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SaadeAlkhoury
Real User
Managing Director/CIO at Shield Technology Programs
Jan 17 2020

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable features is security and connectivity to the data. The hardware is nice. We configure the hardware and can choose anywhere from two cores to 56 cores. We configure the machines the way we want.

What needs improvement?

We are using two different types of technology. Side to side and tier to side. Recently, we sent an email regarding this issue. Maybe they could improve the fees. The cost is a bit high. If we had 100 users, and we are using the backup on servers, it would be helpful if the user could know the level… more»

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

The fees are a bit expensive. When clients see improvements and see a product out of the box, clients will not look at the price, but the price could be lower. Support payment works by the level of partnership and the number of shares. As a gold partner, we have more than 50 hours of support per… more»

What other advice do I have?

Before doing a backup or getting any cloud solutions, you must first check the environment and the systems. Most companies will have computers in a workgroup. Each must have its own domain and Active Directory. You will have to do the know-how technologies inside the company for the basic… more»
ITDEVOPS67
Real User
IT, DevOPS and Cloud Advisor at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Sep 10 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the integration with cloud services. I do not have to use an external application, such as Veeam, to back up files or VMs. It works like a standard… more»

What needs improvement?

Technical support for this solution is good but it can still be improved. The user interface is a little bit confusing and it could be better. It took some time to learn, although I was able to read… more»

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

The pricing of this solution is ok, but I'm expecting that the price will decrease in the future.

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

Previously, we used other backup solutions, but this is our first cloud backup solution. We used to use NetBackup and a backup solution from HP, but these were on-premises deployments. We chose… more»

What other advice do I have?

I came from a Unix environment in the past, and I was not really a Microsoft or Windows users. Now, however, I'm more confident with Microsoft products. I worked for HPE for a long time in a private… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have used many different backup solutions, and in my experience, none of them will do everything. Each of them has pros and cons. You have to choose a backup solution based on several aspects… more»
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Real User
Team lead/ Cloud Specialist at a tech company with 11-50 employees
Feb 18 2020

What is most valuable?

The fact that Azure Backup is integrated is one of its biggest advantages. Everything is on one platform and we can use it from PowerShell automation, which is helpful. The recovery, in many cases, is quite fluid.

What needs improvement?

It would be helpful if it included the ability to perform Office 365 backups so that we didn't have to use additional software. In the next release, I would like to see the ability to back up to different cloud providers. For example, some customers would like to be able to synchronize with an… more»

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

In addition to Azure Backup, we have experience with Veeam and Altaro. The main difference between Azure Backup and other solutions is that it is oriented to back up Azure Cloud data. The other solutions offer more functionality for on-premises environments and help to synchronize files across local… more»

What other advice do I have?

To this point, I have not run across any issues that are blocking. My advice to anybody who is considering this solution is to go ahead and use it. It works and it's a good service on the platform. It is just one of the building blocks that we use every day on Azure, so I can't see any reason to… more»
Real User
Senior System Specialist at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 23 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it's very simple to configure which is very useful. It's not complex to configure it.

What needs improvement?

I would like for the backup of VMs to be improved. The first thing our customers require is for me to back up their VM. I would like to do the backup using the integration. But I don't think the customers I am managing are ready for this… more»

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

In my opinion, the price should be a little lower to be more competitive with other software. It depends on the customer's environment and subscription.

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

I have used Commvault, Veeam, NetBackup - a lot of other softwares. The difference between these solutions and Azure is that they offered better options for backup across hybrid environments. It depends on what the customer is looking for.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Azure an eight out of ten. To make it a ten, it should have the ability to extend the retention and to perform a copy of the data outside of the subscription - with no additional costs. There is a cost for downloading data on… more»
MohamedShedeed
Real User
Cloud SSP at Digitech
Sep 24 2019

What is most valuable?

The storage backup is very efficient.

What needs improvement?

The solution needs to be fully supported by VMware. It works, but when you go to VMware they say that Azure Backup is not recommended, or is not a very good solution. I would like to have an application-level backup, rather than interface-level only. Examples would be Exchange backup, SharePoint… more»

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

The pricing of this solution is good, and it is one of the easiest things that you can sell Azure with.

What other advice do I have?

This is a solution that I might recommend, depending on the customer's requirements. If they need application-level backup then I will not even consider it. However, if they need infrastructure backup for Azure, then, of course, it is a good option. Generally speaking, I recommend this solution… more»
Rob-Black
Real User
Microsoft Solutions Architect and Unified Communications Engineer at Nashua Comunications
Dec 04 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution is cost-effective. The backup features are very useful. The solution overall is very reliable.

What needs improvement?

The interface needs improvement and it doesn't offer as many features as other third-party backup solutions. The solution is still in its infancy; it's not a mature product yet.

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

Previously we were using Windows Network Backup as well as Veeam. Right now, we are testing Azure.

What other advice do I have?

We're Microsoft partners. We had issues before where there were no Azure Data Centers in South Africa. From a compliance point of view, backing up to outside the country was a bit of an issue. Now Microsoft has two data centers in South Africa, so it is no longer a problem. I'd recommend the… more»

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