Veeam Backup & Replication Review

Set up is very easy. Pick your proxy server, set up the repositories and off you go. The backup compressions needs work.

What is most valuable?

  • Replication
  • WAN Accelerator
  • Backup
  • Ease of use
  • File Level restoration

How has it helped my organization?

Restores are faster. Moving virtual machines from one location to another is easier and is far less time consuming than Tape backups. Setting up jobs replicas or backup jobs is also quick and easy.

What needs improvement?

Backup compression. It has got better but still could improve somewhat.

For how long have I used the solution?

3+ years (I started with the Veeam Free Edition and have used the Full Product since 6.5)

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

The only issues i've had is with updates. The program will error and then the server needs rebooting or the patch reapplied. I have only noticed that issue with version 7.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Only stability issues are as i stated in the above question.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues. You can make many repositories in all different locations if needed.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

4/5 as the support is very good and responsive. I have always received the correct answer the first time calling.

Technical Support:

Same as Customer Service. Top Notch. Always very responsive and get the answer the first time. Tech's really know their product well.

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

Nope. I have always used Veeam for virtual machines and Backup Exec for physical boxes.

How was the initial setup?

Set up is very easy. Pick your proxy server, set up the repositories and off you go.

What about the implementation team?

In house with only the documents from Veeam. No problems at all.

What was our ROI?

This is a good question. Veeam is competitively priced. When compared to Tape or other virtual solutions Veeam is by far the most cost effective. I spend 75-80% less time managing backups than i used too. Troubleshooting is easier, and it has less moving parts than traditional backup solutions.

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

I can't remember. Veeam is licensed by processor and I would say it is much cheaper than it's competitors.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Not really Veeam is far and away the market leader for virtual environment. I have looked at vRanger and Appassure.

What other advice do I have?

Don't wait. It is a very simple install and your backup and replication jobs will run better than ever.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user199806 (Data Center Operations Manager at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees)

Can Veeam solution used for backing up application and databases based on Physical Power7 and IBM I servers?

author avatarChris Childerhose
ExpertTop 5Real User

Veeam is meant for Virtual environment but with the new Endpoint Backup solution you should be able to back up those physical servers.