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Albeez
Real User
IT Director at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 30 2019

What is most valuable?

Key features: * Easy to install and use * Built for virtual environments * Multi-hypervisor support (Hyper-V and VMware) * Offsite backups boosted by WAN acceleration *… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Altaro offers two VMs at no cost. This has helped us to eliminate the implementation of expensive backup solutions at remote offices, which had two instances. The free… more»

What needs improvement?

Availability of physical server backup would be an added advantage. Migrating the physical through a backup and restore to a virtual environment would also be very… more»

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

Altaro VM Backup is affordably priced. It is a best value for its price and has almost every feature that an expensive, popular product offers… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

The previous backup solution was licensed for physical environment and upgrading to virtual required an additional higher investment.

What other advice do I have?

Altaro VM Backup is a hassle-free virtual machine backup software solution for Hyper-V and VMware. The intuitive interface allows you to set up and perform backups and… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Symantec, Veritas, and Veeam. Before finalizing with any other solution, it is better to evaluate the trial version of Altaro, see the results, and proceed… more»
Alain Collard
Real User
Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Feb 12 2018

What is most valuable?

Easy to use and to emplement Offsite – onsite copy Deduplication Automatic restore and consistance tests VMWare and MS are both supported Boot a backuped VM directly

How has it helped my organization?

Altaro helps us by the simplicity of the implementation of the backup policy. It took only several hours to find, test and implement the solution. Furthermore, this… more»

What needs improvement?

Restore file level directly inside a VM. Storage usage : you have often to manualy free disks spaces

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

An easy licensing model, plus pricing is not too expensive.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No, not for VM.

What other advice do I have?

Try it. It’s easy to install and manage its performance.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Veeam, but it was too complex for what I needed.
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Sepp Janssens
Real User
Information Technologies and Security Specialist at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Aug 23 2017

What is most valuable?

* Automated live Hyper-V backups of full VMs. * Excellent compression and deduplication with off-site WAN backup included. * Retention policies and reporting included. *… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Accelerated our physical to virtual conversion. It gave us the reliability the business demanded, without investing in expensive software and upgrading the network/storage… more»

What needs improvement?

Moving VMs between non-clustered hosts which both have Altaro backup running will not update their inventories automatically, at least in the latest version I used. Backup… more»

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

No other product offers these features for this price. The ROI is great.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

At that time, automated backups for Hyper-V were not in great supply. Veeam was too bloated and required a lot of work to test and deploy.

What other advice do I have?

Try it! You will not be disappointed.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

As noted above, at that time, automated backups for Hyper-V were not in great supply. Veeam was too bloated and required a lot of work to test and deploy.
Miguel Araújo
Real User
IT Manager
Jul 20 2017

What is most valuable?

Valuable features for us include quick recovery, compression, and deduplication. The mix of these features leads to a reduced backup footprint while having guaranteed fast… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped us with easy deployment of backed up test systems and site recovery in case of general power and connection failures.

What needs improvement?

The cloud backup and VMware support (now available in the latest releases), could do with some improvement.

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

There is a free version for two VMs. I would advise to study the deployment environment well, prior to committing to order a license per host.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Due to poor support for Hyper-V solutions, we searched for an alternative to the previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

Test multiple solutions for at least two weeks, validate DR scenarios, and the storage required for each solution and scalability.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Veeam Software, HPE VM Explorer, Backup Exec, and Trilead.
Liam Read
Real User
Technical Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Aug 30 2018

What is most valuable?

We frequently use the Granular Restore option for when our users accidentally delete files or to recover emails from mailboxes. We have found that to be a must-have feature and it comes with the solution at no extra cost. We use the latest feature in Altaro called CDP (Continuous Data Protection) to back up our VMs as often as every five minutes. It allows us to make sure no data is accidentally… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Since moving to Altaro, we feel that backing up and restoring files has become much more efficient in our organization. Having done disaster recovery plans with Altaro, we feel confident that our organization will be able to get back up and running in half the time, compared to our previous solution.

What needs improvement?

It would be nice to see a feature that backs up the host so that, in case of a server failure, an entire server could be restored all at once.
User
Product Manager at a tech consulting company with 1-10 employees
Jul 11 2018

What is most valuable?

We use Altaro with onsite and offsite features, so even during ransomware attacks we never were at risk as daily backups weren't connected to the local network. The Cloud Management Console is very helpful as we can manage and check our backups from around the world. Just last week, Altaro added some new features like continuous data protection, which will be the next feature we test.

How has it helped my organization?

Altaro reduced the time we needed for managing our backups. Especially significant is the Cloud Management Console, which solved many issues we had with prior products. Also, the software minimizes the workload for the administrators due to its ease of use.

What needs improvement?

Missing features at the moment are Linux file-level restore, backup from physical machines, German localized version, and probably full tape support (RDX is supported but there is no "real tape" support).

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What is Altaro VM Backup?

Altaro VM Backup is a high performance VM backup  and replication solution to back up and restore both Hyper-V and VMware-based virtual machines.

Eliminate hassle and headaches with an easy-to-use interface, straightforward setup and reassurance that this solution gets the job done every time.

Altaro VM Backup is intuitive and feature-rich, with outstanding support as part of the package.

Altaro VM Backup customers

Thomson Reuters, Microsoft, Amazon, Harvard University, MIT, Peugeot, Xerox

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