Veritas Backup Exec Competitors and Alternatives

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reviewer1378560
Presales (Enterprise Solutions Architect) at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Jul 18, 2020
Good training and support, and it allows for bare-metal restore to dissimilar hardware

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is for backup.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is that you can do a bare-metal restore even with dissimilar hardware."
  • "In the span of six months, maintenance is done at least twice and you are told that it is coming up, with apologies for the inconvenience. It's a distraction, and it interferes with the backup schedule."

What other advice do I have?

It's best to go full cloud or even purchase the storage from Acronis rather than having an on-premises install where you have to purchase advanced licenses, only to go to the cloud. That is the challenge that I had with Actifio. They provide you with regular training for partners. The very first person that I interacted with was the local distributor. They were knowledgeable it was obvious that they had continuous training. You are free to install this software on any hardware that you have, the challenge is the hardware itself, such as the media server with Commonvault. There is one called…
SteveDenger
IT Manager at Trinity Logistics Corp
Real User
Top 5
May 13, 2020
Tests each VM after backups and provides a dashboard view of backup accuracy and the viability of my DR solution

What is our primary use case?

Backups, file recovery, DR capability, and instant VM recovery are our primary needs and the OnQ system does those expertly. Our infrastructure is a combination of hosted and on-prem. Co-locating our HA appliance in the data center near our SAN environment provides a knockout combination of speed and security, and the environmental fears are not present. This bunker approach protects our primary HQ data and also backs up remote servers across our WAN. We cover all our bases by protecting every server and VM in our environment, and even our specialty machines. The HA/DR appliances also provide… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "The change in the way that Quorum processes data has made a tremendous improvement in backup and replication times. While the familiar interface remains, the underpinnings have been finely tuned and the speed is incredible. My large Exchange Server went from 5- to 6-hour backups down to 22 minutes."
  • "I would like to see iSCSI support added so that NAS storage servers could be protected. We heavily utilize NAS storage and the risk there is minimal backup options. Currently, we are backing up NAS to NAS which is costly and slow. Being able to integrate NAS server backup would be the last item on my Quorum bucket list."

What other advice do I have?

Don't underestimate your capabilities with Quorum OnQ. It will far outperform the max recommended capabilities that Quorum suggests.
StewartSJ3
Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Aug 5, 2020
Has enabled us to not only backup more of our data at faster speeds, but also recover that data quicker

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use Cohesity as our backup solution, however, we are leveraging Views to replace our MS Cluster file shares. We run these in 2 separate clusters. We are backing up 600+ VMs, multiple file shares, and leveraging other pieces, such as Kroll for Exchange, to recover our data quicker. With Views, we currently have what were once FileShares stored in an MS Cluster leveraging the speed and protection of Cohesity. We are also using Insight and Spotlight from the Marketplace to gain further insights into unusual file activity and audit trails.

Pros and Cons

  • "The ease of use and the GUI have really been most valuable to us. Configuring the system to do what we need is simple and straight forward and a lot of guesswork has been removed. One of my favorite features with Cohesity is Kroll for Exchange item-level recovery. The software is simple to use and fast."
  • "The product is still young and is continually improving. There have been a couple of buggy releases in the software that have caused us minor issues, so possibly some better QA before releasing would prove to be useful. We have also been inquiring about new app and functionality via the Marketplace that was teased months back but has yet to come to fruition."

What other advice do I have?

If you're on the fence about moving to Cohesity, I suggest making the jump. We have been amazed at what we've been able to accomplish with it in such a short time.
MostafaShoaei
Data Center Platform Designer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Aug 20, 2019
A multi-platform solution that supports a variety of media and has no limitations

What is our primary use case?

I was using this solution at my previous job, about six months ago. The company that I am with now is planning to purchase it, although, at this time, we do not have any of these products. I have experience with the on-premises deployment model, and it was our backup solution.

Pros and Cons

  • "This is a multi-platform backup solution where you can take a backup from AIX, Windows, or Linux servers and restore from CD, disk, or tape."
  • "The user experience is very bad and the interface needs to be improved."

What other advice do I have?

This is a really strong application that I find really useful and reliable for backup, but it needs to be more user-friendly. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
reviewer1117053
CTO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Reseller
Top 5
Jul 26, 2020
Easy to install, easy to balance, and easy to work with

Pros and Cons

  • "I don't know if it is the best or the worst but it's very easy to install and very easy to balance. Sometimes that it's a problem because the installer of these data gets extremely scared because it's so easy. The product is easy to install, easy to balance, and easy to work with. Another really good point is the instant recovery."
  • "The recovery of Oracle databases is too complicated. It is not something that helps the DBA, the Database Administrator, but it should be done by the backup person like many other solutions. Everything is ready for the DBA to recover the database. It is a way of doing things, but I don't think you should give the backup people the ability to do it."

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be when you are thinking about implementing Rubrik you need professional services and proper briefings. You need advice on-site and for configuring the system because the new way of doing things, deduplication, and all those kinds of things, is going to be a necessary configuration to run your backup system. It is very important to do it right at the beginning. To do that, you have to work closely with whatever the partner or Rubrik people you can involve. I would rate Rubrik an eight out of ten. The recovery of Oracle databases is too complicated. It is not something that…
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