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"It is much more scalable and flexible than everything else in the market.""It's the leader in backup and archiving.""It's very stable.""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.""We are using a KVM system in our cloud, and this solution works very well with it.""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."

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"This solution is stable.""The ease of use of the solution is its most valuable feature. The interface is also excellent.""The product has many valuable features for handling backup needs, including replication, live migration, and incremental disaster recovery.""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 CDP backup feature is very nice, as it allows you to take backups at high frequencies and with application consistency.""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."

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"The initial setup is easy and very nice.""The network solution is the most important feature, because we have our own backup server and are doing file backups for our customers.""I am very pleased with the compression, especially with some of the larger SQL databases that need backup. The amount of compression is impressive.""The most valuable feature is the ability, from a console, to manage the different computers to be backed up.""I get my backups done.""It's easy to restore.""I am able to run Vembu on Windows NAS, which is beneficial. It does install on a Windows-based NAS. You can have the server running from the location where you are storing backups. You don't need a separate server for it in this case.""It helps me with restores. I can repeat a test multiple times: Do the test, the restore, and then test again. It saves me time because I don't have to rebuild the VMs every time."

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Cons
"Support for this product needs to be improved because I have seen a couple of cases where it is taking more than the required time to solve issues.""Its competitor, Veeam, includes backup and replication in the same product. I don't know if Commvault has it or not, but they should if they don't.""The back of virtual machines needs improvement. I know they're working on it. They're always doing new things but I think they still have a little bit more to do.""I think the one thing that could be improved is the customer experience. The interface should be more user friendly.""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.""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."

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"The initial set up was complex, and I was not able to do the set up myself.""The scalability of the solution is limited.""Replication is not fast, the GUI could be more user-friendly, and technical support is lacking in Iran.""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.""To improve Altaro, I would like to see the ability to choose more than one backup location at a time.""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."

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"We have not been able to move our backups from one drive to another one. We can only create a storage pool. However, if we want to change a drive, it is not possible to delete one drive as long there is data on it. For this, we have to call the support. While they can solve this, it is not out-of-the-box.""The reporting can use some improvement. I still use the old StoreGrid Cloud while I'm migrating the rest of my clients over. I am able to export all of my clients' usage for the month, which I then import into my billing program. It helps me speed up the billing process. Also, I can generate a report that gives me statuses of everyone's backup, which I don't get from Vembu Backup Online either. I would like to have something similar where I can export everyone's usage at any time for all their backups, so I can use that to import them to my billing program.""I have had issues where it was working and then it stopped and I had to diagnose what had changed or gone wrong to get it back up.""The phone [support] system is a negative five on a scale from one to ten, where one is the worst. They wanted me to leave a message. When there is a problem with the product and you call in, you want to talk to somebody or wait to talk to somebody, not leave a message.""It's not that stable yet. Every two weeks, my backup will stop and I have to check it.""There was one issue though with the hardware IDs. When I went to a different version of Hyper-V, the hardware IDs weren't restored and the machine got two new IDs. The preliminary unique IDs weren't restored, so I had to reactivate programs.""The support is a bit slow in resolving an issue. It takes a long time to recover.""The system died twice and it was apparently the result of corrupted disk sectors. I tried to work with tech support to fix it, but they essentially gave up. So twice, I had to rebuild our server."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""The price could perhaps be lower as well.""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.""There is a bit of cost involved with signing up the entire solution. It's not a cheap solution.""Commvault licensing is a perpetual license so only the support is being renewed yearly.""The complete license gives us options for all the features. Commvault does not license based on storage or the management components. It can integrate with any storage vendor. That means that when we are out of storage and need more, we can integrate without additional licensing. In my opinion, Commvault needs to reduce the licensing cost by 20 to 40 percent to make it cost-efficient.""We went from Veritas NetBackup to Commvault. We switched due to upfront licensing and costs. We have more visibility into what we're actually purchasing. It seemed like, overall, the cost of Commvault was cheaper."

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"The pricing is okay,""VMware is a little pricey, but it is a good solution and priced similar to other products.""Altaro had the best prices and ROI in the whole bunch that we evaluated.""The price is great for the utility you get and the licensing has never caused any issues with my company."

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"The return of investment was very fast, within half a year.""The best thing about the product is the license management. It is a true managed service provider solution. It has a good price. The licensing is quite flexible, which is one of the most important things for us.""The high availability is too expensive for our customers.""The pricing is reasonable. I am okay with it.""The pricing is pretty reasonable.""The pricing is fair.""It has actually benefited my operation a fair bit. VMware requires a special hardware while Hyper-V runs on pretty much anything. It doesn't require any special hardware, so it saves a bit of money. Because Vembu does Hyper-V backup, there is no limit on how many VMs you can have. The newer version has a 100 VM limit on the single license, which has been greatly beneficial, because on one host a 100 VMs is a fair bit.""The licensing model is quite complicated; it's not simple. An example: If you have a physical server, you have to pay more for that license than you do for a host. It could be running several VMs and that could be a server VM as well. Then, for web station machines, there is no license for those machines and they have no desktop OS - the free version has all this functionality. Their license model needs to be looked at and simplified."

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Overview

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.

Vembu BDR Suite is one of the most comprehensive, simple and affordable backup & disaster recovery solutions for the small & medium businesses. Vembu can backup VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Physical Servers, Workstations, Exchange Items, SharePoint Items, SQL Items, Office365, G Suite, etc. – and they can back that up on-site, off-site, or even to the cloud – not to mention that most of this are done within a single UI. 

Vembu offers a wide variety of products such as a monitoring solution to centralize the monitoring of all of your backups as well as some which are absolutely free such as Desktop/Laptop Image Backup and the Vembu Universal Explorer for discovering application items within Microsoft apps. It is important to note that Vembu BDR Suite is offered as a single edition software for all businesses, unlike other backup vendors who provide editions with limitations based on the type of businesses. 

Vembu has come up with its own free edition of Vembu BDR Suite by which users can backup unlimited VMs with minimal feature restrictions. 

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Sample Customers
Aberdeenshire Council, Acxiom, BAM Group Ireland, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, CI Investments, Clifford Chance, Alliant Credit Union, American Municipal Power, American Pacific Mortgage, AstraZeneca, Dongbu Steel, Denver Health, Dow Jones, Emirates Steel, Penn State Health, Prime Healthcare, Sonic Healthcare, Sony Network Communications, TiVO, UCONN Health, The Weitz Company
Thomson Reuters, Microsoft, Amazon, Harvard University, MIT, Peugeot, Xerox
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Top Industries
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Government16%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company8%
Retailer8%
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Comms Service Provider20%
Government20%
Non Profit10%
Mining And Metals Company10%
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Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company22%
Manufacturing Company8%
Government5%
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Performing Arts8%
Financial Services Firm8%
Healthcare Company8%
Retailer8%
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Computer Software Company44%
Comms Service Provider24%
Educational Organization3%
Retailer3%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise48%
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Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise80%
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Small Business69%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise15%
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Small Business70%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise14%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise54%
Large Enterprise18%
Find out what your peers are saying about Altaro VM Backup vs. Vembu BDR Suite and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
511,307 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Altaro VM Backup is ranked 23rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 6 reviews while Vembu BDR Suite is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 21 reviews. Altaro VM Backup is rated 9.0, while Vembu BDR Suite is rated 8.0. 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 Vembu BDR Suite writes "Reduces downtime when VMs drop off". Altaro VM Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Nakivo, Acronis Backup, Veeam Agent for Linux and N-able Backup, whereas Vembu BDR Suite is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Nakivo, Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines, Acronis Backup and Rubrik. See our Altaro VM Backup vs. Vembu BDR Suite report.

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