Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows Reviews

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is the #7 ranked solution of our top Cloud Backup tools. It's rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Veeam Backup & Replication - Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows vs Veeam Backup & Replication

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RoopeshMohabeer
Real User
Senior Systems Support Analyst at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
Aug 09 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ease of use. At one glance of the console, you can see how your backup and replication jobs are being carried out. Notifications are available for when the backup job… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Originally, we were just using Veeam for replication. Now, we are using it for backup, as well.

What needs improvement?

If you are doing an AIX backup then you have to use the CLI because it doesn't appear on the console, the way that Windows and Linux jobs do. It is something that I was looking for and was told that… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing fees are billed on a yearly basis, and the fees are much lower than what I pay for NetBackup.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are using several backup solutions that include Veeam, NetBackup, and Infrascale. We use NetBackup with AIX because it has a nice GUI where you can see the jobs that have been launched, whether… more »

What other advice do I have?

There are many advantages to using this product. That said, there is still a problem with AIX integration. The native AIX backup client is a really poorly designed system and is unusable. I would rate… more »
PhadimaMaruma
Real User
Manager at Thaba Chweu
Aug 30 2019

What is most valuable?

My favorite feature in this solution is instant recovery, where you can recover a virtual machine in less than a minute. It is no trouble at all and works very well. It is… more »

How has it helped my organization?

We think it improves our options for providing solutions for our clients.

What needs improvement?

Generally, I think it is a good product and there is not so much to add. There are a few places where it can be improved. One place where the product can be improved is… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Because we buy licenses for a longer-term — in our case we have chosen to go with three years — that gives us a discount and it's not so expensive. The longer the term for… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are encouraging clients to switch to Veeam because it is better than several other products we have recommended in the past. We mostly used to use Veritas Backup Exec… more »

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would you rate Veeam an eight. To me, this means that I would recommend it to all of our clients… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When we chose to move to Veeam we were really just comparing it to our previous solution which was Veritas Backup.
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Rudolf Kozdon
Real User
IT specialist - Monitoring and security at Operator ICT
Sep 16 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature in Veeam is that it is a very user-friendly and intuitive software.

What needs improvement?

The only things that I can think of where Veeam can improve are in very small details. For example, there are some things that I would prefer included in reporting on backups that are currently missing. This is not a problem with the product that needs to be repaired, it is my personal use case that… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing is primarily a concern for my managers and our management team. The pricing model for Veeam has changed. I bought an older license and I thought that when I bought one CPU license for a virtual machine that I could use that license for Microsoft or VMware. Now, with the change in the… more »

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate Veeam on Microsoft Windows as a nine-out-of-ten. What I would expect in order to make this product a ten-of-ten is that they will add some details in reporting about the backup jobs. They need to just fill this… more »
Real User
IT Manager - Infrastructure at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 14 2020

What is most valuable?

The Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is easy to use and performing a recovery is easy to do. It is a lightweight application that does not consume a lot of resources.

What needs improvement?

We started with Zerto and moved to Veeam to save costs. It did the job but I wasn’t as impressed with the orchestration as it didn’t do the re-IP and spin up automatically. It caused some delays during the snapshot and replication process… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing is good.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is considering Veeam is to do a proof of concept first, to make sure that it works in your environment. Overall, we are pretty happy with this product. Compared to what else is out there, it works well and it seems… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are currently investigating Zerto. Our intention is to keep using Veeam, although we may be supplementing it with another solution. The goal is to get better RTOs on some of our critical servers.
Lobna Alkomy
Real User
Sr. Backup & Recovery Specialist at B.tech
Aug 21 2019

What is most valuable?

This solution is very compatible with the virtual environment. Application awareness is very good and the speed of this solution is good. We can power on the virtual machine from the backup site, without having to move it to the main site. This solution provides the best storage value. The interface… more »

What needs improvement?

This solution has many issues with the VSS (Volume Snapshot Service) when working with the Hyper-V solution. They are related to networking and a need to restart the host. The stability of this solution needs to be improved. We used it with windows server 2012 R2 and we faced many problems related… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have worked with many backup solutions over the years, including: * IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (IBM TSM) * HP Data Protector (now Micro Focus Data Protector) * Symantec NetBackup (now Veritas NetBack, nine years experience) * Veeam (four years) The problems that we were experiencing using this… more »

What other advice do I have?

If you are using a virtual environment, are concerned with application awareness, and want a solution that is easy to use and administrate, then I recommend using this product. In general, it depends on the environment. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Giancarlo Ballestracci
Real User
System Manager at Ergon
Aug 31 2019

What is most valuable?

The interface of this solution is quite good. We use all of the features that this solution offers to us. There is not one more specific than the other, so it is difficult to just select one feature as we are satisfied with all that is… more »

What needs improvement?

An area that this solution could be improved would be with the licensing.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There are costs in addition to the standard licensing fees, and pricing can be a disadvantage or a weakness for this solution.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously we used Nakivo, Veeam Backup and Replication, and Veeam Agent for Linux.

What other advice do I have?

The monitoring of the management tools that you find embedded within the package that you buy, is quite enough. It's enough to manage a typical installation. If you need anything else then you will add onto the package that you buy. Moving… more »
Real User
System Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Aug 12 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable part of Veeam from my perspective is the product's ease-of-use.

What needs improvement?

I do not think that I can be specific about certain things that Veeam needs to do to improve. They just need to continue the development to follow trends in the industry, the development of the Microsoft operating system, and incorporate new functionalities into the Veeam Agent to keep the product competitive in the market. The situation with the Veeam Agent for Windows is pretty much the same as… more »

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows as either a zero or a ten. The product is either working or it is not working. When it is not working, it is not doing its job and it is a zero. All the other times when it is working, it is a ten. It is black or white. It is very simple to rate. It is a ten virtually all of… more »
InfoTConsult67
Consultant
IT Consultant at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 19 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution has a replication feature that allows us to do the VR. It's very good. The user interface is good. It provides a lot of information.

What needs improvement?

The solution needs continuous data protection; something that allows for continuity. If one site is failing, the other site can come up so everything keeps going. The data protection should be continuous rather than schedule-based. The predictability of the solution needs improvement. Sometimes, if it's doing something at the back end, it may go slow. Today, the backup completion took four hours… more »

What other advice do I have?

Due to the unpredictable nature of how long a backup will take on the system, I can't really commit to Veeam. For an SMB, I might suggest Backup Exec as an alternative to Veeam. For an enterprise-level company, I would recommend NetBackup. I'd still recommend Veeam, but it would be based on specific customer requirements. I would rate the solution nine out of ten.
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What is Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows?

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is a simple backup agent that’s designed to ensure the Availability of your Windows‑based servers and workstations, both on‑premises and in the public cloud. The built‑in integration of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows with Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to leverage your on‑premises Veeam backup repositories or your Cloud Connect provider to get your on‑premises backups off‑site.

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