Veeam Backup & Replication Review

It drastically lowered the strain on our hosted environment during backup windows all while decreasing the amount of time the backups require for completion.


Valuable Features

All of the explorers, bitlooker, scale out backup repository, and backup appliance integration.

Improvements to My Organization

Veeam drastically lowered the strain on our hosted environment during backup windows all while decreasing the amount of time the backups require for completion. Upgrades to the backup environment take considerably less time to complete.

Room for Improvement

The endpoint(agent) backup to be fully included/supported as part of the licensed product.

Update: this functionality should be included sometime between Q4 2016 - Q1 2017

Use of Solution

2+ years.

Deployment Issues

No.

Stability Issues

No.

Scalability Issues

No.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

The customer service staff are always willing to provide any information or support that they can.

Technical Support:

They have the best backup support in the industry our time to resolution regarding any issue has been resolved in an expedited manner.

Previous Solutions

Yes, we used EMC Avamar before and switched primarily due to cost however the Veeam/DataDomain offering is more robust.

Update: We are now looking to move off of DataDomain due to restore speeds.

Initial Setup

Setup is simple however to achieve best performance and results there are added design considerations.

Implementation Team

We implemented the solution in house. We are a Veeam service provider but went to VeeamOn for additional training, not that the software is complicated but there is so much functionality that meeting the engineers provided great insight.

ROI

We were seeing ROI within a year.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Go for the availability suite which includes Veeam One. It can be had for an incremental cost and it provides very actionable alerts.

Other Solutions Considered

Arcserve, Symantec, Unitrends, and VMware.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We are a Veeam Customer and Partner.
1 Comment
Chris ChilderhoseReal UserTOP REVIEWERELITE SQUAD

Nice review. It will definitely be nice if they incorporate the Endpoint Backup in the full product but who knows. I heard a rumour that physical server support is coming possibly this year but we will have to wait and see. The best part is that Nimble Storage support is coming in 9.5 which I cannot wait for.

06 May 16
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