Compare NetApp SnapCenter vs. Veeam Backup & Replication

NetApp SnapCenter is ranked 10th in Backup and Recovery Software with 21 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication which is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 25 reviews. NetApp SnapCenter is rated 8.0, while Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of NetApp SnapCenter writes "Takes minutes for it to completely rebuild and restore a VM". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Integrates Between Server and Replication Station". NetApp SnapCenter is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Cohesity and Commvault, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Commvault and VMware SRM. See our NetApp SnapCenter vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.
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It's very helpful because SnapCenter is already integrated with VMware Snapshot, so it's very easy to use.We have been very satisfied with the technical support's help. Their knowledge level is great. For a noncritical question, they will get back to us within a day.The main advantage is its fast backup and restore.A feature that stands out is cloning databases. If you have a SQL database and it's huge, like one terabyte, the classical SQL way would be to do a backup-restore to create a clone of your database for test purposes. With SnapCenter now, we can clone a database but through the Snapshot technology, which means if you right-click and you click Clone, the one terabyte database is there instantly.The backup process finishes very quickly.It has very fast backup and can handle a huge amount of data. It also enables really fast recovery.The most valuable feature is the RBAC, the Role-Based Access Control. In our managed service, we can have different layers of security.Restoring and cloning are easy to do.

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Features with the most value are Instant VM Recovery, SQL Explorer and Exchange Explorer.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.Very flexible, all-in-one solution.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.It has helped us transfer the solution in two days instead of working for a minimum of one week to ten days.It helps with process restoration. With Veeam, we never had backup or restoration issues.Veeam is the gold standard for backup and recovery. The ease of use and reliability of this solution are real assets. Also, it has an ease of use to work with a third party vendor.

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Cons
I have an issue with SnapCenter because sometimes a VM cannot be backed up... The way SnapCenter works is that it makes a backup of all the VMs and then it removes all the old backups. If one VM cannot be backed up for some reason, it has already created a new backup for all the VMs but it cannot remove the old backups. It ends up creating so many backups in VMware and it will cause a performance problem if the condition is not fixed.Some of the minor functionalities from SnapManager did not transfer over to SnapCenter. These should be added in future releases.The Microsoft environment is its biggest disadvantage due to the central management of all the actions. Because the SnapCenter server is where we deploy everything, it also affects the Microsoft environment, which can cause many difficulties when resolving issues like Windows update problems.I feel a little bit that during the whole process of putting this software into production we were like a beta program. It was full of bugs... For example, we had a problem with truncating our Exchange log files... It has improved over time.The GUI is still so-so. I' don't use the GUI that often anymore because it's really slow, refreshing disks, refreshing hosts, and you have to click a lot.Groups might be helpful for each site or data center so that we know a given data center has these resources while another data center has those resources. It's not always easy to group hosts by type.Reporting of the jobs could be better.I'm waiting for SnapCenter for hybrid solutions. Right now, we only have SnapManager for hybrid. I need agents for that. People are looking to install SnapCenter in a SQL environment, but where they're running SQL on Hyper-V and using virtual files. Currently, we don't have support for hybrid.

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Physical backup is always where room for improvement could be but Veeam has always stated they are not going in that direction.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.Needs better integration with cloud service providers.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.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.I would like to see a storage application in the next version of the product.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The licensing is well-designed because it's already included in some packages with NetApp storage. Therefore, for most customers, it's okay as the SnapCenter license is already included in some NetApp bundles.Pricing is very good because if you already have NepApp controllers, then it's included.It comes free with the amount of equipment we purchase from NetApp. In terms of pricing, zero is my favorite number.The license for SnapCenter was included with the storage array.We have a site license, so it comes with the product.We see a financial value with SnapCenter because we don't have to license Commvault, which is pretty expensive.It's free. The license is included with other NetApp products.

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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.The product is competitively priced.The pricing is good and affordable.The price is slightly higher than its competitors.The price is great. It's software related, and I know that might be a good thing because it's a cheap solution to buy and we have been looking for a program for backup and they fit the bill.I would suggest to others that they buy the full license when purchasing this solution.Setup cost and licensing of Veeam are nothing to complain about when compared to similar products for enterprise backup recovery solutions.

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Overview

Unified, scalable platform for application-consistent data protection and clone management. This software simplifies backup, restore, and clone lifecycle management with application-integrated workflows.

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
All for One Steeb AG, AccentureVodafone, American Standard Brands, Welch’s, University of Florida, Tata Global Beverages Limited, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, MacLean-Fogg Company
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Healthcare Company20%
Pharma/Biotech Company20%
Aerospace/Defense Firm10%
Software R&D Company10%
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Financial Services Firm15%
Government13%
Healthcare Company11%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
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Healthcare Company16%
Financial Services Firm14%
Manufacturing Company12%
Real Estate/Law Firm6%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise45%
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Small Business43%
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