Best Disaster Recovery Software: Comparison of Disaster Recovery Solutions
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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
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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.
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»
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»
* 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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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.
* 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»
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.
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»
* 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»
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»
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»
* 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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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.
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»
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»
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.
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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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