Veeam Backup & Replication Review

Two features are unmatched compared to other products: SureBackup and the possibility of Replication (and Virtual LAB).

What is most valuable?

Two features are unmatched compared to other products: SureBackup and the possibility of Replication (and Virtual LAB). These are a “must”.

How has it helped my organization?

The tool SureBackup allows me to check, once a month in my case, the situation of my backups: I always have the truth about my backups. Regarding the tool Replication, we use it for customers who do not have large financial resources, while allowing us to have the opportunity to restore their ambient edi production in the shortest time possible.

What needs improvement?

There is always scope for improvement (in fact with the v8 version there will be improvements in fact!), But already it is great!

For how long have I used the solution?

For 1 year.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

The deployment of this product is the most simple there is. Following step by step instructions in 10 minutes is all set.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No problem of stability. At most problems can occur with very large volumes of data (for example, VM that occupy more than 7TB data ... but in this case, do not know how many other products fail to complete this operation).

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It depends on the type of license you use.

How are customer service and technical support?

Currently, we contacted the Customer Service who promptly provided us answers KB related. Little else (and I would say that is a good thing.)

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

Before using VEEAM, we were using Symantec Backup Exec. Unfortunately, it gave us many problems. Especially for some customers: it signaled the completion of backups, while in fact created only empty files.

How was the initial setup?

As mentioned in a previous question, is extremely simple and direct.

What about the implementation team?

All the infrastructure of our customers have been fully designed and implemented by us.

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

Given the simplicity of installation and implementation, its initial cost is very low. Of course, having the ability to automate the verification of backups, having the ability to perform a restore also from the Help Desk group and, finally, having very few problems with backup, keeps management costs remaining low.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also evaluated the product of StorageCraft but, I would say, is too young.

What other advice do I have?

It is a product with significant potential that can be positioned transversely on many case. The same reply can be made from the same VMware but we will not have a platform to test to see if it works (in VEEAM called Virtual LAb). To get a better solution, you switch to the Site Recovery Manager, but the costs are very high and certainly is a solution for much larger companies. The product is very reliable, easy to manage, and, above all, complete.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarChris Childerhose
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Nice review. I have been having challenges with Samantha lately and hope to move completely to Veeam in the near future.