Compare SunGard Disaster Recovery Services vs. Vembu BDR Suite

SunGard Disaster Recovery Services is ranked 4th in Disaster Recovery as a Service while Vembu BDR Suite is ranked 3rd in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 32 reviews. SunGard Disaster Recovery Services is rated 0, while Vembu BDR Suite is rated 8.0. 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". SunGard Disaster Recovery Services is most compared with Agility Recovery Disaster Recovery Services, IBM Disaster Recovery Services and Azure Site Recovery, whereas Vembu BDR Suite is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Altaro VM Backup and Acronis Backup.
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For our needs, the price of the backup system is not too much... We checked out Veeam and Acronis but both were very expensive compared to Vembu.The pricing of Vembu could be better. They have a good product, and I know good products cost money, but they need to find a balance.This solution helped us deliver an enterprise level data protection solution and reduced our budget by 50 percent. We spent $3,000 on Vembu's licenses where other solutions were almost double.To continue to do backups, we fell back to Windows Backup mode. We are still using the tool, but not in the manner in which we would have wanted. The tool purchase doesn't cover all options of the tool, e.g., if I go in and buy it, I have to buy it licensed for VMware Backups, not Windows Backups. At this point, what had to happen was they had to allow it to operate in Windows Backup so I could continue to back up the VMs, but in a trial mode. The trial mode has been extended once, and now we're reaching the limit of that extension again. Because I still haven't been able to update the production VMware environment such that the tool will operate in it in the manner in which I want it to operate, I'm stuck having to go back again to say, "Sorry, I need to extend this trial on it again." Even though I've paid, I'm still only able to operate in a trial mode. So, it's been difficult for us.I've purchased and been licensed for one aspect of it, which is my preferred method, but the pricing and licensing will not work for the short-term and I can't draw back.Take a look at the pricing and licensing closely. When we installed the BDR disaster recovery server, which is the duplication of the backup data on one server onto a second one where the backup data resides, it was not clear that this DR server needed two other licenses. These licenses were to back up the copy of the first backup server that had two licenses for the two physical host that it was backing up in the first place. Moving files around to a second DR server, why would I need an extra two licenses? I don't know if it's to make money, but it was not very obvious and I had to abort the project from there because I didn't plan to pay for extra licenses to copy data of the first two physical servers. I also didn't understand why it was needed. Hopefully, they will improve the explanation in the documentation for this.We chose this solution because it was cheaper and easier to use than Veeam and other solutions of this type.I selected this solution because it was the only one I could find for the cost that did what I needed it to do. I haven't found a competitor who does as good a job for the money.

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Overview
Disasters are inevitable. You don't know when, you don't know how, you don't know what Ð but you know they're coming. That's why you prepare. And when it comes to your enterprise systems, you don't want to mess around with hosting your secondary or recovery site with just anyone. If your recovery site fails to perform as you'd expect, it could spell big trouble for your business. When you don't want to leave anything to chance, Sungard Availability Services provides industry-leading managed hosting services backed by enterprise-class service level agreements.

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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Ullico Inc., DakotacareOn-Ramp Indiana, DH International, Merrimac Solutions, Qsource Networks, TMI, help4IT, Tech North Solutions Inc. Learn more here.
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