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Find out what your peers are saying about Veeam Software, Zerto, Altaro and others in Disaster Recovery Software.
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What is Disaster Recovery Software?

Disaster recovery software is an integral piece of a business' operating system, and the IT Central Station users have narrowed down the many available features and determined which are most essential. According to their evaluations, ease of testing and end user use were high on the list, with overall functionality and smooth compatibility with other major platforms ranked as equally important.


Best Disaster Recovery Software: Comparison of Disaster Recovery Solutions

Read top reviews of Disaster Recovery Software solutions from the IT Central Station community:
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Vembu Technologies
Real User
CEO
May 31 2018

What is most valuable?

The automated backup of multiple virtual machines. We can back up two hypervisors, one is Microsoft Hyper-V and the other one is VMware Hypervisor.

How has it helped my organization?

It hasn't improved things, per se. It's an essential service, done automatically. I would say it is an essential backup system that matches the alternative solutions at the moment in a relatively cost-effective way.

What needs improvement?

It is very easy, unless you know exactly what you're doing, to corrupt the virtual machines and they get locked up. Just brief detail: When you are creating a system, if you don't have absolutely every other little background processes in... more»
datto
User
Senior IT Consultant at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Apr 25 2018

What is most valuable?

Enables you to spin-up VMs with screen shots, sent by email (when it works). This helps us validate a good backup. Nothing else positive to add.

How has it helped my organization?

Easy to manage and work with. I would say it did not improve our organization, and in fact has created a challenging, tedious, high maintenance solution if you factor in DR testing, and local recovery performance is abysmal. Clients are not... more»

What needs improvement?

* No Hyper-V integration * VirtualBox performance is terrible, although KVM is now rolling out * Large agent to install on each VM * Lack of VLAN support * Cloud recovery is missing flexibility and the ability to create virtual firewalls or... more»
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Reseller
Professional Service/Solution Team at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 15 2016

What is most valuable?

For most clients I look after, the most often used feature is a simple restore. Once the backup is on disk, most restores can kick in within 15 minutes and be restored within 30 minutes for files, emails and SQL databases etc. It doesn’t... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Veeam B&R saved many files that had accidentally been deleted. By using file level recovery, all of them got restored easily and in a timely manner. From a business point of view the recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point... more»

What needs improvement?

Cross job deduplication and dedupe across full backups would be interesting. This would help the backup footprint for long term backups. Saying that, Server 2016 dedup (when it's released shortly) should cover some of this for small to medium... more»
Vembu Technologies
Real User
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 31 2017

What is most valuable?

When it comes to backup software, where the majority do the same thing, one of the biggest things that I enjoy about StoreGrid, and this changed recently, was the support. I enjoy the ease of the UI and how simple it is to use compared to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The biggest improvement has been the ability to allow us as an MSP to continuously gather extra revenue from this software, so that we can basically use this to back up our clients' data offsite. This is one of the reasons why we enjoy the... more»

What needs improvement?

Firstly, they had a good product and they tried to change things and go to a different product. They should try to stay with a product that's a proven solution and successful. One of the biggest things that we believe that they lack at the... more»
Real User
President & CEO at a tech services company
Oct 21 2016

What is most valuable?

One of the most important features of Veeam is the excellent self-restart feature. We use Veeam to provide remote backups for us as well as our customers. Many times a communications glitch will occur that will disrupt the backup process... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has greatly reduced the man power required to monitor the backup process. Coupled with the email notification feature, the BDR services that we offer can be managed by one person and subject matter knowledge can easily be transferred to... more»

What needs improvement?

We would like to see a product that supports Linux, however, we believe that this support is already in the works.
Real User
Systems Specialist at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
Aug 15 2016

What is most valuable?

Zerto is packed full of useful features. The main feature is easy to manage, you will not need to be in Zerto day to day as it runs flawless. Zerto has a plugin to integrate seamlessly into VMware VSphere tab. I would highlight is the fact... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Zerto was able to use an EMC PROD SAN, and a HP DR SAN with no issues or compatibility problems which allowed us to avoid buying expensive hardware for a DR site. Zerto has allowed us to feel comfortable our data is being replicated, and the... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see Zerto come up with an emergency line for support. Support does get back to you quickly, but when your heart is racing because something happened the calmness of a pro on the other end would be helpful. The reports also... more»
Vembu Technologies
Real User
IT
Jun 20 2018

What is most valuable?

* Ease of use * Configuration * Support

What needs improvement?

Live support would be helpful. I've communicated with them via email and through incidents. It might be better if you could have a chat or phone call because backups are important. You don't want to wait for an email. I know of other vendors that have a number you can call; they have people around the clock. It would be good to have a number you can call and... more»
Real User
Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 04 2017

What is most valuable?

Managing the system is easy and reliable, you can choose any VM you want to replicate to your DR Site in Combination with other VM's. Testing a DR is easy and well reported.

How has it helped my organization?

Any business unit can define it's needs for SLA and the IT department is able to follow these needs with less management and overhead. If a problem occurs (like ransomware or db errors) IT department is able to roll Back to the right point... more»

What needs improvement?

Migration of complex VMware and Hyper-V solution. Using Zerto to replicate to azure and S3. DR Solutions with less management and less space. Licensing of DR Site is not necessary until activation of VM. That are very good news for Db users.
CloudBerry Lab
Real User
Owner
Feb 26 2018

What is most valuable?

* Supports peer-to-peer backup using Minio, which has allowed us to easily pre-seed and maintain an off-site backup within driving distance, making tactical recovery of accidental file deletions easy. * Supports a wide variety of back-end... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This replaces a previous solution which is dropping support for peer-to-peer backup. With peer-to-peer, we can preseed a remote peer in the same city inexpensively as well as perform a fast recovery, if needed.

What needs improvement?

The interface could use some updating. The product functionality is beyond the scope of understanding for most people without an IT background. However, the interface feels like it is targeted for end users who typically are looking for an... more»
Real User
Senior IT Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 17 2017

What is most valuable?

* The quality of compression and deduplication is better than other products. * The WAN acceleration allows us to send less data through our WAN lines. * The easiness of the suite. * The reporting tool, Veeam One, is very powerful and helps... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Let me start by mentioning that, before Veeam, my company used to backup data with Microsoft Robocopy. Backup times now are more than ten times faster and the data to be moved is only a fraction. This behaviour has been improved with the new... more»

What needs improvement?

Determining the space for the WAN acceleration server sometimes is hard, especially if you have many source sites for the data. I would like to have a kind of storage space calculator that gives me an estimate for the size of the WAN... more»
Real User
Co-Owner with 1-10 employees
Jan 16 2018

What is most valuable?

* The replication being log-based is awesome. * The VMDK can be preloaded to the remote site or allowed to come across the WAN, then the logs just keep flowing. * You can set the number of days a VM can be rolled back in case of corruption or... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The setup is easier than most products, and for us as a cloud partner, once a customer is trained to create VPGs, they are good to go.

What needs improvement?

An integrated encryption would allow for faster initial install and connection to the remote cloud site. Their offsite backup is a bit clunky, but it will probably improve.
Real User
IT Director at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 22 2018

What is most valuable?

Key features: * Easy to install and use * Built for virtual environments * Multi-hypervisor support * Offsite backups boosted by WAN acceleration * File and Exchange item level restore * Backup live VMs with no downtime * MS VSS Integration *... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Altaro offers two VMs at no cost. This has helped us to eliminate the implementation of expensive backup solutions at remote offices, which had two instances. The free version is in no way inferior to the paid version and had all the features... more»

What needs improvement?

Availability of physical server backup would be an added advantage. Migrating the physical through a backup and restore to a virtual environment would also be very helpful.
Vembu Technologies
Consultant
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 04 2016

What is most valuable?

We were looking for a product with Automatic backup replication and a product that would support MSP rebranding.

How has it helped my organization?

I wouldn't use the term 'improved' as the product implementation in the end was a complete failure. The implementation however did serve the purpose of allowing us to grow our BDR service offering from a technical perspective by seeing how... more»

What needs improvement?

The vendor support service. Operating out of India and not really taking into account the time difference for support tickets meant we were getting responses to our support requests at midnight, when no one was at work to be able to address... more»
User
Architect Backup/Recovery with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 30 2018

What is most valuable?

Veeam replication gives migration tools/options for VMware, which is nice. I also enjoy the ability to quickly search for VMs through the Veeam console.

How has it helped my organization?

Veeam does its job well. However, there are more than a dozen commonsense items which should have been built into the software, such as being able to sort the column of server names while in a backup job and being able to see what VMs are... more»

What needs improvement?

The product is missing some commonsense features and tools for an enterprise backup recovery product, but it is reliable, fairly resilient, and works. I do not like how Veeam's software is dependent on a remote database which relies on the... more»
Real User
Director of IT at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 21 2018

What is most valuable?

Granular permissions through Veeam Enterprise Manager have allowed for us to pass control down to our support staff instead of having it with senior datacenter resources. Vendor integration for many of the enterprise features have allowed for... more»

How has it helped my organization?

As our datacenters continue to grow, we had a challenge of reducing backup windows while being able to scale our total protected VMs. Before Veeam, we had backup infrastructure sprawl. Veeam was able to reduce our overall backup windows while... more»

What needs improvement?

Multithreading of health check process: This can take too much time to process on large jobs and/or large VMs. Better to have built-in deduplication for long-term retention. Additional executive summary reports for the entire infrastructure... more»
Consultant
Technical Consultant / EUC Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 26 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability of instant VM recovery, which means starting the backup VM and getting it online while the recovery is still happening is the most valuable feature. Also, the ability to construct a multi-tier backup system, where the final... more»

How has it helped my organization?

One of our customers was hit by a ransomware attack shortly after they implemented the multi-tier backup with Veeam. They were able to recover 10.000+ files almost instantly and never lost more then 2 hours of work.

What needs improvement?

Room for improvement is actually more in the way of licensing. The really good and useful features are in the Enterprise plus edition, and that one is really expensive. I've had customers shying away from Veeam because of the price tag... more»
Real User
Director, Information Technology at a newspaper with 51-200 employees
May 25 2017

What is most valuable?

The greatest benefit of this software is its reliability. The ability to offload backup snapshots to the SAN helps with reducing the backup durations. The ability to turn on each VM for verification that the backup is reliable is another... more»

How has it helped my organization?

There’s not much a backup software can do to the organization but its features enable us to have an inexpensive data recovery solution that ultimately plays a factor when choosing to move applications and services to the cloud.

What needs improvement?

They need to address the confusing recovery dialogue. When you go through the recovery of just a single file within a VM you select the file recovery type and then after selecting a point in time you are presented with a “Finish” button. It’s... more»
Real User
IT Administrator and Sr. VMware Engineer at a retailer with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 29 2017

What is most valuable?

RTO time and speed The product allows us to use data more efficiently, reducing the cost of storage and backup time. It is vital to have data available in the shortest possible time. Instant file level recovery Instant File-Level Restore or... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our virtual datacenter is protected with different types of backups, but critical ones are "always protected". We can restore a VM backup in just minutes, even from a snapshot.

What needs improvement?

The updates of this product are very fast and they always improve the solution.
Real User
Server\Storage Administrator at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 31 2017

What is most valuable?

After working with the product for about 6 months, the fact that you cannot only replicate virtual machines to another location, but the fact the you can group and configure various boot orders, with time delays is a valuable feature. There... more»

How has it helped my organization?

At this point we are not fully using the product for disaster recovery due to the fact we are not 100% virtualized. The hope is that within the next two years, it will greatly simplify our DR testing since there is a "failover test" option.... more»

What needs improvement?

The one area I see a need for improvement is supposedly on the roadmap, which is to be able to replicate to multiple locations.
Real User
Senior Manager IT - Infrastructure at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 15 2017

What is most valuable?

Virtual Machine Recovery during DR situation, with automation and easy to use menus and options.

How has it helped my organization?

Earlier, in case of disaster or server failure we had to rebuild the whole server/virtual machine from scratch. This rebuilding process used to take anywhere from close to a day or more, affecting production time. With VMware vSphere... more»

What needs improvement?

In my view, if VMware comes up with an appliance-based solution like vCenter Server (which was also Windows-based), it will be much easier for deployment. It will also save Windows Server Operating System licensing costs, which for most of... more»
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279,610 professionals have used our research since 2012.

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