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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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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.
Vasileios Petras
Real User
IT Support Engineer at a tech company
Mar 22 2017

What do you think of Altaro VM Backup?

What is most valuable?

Simplicity and reliability. I had some difficulties activating the product but after the activation phase all went smooth.

How has it helped my organization?

I could create VM backups from live machines without any issues. The restore process also was very quick.

What needs improvement?

I have tested version 5 only. However I would like to see the addition of a VM converter from another solution (VMware) and a P2V capability.

For how long have I used the solution?

I used it for two to three months.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We have had no issues with the deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There have been no performance issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

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CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 03 2017

What is most valuable?

* Great backup features for all my Hyper V machines. * Excellent for offsite backup as an add on function * Easy restore for entire virtual machine files and sandbox option * Well priced * Excellent support and team behind this product

How has it helped my organization?

* Easy of use backup * Fully functional multiple locations of backup

What needs improvement?

I want continuous Exchange backup, as this product allows you to revert the Exchange data to almost any custom point in time as it backs up exchange servers as soon as the transactional logs are closed. However I just add hourly backup to Altaro for Exchange servers. I need to be able to restore… more»

What other advice do I have?

Wait for the new version 7 the beta that im testing is very quick

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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