U-AIR (Universal Application Item recovery) – This is an important feature as it saves lot of time and offers flexibility to recover anything without wasting too much time on complete image recovery.
Instant VM recovery – This feature miraculously reduces the time to recover an entire virtual machine to just a few minutes.
Sure Backup - This feature helps ensure backups are recoverable when required. Backup Drills need not be complex and time-consuming activities.
Improvements to My Organization
We are less of an end user than provider. But, yes, I’d like to mention a scenario where we have been able to churn out lost VMs in just minutes for our cloud customers.
This makes life easier for all IT professionals by ensuring a reliable and hassle-free backup and replication solution, and thus it is reliable business IT.
Room for Improvement
With each new release, this product breaks barriers. We expect to see this completely replace the entire backup solution landscape (supports virtual/non-virtual backup and DR solutions) for heterogeneous environment.
It’s always difficult, complex and expensive to keep different data protection solutions for different systems (physical servers, virtual servers, Windows/non-Windows environments, disaster recovery solution, end-point backup solution, media manager, dedupe box, etc.).
Use of Solution
We have been proposing and deploying this solution for the past 5-6 years. We have found this has helped improve data backup and recovery for customers, with predictable and scalable performance. At the same time, it has reduced overall cost for backup infrastructure.
No issues as such with stability and scalability, but from the deployment perspective, we expect it to support a hybrid environment - multiple-edition deployment within one single Veeam Backup Server instance. It should not require having the same edition.
Customer Service and Technical Support
Customer service and technical support is good and prompt.
Veeam deployment and configuration is quite simple. The user interface is designed for ease of use and is intuitive.
We deploy for others and for our own use in a cloud environment.
Other Solutions Considered
Being a system integration organization, we work with other backup & replication solutions, but after evaluation, we found Veeam to be a better solution for x86 virtualized environments.
I am rating it as excellent, due to its advance features and functionality for virtual environment backup and replication. But I have left a little room for improvement by including non-virtual environment B&R, to avoid having IT silos in a customer’s environment.
This product can certainly bring value and lot of visibility and control to virtualized IT environments. It fits very well with the virtualization and consolidation story.