Vembu BDR Suite Pricing and License Cost

John Demattia
Director of IT at MTSI, Inc.
It's an amazing value. Their licensing structure is easy to understand and it's very fair. We don't have any problem with it. View full review »
Assad Ali
Owner at Ali Network Solutions
I was using their free version, which had limitations, so then I went to the licensed version. It has actually benefited my operation a fair bit. VMware requires a special hardware while Hyper-V runs on pretty much anything. It doesn't require any special hardware, so it saves a bit of money. Because Vembu does Hyper-V backup, there is no limit on how many VMs you can have. The newer version has a 100 VM limit on the single license, which has been greatly beneficial, because on one host a 100 VMs is a fair bit. The licensing model is quite complicated; it's not simple. An example: If you have a physical server, you have to pay more for that license than you do for a host. It could be running several VMs and that could be a server VM as well. Then, for web station machines, there is no license for those machines and they have no desktop OS - the free version has all this functionality. Their license model needs to be looked at and simplified. At the moment, I am doing Vembu for one host. My costs are about $25 USD a month for a single host up to 100 VMs. It's just the license per host with one CPU, but if I did choose offsite cloud replication, they do charge for the data. They charge per gigabyte, or something like that. They have plans. When they changed to the newest version (4.1), they have more VMs allowed on the free version. Before, there were only three VMs allowed on the free version, and if you needed to back up more than three VMs, you had to get the paid version. Now, you can have up to 10 VMs on the free version. This was when I was just crossing over to 10 VMs or was very close to it. If I had known, then I would've not paid for the monthly licensing cost. I've since crossed 10 VMs, so this doesn't matter to me, but it will matter to someone who only wants to back up a few VMs. E.g., if they had five VMs and were forced onto the licensed version, then in the update, the free version could back up 10 VMs. View full review »
reviewer1386135
IT Consultant at a retailer with 11-50 employees
It's more affordable than Veeam, so smaller companies can afford to have a solution like this in place, which is very nice. For three licenses we pay not even 3,000 Rand per annum, which is a bargain with what you're getting. It's not expensive if you compare it with the counterpart. View full review »
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Blake Krzic
Application Support Specialist at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
The subscription model that we're signed up for is very good. The only thing that is something of a sticking point is the fact that you can't do PO-based licensing. It's all just credit card. That required a little bit of a sell for management because typically everything we do is PO-based and our previous solution was PO-based. That would be the only thing about the subscription service that we didn't really enjoy. View full review »
Chukwu Austine
Team Lead IT Infrastructure & Support at Africa Prudential Plc
The pricing of Vembu could be better. They have a good product, and I know good products cost money, but they need to find a balance. View full review »
Reviewer93746
Owner at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
As far as competitors' prices go, Vembu was definitely better than all the competitors I found. I would guess it has saved me 30 to 50 percent. The problem is that I'm a single-person home lab, so I have no idea what kind of licensing things happen for a corporation which is looking to buy 500 CPUs. If you were to do that and you were to look at the cost per CPU versus my cost per CPU, theirs might be 50 percent less than what I'm paying. View full review »
Gabor Virag
Systems Engineer at GVir Informationsmanagement
The best thing about the product is the license management. It is a true managed service provider solution. It has a good price. The licensing is quite flexible, which is one of the most important things for us. The high availability is too expensive for our customers. View full review »
reviewer1336773
Manager Infrastructure and Applications at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
To continue to do backups, we fell back to Windows Backup mode. We are still using the tool, but not in the manner in which we would have wanted. The tool purchase doesn't cover all options of the tool, e.g., if I go in and buy it, I have to buy it licensed for VMware Backups, not Windows Backups. At this point, what had to happen was they had to allow it to operate in Windows Backup so I could continue to back up the VMs, but in a trial mode. The trial mode has been extended once, and now we're reaching the limit of that extension again. Because I still haven't been able to update the production VMware environment such that the tool will operate in it in the manner in which I want it to operate, I'm stuck having to go back again to say, "Sorry, I need to extend this trial on it again." Even though I've paid, I'm still only able to operate in a trial mode. So, it's been difficult for us. I've purchased and been licensed for one aspect of it, which is my preferred method, but the pricing and licensing will not work for the short-term and I can't draw back. View full review »
reviewer1329195
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We have the enterprise version with two server licenses. Take a look at the pricing and licensing closely. When we installed the BDR disaster recovery server, which is the duplication of the backup data on one server onto a second one where the backup data resides, it was not clear that this DR server needed two other licenses. These licenses were to back up the copy of the first backup server that had two licenses for the two physical host that it was backing up in the first place. Moving files around to a second DR server, why would I need an extra two licenses? I don't know if it's to make money, but it was not very obvious and I had to abort the project from there because I didn't plan to pay for extra licenses to copy data of the first two physical servers. I also didn't understand why it was needed. Hopefully, they will improve the explanation in the documentation for this. View full review »
Tim Kemp
IT Director at Premier Technical Services Group PLC
The pricing and licensing structure are spot on. I don't think there's anything out there in the market that does either the licensing structure or the pricing structure better. View full review »
Matthew Pechia
Managing Member at Offsite Data Protection Services
The pricing is reasonable. I am okay with it. View full review »
Dimitar Staykov
Senior Full Stack JavaScript Developer at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I find the licensing model to be valuable. The payment model is done with a set price or per virtual machine, and it is also done annually or on a permanent basis. You can choose whichever licensing model you prefer. For our company, the current price of Vembu against Veeam is a few times cheaper. In our infrastructure, if we picked Veeam, we would have to pay about $20,000 per year. Now, we are currently paying about $2,000 per year for Vembu. You can do the math. The price is great. Money always matters, so it could be cheaper, but this is not realistic for the market. View full review »
Radu Stanila
IT Director at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
With the free version of Vembu, you receive three virtual machine backups. However, if you buy the NetworkBackup Enterprise version, you don't have access to the features seen in the free version. This is a situation that Vembu should solve. This caused a misunderstanding between sales and us. I was hoping if I buy the licenses, then after the trial I would not have to purchase virtual machine licenses. Maybe they should offer these three virtual machine backups as part of the Enterprise license. View full review »
JonathanBrown
Owner at a engineering company with 11-50 employees
For someone who doesn't want the Application-Aware feature to work, everything else is up to par. The licensing is straightforward. They license it per CPU. One thing to note is that when you configure which virtual machine you're going to back up, if it's on one physical machine, they license it there. If it automatically fails over to a second machine, the license doesn't automatically move over with it. If they could make that a little more streamlined, that would be an improvement. View full review »
Ben Grant
Lead Computer Technician
The pricing is very good. Our license is about to expire on it. View full review »
ArtGrasso
Systems Business Manager at a construction company with 11-50 employees
The pricing is fair. View full review »
reviewer1343418
InfoSec Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We have an enterprise license. We found it very simple and straightforward. For our needs, the price of the backup system is not too much. However, the prices are not clear in the portal. Not all the items are listed. View full review »
BobbyMorrell
Manager at a real estate/law firm with 1-10 employees
The pricing is pretty reasonable. View full review »
WaqarAzeem
IT Manager at Kuwait Medical International
This solution helped us deliver an enterprise level data protection solution and reduced our budget by 50 percent. We spent $3,000 on Vembu's licenses where other solutions were almost double. View full review »
Vijay Varma
System Engineer at ISB
One month ago, we subscribed for one year. View full review »
Shakeel Ahmed
IT Infrastructure Team Lead at a government with 201-500 employees
The pricing is very good compared to Veeam. Veeam is very well-known software for backup and replication, and comparing Vembu to that, from the financial aspect, Vembu is very good. View full review »
Madhu K Menon
Consultant at Kwan Environmental Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.
The pricing could have been cheaper. View full review »
reviewer1230879
Network Administrator at a non-profit with 201-500 employees
The pricing is pretty normal. It's not too hard to license a server. It's pretty straightforward. If you need four servers, you just acquire four. View full review »
reviewer1310640
Information Technology Analyst 3 at a retailer with 51-200 employees
The pricing is quite reasonable. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Vembu BDR Suite. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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