Compare IBM ProtectTIER vs. Vembu BDR Suite

IBM ProtectTIER is ranked 37th in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews while Vembu BDR Suite is ranked 7th in Backup and Recovery Software with 20 reviews. IBM ProtectTIER is rated 7.4, while Vembu BDR Suite is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IBM ProtectTIER writes "An excellent product because everyone has less time to pick up the backup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Vembu BDR Suite writes "Dashboard is very easy to use; the solution does incrementals daily with no effect on server performance". IBM ProtectTIER is most compared with EMC Data Domain, HPE StoreOnce and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, whereas Vembu BDR Suite is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Altaro VM Backup and Nakivo. See our IBM ProtectTIER vs. Vembu BDR Suite report.
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Pros
In terms of stability, I've found it to be very stable. I've walked into the server room when it was at 60 degrees Celcius, and it was still running fine.The most valuable features are the Self-Service, and the ability to search the data.

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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 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.The most important features are the backup and the availability of the Universal Explorer. The in-transit compression is great.The agentless backups are the big selling point on this, as well as being able to send out across sites so that I can do a restore at either of our two locations.We are now using it 24/7 because it is serving as an online backup, and very soon, the DR will activated on the product.We invest in the backup so the continuity of the data is not affected.I can choose a point in time and issue the command to back up and I don't need to go in and restore the last full backup and then apply iteratively, sequentially, all the incrementals... I can pick a point in time and tell it I want to go to that state and it's transparent to me. It happens in the background for me.

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The configuration wizards are still complex and hard to navigate. These should be easier to manage.I would like the possibility to back up the infrastructure and then replicate it upon on restart, without having to orchestrate the starting of the VM.

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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.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 deduplication could be better. It doesn't give the level of deduplication that I would get with a product that's stored in a more standard file format. I would prefer to be able to use a non-deduplicated store on a third-party deduplicated medium.The only place where I would really want to see improvement, out the gate, is more granular scheduling... If I want to do an offset or to only do two backups on Friday and Saturday - versus whole hourly incrementals during the week - I don't have that granularity right now.We are still exploring its features, but we want to see more features that we desire over time.In the beginning, when we had some hiccups, I would chalk that up more to a learning curve for the product.One thing we have noticed is that we get various error messages in the Vembu console, but sometimes we, as the user, cannot remove those error messages. I have to chat with support and they have to log in to remove them.We had a lot of problems getting it configured in the first place. They also wanted us to allow them remote access to our machines without us watching what they're doing, which is a huge security risk for us. We said we couldn't do that, and they said they don't offer any phone support whatsoever.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
This solution is very expensive.

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The pricing is reasonable. I am okay with it.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 and licensing structure are spot on. I don't think there's anything out there in the market that does either the licensing structure or the pricing structure better.The subscription model that we're signed up for is very good. The only thing that is something of a sticking point is the fact that you can't do PO-based licensing. It's all just credit card.The pricing could have been cheaper.It helps us deliver an enterprise-level data protection solution and reduce budgets at a price that - and we don't want to encourage them to change their pricing - is a great value.

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Overview

IBM TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway is designed to meet the disk-based data protection needs of the enterprise data center while enabling significant infrastructure cost reductions. The solution offers industry-leading inline deduplication performance and scalability up to 1 petabyte (PB) of physical storage capacity per system, and can provide up to 25 PB or more backup storage capacity. Combined with IBM or third-party storage, TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway provides a powerful disk-based repository to improve the performance, retention and availability of backup and archive data in a small footprint for energy and cost efficiency.

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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Durham Police Department, Re-Store LLC, CenterGrid, pixx.io GmbH, Australian Government Department of Defence, QD, Refresco GerberOn-Ramp Indiana, DH International, Merrimac Solutions, Qsource Networks, TMI, help4IT, Tech North Solutions Inc. Learn more here.
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