Veeam Backup & Replication Review
Transparent and easy to use, which improves usability and manageability for the daily operations a backup/system administrator performs.


Valuable Features

It is important that a backup product delivers what it promises. As backup features are important, so are restore features. The ability of Veeam Backup & Replication suite to restore various items in a granular and fast way (RPO & RTO importance) is key for our customers.

Improvements to My Organization

Veeam B&R software is transparent and easy to use, which improves usability and manageability for the daily operations a backup/system administrator performs. Setting up a backup application/infrastructure is one thing, but to keep it operational without having to deal with big issues is another. I barely encounter situations where Veeam B&R setup disappoints our customers.

Room for Improvement

Two months ago, I would have said the integration of Veeam Endpoint Backup with Veeam B&R, but this is covered by now with Veeam 8 U2. The feature that a few customers are waiting is SharePoint item restores via redirected SQL, instead of having to install a staging SQL instance on the Veeam B&R backup server.

Use of Solution

I've been installing and configuring it for three and a half years.

Deployment Issues

Every IT environment has it's specific needs and caveats. Of course I encountered some minor issues when deploying Veeam, but this is mostly related to the IT environment itself. Rare issues are logged with, and solved by Veeam support.

Stability Issues

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues

No, Veeam B&R provides a flexible way of working and scaling with the breakdown of different functionalities (proxies, repositories etc.).

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

In all the cases where I had to contact Veeam customer service, a solution was delivered within a short timeframe.

Technical Support:

In all the cases where I had to contact Veeam Technical support, a solution was delivered within a short timeframe.

Previous Solutions

I have experience with Backup Exec. The backup/restore capabilities are far away from the Veeam Suite.

Initial Setup

It's straightforward.

Implementation Team

We are installing/configuring Veeam in customer environments.

ROI

As system integrator we offer various backup/replication products. I have no personal hands-on experience with other products except Backup Exec, and Veeam.

Other Advice

It's important to make a correct design which maps on your IT environment needs. A simple Veeam POC can be setup to validate the product.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We are Premium Partners
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2 Comments

Chris ChilderhoseReal UserTOP REVIEWERELITE SQUAD

Great point about scalability and you need to ensure you do separate components. Especially for using say SAN based backups Proxy servers play a big role. Nice article.

26 June 15
it_user368646Vendor

Your one comment about the SQL staging server has now been resolved with the addition of the guest interaction proxy in Version 9

12 January 16
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