Veritas NetBackup Appliance Competitors and Alternatives

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PL
Director of Technology at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
Reliable, easy to automate tasks, good PowerShell support

What is our primary use case?

We are a financial company and we have redundant data centers, with a VMware Metro Cluster staged between the two locations. We have Rubrik running in our data center and it is used for backing up our on-premises infrastructure. We keep the backup of the environment on-premises for two weeks, just to be able to restore in case we lose or corrupt part of the virtual infrastructure. We also send copies of some of the data into the cloud for long-term archiving because we're under a regulatory requirement to store certain parts of the business data for up to seven years. At this point, our… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "We have a great success rate for backups with Rubrik and because of the ease of automating tasks, we also run periodical restores to check the quality of the backups."
  • "I would love to be able to just get from the dashboard to a file that I need, or a system that I need."

What other advice do I have?

I am familiar with the predictive search but we're not employing it. Usually, when we need to restore, we have to restore the whole machine or we know the location of the file or data that was deleted. We've considered using the Polaris SaaS-based framework as we're looking into leveraging the cloud a little bit more. Polaris is definitely on our radar, but we're not using it in our day-to-day operations. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
MA
Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
Flexible and stable with good technical support

What is our primary use case?

The solution is an agent. It can be used to back up almost from Windows Servers 2008 up to Service Pack 1, up until 2019. It integrates with Veeam Backup & Replication, which can enable you to restore to the cloud or back up a cloud workload as well. It clearly used to do image-based backups. The main reason Veeam came up with the Agent was that they were mainly focusing on virtual environments before and that was a major challenge for their existing customers. Not everyone is going with a fully virtual environment. Virtualization has many advantages, however, the virtual architecture design… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "If you have windows machine at home and you'd like a backup, you can always download their free edition and plug in an external hard disk, and do a full backup of your laptop."
  • "Some customers have Oracle databases and Veeam does support back up of Oracle databases."

What other advice do I have?

We are a distributor, not a reseller. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. It's a great product. The only drawback is the support for the ASM disks and the support for legacy Windows operating systems. I'd recommend the solution to other companies. It's a straightforward solution. I am mostly a Linux guy, therefore, we're not as focused on Windows. In general, it's worked like a charm. It's helped me do backups and restores and it has never failed me in that perspective, except for the ASM disk issues.
Regional Director at value data
Reseller
Leaderboard
Advanced data management, backup and recovery with unique solutions that lead in the field

What is our primary use case?

There are many use cases for Actifio. It is most popular for the test data management feature in the solution, and the capabilities for instant backup and recovery.

Pros and Cons

  • "This product has unique capabilities that lead the product category in test data management, cloning and recovery."
  • "While the product does support various databases, the company needs to make more of an effort to support N-minus-one compatibility."

What other advice do I have?

The way Actifio is shaping up is really good, especially in the way they are opening new avenues for data management — like in terms of test data management, database cloning, and the capability of duplicating databases instantly. Also, it is one of the only solutions which is used by SAP for their own S/4HANA test data management. This one product enables a lot of very good solutions for backup of SAP S/4HANA either on to my systems and appliance or on the cloud. There are these advantages and quite a few other advantages this solution encompasses. On a scale from one to ten where one is the…
MD
General Manager responsible for IT Infrastructure and Operations at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Reliable solution that reduces the time and effort required to manage the system

What is our primary use case?

We primarily used this product as a solution for backups.

Pros and Cons

  • "This is a superior and reliable backup system that can handle large capacities with little management."
  • "The product lacks some security features that would make it more stand-alone and integrated."

What other advice do I have?

Anyone considering using this solution will first need to make a proper assessment of their need for the data storage because this is misleading. Sometimes managers just make a simple assumption that an organization has about 50 terabytes of data and that they don't need more than this for backup. This is not correct. If you look into the whole backup strategy, you will see how frequently you will do backups, how many copies we will need to retain, and the period of days that the data is retained — It will be a specific period of days and the backups will rotate. There should be a retention…
MB
Support Engineer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Easy to manage with a simple user interface but needs better local support

What is our primary use case?

We do a lot of backups daily, and mainly we just keep the operating system images. We do take database and active directory backups as well. We handle all types of backups using this product.

Pros and Cons

  • "The user interface is very easy to navigate."
  • "The local support could be improved."

What other advice do I have?

We are just a customer and an end-user. We're using the latest version of the solution. We always use the latest version. I'd recommend the solution. I'd rate it at a seven out of ten.
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