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Find out what your peers are saying about N2WS Cloud Protection Manager vs. Veeam Agent for Linux and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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"If you have a fair amount of experience with NetApp, you can work on it very easily."
"The most valuable feature is the ease of file storage."
"If anything happens, their technical support will come onsite and fix it."
"ONTAP has been very stable for us, specifically in the cloud environment. It allows us to have high availability as well as standalone systems if that's what we want within our specific workloads. Also, on-premise has been a very stable environment. We have very few outages and when we do, we work with support to get systems back online in a timely manner."
"The ability for our users to restore data from the Snapshots is very valuable."
"Its functionality and technical support are adequate to help prevent failure due to errors."
"SnapMirror helps mirror metadata and data volumes between endpoints in a data fabric."
"The FlexClones make all the management easier for us."
"The backup and recovery are the most valuable features. So, our developers can work with confidence."
"The recovery time is fantastic and proven. Also, by providing a simple interface, the solution lowers the cost."
"Provides easy, one-click functionality and flexible backup policies and schedules for AWS workloads."
"The backup and restore functionality is very easy to use and manage."
"The product is successful with the SMB market."
"The Veeam Backup and Replication Suite is very user-friendly."
"The ease of use for the graphical interface and the ease of installation are the most valuable features of this solution."
"The solution is very simple. Management of the platform is so simple that we don't need to have any training to deploy this solution."
"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."
"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."
"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 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 technical support is good."
"When it comes to support provided by NetApp, they have room for improvement. Every time we go through their support, we end up answering the same routine questions."
"The data tiering needs improvement. E.g., moving hard data to faster disks."
"I would like to have more management tools. They are difficult to work with, so I would like them to be a bit more user-friendly."
"The key feature, that we'd like to see in that is the ability to sync between regions within the AWS and Azure regions. We could use the cloud sync service, but we'd really like that native functionality within the cloud volume service."
"I would like to see them improve the perspective of start and search in the panels. This would allow for better visualization of the contents that are captured in the tool."
"The navigation on some of the configuration parameters is a bit cumbersome, making the learning curve on functions somewhat steep."
"The only issue we had lately was that outside our VPC we could not reach the virtual IP, the floating IP. I heard that they have fixed that..."
"Scale-up and scale-out could be improved. It would be interesting to have multiple HA pairs on one cluster, for example, or to increase the single instances more, from a performance perspective. It would be good to get more performance out of a single HA pair."
"The UI is a little dated and hard to use. Some of the buttons are a bit small. You have to go into the menu to get the settings you want."
"More documentation would be helpful, especially some step-by-step documents for recovery scenarios."
"Additional features I would like to see are the ability to restore to different vendors, AWS and Azure, and/or the ability or take the information out of the AWS cloud."
"The GUI could be slightly improved."
"It's a global feature that the customer thinks they don't have enough tools to manage, to copy, to delay, and to classify the object file in the backup directory. So they need more tools to manage files in object directory."
"In new releases, I hope they can support Oracle cloud."
"It could use deduplication features."
"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's scalable, but it's not scalable on every platform."
"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 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 the next version, I would like to see an increase in the locations online. I have found that other products have good pickup location."
"We are currently waiting for the continuous backup process."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"Purchasing through the AWS Marketplace was good, but it was a test system, not a real purchase."
"We purchased the product directly from NetApp."
"The deal with the seller was acceptable; the pricing is reasonable."
"The AWS consumer-based pricing model makes it easy for developers to use their credit cards to spin up virtual servers immediately."
"Compared to other storage vendors, NetApp, is not always able to compete with their pricing. Yet, we acknowledge the ease of use ONTAP brings with the AWS integration."
"They allow a special price if you are working closely with them. Since we have a lot of NetApp systems, we got some kind of discount. That's something they do for other customers, not just for us. The price was fair. In addition to the licensing fees, you're paying Amazon for your usage..."
"The standard pricing is online. Pricing depends. If you're using the PayGo model, then it's just the normal costs on the Microsoft page. If you're using Bring Your Own License, which is what we're doing, then you get with your sales contact at NetApp and start figuring out what price is the best, in the end, for your company."
"In addition to the standard licensing fees, there are fees for Azure, the VMs themselves and for data transfer."
"The purchasing process through the AWS Marketplace is easy. Just click the button."
"The pricing and licensing on AWS is fine, because you can do it for smaller tiers depending on your number of instances, so it's not that scary."
"AWS adds more features and offer things for free, or cheaply. Therefore, we will be evaluating AWS Data Lifecycle Manager, because it will probably do backups. Thus, make sure the product that you are using is competitive or adds more value than AWS."
"It's very economical and worth the cost."
"It has very good pricing per instance and comes with three options, for both small and large environments, to fit your needs."
"The price is not cheap, nor is it costly."
"Licensing costs are $300,000 USD yearly, and we pay for three years at a time."
"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."
"The solution is rather expensive and I think the price is too high."
"The costing is very competitive."
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Also Known As
|ONTAP Cloud, CVO, NetApp CVO|
The leading enterprise-grade storage management solution, delivers secure, proven storage management services and supports up to a capacity of 368TB. Software service supports various use cases, such as: File shares and block-level storage serving NAS (NFS, SMB / CIFS) and SAN (iSCSI) Disaster Recovery, Backup, and Archive DevOps Databases (SQL, Oracle, NoSQL) Cloud Volumes ONTAP is offered in a standard single-node configuration or in a High Availability (HA) configuration.
With Cloud Protection Manager, you get an enterprise-class solution purpose-built for the AWS cloud that provides full support for EC2/EBS, RDS, RedShift, & Aurora.
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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Comms Service Provider10%
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider19%
Computer Software Company33%
Real Estate/Law Firm7%
Financial Services Firm27%
Non Tech Company9%
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Computer Software Company27%
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N2WS Cloud Protection Manager is ranked 18th in Cloud Backup with 5 reviews while Veeam Agent for Linux is ranked 6th in Cloud Backup with 12 reviews. N2WS Cloud Protection Manager is rated 8.6, while Veeam Agent for Linux is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of N2WS Cloud Protection Manager writes "Reliable cloud data backup solution but could use more management tools". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Agent for Linux writes "Has good instant VM recovery features and helps migrate physical to virtual or physical to cloud". N2WS Cloud Protection Manager is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, CloudEndure Disaster Recovery, CloudRanger, Veritas CloudPoint and MSP360 Backup, whereas Veeam Agent for Linux is most compared with Cohesity DataProtect, Rubrik, Altaro VM Backup, Microsoft DPM and IBM Spectrum Protect. See our N2WS Cloud Protection Manager vs. Veeam Agent for Linux report.
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