Veeam Backup & Replication Review

Instant VM restore is one of the most valuable features of this product.

How has it helped my organization?

Previously, a backup expert would be required to get a backup product to function properly. With Veeam Backup and Restore, things are so simple and efficient that you do not need to spend hours on end configuring the product. This allows engineers to focus on other business critical applications.

What is most valuable?

Instant VM restore is one of the coolest functions within this product. It lets you verify a backup with the least amount of effort, especially when backing up a VM before running some maintenance.

What needs improvement?

Offering mobile apps that give engineers a global view of his backup regime would be a "nice to have" feature.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have experienced no stability issues at all.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not yet had any stability issues. I have deployed this product in very large environments and I have never been limited with its scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

There is room for improvement. However, when compared to other products, the support is on the good side.

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

I haven’t used any other solution. I have always used this product for VM backups.

How was the initial setup?

Since scalability is simple, i.e., you can deploy a proxy or add a new gateway, the initial setup is also simple.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing makes sense, especially with the number of VMs you can fit on one socket nowadays. Since pricing is per socket, it is not expensive to add capacity as you go along.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Fortunately or unfortunately, I did not look at other options.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure not to overlook the network capacity during the planning stage. This obviously depends on your backup set and has to be given more importance if your backup set is considerable.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: My company is a Partner with Veeam.
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