Altaro VM Backup Reviews

Altaro VM Backup is the #8 ranked solution of our top Disaster Recovery (DR) Software tools. It's rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Veeam Backup & Replication - Altaro VM Backup vs Veeam Backup & Replication

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Real User
User at a mining and metals company with 51-200 employees
Mar 05 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the dashboard, which shows everything you need to see at a quick glance. It doesn't stop there; it goes into detail on the status of your… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Before we installed Altaro, we had constant problems with our backups. We were using an older platform and needed a change badly. Since we moved to Altaro VM backup, we… more »

What needs improvement?

To improve Altaro, I would like to see the ability to choose more than one backup location at a time. Make it possible to backup to a NAS, while at the same time or even a… more »

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

Altaro had the best prices and ROI in the whole bunch that we evaluated. After testing it, we found that we lost no features or additions that the others offered.

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

We did use a different solution, and it was getting old and outdated. We knew that we needed to find something much better.

What other advice do I have?

If you have VMs to backup, Altaro is the BEST solution for us and many others alike. I would suggest that you do your homework because everybody's needs are different, and… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at several different solutions in the industry, and some other ones work very well. One of the biggest things that made the difference at that point was the… more »
Real User
Infrastructure Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 13 2019

What is most valuable?

In Hyper-V, I think there are many valuable features. Replication between the different hosts, high availability, live migration — where I can migrate between one host to another — as well as… more »

What needs improvement?

I implement the solution based on VMware and Hyper-V. I think some of the features that either of these companies are providing should be better. As an example, the replication time between virtual… more »

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

Many countries that are faced with sanctions, the price of products is a very big problem because most of the companies don't have big budgets. They end up having to use different solutions than they… more »

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

I have used both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V. They are very similar to each other and there is almost no difference when you use them often. When I am working for different clients or at different… more »

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten when one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Hyper-V as a seven. It is not the best but it is good.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have evaluated many solutions but I am really working with solutions that work for my clients and make sense for a particular application.
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Albeez
Real User
IT Director at DAAR
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 »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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 »
Real User
Business Process Specialist at a government with 10,001+ employees
Mar 05 2020

What is most valuable?

The GUI interface is desirable we can't function without it. We love it and our clients love it. We don't get stuck in trying to navigate through a bunch of diagnostic… more »

How has it helped my organization?

The Altaro software helps us develop backups successfully and quickly. The interface is user-friendly and even if our tech isn't onsite, we can work with the owners to… more »

What needs improvement?

The application could include a feature to install a set size of data, such as the ability to store a single application with all its registry information for easy… more »

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

The price is great for the utility you get and the licensing has never caused any issues with my company.

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

We had some free software that we used four years ago but they all seem to have their own flaws.

What other advice do I have?

The software is great and does what I need for an application. I have no complaints and as long as the backups never become corrupt from the software, I will continue… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

This was four years ago and I can't recall the name but they were never as great as Altaro. I won't look back at what I have chosen as a VM backup software.
Martin Timmerman
Real User
Professor / Dedicated Systems Expert at Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Oct 23 2019

What is most valuable?

It's a bare-metal solution, that's number one. I use it in my teachings for my students. I oblige them to use it on Windows 10 Pro Edition. I'm using it myself on the surface. All of the features are fantastic and also the management from Microsoft dealing with multiple machines is great. The whole… more »

What needs improvement?

For the time being, I don't see any improvements that they can incorporate. Microsoft is improving every generation with more hardware assistance from the processors which is good. At the University here we did a very detailed study and comparison of two other solutions and Altaro came out on top… more »

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

I think the pricing is okay. The data center edition, for example, is a good price for your machines. I don't see a problem with the pricing.

What other advice do I have?

I'm extremely happy with this solution. It's a complete solution. I would give it a ten out of ten. My advice to someone considering this solution is to play around. This is what I ask my students to do, and they play around on Hyper-V on the Windows 10 Pro Edition. It doesn't have all of the… more »
Ari-Greenbaum
Real User
IT Manager at Yad Sarah
Aug 21 2019

What do you think of Altaro VM Backup?

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is for virtualization and duplication.

What needs improvement?

The Disaster and Recovery features, as well as the Cloning Technology, can be improved. I would like more cloud integration with disaster recovery.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for twenty years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is scalable and we have one thousand users. We don't plan to increase our usage of this product.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not used the technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The initial set up was complex, and I was not…
Real User
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Oct 08 2019

What do you think of Altaro VM Backup?

What is most valuable?

The ease of use of the solution is its most valuable feature. The interface is also excellent.

What needs improvement?

The scalability of the solution is limited. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for three years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's scalable but only scalable to a certain level. If it's for a high-end enterprise, you will have trouble.  If you have seven servers or more and then you'll probably struggle a bit. Right now, we have 500-600 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support for this solution is excellent. I'd give it a rating of nine out of ten.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very straightforward.

What other advice

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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