Veeam Backup & Replication Review

Reliability of backup process are valuable as this is used as a failover migration tool.


Valuable Features

Instant recovery of VMs, reliability of backup process are valuable as this is used as a failover migration tool.

Improvements to My Organization

We had a vendor screw up a financial accounting program at tax season, a critical time for one of our customers. We were able to roll the VM back in under five minutes, and users were back on the software in under 10 minutes from restore.

Room for Improvement

The software really needs to expand into physical machines backups. Endpoint Protection is a good start, but physical backups are the missing component to crush the competition.

Use of Solution

I've been using it for three years.

Deployment Issues

We have had no issues with the deployment so far as multi-site WAN acceleration works out of the box, and so far we've been very happy with our experience

Stability Issues

There have been no performance issues.

Scalability Issues

Scalability is all about bandwidth, so the only issue we had was trying to guess how much bandwidth we would need.

Customer Service and Technical Support

It can take a while to get a recovery engineer on the phone, but once you get one the support is excellent. Follow up on issues has been exemplary.

Initial Setup

It is simple to setup and the documentation covers just about everything you need to know.

Implementation Team

This was all setup in house.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

The pricing is reasonable, but tracking and purchase levels are unnecessarily complicated.

Other Solutions Considered

I have used and evaluated many backup and recovery solutions. Veeam came out on top for ease of use, reliability of job execution, backup validation, and speed of recovery in virtual environments.

Other Advice

By far it is the best virtualization protection product, but lacking in the physical protection space. It does physical backups, but it fells like an after thought.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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5 Comments
Chris ChilderhoseReal UserTOP REVIEWERELITE SQUAD

It would be nice if Veeam went in to the physical backup realm but they are mainly virtual so it is hard to say whether it will be in the future. I like Endpoint Backup but being a free product with "Best Support" does not reassure my organization to use it on Tier1 systems like Exchange. Maybe my meeting with our Sales Rep today can change some things or influence them. :)

07 June 16
Network Administrator at a K-12 educational company or school with 51-200 employeesReal User

Veeam was designed with VMware in mind and expanded to Hyperv. I have asked about physical support a while back and was told they were not looking at it and Endpoint was as close as they were going.

21 July 16
Sr. Consultant at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employeesVendor

From Arcserve, we can do the same (Instant VM) for Physical and Virtual Servers, adding Cross platform hypervisor support (from a production VM on VMware to Intant VM onHyper, and from Production VM on Hyper-v to Instant VM on VMware).
And more interesting for migrations, we have Arcserve RHA "FULL Sytem Scenario", this is NOT based on Snapshots migration (like Instant VM) , this is real time Replicaiton + FailOver and RHA include the "Integrtiy testing" for simulate the fail over in an isolated network) before a real switchover.-

21 July 16
Matt BaltzReal UserTOP 20

Physical support is to come later this year. It would be nice if there were mention of the hardware used in this review.

Thanks,
Matt

ref: http://searchdatabackup.techtarget.com/news/4500272625/Veeam-Availability-Suite-to-get-physical-complement

21 July 16
Architect at a tech services companyReal UserTOP 20

@Matt, a number of different hardware configurations were used with a variety of storage systems. HP Proliant, Dell Rxxx servers, Dell Compellent storage to name a few.

21 July 16
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