Veritas NetBackup Competitors and Alternatives

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Kayode Oni
Consultant
Chief Technology Officer/Director
Aug 25 2019

What is most valuable?

This solution creates a differential backup to reduce storage requirements. This solution is not complex and you do not have to be too technical to use it. Veritas offers granular restore, which is an… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution allows my clients to restore a backup from a specific point in time.

What needs improvement?

The price of this solution is very high. It has a lot of features, but it is still kind of expensive for emerging markets, for example, in Africa. The problem comes from the fact that it costs more to… more»

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

There is an evaluation license available to test this solution.

What other advice do I have?

Depending on the size of the data being backed up, it can take a couple of hours to complete. This is a solution that keeps evolving with technology. They know the trend of cyber attacks, so Veritas… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

My clients have used Micro Focus Data Protector (when it was called HP Data Protector), and they were not satisfied with it.
MostafaShoaei
Real User
Data Center Platform Designer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 20 2019

What is most valuable?

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. It will restore exactly, from whatever you have. It's… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution allows you to create a backup using any storage, and then take another one for disaster recovery. This is something that is very important for us.

What needs improvement?

The user experience is very bad and the interface needs to be improved. It is not user-friendly. This is not my complaint, alone, but everybody I know who has worked with this solution. In order to… more»

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

This solution is expensive, but compared to other backup solutions, it is fair. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees. Unlike some other solutions, such as Veritas NetBackup… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have a lot of experience with IBM Spectrum Protect, and the Plus version has extra features. It includes, for example, cloud features. After we upgraded to the plus version, I did not use many of… more»

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.
PhadimaMaruma
Real User
Manager at Thaba Chweu
Aug 30 2019

What is most valuable?

My favorite feature in this solution is instant recovery, where you can recover a virtual machine in less than a minute. It is no trouble at all and works very well. It is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We think it improves our options for providing solutions for our clients.

What needs improvement?

Generally, I think it is a good product and there is not so much to add. There are a few places where it can be improved. One place where the product can be improved is… more»

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

Because we buy licenses for a longer-term — in our case we have chosen to go with three years — that gives us a discount and it's not so expensive. The longer the term for… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are encouraging clients to switch to Veeam because it is better than several other products we have recommended in the past. We mostly used to use Veritas Backup Exec… more»

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would you rate Veeam an eight. To me, this means that I would recommend it to all of our clients… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When we chose to move to Veeam we were really just comparing it to our previous solution which was Veritas Backup.
Real User
Lead Storage Administrator at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
May 14 2018

What is most valuable?

I have not implemented the most important feature yet: node replication. I can have a hot Spectrum Protect server under the DR site instead of having to build one up like I would have had to before.

How has it helped my organization?

It has a lot more capabilities and functions than a lot of other products. Even though it is more complex, the reason is because it gives you a lot more features. This is what I prefer, especially for… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the operations center be a lot more functional. It was nowhere near as functional as the admin center, and I'm doing a lot of command line with it. I grew up doing command line, so… more»

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

The product is more complex and can be pricey, but you are paying for one copy of the data as opposed to other vendors. For example, if I have five copies of the data, I will be spending a lot more… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend going with Spectrum Protect. That is what I would tell them now, and I have, I have former coworkers using other products that ask me about designing a hot site, because their… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Commvault, NetBackup, and Axiom (until they were purchased by a competitor). We also looked at Rubrik. We prefer Spectrum Protect, and even though we have looked at its competitors, we… more»
Roberto Sciaccaluga
Real User
Team Leader at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
Feb 03 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the cloud support. We can use it as a lift and shift solution for cloud migration. This feature is called CloudSpin. After linking a cloud… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Cohesity has improved our backup architecture. Now everything is simple. Before using this solution there was a master server, media server, repository, dedupe server… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the CDP features integrated into this solution. Replication is working great, but with backup replication, you should have the option to link and RPO… more»

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

Sizing is important and it is easy to overestimate. It is difficult to understand how dedupe will work with your workload.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We use TSM from IBM, NetBackup from Veritas, and Veeam.

What other advice do I have?

Cohesity can replicate backups to a secondary cluster (also virtual edition).

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are near a coin-flip with Rubrik. Same benefits but less power on dedupe.
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