Altaro VM Backup Review

Easy to install and use, enables offsite and onsite copy and deduplication

What is our primary use case?

Altaro VM Backup helps me garanty a efficiant backup policy for my VM's : 

1. Backup VM in the local store of the Hyperviser, several times a day, for short retention and fast restore time

2. Remote backup on a HA NAS storage, for longer retention. If needed, this Nas could be use to restore VM or files on another Hyperviser

3. Automatic VM restore and consitancy tests

I must garanty fast recovery of a VM or files inside a VM

How has it helped my organization?

Altaro helps us by the simplicity of the implementation of the backup policy.

It took only several hours to find, test and implement the solution.

Furthermore, this  solution doesn't need to spend several hours a day to manage the backup policy. If someting wen't wong, you are immediately notified.

Additionnal to that technical considerations, the Altaro's support is quick to answer , it's also an important point for us.

What is most valuable?

Easy to use and to emplement
Offsite – onsite copy
Automatic restore and consistance tests
VMWare and MS are both supported
Boot a backuped VM directly 

What needs improvement?

Restore file level directly inside a VM.

Storage usage : you have often to manualy free disks spaces 

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Yes a few, but we got quick help from support.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Not so far.

How are customer service and technical support?

Nine out of 10.

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

No, not for VM.

How was the initial setup?

Super straightforward, it was very easy and efficient.

What about the implementation team?

I did it by me own , and I became a vendor because I'm really conviced by the product

What was our ROI?

It's difficult to estimate an ROI for a backup solution. But on my point of view, this product is not expensive, does the job what I bought it for, and he's no time consuming 

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

An easy licensing model, plus pricing is not too expensive.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Veeam, but it was too complex for what I needed.

What other advice do I have?

Try it. It’s easy to install and manage its performance.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: I’m a partner but first was a customer. As I was convinced by the product, I became a Partner.
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