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The single pane of glass allows my engineers to quickly find and resolve an issue, and reporting is very customizable
Find out what your peers are saying about Altaro VM Backup vs. Veeam Agent for Linux and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
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It provides us a good holistic view of everything that we have backed up so far. It also provides us all the recovery points. If we look at an an object that has been backed up, we can tell how many retention copies it has, how far we can go, and recover any data, if needed.
The solution's interface is easy to use. For manageability, it doesn't matter where the resource is coming from or going to. That's the great power of the Control Panel: It's easy to use and does not matter if you manage on-prem or cloud resources.
I'm a big fan of the reporting. You can build your own reports; it's very customizable. You can have individual reports going to groups of people or individuals. You can have them go out multiple times a day. It's basically a free-for-all as far as reporting goes. If anybody wants a specific job report every day, you can build it, schedule it, and have it go out and never touched it again. It's pretty nice.
The solution provides us with a single platform to move, manage, and recover our data across on-premise locations. Some of the guys have been using it to move a virtual machine from VMware to the Microsoft solution, Hyper-V. They back it up and then they restore to the different virtual machine provider, and that works great.
The multi-tenancy is the most valuable feature for us because it's the only software that is fully multi-tenant and that has all the features we need to provide to all our tenants. It provides us with advanced features for MySQL and Oracle, among other platforms
The most valuable feature is sharing data sets like they're in a private cloud. We call it our "private cloud" because we can share anything that is inside our backup set with our colleagues or with other people, and yet, everything is still in Belgrade, in Serbia. It's not somewhere else on cloud servers. Everything is in our environment.
We are using a KVM system in our cloud, and this solution works very well with it.
It's a complete software that can protect all the main applications. Perhaps that's the feature I like most. The integration with the NetApp and other apps is also very nice.
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.
Reverse Delta is Altaro proprietary backup deduplication technology. With Reverse Delta, the latest version of a file is always made available in its entirety, not as a delta file.
We frequently use the granular restore option for when our users accidentally delete files or to recover emails from mailboxes. We have found that to be a must-have feature and it comes with the solution at no extra cost.
The most valuable feature is the instant restore option.
The user interface is good.
What I find most valuable about this solution, is that the user experience is very simple.
The technical support is good.
The really amazing feature about Veeam Agent is that when you're using the central deployment model, you can actually use the instant VM recovery feature, which is really a pain point that I find some days.
The solution is very user-friendly and has an easy to use interface. We can manage it easily. It allows for a simple backup.
The initial setup was straightforward. It's not complicated. It takes around half an hour to implement, but it depends on the performance of the server that you are installing the backup software on.
It's most compatible with VMware. It can restore single files instead of having to restore the whole machine, once again leading to savings for the company.
It does not have an easy deployment. The deployment is not something that just anybody can go in and deploy.
The solution's breadth and depth of cloud support are good, but could be better. Some cloud features that are common-sense, especially on AWS, are not completely integrated yet in the product. They are a work-in-progress.
Command Center definitely gives us a complete view of our data. But finding some of the granular, very small items that we sometimes have to find, such as auxiliary copies for tapes, I still find that it's easier to navigate and, sometimes, only possible to find them using the CommCell tool.
Just to keep it running is time-consuming. There are five people on my team. Commvault was supposed to be one of the less time-consuming solutions, but in reality it takes 60 percent of our time just to keep it running, and that's not even fine-tuning it; that's just to keep it running.
There is room for improvement in its user interface and web console, called Command Center. They are improving it every year so if they continue in that direction, I think it will be a very reliable console.
They can always improve the interface design to make it easier. Sometimes, you need to click two or three times to do something. They should look at what tabs are used most and make them more accessible, to cut the time it takes to get to that information.
This solution can be complex and difficult to administer because it supports all of the many platforms, so it would help if they could simplify it.
I think the one thing that could be improved is the customer experience. The interface should be more user friendly.
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.
It would be nice to see a feature that backs up the host so that, in case of a server failure, an entire server could be restored all at once.
We are currently waiting for the continuous backup process.
I would like to be able to install Veeam directly to Linux instead of having to go through a Windows server.
In the next version, I would like to see an increase in the locations online. I have found that other products have good pickup location.
It would be much better if more applications were supported on the Linux side. For example, their agent for Windows not only can back up the Windows machine, but it can also back up Active Directory for granular restore, SQL servers, Exchange, Oracle, SharePoint, etc. When it comes to Linux, only Oracle databases are supported. There are workarounds, though.
In terms of the physical environment, I'd like them to integrate it with other kinds of solutions. We don't just work with Microsoft or Linux, but other kinds of infrastructure data as well.
It's scalable, but it's not scalable on every platform.
Scalability, if you are talking about Linux, is good. However, if you need to backup more types of solutions or Unix systems, like HP/UX, AIX, etc., it's not compatible.
It could use deduplication features.
Pricing and Cost Advice
There is a bit of cost involved with signing up the entire solution. It's not a cheap solution.
Our cost is around $20,000 per month. The previous year, it was around $30,000 per month. It now costs less because Commvault changed the licensing type for providers.
Our yearly cost is around €20,000... The cost is based on the number of users and the amount of data. They sell it per terabyte.
The price could perhaps be lower as well.
In my experience, compared to solutions like Veritas and Veeam, while they do have their technical pluses and minuses, Commvault can save you on average forty percent initially, and then twenty to twenty-five percent annually.
Compared to other competitors and vendors the pricing is fair.
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.
The costing is very competitive.
The solution is rather expensive and I think the price is too high.
It's a subscription based license, which is started on a yearly basis. Currently the licensing is split between three editions: standard, enterprise, and enterprise plus. As long as you check the comparison between the additions and make sure that you have what you need, there are no extra costs with Veeam.
Licensing costs are $300,000 USD yearly, and we pay for three years at a time.
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Commvault can help you transform your data into a powerful strategic asset, with data protection and information management solutions that enable you to protect, access and use all of your data anywhere and anytime.
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.
Veeam Agent for Linux is a simple backup agent that’s designed to ensure the Availability of your Linux installations, both on‑premises and in the public cloud. Veeam Agent for Linux’s built‑in integration with Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to leverage your Veeam backup repositories and get your on‑premises backups off site.
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