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Researched Veeam Backup for Office 365 but chose Metallic: Reduces the amount of manual work required to manage our backup operations
Dashboard is very easy to use; the solution does incrementals daily with no effect on server performance
Find out what your peers are saying about Veeam Backup for Office 365 vs. Vembu BDR Suite and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"This solution gives me the full insight without having to use other products, metrics, or reporting tools."
"It has significantly reduced the amount of manual work required to manage your backup operations. We're going from an on-prem to a non-on-prem, we're all doing nonsolutions. So we really can't compare it against anything else."
"It's taken our backup from being a full-time job to being when you need it, set it up. Our users could be empowered to access their own data backups. Which means we can alleviate a lot of the administration from the backup administrator."
"There's no impact on the endpoint. It runs in the background and it's something that you install and then forget about."
"The compression and deduplication are great for optimizing bandwidth and speed. I don't have to worry about it or think about it, and, because it's a SaaS solution, I don't have to worry about the storage size."
"In terms of the speed of backup, it operates seamlessly, so I'd rate it as excellent... with my daily use and workload, quite honestly I don't even notice when it backs up."
"Integration with Active Directory and the Azure platform make it a complete solution."
"It's very easy to set up the storage across all platforms. This allows us to be dynamic and change on-the-fly."
"Veaam technical support, from my perspective, is one of the best technical support I've ever engaged with."
"I believe the solution is very scalable. We can continuously add mailboxes and sites."
"The solution is easy to use. It's very simple and clients find it very easy to find all objects and things they need with the Veeam Explorer."
"This is an easy-to-install easy-to-use solution for backing up Office 365 email."
"I have used the technical support a few times and they've been reasonably helpful."
"Veeam makes modular solutions, so you can install Veeam Backup for Office 365 and Veeam Backup and Replication in one single server. You can do an all in one installation, and roll it out."
"It is easy to use and easy to recover files."
"Backup and replication are the most valuable features."
"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."
"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."
"The most important features are the backup and the availability of the Universal Explorer. The in-transit compression is great."
"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."
"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."
"I am very pleased with the compression, especially with some of the larger SQL databases that need backup. The amount of compression is impressive."
"I would like to see some of the code execute a little bit better when I add new licenses and assign licenses to users. I'd like to see that information update a little quicker."
"The navigation of it needs improvement in terms of the UX. The product itself, it works as expected. It's all user experience and user interface improvements that could be made and it could be made a little more consumer-friendly."
"I would like to see more customizable reports. I have reports going right now, but the daily report, for example, shows something like 40 jobs that ran when there are just a few endpoints on there. I'd like to just know if the endpoint was successfully backed up, not how many times. More customizable reports would be nice to have."
"The setup was a little bit difficult for a non-IT person like me. My OneDrive is protected by multifactor authentication, and to get the backup to begin behind that multifactor authentication took a little bit of almost customized support, even though I was following the instructions and the videos. That process could have been easier."
"There is room for improvement in the Knowledge Base and error reporting. I would like to see best practices in the Knowledge Base, and have the ability to diagnose errors without contacting support."
"They should improve the backup and restoration time."
"You can't really edit. For example, if you have created a backup for a user, you can't drill down on a granular level during the backup. You have to back up the mailbox completely. That's it. It would be helpful if you could at least go inside the mailboxes to choose what you want."
"The solution announced many features two years ago, and they still have not happened, so I would hope that the next release has these ready to go."
"While there really is nothing wrong with the product some small improvements in the interface could make it even easier to use."
"It would be a great improvement to be able to recover cover a VM straight to on-prem."
"The capacity storage is a challenge everywhere in the backup industry. The general feedback people are coming back to about this is that there is no deduplication based on it."
"Technical support could be improved."
"In the next release, it should have direct export to tape drive abilities and NDMP support."
"In the beginning, when we had some hiccups, I would chalk that up more to a learning curve for the product."
"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."
"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."
"We are still exploring its features, but we want to see more features that we desire over time."
"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 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."
"I have had issues where it was working and then it stopped and I had to diagnose what had changed or gone wrong to get it back up."
"The phone [support] system is a negative five on a scale from one to ten, where one is the worst. They wanted me to leave a message. When there is a problem with the product and you call in, you want to talk to somebody or wait to talk to somebody, not leave a message."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"I looked at this at the beginning of the year and I don't remember what the prices were for all the other services, but I thought that Metallic's was fair. It was also highly rated, which was even more important than cost because I need a reliable, secure, backup method."
"I think it's a fair price. It's around $36 per user, so I think it's a fair price for our customers."
"The pricing is middle-of-the-road compared with competing products."
"I'm not sure about the price, but I think it could be lower."
"The cost is a bit on the high side."
"It is not the cheapest solution in the market."
"The pricing model makes this solution more expensive than it needs to be."
"This is not a stand-alone product and requires a standard Veeam license for your organization in addition to the cost of the solution."
"We looked at a few cloud options. When we did the comparison, we found it to be a cost-effective solution, and it included everything."
"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."
"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 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 pricing could have been cheaper."
"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 is reasonable. I am okay with it."
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|Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365|
|Metallic||Veeam Software||Vembu Technologies|
Metallic is a division of Commvault that brings you powerful, enterprise-grade backup and recovery technology with simple cloud delivery. You’ll be up and running in as little as 15 minutes with no big upfront investment. Proven Commvault technology with built-in best practices means you’ll get fast, secure backups and speedy, granular restore to protect you against data loss. Metallic offers solutions for Office 365 backup & recovery, endpoint backup & recovery, as well as data protection for VMs, files, databases and cloud-native object storage. Whether you’re protecting 1 terabyte or 1,000, safeguard your data now and later with all the benefits of SaaS: from a simple free trial to hassle-free deployment.
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 allows you to mitigate the risk of losing access to email data and helps to ensure data Availability to Office 365 users. This helps organizations comply with the policies, requirements and regulations due to long‑term archival, fully functional search and granular restore capabilities. Since it is integrated with Veeam Backup & Replication, the solution can be used to back up hybrid cloud environments and migrate mailbox data between Exchange Online and on‑premises Exchange organizations.
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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Veeam Backup for Office 365 is ranked 8th in Cloud Backup with 18 reviews while Vembu BDR Suite is ranked 5th in Cloud Backup with 25 reviews. Veeam Backup for Office 365 is rated 8.0, while Vembu BDR Suite is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Veeam Backup for Office 365 writes "Easy to back up company emails to the cloud and offers an easy ability to restore to the cloud". 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". Veeam Backup for Office 365 is most compared with AvePoint Cloud Backup, Dell EMC CloudBoost, Acronis Backup, Carbonite Server and Spanning SaaS Backup, whereas Vembu BDR Suite is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Altaro VM Backup, Nakivo, Acronis Backup and Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines. See our Veeam Backup for Office 365 vs. Vembu BDR Suite report.
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