Vembu BDR Suite Benefits

John Demattia
Director of IT at MTSI, Inc.
The nice thing about Vembu is that when it's running - as it does incrementals daily - we don't see a negative hit on the performance of the server it runs on. I can also pause it, should that happen, but I've never had to do that. It generates daily reports. I look at them seven days a week, even though I only work five days a week, because I want to make sure that everything's working fine. From a productivity standpoint, it has not hindered anyone and it keeps me very well informed that our backups are being completed. It gives me the data that I need to know, that makes me feel comfortable: Yes, that makes sense for that day, that much data being added to our repository, etc. It has made my job, making sure we have a backup and being able to count on using it, a lot easier. As far as impacting the user community that uses the file server that's being addressed for backup purposes, it has not impacted them in any negative way whatsoever. Finally, 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. View full review »
Dennis Skaltsis
WebFOCUS Senior Consultant
The solution is used for taking a backup of the virtual environment, and the benefit of this is that the speed is a lot higher. The product is taking a full backup during the weekend and takes considerably less time than our old solution. During workdays, it's doing an incremental back up every three hours, and that is also a lot faster. It also gives me a lot of options on which restore point I should use, in case I need to restore something. So these are huge benefits for the organization, speed and multiple restore points, that we didn't have in the past. Another benefit is that the whole process is running at the ESXi level so the users do not really experience any delays or any lack of performance. We just keep them going, using the infrastructure, the VMware infrastructure. In the past, that was not the case because, during the backup process, it was slowing down the server because the server itself was executing the backup. Now, another server and another hypervisor are executing the job and the end-user does not experience anything as a result of the process. It is going on in the background. No delays at all. In terms of data protection, we are not using disaster recovery because we are not licensed for it. But given the fact that we can afford the few hours the restore is going to take us, it is reducing costs, and the maintenance we used to have of switching tapes and external drives. All that kind of stuff that we had in the past has now been eliminated. View full review »
Erik Van Der Plaat
System / Network Administrator at Peelland ICT
We have eight customers who are running their entire virtualized servers on our cloud platform. We use the Vembu software to create a disaster backup of all those servers, once a day in the evening. And once a problem occurs at one of those servers, we use the software to restore the entire machine and get it running again. The ability to back up virtual environments means we can provide our customers with a good, working disaster backup. We need something to assure them that we have a daily backup of the full machine. There a lot of products that can do this, but thanks to the pricing, we went with Vembu in the end. It has reduced the budget for sure. View full review »
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Ashoka Reddy
CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
It hasn't improved things, per se. It's an essential service, done automatically. I would say it is an essential backup system that matches the alternative solutions at the moment in a relatively cost-effective way. View full review »
Blake Krzic
Application Support Specialist at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Realistically, it is no different than the previous backup solution we were using, other than it costs less. As far as workflow is concerned, it hasn't really changed. We use it to back up our VM infrastructure, but as far as benefiting the organization, it's just a guarantee that, if we go down, I can spool it back up at either location. That's the biggest benefit to this sort of backup solution, instead of files on another drive. This is a part of our enterprise backup solution. It has saved us a considerable amount of money. View full review »
Stuart Conner
Director of IT at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Overall, it's unattended, so we don't have to manage it. Once it's set up, we get notifications of a failed or successful backup every night, or for whatever schedule we have it set on. We've had a couple of instances where an employee might have accidentally deleted a file, a network file, and one of the servers that we back up is that file server, and we have been able, with no problem at all, to quickly log into the web-based interface and restore files again in a matter of minutes; just individual files from any specific backup. That's an example of what we've been doing with them. View full review »
Gabor Virag
Systems Engineer at GVir Informationsmanagement
We can create a backup contract with our customers and software using this solution. We can backup the software here in Austria, because we have new rules here in Europe, since last year, which are very strict for data protection. View full review »
Tim Kemp
IT Director at Premier Technical Services Group PLC
Our previous backup solution was cloud-based rather than being on-premise, and quite often our backups could lag three or four days behind. We are now looking at having a restore point as low as 30 minutes, where the backup has never been more than an hour behind the live solution. We use it to back up Hyper-V, and the key benefit of that is purely one of data security and dependability. View full review »
Matthew Pechia
Managing Member at Offsite Data Protection Services
I use the encryption, and I think my clients feel secure knowing that. I have a couple of examples where I was able to restore a client's data on the spot. This definitely was a success for me, where my client saw how the solution actually works in cases where they would need to retrieve their data when a failure happens. It doesn't happen very often, but it has happened a couple of times. View full review »
Hasni Guetaff
Director of Technology at a wholesaler/distributor with 201-500 employees
We use it to maintain critical data and save it. It suits our needs, is versatile, and the functionality is there. View full review »
Rajkumar Neelakantan
IT Director at a marketing services firm with 201-500 employees
The main improvement is the compression, the space. I back up one particular server with close to 1.2 TB, and the way the software compresses it is close to 600 or 700 TB. Vembu compresses it to close to 450 gigabytes, that's gigabytes. So that’s really amazing, the way in which the backup compression happens. It creates a lot of space in my storage. I’m saving almost 50 percent of my file storage space, SAN. that’s one of the key features of this. View full review »
IT Director with 11-50 employees
If we have any issues with servers having been corrupted or damaged, we are able to restore our backups. We are also able to store our backups offsite, in case of fire. Right now I'm using it with VMware. The benefit is being able to replicate the information to a different offsite building where I can store it. We're an FQHC and we have to have an offsite backup in case of a fire. If we were to lose all of our data we wouldn't be able to operate. We run a 24-hour clinic, we have an ER department, and the data needs to be safe. If we didn't have that information stored safely, our patient information, we would not be able to run the business. So it's very valuable for us. It also saves us time being able to do backups automatically instead of manually. Finally, for reporting purposes, it's safer for us to have multiple places where backups are stored. We feel safe that the information is backed up more than once. View full review »
Richard Goward
IT Administrator at a health, wellness and fitness company with 11-50 employees
I am able to verify we have availability of our VMs in case a failure occurs. View full review »
Madhu K Menon
Consultant at Kwan Environmental Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.
What we like best about the system is the use of its operation and the backups versus what we had to do earlier. We use it to back up our virtual environments, mainly VMware. Everything is happening in the background without running any commands. It runs seamlessly in the back, so this is a great achievement. This is also a great convenience for this organization. Previously, somebody had to do it manually all the time. 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. View full review »
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The way it improves our organization is that we haven't worried about looking at backups in about a year or so, it's just been running on its own. It also delivers an enterprise-level of data protection and helps with our budget. I estimate we have saved $3,000 - $4,000. View full review »
CTO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The backup is constant so it makes things simpler for me. To put it simply, it just works. View full review »
Richard Voorheis
Software Test Engineer at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
Fortunately, we have not had to recover lost data. However, it is reassuring to know that we can recover lost data, if needed. View full review »
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