Veeam Backup & Replication Review

Includes useful features for a virtualized environment such as those based on VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V.

What is most valuable?

It has very strong and useful features for a virtualized environment such as those based on VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V. The backup software management is user friendly.

How has it helped my organization?

Backing up a virtual environment is quicker than our previous solution.

What needs improvement?

I am expecting better support for physical tape copy. Support for backing up physical servers from the open area such as Windows and Linux servers with bare-metal restore functionality needs improvement. Support for the NDMP protocol for the several NAS devices.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using it for years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

I had some issues at the start of the project with the performance. The problem was solved after analyzing and setting changes. I have not solved an issue with MS SQL Always-on servers with transaction lag backup. The case has so far been opened for half-year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There have been no performance issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's been able to scale for our needs.

How are customer service and technical support?

They are very useful.

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

I am currently also using using HPE Data Protector and Unitrends UEB.

How was the initial setup?

It was very simple, but after deploying the software it needed improvements in the settings to reach the goal.

What about the implementation team?

We did it in-house.

What other advice do I have?

Look at the price for the support. It is very high. Close the deal with -5 years support from the beginning.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

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author avatarChris Childerhose
ExpertTop 5Real User

Veeam is always improving the tape support but whether they go the Physical server route that is to still be seen. They do have the Endpoint backup software which does work very well as I use that on my physical backup servers for Veeam.