Altaro VM Backup Review

Keeps things simple although the time it takes to do a recovery needs to be improved.


What is most valuable?

  • Ease of setup 
  • Ease of recovery of VMs

What needs improvement?

The recovery speed could be quicker, especially when you only need a file or two.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using it for one year.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Excellent.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used Symantec. We switched because of the cost as our customers were SMBs, not enterprises. They still need good recovery capabilities and they need it to be reasonably priced. Altaro fits the bill.

How was the initial setup?

It's very straightforward to setup, as it is wizard-driven and very simple. It took less than 10 minutes to have it setup and running first backup.

What was our ROI?

The first recovery typically pays for the investment.

What other advice do I have?

It is a great lesson in keeping it simple. It just works and you get save much more of your hair.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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