Altaro VM Backup Review

Valuable features include quick recovery, compression, and deduplication

What is most valuable?

Valuable features for us include quick recovery, compression, and deduplication. The mix of these features leads to a reduced backup footprint while having guaranteed fast recovery in case of DR.

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped us with easy deployment of backed up test systems and site recovery in case of general power and connection failures.

What needs improvement?

The cloud backup and VMware support (now available in the latest releases), could do with some improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using the solution for over two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We did not encounter any issues with stability. It is always running.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We did not encounter any issues with scalability regarding any situation of environment changes while using Hyper-V.

How are customer service and technical support?

We haven't often used the technical support as it was not needed. When we did need it, we received a prompt response to our request.

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

Due to poor support for Hyper-V solutions, we searched for an alternative to the previous solution.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was straightforward and without issues on all hosts where it was deployed.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is a free version for two VMs. I would advise to study the deployment environment well, prior to committing to order a license per host.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Veeam Software, HPE VM Explorer, Backup Exec, and Trilead.

What other advice do I have?

Test multiple solutions for at least two weeks, validate DR scenarios, and the storage required for each solution and scalability.

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