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The ability to backup servers without an agent installed is very valuable. Many of our applications are customized by us, and may break with constant changes and updates to third party software and operating system changes. So the ability to... more»
Our company now has nightly backups, whereas before we only had weekly backups. It’s also allowed us to retire our cloud backup solution (HP Autonomy LiveVault), saving us about $40,000/year in storage costs. Since we completely control the... more»
Moving backup repositories and merging backup chains is either difficult or not possible as far as I know in the current release of Veeam Backup and Replication. This has made it inefficient to retire backup storage repositories, causing us... more»
The two key features for AssureStor are hypervisor based replication and the automation for failover, testing and failback. As a cloud service provider we are always looking at how we can reduce risk for our customers, the ability to provide... more»
Before we took on Zerto our DRaaS offering was based on snapshot based backup’s with an automated restore process to our cloud hypervisors. This was a good service but we could only offer RPO’s as low as 1 hour and even then this was subject... more»
Backup capability as it is limited and not as streamlined as it could be. At present Zerto delivers backup protection by making duplicate copies of VM disks to a defined storage location (but this is limited on the schedule and retention). In... 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»
* 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»
Veeam is a solid performer for backing up VMware. By leveraging VMware’s changed block tracking (CBT) the incremental backups are very efficient and small. Veeam also has a rather intuitive interface that is easy to understand and is easy to... more»
I have asked Veeam to consider backing up physical devices for years and each time the response was “that’s not what we do”. As a result, they missed many opportunities to sell their products to customers who have a mixture of virtual and... 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»
Instant Recovery – Instantly recover a virtual machine from the backup file on backup storage, then migrate it back into production. RTO’s can be measured in minutes. Virtual Lab – Spin up an environment (web app, middleware, and a database)... more»
Ability to attract customers with a simple product to protect their data and lead them into conversations about how to enable business outcomes that are positive as opposed to catastrophic. With the multiple facets of potential data... more»
The product is really awesome for the virtualized environment – hands down. It really lives up to its motto – it just works. One caveat – those physical servers that are still outliers. We are constantly hearing that our customers would be... 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»
It is installed and configured in 15 minutes. It is reliable and you can really count on its restore jobs. It also provides very good deduplication alongside fast backup/restore on tape and instant VM recovery and allowing you to restore a VM... more»
In a fully virtualized environment, the ability to perform instant or quick restore full VM is invaluable, and because this product is reliable, I often forget the backup appliance for weeks or months. Veeam Backup makes me more confident and... more»
Since this is a pure 95 % virtualized solution for Hyper-V or vSphere, this product could do more to backup individual files, databases, and or complete guest OS. For now, I have to backup NAS, and doing this for individual files is a pain in... 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.
The Backup Enterprise Manager is great as it allows me to see and manage all backup jobs from multiple Backup servers. The ability to create separate backup and replication jobs and also create failover plans. The Direct NFS Access is also a... more»
Previously we had been using a CDP based backup solution where an agent was installed on the guest OS. Besides taking longer to configure backups, performing a BMR was much more complicated and required creating a new VM and using a boot... more»
By default, I use “Enable parallel processing” which is great to have multiple jobs run at the same time. I would like the option to disable this within the Backup Job so certain jobs run sequentially instead. Reason being, I may have an... more»
* 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»
In term of cost saving, it does reflect the justification made to the management to invest on Veeam B&R rather than build a redundant high availability in either Virtualize or physical environment which is costly to manage and maintain.... more»
I'm not sure if others has the same issue as mine but the full recovery file (.VBK) growth is really causing our customer a headache as they have to perform a full backup, and when the disk capacity is getting low, you have to clear the... more»
One of the best features is the simple to use web interface of the system. Within minutes anyone with a technical background is able to navigate the system and understand how to setup and run backups as well as the ability to recover files... more»
Because Datto has 24/7 US based technical support, we have been able to keep our staff headcount down to a minimum with the understanding that Datto is standing behind us and is ready to help if we get in over our heads. Also, the centralized... more»
Datto started as a backup solution for the SMB market and they are in the process of adding more Enterprise features in order to gain more market share in that space as well. Some of the Enterprise features are online now (agentless backup... 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»
The highly granular yet simple restoration capabilities for critical applications such as Active Directory, Exchange, SQL, SharePoint and Oracle, via an agentless single-pass backup. The deep integration with NetApp Integrated Data Protection... more»
Veeam Backup allows FLEXdata Solutions to offer a more complete data protection strategy to our client-base, and one that delivers greater business value than the majority of legacy backup solutions in-place today. Each organisation we work... more»
* Scheduling functionality is not as intuitive or as flexible as it could be. * Some terminology can also be confusing or misleading. * For service providers, multi-tenancy capabilities could be enhanced. * Greater capabilities to protect... 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»
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»
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