software perpetually)yesno
Cloud storage independent pricingyesno