Vembu BDR Suite Review

compression, encryption, and deduplication features all work fine

What is our primary use case?

We use it for backing up VMs.

How has it helped my organization?

We are using it with VMware and the benefit is that we have reliable backups.

What is most valuable?

It's pretty basic backup stuff. I set it up and it just runs.

The compression, encryption, and deduplication features all work fine.

What needs improvement?

The system died twice and it was apparently the result of corrupted disk sectors. I tried to work with tech support to fix it, but they essentially gave up. So twice, I had to rebuild our server. I don't know why that happened and tech support didn't seem particularly concerned about figuring it out. That's my only complaint.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using Vembu BDR Suite for about a year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It did completely die twice and couldn't be revived. If that happens again, we're probably going to look at another product. My only concern is the stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We're not likely to be adding too many more VMs anytime soon. So I don't have any way of judging the scalability. We might deploy it on another site. We'll see about that.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good but the problem I have is that I often can't understand the technicians because they have extremely heavy accents, and that makes communication kind of difficult.

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

We were using VDP, which is a free application from ESX. But it's not very good, in fact it's awful, and it's no longer supported. We replaced it with Vembu and we're quite happy.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is simple. It didn't take more than a day or so, including testing. I got a trial version and decided it did what we want it to do and then I just set it up.

What was our ROI?

The solution provides us with enterprise-level data protection.

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

The pricing is quite reasonable.

What other advice do I have?

If you can't afford Veeam, which is very expensive, I would recommend Vembu.

Vembu is used by me and another system administrator. That's it. We manage it, but it only requires one person for deployment and maintenance. 

Our end-users don't know it's there.

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author avatarBhavaniShanmugam (Vembu Technologies)

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