Vembu BDR Suite Scalability

John Demattia
Director of IT at MTSI, Inc.
I can only speak for our environment where we've used it - and I know it has so much more capabilities, because when we go in through the dashboard and the wizard to create backups, we see where we could use it and how we could use it. But in our environment, whether we had seven-and-a-half terabytes or 15, I wouldn't have to change anything. The other thing that I like is that it has software to provide a distributed copy to another site. It's a very economical add-on to the suite. But because it's terabytes, and with it going across the Internet to do the initial cloning of that, it has a feature where you bring in your other servers, set it up, establish your initial clone there, and you put the server out and then you only have to keep track of the changes, which is much easier to do. We have a 100-megabit connection to the internet, but even there, if you're going to have to keep terabytes worth of data synced, it would be really hard. In this case, we only have to keep track of the delta once the initial distributed backup has been made. It has a lot of capabilities. We just started getting into the distributed backup and, from a scalability perspective, I've not seen any issues in our use of it. And especially in the beginning, we monitored the resource usage to make sure that we didn't see a degradation on the server to the user. That was not a problem. I could easily see us doubling what we're backing up without any issues and problems and with no additional tuning necessary. View full review »
Assad Ali
Owner at Ali Network Solutions
It appears to be scalable. If you have a cluster, it will back that up. Also, if you run out of storage space, then you can add more storage to it. So, you can add an additional storage pool from a USB, then allocate that to be used. For example, if you run out of space on one NAS, but that NAS has access to another volume, you can add that as another storage pool so you can have multiple storage pools. View full review »
Dennis Skaltsis
WebFOCUS Senior Consultant
We haven't encountered any issues with scalability. We gave it fewer resources than the server needs. Initially, we configured it with 16 gigs and then we cut it in half, giving it just 8 gigs, and the system is still performing and acting stably and within our needs and expectations. Our building hosts around six companies. Currently, the product is used only for one hypervisor and one of the companies but the plan is to expand: First, the licensing for more hypervisors, and second, to expand the enterprise solution because we might need to use the Replication function that we are not using at the moment. View full review »
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Blake Krzic
Application Support Specialist at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Scalability is part of the reason why we got it. The opportunity to push the offsite data recovery to multiple sites, instead of just, one was a big selling feature for us. Currently, we are a two-location organization, but we want the opportunity to be able to scale up and pop another one of these units down to another location and have them replicate freely between. View full review »
Stuart Conner
Director of IT at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Scalability depends on your resources internally. It all depends on the hardware you're backing it up to, the amount of RAM and storage space that you have. So scalability is subjective. As long as you can scale internally, it can scale with you. All you have to do, on their end, is purchase more licenses for whatever server you're going to be backing up. Right now I have eight physical servers and one hypervisor with two processors. That's how the licensing works for me. If I were to add another server, I would just purchase another license. So it's easily scalable. View full review »
Chukwu Austine
Team Lead IT Infrastructure & Support at Africa Prudential Plc
Vembu is very scalable because it gives you everything you could want. Our environment is medium-sized. We definitely have plans to expand our usage of it. When you get value from a product you love to do more with it. View full review »
Senior Architect at ePlus Technology
I haven't had to scale it. It was a small environment so there was no need for me to scale or grow, so I can't really comment as to the scaling capacity. View full review »
Owner at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
I have it licensed on two CPUs, one CPU in each machine, and it has not had a problem with the 40 VMs that I have. The only way I would be increasing usage would be if the cost would allow me to add it to another machine. The other machine I'd like to add it to has two CPUs in it, so I would be doubling my license cost. Right now, that's not an option. View full review »
Gabor Virag
Systems Engineer at GVir Informationsmanagement
We have small customers. For them, high availability is not a priority, only file backup is important. They are very small. They have around five employees. Also, because our customers are not asking for this, we do not offer high availability. We do not have the resources for it, and our servers are probably not big enough for this type of solution. We only offer the simple file backup. Our biggest customer has about 20 employees. However, they have a huge amount of data. We have three users in our company, but we represent about 30 companies. All three employees in our company are systems engineers. We do the backups, deployments, and maintenance. At the moment, we do not accept new customers because we do not want to grow. We are happy with what we have. We have a lot to do. We have had good customers for a lot of years, and that's perfect. View full review »
Manager Infrastructure and Applications at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
My impression of the scalability is good. My scalability requirement isn't what some others might be, but the solution appears to be fully scalable. It is being used in probably 80 percent of our environment. It's not a large environment. We probably won't scale out to the remainder. Eventually, the environment will be drawn in to the point where it's probably 100 percent of the environment that will be covered under Vembu, then that environment will be relatively stable. It won't change past that. There are just a couple of us actually utilizing it. We're relatively small, so there are really just a couple of users for admin in there. It's a support environment. View full review »
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
I have just two physical machines with five or six VMs each. It is not that big of a setup. From a scalability perspective, I don't know if it will be good or not, but I believe it will be. There are three users of the solution: a VP of operations, someone who is a jack-of-all-trades, and myself. There is no one with a specific skill set for this. It is really easy to figure out. View full review »
Tim Kemp
IT Director at Premier Technical Services Group PLC
We're a very small business. We've only got two Hyper-V hosts that it's covering. I imagine the scalability is probably quite good, but I have no other comment on it. View full review »
Matthew Pechia
Managing Member at Offsite Data Protection Services
It is very simple to add new backups. I am the only person using it in my company. I have about 50 clients that have on average about one to two backups. There are almost 100 individual backup schedules which are running. I support an environment of approximately five to seven terabytes. I would like to add more clients going forward. View full review »
Owner at a engineering company with 11-50 employees
As far as scalability goes, everything seemed okay. I would rate it around a seven out of ten. View full review »
Ben Grant
Lead Computer Technician
We haven't had reason to scale it up to back up anything else. We aren't really using the product to its fullest capabilities. I think it has a lot more that it can do. I am the only user using it, as we only use it for backing up our servers. I do have plans to increase usage. View full review »
Systems Business Manager at a construction company with 11-50 employees
The scalability is fine. I'm the only one in our organization who uses the solution and I'm responsible for its maintenance. View full review »
Hasni Guetaff
Director of Technology at a wholesaler/distributor with 201-500 employees
We haven't had a chance to experience scalability. View full review »
InfoSec Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We have also not yet tested the scalability. In the future we may increase usage if we find it's good for backup. We plan to take the DR solution from them. View full review »
Manager at a real estate/law firm with 1-10 employees
It's very scalable. As we add workstations, as we grow, we'll generally use the solution on those new workstations. View full review »
IT Manager at Kuwait Medical International
The scalability is good. It can scale. Adding a new server to a foreign location is easy. We have nine locations. We do have plans to increase usage of the solution. The IT department has five people who are administrators. One person configures the backups and others monitor the backups. View full review »
IT Director with 11-50 employees
It can handle a lot because it's doing a whole data center, so it's handling everything. View full review »
Richard Goward
IT Administrator at a health, wellness and fitness company with 11-50 employees
No issues with scalability. View full review »
Madhu K Menon
Consultant at Kwan Environmental Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.
At the moment, we have an administrator whose responsible for the device. I am the only person handling the device. It is very straightforward, We have just one person in the organization, a consultant, and I don't go to the site on a daily basis. View full review »
Network Administrator at a non-profit with 201-500 employees
It's scalable. It is being used extensively in our environment, but there are no plans to increase usage. During the season, we're around 200 employees and we back up about 4 TBs. View full review »
Information Technology Analyst 3 at a retailer with 51-200 employees
We're not likely to be adding too many more VMs anytime soon. So I don't have any way of judging the scalability. We might deploy it on another site. We'll see about that. View full review »
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I haven't tested the scalability yet. View full review »
CTO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Scalability is not a problem. View full review »
Forrest Wu
Sr. Specialist, IT at WWF-Canada
I only have two servers. I don't test other servers. We don't count our users for this solution as it is a backup service. View full review »
Richard Voorheis
Software Test Engineer at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
We have not faced any challenges with its ability to scale. 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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