Vembu BDR Suite Review

Very easy to set up and the Hyper-V backup is just one click

What is our primary use case?

We use it to back up a test lab type of environment. It's a virtual environment where we use Hyper-V.

How has it helped my organization?

The way it improves our organization is that we haven't worried about looking at backups in about a year or so, it's just been running on its own. It also delivers an enterprise-level of data protection and helps with our budget. I estimate we have saved $3,000 - $4,000.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the Hyper-V backup - it's just one click. I don't have to worry about it.

What needs improvement?

There's a feature that does syncing with AWS Cloud backup online. It's not that straightforward to get it set up.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We haven't encountered any issues with the stability of the product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I haven't tested the scalability yet.

How is customer service and technical support?

Tech support has been pretty good. I've reached out to them a couple of times and they answered my questions. The support has been pretty decent.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We previously used Veeam. Vembu is much cheaper than the competitor, than the Veeam suite. That's why we went with it.

How was the initial setup?

It was very easy to set up. It took us about 30 minutes to deploy it.

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

I prefer the way Vembu is licensed. When you look at Veeam or any other product, they price per node. Vembu is licensed per host. You just buy a host license and it backs up unlimited VMs within that host. The others charge per VM.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Veeam, Comet, and Windows' built-in backup.

What other advice do I have?

Look at the options out there. If you're looking for a cheaper solution go with this. If you're looking for more features and integrations with other solutions, then you would have to go Veeam.

Although we use it with Hyper-V, I don't know if it enables high-availability. We currently just have the one user, the test environment backup.

I rate Vembu a nine out of ten. The one point off is because the cloud sync options are not that straightforward to set up.

Disclosure: IT Central Station contacted the reviewer to collect the review and to validate authenticity. The reviewer was referred by the vendor, but the review is not subject to editing or approval by the vendor. The reviewer's company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller.
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