Unitrends vs. Veeam Backup & Replication

Unitrends is ranked 12th in Backup and Recovery Software with 19 reviews vs Veeam Backup & Replication which is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 34 reviews. The top reviewer of Unitrends writes "The whole appliance needs to be more resilient. If you are a large organization, this is a product for you". The top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "User-friendly backup of the whole virtual server". Unitrends is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik and Acronis Backup. Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Commvault and VMware SRM. See our Unitrends vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.
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Pros
It is fairly stable.If you are a large organization, this is a product for you.Unitrends has helped us cut down the time that it takes to restore a server to its original configuration.Iinstant recovery (allows a spin-up of your image as a VM on the appliance).VM backup is much faster and more reliable, as I can test my backups with Data Copy Access jobs.It is very easy to set up and get started. Almost too easy. We racked this device and had it up and running in less than 15 minutes.It is an easy system to use. The support, if needed, is always willing to help.It is a quick and easy way to organize my backups and to keep track of them.

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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.The most important part is that you actually know you have a backup of the whole virtual server.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.It is a good solution for backups and reporting.Features with the most value are Instant VM Recovery, SQL Explorer and Exchange Explorer.It is a good product, in regards to performance, as well as data protection.

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Cons
There are some questions as to how safely they are storing backup data.The amount of updates which are being released. Updates should be limited to two or three a year, focusing more on quality instead of a rushed bug release.No appliance update notifications.It would be great to have the job throttle/limit the max number of backups on a single ESXi host.It could be a little more customizable.The ability to run just differentials without pulling the full on your archive.There are a few quirks where the GUI, agent, and back-end are not precisely meshed.Network-based storage stability could be improved.

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I would like to see a storage application in the next version of the product.The virtual sandboxes seem complex to setup, so I have not invested time in leveraging this feature. It would be nice if this feature was more user-friendly.I have also been struggling with the storage and in some cases I need to move things due to performance.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.The tech support needs improvement.Physical backup is always where room for improvement could be but Veeam has always stated they are not going in that direction.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
No comment.You should be aware how much the monthly costs are to use, what the initial costs for hardware are, and what the options to expand are, if needed.Pricing model constantly changes.We found that the cost of Unitrends was about the same as the Dell DR6300. We liked the fact that the Unitrends appliance was all-in-one.The cost of Unitrends definitely draws you in. The licensing is all included in the appliance, which is a great incentive.Talk with the sales guys. They can work with you on the best package.Initial pricing is competitive. Renewal pricing is steep, so make sure to project costs for the lifetime of the appliance(s).When you purchase initially, get into the program which gives replacement hardware for free when you renew your support agreement.

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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.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.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.I think the price is good when you choose the Essentials Suite, but when you buy a full featured version (for instance the Enterprise Plus) the price is a little bit expensive.The price is a bit high. Licensing type is VMware friendly, so it is easy.Since pricing is per socket, it is not expensive to add capacity as you go along.

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Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite
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Overview
Unitrends increases uptime, productivity and confidence in a world in which IT professionals must do more with less. Unitrends leverages high-availability hardware and software engineering, cloud economics, enterprise power with consumer-grade design, and customer-obsessed support to natively provide all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity. The result is a “one throat to choke” set of offerings that allow our customers to focus on their business rather than backup.

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
NHL Players Association, Salvation Army, Sligro Food Group, Mason General Hospital, Tec Group, Saldab IT, Baker Tilly, Clinton Savings Bank, Ennit Magna Bank, Manukau Institute of TechnologyVodafone, American Standard Brands, Welch’s, University of Florida, Tata Global Beverages Limited, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, MacLean-Fogg Company
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Non Tech Company20%
Healthcare Company7%
Health, Wellness And Fitness Company7%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider23%
Government17%
Non Tech Company10%
University8%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm15%
Government13%
Healthcare Company12%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm18%
Healthcare Company15%
Manufacturing Company9%
Real Estate/Law Firm9%
Company Size
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise35%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise25%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise42%
Large Enterprise42%
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