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Sanjeev Roy
Real User
Project Manager at renaissance group
Apr 07 2019

What is most valuable?

We evaluated different options and we picked the most significant one, Veeam. The main features about the Veeam Backup & Replication suite I like are: * If a Veeam image… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Veeam Backup & Replication assists us to improve to good infrastructure. * Veeam system makes a server image that is relative to our network requirements. * We get strong… more»

What needs improvement?

As far as additional features, in the comparative market, a lot of solutions are now from VMware. Cisco has its own solution for replicating back-ups and administration… more»

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

Actually, the most important criteria for us when considering a solution is service. When we are taking a decision regarding the hardware or software or any applications… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Before using Veeam Backup & Replication, we had not deployed any backup systems in the company.

What other advice do I have?

For the Veeam Backup & Replication software, we care about the system dependency on software-based, not the hardware-based licenses. For actualization concepts and… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We started thinking of the new systems. We surveyed from IT Central Station and several other portals that are available online. We got the reports and we did the contact… more»
Ola Zaher
Real User
Infrastructure Section Head at citystars Properties
Mar 26 2019

What is most valuable?

We migrated our servers from physical to virtual with our B2B platform. We had a big problem when trying to transfer our site server that was about six terabytes to the new environments. We wanted to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved my organization by 90%. Now we can restore a single box with all of its folder contents. We could install one email, one folder or one lead and it could have still one email. This has… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

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

The pricing is good and affordable.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We had been previously using HP Data Protector. We switched to virtualization. We switched to Veeam because the person who promoted it explained its benefits well.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise someone considering this solution to find a good implementor who can help you during and after the implementation. I would rate it a nine out of ten. It's a good product that we can… more»
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Per Martin Haddeland
Real User
Senior Engineer with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 09 2019

How has it helped my organization?

The most important part is that we know we have a backup of the whole virtual server. We can restore the whole server if we want, or just take some specific files. I like this duality of the product. That's how I put it on virtualized software.

What needs improvement?

The most important improvement would be for it to be updated to support new servers and we actually are in a situation that we are going to connect our Exchange service to a new one. They have to actually support new software as they are released and I think Veeam has promised to support new Windows… more»

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

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. The price of Veeam and its software related products enable you to have your own hardware. You can use your… more»

What other advice do I have?

You can actually use the infrastructure you already have so you don't have to buy new hardware to actually start using it. That's the most important part about this solution.
Calvin Engen
Real User
Director of IT at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 23 2019

What is most valuable?

Granular permissions through Veeam Enterprise Manager have allowed for us to pass control down to our support staff instead of having it with senior datacenter resources… more»

How has it helped my organization?

As our datacenters continue to grow, we had a challenge of reducing backup windows while being able to scale our total protected VMs. Before Veeam, we had backup… more»

What needs improvement?

Multithreading of health check process: This can take too much time to process on large jobs and/or large VMs. Better to have built-in deduplication for long-term… more»

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

Plan your long-term backup strategy for growth and size the solution appropriately. Veeam has a number of setup options to choose from so make sure you understand them to… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used PHD Virtual and what is now Unitrends UVB. Backup infrastructure was becoming a significant cost and scaling this solution meant more sprawl. Backup windows were… more»

What other advice do I have?

Since everyone's data is different, I would recommend a proof of concept project to understand how your data will be used within this solution. If you are intending to… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at vRanger, Unitrends, and Datto.
User
Architect Backup/Recovery with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 30 2018

What is most valuable?

Veeam replication gives migration tools/options for VMware, which is nice. I also enjoy the ability to quickly search for VMs through the Veeam console.

How has it helped my organization?

Veeam does its job well. However, there are more than a dozen commonsense items which should have been built into the software, such as being able to sort the column of… more»

What needs improvement?

The product is missing some commonsense features and tools for an enterprise backup recovery product, but it is reliable, fairly resilient, and works. I do not like how… more»

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

Setup cost and licensing of Veeam are nothing to complain about when compared to similar products for enterprise backup recovery solutions.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We switched for multiple reasons. More options and configurations are available with Veeam. It can be a very flexible product.

What other advice do I have?

You will enjoy Veeam's resiliency. It does not break in the middle of the night if properly designed, and Veeam gives you tools to make this easier to do than other… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate them to the same extent since they did not pass our evaluation requirements.
Chris Childerhose
Real User
Solutions Engineer at ThinkON
Jul 11 2019

What is most valuable?

Features with the most value are Instant VM Recovery, SQL Explorer and Exchange Explorer. Allowing our Veeam Agents access to the repositories for backups is another big… more»

How has it helped my organization?

With moving the Veeam server to a physical server and creating a Proxy server on each of the hosts we are able to leverage SAN based backup which is very fast. Jobs are… more»

What needs improvement?

Physical backup is always where room for improvement could be but Veeam has always stated they are not going in that direction, however, with Veeam Endpoint Backup… more»

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

Be sure as always to evaluate products, get licensing costs, etc. Choose what is right for your business model.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We still use Symantec Backup Exec but only due to having physical Exchange 2010 servers. Once we virtualize this will be decommissioned. Having Veeam Endpoint Backup may… more»

What other advice do I have?

Veeam is a great product and always works. The product setup is easy and learning of the product for someone technical is straightforward. I look forward to the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other options were evaluated as we knew Veeam was one of the better solutions for Virtual Backup.
Mukul Singh
Real User
Solution Architect / Delivery Manager - Salesforce CRM - Tech Mahindra at Tech Mahindra (formerly Mahindra Satyam)
Apr 10 2019

What is most valuable?

The flexibility is the most valuable feature. It is an all-in-one solution for all kinds of infrastructure (physical, cloud, VM).

How has it helped my organization?

The company has its own Veeam backup infrastructure to offer this service. It manages billing, etc.

What needs improvement?

Provide more integration for cloud providers such as Google Cloud, Azure and AWS.

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

The pricing and licensing is quite competitive with other products. I would not says that it is much higher, neither is it low.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have worked with all of the major products. These include Azure Backup, Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM), Commvault, Veritas Backup Exec, and others. The product you choose depends on the… more»

What other advice do I have?

I am certified with the Veeam Sales Professional (VMSP) accreditation. This qualifies people to demonstrate and sell the product. I would rate this solution seven out of ten.
Shankar Palaniappan
Consultant
Virtualization Consultant at Bahwan IT
Sep 25 2019

What is most valuable?

The restore option is very fast when restoring the VM, and it is the most valuable feature for me. The user interface is good and it is very easy to use.

What needs improvement?

I would like to have the capability of backing up a physical machine, as opposed to just a VM.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used to use IBM Tivoli, and I find that the backup and restore operations are much faster with Veeam. The price of Veeam is much lower than the IBM solution. In Veeam we can use different kinds of storage, whereas, with IBM, we could only use a tape backup.

What other advice do I have?

We are happy that we are using Veeam. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
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What is Veeam Backup & Replication?

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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