Will KnudsenNetwork Engineer at Rosnet
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"This solution gives me the full insight without having to use other products, metrics, or reporting tools."
"It has significantly reduced the amount of manual work required to manage your backup operations. We're going from an on-prem to a non-on-prem, we're all doing nonsolutions. So we really can't compare it against anything else."
"It's taken our backup from being a full-time job to being when you need it, set it up. Our users could be empowered to access their own data backups. Which means we can alleviate a lot of the administration from the backup administrator."
"There's no impact on the endpoint. It runs in the background and it's something that you install and then forget about."
"The compression and deduplication are great for optimizing bandwidth and speed. I don't have to worry about it or think about it, and, because it's a SaaS solution, I don't have to worry about the storage size."
"In terms of the speed of backup, it operates seamlessly, so I'd rate it as excellent... with my daily use and workload, quite honestly I don't even notice when it backs up."
"Integration with Active Directory and the Azure platform make it a complete solution."
"It's very easy to set up the storage across all platforms. This allows us to be dynamic and change on-the-fly."
"The solution has the capability to scale well."
"Backup and replication are the most valuable features."
"The setup is very simple. It takes 15 minutes."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the replication functionality."
"The most valuable feature is that we don't need different agents to back up our files from different accounts."
"This covers the areas of backing up Office 365 that Microsoft does not include in its standard routine."
"The product is easy-to-use."
"The support offered by both Veeam and our third party supplier is excellent."
"It has got all the features. You can restore a mailbox based on an email or a calendar or based on all the emails. A user can also get access to restore the mailbox."
"I would like to see some of the code execute a little bit better when I add new licenses and assign licenses to users. I'd like to see that information update a little quicker."
"The navigation of it needs improvement in terms of the UX. The product itself, it works as expected. It's all user experience and user interface improvements that could be made and it could be made a little more consumer-friendly."
"I would like to see more customizable reports. I have reports going right now, but the daily report, for example, shows something like 40 jobs that ran when there are just a few endpoints on there. I'd like to just know if the endpoint was successfully backed up, not how many times. More customizable reports would be nice to have."
"The setup was a little bit difficult for a non-IT person like me. My OneDrive is protected by multifactor authentication, and to get the backup to begin behind that multifactor authentication took a little bit of almost customized support, even though I was following the instructions and the videos. That process could have been easier."
"There is room for improvement in the Knowledge Base and error reporting. I would like to see best practices in the Knowledge Base, and have the ability to diagnose errors without contacting support."
"For simpler environments, they have some templates for startups. Possibly for a smaller environment, they need to do more automatic configuration and selections of users who want to do backups. This is mainly for smaller environments. I would like them to have the same system fit for all environments: small and big environments. Currently, we have to do a lot of configuration of the layout, which takes time. This solution is appropriate for enterprise-level enterprise, but I would like it to be easier to use for SMB environments."
"Getting my guys the right access has a learning curve. Sometimes, it is, "Oh, okay. I think I got it for you." Then, they say, "Oh, nope. I logged in but I can't see this." Then, it is, "Okay, hold on. Give me a second. Let me change that. Okay, it's this one." That learning curve has probably taken a little bit longer than some simpler things. So, Metallic has some granularity, and as a systems administrator, I appreciate that. At the same time, I also realize that I have to learn it."
"I don't have any feedback to provide in terms of features that may be lacking."
"In the next release, it should have direct export to tape drive abilities and NDMP support."
"It needs to be able to integrate with other emailing systems, like Linux."
"They need more documentation, awareness, and assistance."
"We would like to have a single management console for all of our backups."
"The pricing model is unnecessarily confusing and could be simplified."
"The solution could offer better reporting."
"They can provide a dashboard for sizing. This feature might get included in the next release."
"It's hard to predict the usage on the storage. I need to make some estimates for customers in terms of how much storage will be needed on the cloud, and this is always tricky. It would be helpful if they could help us estimate storage or simplify the estimation portion."
"I looked at this at the beginning of the year and I don't remember what the prices were for all the other services, but I thought that Metallic's was fair. It was also highly rated, which was even more important than cost because I need a reliable, secure, backup method."
"It is not the cheapest solution. I think the pricing is fair for mid-side customers. It is between all the other options."
"Hands down, Metallic provides us with more predictable costs for our backup requirements. You are getting what you pay for. If they are charging you X amount of dollars at that point, that is what you are going to pay. So far, I have not seen any hidden costs or any kind of gotchas. It is pretty cut-and-dry. They will let you know, "Hey, you are going to use our storage and it will cost you this much. You are going to use your storage, then we are going to charge you this much to backup.""
"The cost is a bit on the high side."
"It is not the cheapest solution in the market."
"The pricing model makes this solution more expensive than it needs to be."
"This is not a stand-alone product and requires a standard Veeam license for your organization in addition to the cost of the solution."
"We looked at a few cloud options. When we did the comparison, we found it to be a cost-effective solution, and it included everything."
"The licensing price is quite high. It's expensive."
"We decided on Altaro because, from the point of view of the total cost, Altaro looks cheaper than Veeam. Veeam has a lot of costs that are not clear when you start it, which makes it less flexible than Altaro, but only after half a year, you can be really sure that you made a good decision."
"Its price is a little bit high, but it is a fantastic solution. It is more expensive than NetApp."
Metallic is the SaaS division of Commvault that delivers powerful, enterprise-grade backup and recovery technology with simple cloud delivery. With Metallic, you’ll be up and running in as little as 15 minutes with no big upfront investment. Proven Commvault technology with built-in best practices means fast, secure backups and speedy, granular restore to protect you against data loss. Metallic offers solutions for VM & Kubernetes backup, Office 365 backup, endpoint backup, and Salesforce backup, and covers a wide range of workloads running both on premises and in the cloud. Whether you’re protecting 10 terabytes of data or 10,000+, Metallic gives you the best choice and flexibility for your hybrid cloud journey.
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Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 allows you to mitigate the risk of losing access to email data and helps to ensure data Availability to Office 365 users. This helps organizations comply with the policies, requirements and regulations due to long‑term archival, fully functional search and granular restore capabilities. Since it is integrated with Veeam Backup & Replication, the solution can be used to back up hybrid cloud environments and migrate mailbox data between Exchange Online and on‑premises Exchange organizations.
Datto Cloud Continuity is ranked 22nd in Cloud Backup with 1 review while Veeam Backup for Office 365 is ranked 8th in Cloud Backup with 16 reviews. Datto Cloud Continuity is rated 8.0, while Veeam Backup for Office 365 is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Datto Cloud Continuity writes "Scalable with good data recovery capabilities and a simple design". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Backup for Office 365 writes "This product takes care of hole in backing up Microsoft's flagship product, but the pricing model is bad". Datto Cloud Continuity is most compared with Acronis Backup, Azure Site Recovery, Altaro VM Backup and Veeam Backup & Replication, whereas Veeam Backup for Office 365 is most compared with AvePoint Cloud Backup, Dell EMC CloudBoost, Acronis Backup, Carbonite Server and Veeam Backup & Replication.
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