Compare Altaro VM Backup vs. Rubrik

Altaro VM Backup is ranked 18th in Backup and Recovery Software with 8 reviews while Rubrik is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 10 reviews. Altaro VM Backup is rated 9.2, while Rubrik is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of Altaro VM Backup writes "Easy to use with a helpful dashboard, good support, and the deduplication feature saves heavily on storage space". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rubrik writes "Takes the load off vSphere or any of our ESXi hosts and makes things just a dream to manage". Altaro VM Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Nakivo, Acronis Backup, Vembu BDR Suite and datto, whereas Rubrik is most compared with Cohesity DataProtect, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and Veritas NetBackup. See our Altaro VM Backup vs. Rubrik report.
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The interface is user-friendly and even if our tech isn't onsite, we can work with the owners to confirm that the data will be restored with no issues.The CDP backup feature is very nice, as it allows you to take backups at high frequencies and with application consistency.All of the features are fantastic and also the management from Microsoft dealing with multiple machines is great. The whole package is excellent for me.The product has many valuable features for handling backup needs, including replication, live migration, and incremental disaster recovery.The ease of use of the solution is its most valuable feature. The interface is also excellent.This solution is stable.The initial setup was simple and easy. Anyone without prior experience can install, configure, and use it.The intuitive interface allows you to set up and perform backups and restores easily.

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The live mount reduces complexity.The solution’s ransomware recovery, from a security perspective, is one of the biggest features of the product. We don't have to worry about the operational complexity of air-gapped backups and can rely more on the immutability approach. It is a highly valued feature in this solution.I would rate the solution's web interface at eight out of ten. It's just fantastic and intuitive. It's so easy to use. I've never done any formal training on Rubrik, but I was able to quickly come to grips with its capabilities.The archiving, off-of-box, is awesome. It lets you put your data where you want it and gives you the peace of mind of having more than one copy of it. And it's smart about the way that it does the archiving. It doesn't just copy one-for-one. It does all of its processing of the deduplication and compression before it sends it off to the archive, which helps with our cloud costs.The Live Mount is one of the most valuable features Rubrik has. It gives me an opportunity to run DR testing. For any patching or DR testing that I need to do, I'm able to run it as if it were my production system but, in reality, it's just a copy of my production system.The fact that the API is so available to us with the playground — there's an internal and public playground — is also valuable. We can write API calls — and although I'm sure there's a way we could hurt the data — we write those calls with a lot of certainty that we won't be destroying anything. We write these API calls using really easy mechanisms and generate automation a lot faster.Also, the web interface is really great. The design, from a user-experience standpoint, is really straightforward and easy to use... they nailed it. Usually, from the very first panel, the dashboard that you land on after login, you've got most of your functionality right around where you need it to be. You've got your new items on the left, you've got your support on the top right. Nothing really seems out of place or just stuck in someplace.The tech support is extremely helpful.

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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 transfer.To improve Altaro, I would like to see the ability to choose more than one backup location at a time.If you look into the performance of a virtual machine and you look to the performance of the physical machine, the correlation between these is totally unclear.Replication is not fast, the GUI could be more user-friendly, and technical support is lacking in Iran.The scalability of the solution is limited.The initial set up was complex, and I was not able to do the set up myself.Availability of physical server backup would be an added advantage.Migrating the physical through a backup and restore to a virtual environment would be very helpful.

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User interface could be improved.There is room for improvement through a further extension of their Office 365 backup platform. In addition, it's still a bit cost-prohibitive to backup NAS. Those would be the two primary areas for improvement.We would like to be able to do granular restores directly from Exchange. Also, more granular management of VM backups would help.The deployment and configuration of the backup service is something that could be streamlined a little bit, particularly when you're trying to do a SQL workload. You have to install a backup service on the server. You only have to do it once and then you're done, but you have to do that on every server that you want to protect.[A] feature that the product can improve on is being able to restore Active Directory at a more granular level. For example, it would be good if we could restore actual memberships for users instead of the entire server.I have a personal want which might not necessarily make sense with Rubrik as a company or Rubrik as a software, but it'd be really nice if they could also handle things like item-level backups and restores of Active Directory objects and DNS and DCP objects.Its cost is high.I would like to have a built-in index searching ability of files/system files within the Rubrik interface to determine if a file or item exists, rather than just recovering it, and then doing a search for the file afterwards.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The price is great for the utility you get and the licensing has never caused any issues with my company.Altaro had the best prices and ROI in the whole bunch that we evaluated.VMware is a little pricey, but it is a good solution and priced similar to other products.The pricing is okay,​By implementing the solution at multiple locations, significant cost savings were achieved.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.

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We do perpetual licensing... It was all based on the amount of storage we needed to use. We did a cost analysis compared to Tivoli and it was in line with other solutions.We pay yearly and it's based on the number of bricks.It is a great value, but its cost is still a bit high.The product is not cheap, but for good reason. It simply works and is very fast.

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Overview

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.

Rubrik provides the industry's first Converged Data Management platform with the Rubrik r300 Series Hybrid Cloud Appliance, fusing enterprise-class data management with web-scale IT. Organizations use Rubrik to deliver live data access to recover from failures and accelerate application development. Our team has helped build products such as Google File System, Google Search, YouTube, Facebook Data Infrastructure, VMware Virtualization, Data Domain File System, and Amazon Infrastructure.

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Thomson Reuters, Microsoft, Amazon, Harvard University, MIT, Peugeot, XeroxDriscoll's, Red Hawk Casino, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Wabash National, Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Galliker Transport & Logistics
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider20%
Government20%
Construction Company10%
Financial Services Firm10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company21%
Comms Service Provider15%
Media Company13%
Construction Company9%
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Legal Firm17%
Comms Service Provider13%
Healthcare Company13%
University13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company37%
Comms Service Provider9%
Retailer6%
Government5%
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Small Business69%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise15%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise49%
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Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise75%
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