Vembu BDR Suite Primary Use Case

John Demattia
Director of IT at MTSI, Inc.
We use it for providing backups and recovery. We have a file server with a little over seven terabytes of data. The content changes quite a bit and we needed an easy tool to work with that would give us the ability to restore in a variety of ways: at the individual file level, folder level, and whole volume level, if necessary. This tool does that for us. We're in telecom and wireless. We do installations and maintenance of towers and equipment for microwave and cellular. We do that mostly in the United States, occasionally in other places in the world. We'll have 400 people out in the field providing data to us that we have to put in a repository, that's the file server, that shows work prior to us initiating our work assignment from our customer, during the process, and at completion. That way, the customer doesn't have to go to remote places to verify. Sometimes, we can address an intermittent problem and say it's fixed and, of course, it comes back the next day because it really wasn't fixed. So, it's hard for our customer to know when something is done. So we take a lot of images of our work, associated with projects, and those are uploaded by the field people every day. We provide the backup necessary to our customer. We'll receive ten or 20 gigabytes of images daily, which go into the repository. They have to be tracked and recorded, put into the reports associated with the projects and the status of those projects, and then provided to our customers. That's what we do on a daily basis. We're a 24/7 shop, so what we do has to minimize downtime, so that the tools are available to the people, especially if they're in the field. They'll VPN in and provide reports and images necessary to show the work has been performed. View full review »
Assad Ali
Owner at Ali Network Solutions
I've actively been using the Vembu product for backups. It is being used to back up the Hyper-V environment that I have. If the hypervisor has hardware problems, e.g., all the storage dies, you can run up a new Hyper-V server, then restore the VMs onto it. It doesn't take that long. So, you are up and running within several hours of restoring it. Also, you can restore individual files. Therefore, it's a full VM-based image backup as well as a file level backup, if you want to restore the files that way. There is also an option to restore AD users, computers, and contacts, in addition to Exchange databases at the brick level. I'm mainly working with home-based customers. I don't have any business clients yet. It's on-premise, not cloud-based at the moment. I'm planning to possibly have replication to an external site since my Internet link is much better now. That will be done in the future. I'll probably replicate to a private cloud somewhere. View full review »
reviewer1386135
IT Consultant at a retailer with 11-50 employees
We use it primarily for backups and restoration of data, for disaster recovery purposes. We back up our file servers as well as our access control servers. We use it for standard, physical Windows 2016 servers, at this stage. The key things we use in this solution thus far are only the backup portion, the recovery, and the reports. We will try to make use of it more extensively, but for now it's working for us. It's on-prem at this stage, but we would love at a later stage to go to the cloud. View full review »
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Blake Krzic
Application Support Specialist at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
We're doing onsite local backups as well as offsite DR of our VM infrastructure. View full review »
Stuart Conner
Director of IT at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
We use it for backing up physical Windows Servers and one hypervisor server. The main draw for us was the ability to back up hypervisors, Hyper-V, specifically. View full review »
Chukwu Austine
Team Lead IT Infrastructure & Support at Africa Prudential Plc
We use it for replication to our disaster recovery sites for the storage we have on-prem. We needed our critical infrastructure and our critical applications backed up. We needed to have something we can restore from when we have an issue. Our environment is hybrid. We have some of our servers on-prem, some on Azure, and some on AWS. View full review »
Reviewer432
Senior Architect at ePlus Technology
We use it for backing up virtual machines. View full review »
Reviewer93746
Owner at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
I'm using the backup from Vembu for my home lab where I have ESXi. I'm backing up VMware servers. That's all I use it for. I have Oracle Databases running in these VM machines and I do testing, patches, upgrades, etc. I want to be able to back them up and, if need be, restore them so that I don't have to rebuild them. I'm running it in a Windows Server in a VM machine. I have ESXi 6.7 running on a Dell PowerEdge R720 and I have a Windows 10 VM running in that. And in that I have the Vembu BDR running as my backup server. View full review »
Gabor Virag
Systems Engineer at GVir Informationsmanagement
We back up all our customers' files. We back up only files, and maybe some databases. However, primarily, we are backing up files on our own server. We are currently using the updated version of this product. View full review »
reviewer1336773
Manager Infrastructure and Applications at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The primary intended target for it was VMware backup and utilizing it in a VMware environment. It is a production, Active Directory, file server type of environment. I am using the current version. View full review »
reviewer1329195
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The primary use case is to be able to back up data outside of on-premise with the ability to restore as fast as possible. We also use Vembu NetworkBackup to selectively back up files on the file share along with our virtual machines. It gives us more control over what we can backup and restore, especially in the files. View full review »
Tim Kemp
IT Director at Premier Technical Services Group PLC
We use it purely for Hyper-V backup. It's used to protect our entire server estate. View full review »
Matthew Pechia
Managing Member at Offsite Data Protection Services
I have approximately 50 clients for whom I provide backup services using Vembu software. I don't have a virtual environment. View full review »
Dimitar Staykov
Senior Full Stack JavaScript Developer at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Currently, we use Vembu for weekly backups of our virtual infrastructure and monthly backups for separate, confidential data. We use it only with VMware. View full review »
Radu Stanila
IT Director at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
We are using the Enterprise version for backup. With the license that we have now, I'm using the NetworkBackup application. This includes having email backup with MS Exchange Server, which is very helpful because we can restore by mailbox or mail. We don't have to restore the entire server. We also have FAS, Windows Subsystem for Linux, and MySQL databases. It is very easy to use with them. I have some virtual machines. I use an VMware ESXi server to back them up. View full review »
JonathanBrown
Owner at a engineering company with 11-50 employees
We do cloud hosting for our customers, and we do reselling when they want to do VMware on their premises. View full review »
Ben Grant
Lead Computer Technician
We use it to back up ESXi clients, so mainly Linux based or Unix based servers on our ESXi host. We use the solution to back up our virtual environments (VMware). It has been good for our organization so far. View full review »
ArtGrasso
Systems Business Manager at a construction company with 11-50 employees
I use it as a backup solution for our VMware system. View full review »
Hasni Guetaff
Director of Technology at a wholesaler/distributor with 201-500 employees
We use it for backup and replication. View full review »
reviewer1343418
InfoSec Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We were looking for a backup for Red Hat Virtualization. We don't need any advanced features from a backup solution yet. We don't have VMware or Hyper-V, we only have Red Hat Virtualization. We are a service provider and we have many customers but we are only using this solution for one of our customers. They have a small environment with four servers. View full review »
BobbyMorrell
Manager at a real estate/law firm with 1-10 employees
We back up servers and workstations. View full review »
WaqarAzeem
IT Manager at Kuwait Medical International
Our primary use case is for VM backups. We were using an older version and just upgraded two weeks ago. View full review »
Vijay Varma
System Engineer at ISB
Our daily scheduled backups are only with Vembu. We are using the disk based solution only. We are a business school. View full review »
Shakeel Ahmed
IT Infrastructure Team Lead at a government with 201-500 employees
We have a multi-tenant environment with multi-cloud, but we are only using this for our local data center backups. This is a small setup with around 50 to 60 VMs. View full review »
ITDirect0f6b
IT Director with 11-50 employees
Backup and replication. View full review »
Madhu K Menon
Consultant at Kwan Environmental Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.
The primary use case is for backup. I am using the latest version. View full review »
reviewer1230879
Network Administrator at a non-profit with 201-500 employees
We use it for our file server and database backups. View full review »
reviewer1310640
Information Technology Analyst 3 at a retailer with 51-200 employees
We use it for backing up VMs. View full review »
Technicad584
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We use it to back up a test lab type of environment. It's a virtual environment where we use Hyper-V. View full review »
Forrest Wu
Sr. Specialist, IT at WWF-Canada
We use it to backup VMware virtual machines, so I'm backing up my VMware environment. My product is for Windows Server Backup. We are a small business. We don't use the enterprise version of the solution. View full review »
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