VMware SRM vs. Veeam Backup & Replication

As of June 2019, Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Disaster Recovery Software with 33 reviews vs VMware SRM which is ranked 6th in Disaster Recovery Software with 5 reviews. The top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Integrates Between Server and Replication Station". The top reviewer of VMware SRM writes "We Were Able To Cut Outage To A Maximum Of One Hour". Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Commvault and VMware SRM. VMware SRM is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Zerto and EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines. See our VMware SRM vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.
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Pros
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.Features with the most value are Instant VM Recovery, SQL Explorer and Exchange Explorer.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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Combined with RecoverPoint, it offers zero RPO and zero RTO.It made the DR process a lot faster and easier for recovery after we were familiar with the product operation.Testing failover capabilities.Virtual Machine Recovery during DR situation, with automation and easy to use menus and options.

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

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I would like to see better integration with other storage solutions. I would hope to see that within the next two or three years.One thing which is lacking from the SRM is reporting.SRM may hit some OS issues related to IP changes, but they are usually OS related, especially in the 2008 realm.Flexibility to choose different PITs would be nice.In my view, if VMware comes up with an appliance-based solution like vCenter Server (which was also Windows-based), it will be much easier for deployment. I

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.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.

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Licensing costs explode after 75 VMs.Compare to hardware-based replication, I think software based replication is best and cheap.

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Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability SuiteVMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
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Overview

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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VMware Site Recovery Manager is the industry-leading solution to enable application availability and mobility across sites in private cloud environments. Site Recovery Manager allows: Fast and reliable IT disaster recovery, simple and policy-based management, zero-downtime application mobility, and up to 50% lower TCO.
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Sample Customers
Vodafone, American Standard Brands, Welch’s, University of Florida, Tata Global Beverages Limited, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, MacLean-Fogg CompanyAcorda Therapeutics, Columbia Sportswear, Mainfreight, Nippon Express, Sin Chew Media, Fisher & Paykel, Siam City Bank
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm15%
Government13%
Healthcare Company11%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Healthcare Company15%
Financial Services Firm15%
Manufacturing Company12%
Real Estate/Law Firm7%
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Manufacturing Company22%
Government11%
Retailer11%
Construction Company11%
Company Size
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise27%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise42%
Large Enterprise40%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise35%
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