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Ashoka Reddy
Real User
CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
May 31 2018

What is most valuable?

The automated backup of multiple virtual machines. We can back up two hypervisors, one is Microsoft Hyper-V and the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It hasn't improved things, per se. It's an essential service, done automatically. I would say it is an essential backup... more»

What needs improvement?

It is very easy, unless you know exactly what you're doing, to corrupt the virtual machines and they get locked up.... more»

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

Pricing is a good value. Licensing seems okay. I suppose the more volume you put through the system, it would be good... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We haven't actually switched. We do use Microsoft Azure backup systems. We've used our own online backup systems. We've... more»

What other advice do I have??

I would tell others looking into implementing this solution exactly what steps need to be done in the setup. I've... more»
Nikolas Forero
Real User
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 31 2017

What is most valuable?

When it comes to backup software, one of the biggest things that I use to enjoy about StoreGrid, this changed recently,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The biggest improvement has been the ability to allow us as an MSSP to continuously gather extra revenue from this... more»

What needs improvement?

They had a good product and tried to change things by going to a different product. They should have tried to stay with... more»

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

It's fairly simple and easy, and they make our lives a lot easier when dealing with the licensing and actually... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I didn't previously use a different solution. I really don't remember because when I took on this position, the... more»

What other advice do I have??

Give it a chance. It's a decent product, although not the best of its kind. It is lacking in certain aspects. A piece... more»
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Rajkumar Neelakantan
Real User
IT Director at a marketing services firm with 201-500 employees
Jul 01 2018

What is most valuable?

One thing I’m very much impressed by is the compression ratio. The rate at which it compresses the data during backup... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The main improvement is the compression, the space. I back up one particular server with close to 1.2 TB, and the way... more»

What needs improvement?

I do have one suggestion for them. The process is a bit cumbersome when you remove an agent, delete that job, and add... more»

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

It is very cost efficient, effective. I’d say it's one-third the cost of Veritas when compared to the server backups. I... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Before Vembu I was using Symantec (which is now Veritas). The main reason I switched is the price point, the cost.... more»

What other advice do I have??

There is no need for any advice. A person who has infrastructure and backup experience should be able to do it. It... more»
Dan Bradshaw
Real User
IT at a religious institution with 11-50 employees
Jun 20 2018

What is most valuable?

* Ease of use * Configuration * Support

What needs improvement?

Live support would be helpful. I've communicated with them via email and through incidents. It might be better if you could have a chat or phone... more»

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

The product's pricing is a good value. Regarding licensing, make sure you find the right workstation or server that you're going to install it... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We went from a physical server to a virtual server. Vembu is cost-effective versus using VMware Essentials.

What other advice do I have??

Try it with the trial version. You get free rein of everything there. Test it out and make sure everything works right. You'll find it's easy to... more»
Richard Goward
Real User
IT Administrator at a health, wellness and fitness company with 11-50 employees
Aug 05 2018

What is most valuable?

* Quick backup and restore * Very simple and understandable interface

How has it helped my organization?

I am able to verify we have availability of our VMs in case a failure occurs.

What needs improvement?

I am still testing restores and it seems some problems may be related to our hardware. Because we have not implemented... more»

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

The pricing structure is in line with other solutions. However, the option to replicate offsite to a unit at another... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

The prior solution took hours to restore a computer. When it was done it had an error that the support staff couldn't... more»

What other advice do I have??

Download the product and give it a run through. With some products, this is a tough process as you spend a lot of time... more»
cto899259
Real User
CTO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Jul 15 2018

What is most valuable?

* Snapshots * Constant backup for SQL, application services, and Active Directory * External disaster recovery * Small memory footprint when... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The backup is constant so it makes things simpler for me. To put it simply, it just works.

What needs improvement?

I suggest that the dump of the database have the option to either be backed up to Vembu Cloud or be backed up to all backup sites and not only... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I have used many solutions up until now. I switched to Vembu because of the price.

What other advice do I have??

I would rate it at 9 out of 10. It's a great option for a small business looking for a cheap solution requiring two or three different backup... more»
Simon Blixt
Real User
Second Line / Drifttekniker at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 27 2017

What is most valuable?

Central management and easy control of allowed space per client makes end user and client management easy.

How has it helped my organization?

It gave us an easy to use and stable backup service to offer our customers for a low price.

What needs improvement?

The service is built on MCALs, so implement a policy in which someone keeps refilling these. But overall, MCAL is a... more»

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

The cost is low and has always been. We haven’t found any cheaper solution for our demands. By using the MCAL, we feel... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We did have a previous solution, but it was almost 10 years ago. We were not happy. The provider and the software... more»

What other advice do I have??

Use the support. They are knowledgeable and will resolve any issues you may have. They will contact you directly so... more»
Consulta50fe
Consultant
Consultant at heXel
Jan 31 2017

What is most valuable?

* The support side of it * The usability, the ease of it: It is user friendly. We've tried other software before and it wasn't that great on the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

On the client side of it, the ease of installing the software and getting it up and running: Each version they bring up, it gets better and better.

What needs improvement?

While it's hard to say, the support side of it is sometimes a bit hit or miss; the tech support. Generally, I would say about 70% of the time,... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We previously used a different solution. The ease of user feel is really the reason we switched over to it.

What other advice do I have??

It's pretty straightforward to use once the software gets going.
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What is Vembu BDR Suite?

Vembu BDR Suite is one of the most comprehensive, simple and affordable backup & disaster recovery solutions for the small & medium businesses. Vembu can backup VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Physical Servers, Workstations, Exchange Items, SharePoint Items, SQL Items, Office365, G Suite, etc. – and they can back that up on-site, off-site, or even to the cloud – not to mention that most of this are done within a single UI. 

Vembu offers a wide variety of products such as a monitoring solution to centralize the monitoring of all of your backups as well as some which are absolutely free such as Desktop/Laptop Image Backup and the Vembu Universal Explorer for discovering application items within Microsoft apps. It is important to note that Vembu BDR Suite is offered as a single edition software for all businesses, unlike other backup vendors who provide editions with limitations based on the type of businesses. 

Vembu has come up with its own free edition of Vembu BDR Suite by which users can backup unlimited VMs with minimal feature restrictions. 

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