Veeam Backup & Replication Review
​Performance of the replica when booting during an emergency could be better. Veeam is an excellent option.


Valuable Features

The instant recovery and quick boot of the replicas. Ability to boot replicas from a de-duplication storage device (degraded performance).

Improvements to My Organization

During a "zero day" virus outbreak that caused several critical systems to fail, the ability to boot and run a "replica" that hadn't been infected yet kept the business running and productive.

Room for Improvement

Performance of the replica when booting during an emergency. Only a few critical systems can be booted this way due to the loads on secondary storage appliances. This isn't really a problem, more of a limitation of the hardware devices we used for implementation.

Use of Solution

I used this product for Virtual Machine replication to a D/R site and also as a secondary backup and recovery over two years.

Deployment Issues

Deployment went smoothly and without and major sticking points or issues.

Stability Issues

Occasionally, we would experience slowness on our network that would cause Veeam to get "out-of-sync" with the replicas. This was easily corrected, but seemed to be overly sensitive to bandwidth and connection speed.

Scalability Issues

No issues.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

Excellent. Very responsive, patient and professional when needed.

Technical Support:

Excellent.

Previous Solutions

No, this was a new build-out where no previous solution had existed.

Initial Setup

Very straightforward and intuitive.

Implementation Team

We collaborated with a vendor but did 70% of the implementation with internal personal.

ROI

Excellent. The savings to lost work time during the virus outbreak alone saved the company work loss time for 150+ employees for two days.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Initial setup was under $3,000.00 including consultants and employee time. Day to day costs are very minimal with simply adding a new VM to one of the replication folders after deployment.

Other Solutions Considered

Yes. Backup Exec and Zerto were considered, but Veeam was chosen for better recoveries and easier administration.

Other Advice

Do your research and comparison studies that are specific for your business. Not all products are best for every business, no matter how good they are. Veeam is an excellent option and was ultimately the best choice for our environment.

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

1 Comment

Chris ChilderhoseReal UserTOP REVIEWERELITE SQUAD

Definitely when using a Dedupe appliance performance is lacking as we have this issue with a Data Domain prior to upgrading it. It is still slow but manageable. As noted always research options.

04 September 15
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