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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»
Ayman Elsawi
Real User
IT Manager at NOMAC
May 07 2020

What is most valuable?

It has many features. First of all, you can schedule a backup for the client as you like. You can also control the bandwidth so the backup will not utilize. The internet will depend on the bandwidth. You can also configure the retention… more»

What needs improvement?

It doesn't have the option to have a backup from the database. It has a backup for the files, folders, and backup only the whole virtual machine. But if I need to do a backup from the Oracle database, from an Exchange server or from… more»

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

From a cost perspective, it is a very good solution because it doesn't need a lot of costs because it's only a matter of storage on the cloud. You don't need any license at all, and on the cloud, you only need bandwidth. Bandwidth… more»

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

In addition to Azure Backup we used Azure Backup as an off-site backup because we have on-site backup. We also use EMC NetWorker which backups up to a disk. It's backup to disk software which we then do a backup from our local data and… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is easy to configure a solution at any time, from anywhere. I can also restore the data, easily, without any complication. You can implement it in a very short time. The lesson learned in the beginning is that you can implement a… more»
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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»
Muzammil Ahmed Mohammed
Real User
Sr. IT Operations Engineer at AlGosaibi Group
May 01 2020

What is most valuable?

Azure Backup is good because it is entirely cloud-based, which means that you can be 99.9% sure that your backup is safe. This is the reason that I suggest its use for companies that need to back up… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Azure Backup is very good for our clients that need to back up data securely and reliably.

What needs improvement?

The compression ratio of the backup data should be improved. Compared to our on-premises solution, the compression of Azure Backup is not as good. For example, if I am backing up up 100 GB of data… more»

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

This is an expensive solution because of the requirements for cloud-based storage. We are paying about $100,000 USD per year, just for a couple of servers.

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

We use Azure Backup in conjunction with Veeam. Veeam is responsible for our on-premises backup that includes data and file systems. It also put a copy of our data onto the cloud. We have a hybrid… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is considering this solution is that if you can afford it, then I would highly recommend it because the service provides very good value. The software is very capable but the… more»
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»
Real User
IT Support at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Jul 05 2020

What is most valuable?

The best aspect of the solution is its backup functionality. Overall, the solution has many great benefits and features.

What needs improvement?

The solution may be better suited to certain companies over others. It depends on the type of data you are working with. The solution is quite technical. I wouldn't describe it as user friendly. It could be simplified a lot to make it more accessible to the average user.

What other advice do I have?

We are simply using the solution as a customer. We don't have any professional affiliation with Azure. We simply use a lot of Microsoft products, including its OS and Office suite. We have a site where do backups, but we do not do anything on a big scale on the cloud. I'm not sure of which version of the solution we're using. I'd recommend the solution to other organizations to try. It's a very… more»
Himanshu Rana
Real User
Cloud Analyst at Hanu Software
Jul 12 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ease in which it backs up our data. I would say that the process is quite simple.

What needs improvement?

The compression rate is not as good as some competing products, so it needs improvement. We have read that the compression rate is 20%, whereas Commvault is 60% to 70%. We have a concern with the… more»

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

I am not aware of the pricing, as it is handled by the accounts department.

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

Previously, we did not use any other solution. We have been using this one from the beginning.

What other advice do I have?

The setup is a very simple and easy process, it's easy to learn and use, and it is not very complicated to configure. Overall, it's a simple process. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Currently, we are evaluating Commvault. I have read that it is good. We will consider other solutions that may be available with better facilities.
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