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Alberto Zampieri
Real User
Senior IT Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 17 2017

What is most valuable?

* The quality of compression and deduplication is better than other products. * The WAN acceleration allows us to send... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Let me start by mentioning that, before Veeam, my company used to backup data with Microsoft Robocopy. Backup times now... more»

What needs improvement?

Determining the space for the WAN acceleration server sometimes is hard, especially if you have many source sites for... more»

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

Pricing is a bit high from my experience and licensing can be improved; my company is a holding company and we had... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I previously used Backup Exec, the Acronis suite and many others, but Veeam was clearly better; that is the reason why... more»

What other advice do I have?

Do some (at least) high-level training for the suite: If you don't want to waste time with many attempts during the... more»
Anonymous User
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... more»

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... more»

What needs improvement?

The product is missing some commonsense features and tools for an enterprise backup recovery product, but it is... 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... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

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

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... more»
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Calvin Engen
Real User
Director of IT at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Nov 21 2018

What is most valuable?

Granular permissions through Veeam Enterprise Manager have allowed for us to pass control down to our support staff... 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... 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... 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... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used PHD Virtual and what is now Unitrends UVB. Backup infrastructure was becoming a significant cost and scaling... 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... more»
Jens Danneschewski
Consultant
Technical Consultant / EUC Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 26 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability of instant VM recovery, which means starting the backup VM and getting it online while the recovery is... more»

How has it helped my organization?

One of our customers was hit by a ransomware attack shortly after they implemented the multi-tier backup with Veeam.... more»

What needs improvement?

Room for improvement is actually more in the way of licensing. The really good and useful features are in the... more»

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

We are partnered with Veeam, so always get a consulting company for good prices and help with the planning and setup.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We are consulting customers who have special needs in backup situations (among other stuff). Veeam was always the best... more»

What other advice do I have?

Get a consulting company to look at your setup and needs. Have them evaluate more than one backup solution and have... more»
Barry Dutchak
Real User
Director, Information Technology at a newspaper with 51-200 employees
May 25 2017

What is most valuable?

The greatest benefit of this software is its reliability. The ability to offload backup snapshots to the SAN helps with... more»

How has it helped my organization?

There’s not much a backup software can do to the organization but its features enable us to have an inexpensive data... more»

What needs improvement?

They need to address the confusing recovery dialogue. When you go through the recovery of just a single file within a... more»

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

If you have Exchange, Oracle, SQL, or a supported SAN, then I suggest getting at least an Enterprise edition. It’ll pay... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I’ve used traditional backup software that was based on tape and their move to VM backups still used this model. I... more»

What other advice do I have?

I suggest that you have another set of backups than just a deduping appliance that replicates offsite. This ‘second’... more»
Hernán Paggi
Real User
IT Administrator and Sr. VMware Engineer at a retailer with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 29 2017

What is most valuable?

RTO time and speed The product allows us to use data more efficiently, reducing the cost of storage and backup time. It... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our virtual datacenter is protected with different types of backups, but critical ones are "always protected". We can... more»

What needs improvement?

The updates of this product are very fast and they always improve the solution.

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

The price is a bit high. Licensing type is VMware friendly, so it is easy.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I previously used Symantec Backup Exec. It was slow, incomplete, complex, used agents, and the technical support was... more»

What other advice do I have?

If you have virtualized or physical (lastest update of Veeam), you can trust in this solution. Our recovery time was... more»
Alberto Zampieri
Real User
Senior IT Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 30 2017

What is most valuable?

The WAN accelerator feature has been the most valuable for me. My customer was in trouble because he found a huge... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before Veeam our customer used to backup data with obsolete tools and had no central console management, so every site... more»

What needs improvement?

I think user support can be more analytic. Some support replies for a broken backup task have been "rebuild the job... more»

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

I think the price is good when you choose the Essentials Suite, but when you buy a full featured version (for instance... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I used many other tools: Acronis, vSphere Data Protection, Symantec BES. I moved to Veeam because I initially found... more»

What other advice do I have?

If you have a complex environment, first study well how Veeam works. Having some days of training before is better than... more»
Chris Childerhose
Real User
Solutions Architect at McMillan LLP
Sep 10 2018

What is most valuable?

Features with the most value are Instant VM Recovery, SQL Explorer and Exchange Explorer. Allowing our Veeam Agents... 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... 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... 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.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We still use Symantec Backup Exec but only due to having physical Exchange 2010 servers. Once we virtualize this will... 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... more»
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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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