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Pros
"This solution allows me to restore either the VM or the data, depending on what is needed.""The storage backup is very efficient.""The backup features are very useful.""One of the most valuable features is security and connectivity to the data.""The fact that Azure Backup is integrated is one of its biggest advantages.""It's very simple to configure which is very useful. It's not complex to configure it.""It is easy to schedule backups.""Azure Backup is good because it is entirely cloud-based, which means that you can be 99.9% sure that your backup is safe."

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"It has helped us transfer the solution in two days instead of working for a minimum of one week to ten days.""We get a lot of features with Veeam and we are happy to use this solution. After shutdown, the servers here automatically turn off and Veeam is keeping up all this. It's tension free work.""Very flexible, all-in-one solution.""The whole replication aspect of the solution is excellent because it compresses the data so well.""The user interface is good and it is very easy to use.""Before Veeam, we had backup infrastructure sprawl. Veeam was able to reduce our overall backup windows while reducing our dedicated backup infrastructure.""Vendor integration for many of the enterprise features have allowed for us to have greater performance from our storage vendors further improving on our commitments to protect our clients' data.""The most valuable feature is the ability to verify that backups are valid."

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Cons
"The user interface is a little bit confusing and it could be better.""The support for Office365 backup is atrocious and is something that has to be improved.""The solution is still in its infancy; it's not a mature product yet.""We would like to see some kind of notification given to the user that a file was not synchronized well or what may have happened.""In the next release, I would like to see the ability to back up to different cloud providers.""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.""Technical support is in need of improvement.""The compression ratio of the backup data should be improved."

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"I would like for them to develop the ability to fix the way it does backups. We can't pick a backup for one database. We have to do a backup on the whole Exchange VM. I'd like for them to change it to where we can do individual backups.""We try to compare Veeam with other solutions because we are the operations. Then we can give the answers for improvement which is the specific additional system features that other solutions provide.""Needs better integration with cloud service providers.""It would be ideal if users could know that their data is backed up and have some security functionality where you can actually use the backup to spin up a new cluster and take it from there.""I would like to have the capability of backing up a physical machine, as opposed to just a VM.""Multithreading of health check process: This can take too much time to process on large jobs and/or large VMs.""Additional executive summary reports for the entire infrastructure would be a nice to have.""One challenge that we have encountered was on the long-term retention of data. Be sure to look into a dedicated deduplication appliance."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing of this solution is ok, but I'm expecting that the price will decrease in the future.""The pricing of this solution is good, and it is one of the easiest things that you can sell Azure with.""Support payment works by the level of partnership and the number of shares.""This is an expensive solution in the Bangladesh marketplace.""We are paying about $100,000 USD per year, just for a couple of servers.""The price is pretty good, maybe $30 for a machine, I can't complain.""It is a bit costly initially, but it is well worth it in the long run, especially for fighting against a number of threats, such as ransomware, which the IT industry is facing."

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"The pricing is good and affordable.""The product is competitively priced.""The price of Veeam is much lower than the IBM solution.""We have increased our scalability while being able to free up senior resources from recovery activities. I estimate our overall savings to about $20,000 per year.""Veeam is more reasonably priced than some competing products.""My understanding is that it is a fairly small price point.""Its software solution has a fee.""It is more expensive than other solutions."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I have no issues with the stability at all. So I don't necessarily care about the stability of the product. I look more at whether or not can I recover. And I haven't had a failed recovery yet. I've… more »
Top Answer: The price is pretty good, maybe $30 for a machine, I can't complain. Pricing is based on consumption base.
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: Comparing the features of the four is not the right approach. You need to develop a list of requirements for backup and DR that are specific to your organization and then compare each of the four… more »
Top Answer: Both can be used to run a backup/replication. In the case of Veeam it's a backup software that can be used to set up your data protection policies: what to backup (data set, save set, etc.), how often… more »
Top Answer: Veeam has a very easy to use interface both for my Company as a CSP as well as for our customers. There are tons of training material online and more often than not, support is not needed as solutions… more »
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Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite
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Overview

Data is the heart of any organization and backing up this data is a key part of a business strategy. Azure Backup is a scalable solution with zero capital investment and minimal operational expense. With the optional integration with System Center Data Protection Manager, you can protect advanced workloads running in your datacenter in VMs or on physical servers.

Veeam® Availability Suite™ delivers something fundamentally different — Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ — leveraging IT investments in server virtualization, modern storage and the cloud to help organizations meet today’s service-level objectives, enabling recovery of any IT service and related applications and data within seconds and minutes.

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Sample Customers
Russell Reynolds Associates, Somerset County Council, Kardem, PCL ConstructionVodafone, American Standard Brands, Welch’s, University of Florida, Tata Global Beverages Limited, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, MacLean-Fogg Company
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government7%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Financial Services Firm15%
Government10%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government6%
Media Company5%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise21%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise32%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise51%
Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Backup vs. Veeam Backup & Replication and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Azure Backup is ranked 19th in Backup and Recovery Software with 15 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 34 reviews. Azure Backup is rated 7.6, while Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Azure Backup writes "Secure, good connectivity, easy to scale, and gives our clients peace of mind". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Integrates Between Server and Replication Station". Azure Backup is most compared with Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, IBM Spectrum Protect, Dell EMC Avamar and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Nakivo, Cohesity DataProtect, Acronis Backup and IBM Spectrum Protect. See our Azure Backup vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.

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