Veritas NetBackup Appliance Reviews

Veritas NetBackup Appliance is the #4 ranked solution of our top Deduplication Software tools. It's rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) - Veritas NetBackup Appliance vs Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain)

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Real User
Backup and Database Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
Aug 10 2019

What is most valuable?

One of the best features is the VMware integration with NetBackup. The cloud-based backup is also an excellent feature. The ability to establish many plans for long term retention, especially using some of their appliances is very helpful… more »

How has it helped my organization?

The intelligent policies feature is used in order to protect the VMware infrastructure. One of the things that makes a big difference for our company is the usage of these intelligent policies. The system automatically provides extra… more »

What needs improvement?

The only drawback for NetBackup, and of course for Veritas, is that they have stuck to the same environment and to the same user interface. This needs to be improved in future releases. It needs to be more dynamic. I would like to see more… more »

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

We used to use Symantec, but it was a very smooth transition because Symantec and Veritas were part of the same company. We looked at Veeam, which was very competitive in the process but was only software. Veritas won out because it offered… more »

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. We've been very happy with this solution. The correlation of NetBackup with a Veritas solution, which gave us the opportunity to dynamically capture the protected data in the two different styles… more »
MahdiBahmani
Real User
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
Feb 05 2020

What is most valuable?

This solution is flexible, powerful, and fast. It is very capable of scaling and very good for heterogeneous environments. The day-to-day operations including imaging, backup, and restore, are very… more »

How has it helped my organization?

We can create a unified solution for our customers, in many data centers. For example, one of my customers has some important data that needs backing up, and we had to use several solutions at the… more »

What needs improvement?

This solution is very expensive, which is a problem for many companies. Some of them rule out this product because of the price. I would like to see support for databases such as MySQL and MongoDB… more »

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

This solution is more expensive than HPE Data Protector and EMC NetWorker. It costs more to license support for this solution, compared to others.

What other advice do I have?

This is a very good solution for Enterprise-level companies. One of my larger customers has been using this solution for more than five years. Because they didn't have experience with NetBackup, they… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We routinely evaluate solutions in this area. One of them is EMC NetWorker, which is a good solution. IBM TSM and Veeam are also good solutions. However, none of these compare to Veritas in large… more »
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Real User
Associate at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 15 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that the backup and restoring process is very fast. It is very resilient and it is quite easy to manage. I only have an architectural perspective, but another feature is the new multi-tenant feature available on the Flex system with the Veritas 5340 Appliance. This is a very appreciated feature, and we are required to maintain segregation between tenants.

What needs improvement?

We had some problems with the backup of the physical server. With the virtual machine field, the virtual server area was very strong. We had some difficulties with the physical server, the IBM Power, and the AIX operating system. The problems were with both the server-side and the storage-side. There were also issues in doing the back up for a physical server with others, like Windows server. This… more »

What other advice do I have?

This is an available and reliable solution, which is very good to set up for enterprise systems. We had some issues with the management of delivery where we were only provided with a technician to implement the solution, which delayed the planning of installation. However, the technician was highly qualified. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
AbhishekKumar2
Real User
IT Team Leader at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Aug 04 2019

What is most valuable?

For traditional setups, you need to have one separate media server plus you need maybe a data domain or some kind of storage. If you use the NetBackup Appliance you do not need to have separate media… more »

What needs improvement?

We've only been using the solution for one year, and since we've installed it, it's been running fine, so I don't have any complaints about it so far. It could be improved if it was easier to run some… more »

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

I don't know anything specific in regards to pricing, but I do have friends that say there's an IBM solution that's less expensive than NetBackup.

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

We previously used EMC Data Domain. We switched because we required an additional media server, and were using new hardware which was isolated for media server purposes. Since this solution could also… more »

What other advice do I have?

If you are using NetBackup software on the same appliance you can expect good performance. In terms of the solution, you may need to log cases with different vendors if you have a different storage… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We only ever made an evaluation between EMC Data Domain, our previous solution, and NetBackup.
Real User
Lead Technical Architect/Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 25 2020

What is most valuable?

In our legacy system, Veritas was the number one product for us in many ways to fill our backup requirements. If you have got something like IBM mainframes, for example, then you want to definitely use a Veritas type solution. It has been our go-to product for on-premises backup.

What needs improvement?

If you have got a NetBackup Appliance, then you have many options. For example, you can do LTR (Long Term Retention) busted out to the cloud. If you have got longtime retentions then you can do that as an option. When you use appliances then you need to make the investment. They do not give it to you cheaply. So, this investment is an RTO (Recovery Time Objective). People who would like not to… 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 rate Veritas NetBackup Appliance well. Going from our experience and the popular reports, it is one of the top three backup solutions. But the higher ranking is also based on being an appliance and that is not a growing part of the market. The product itself, I think, would be nine-out-of-ten. But the future market for… more »
Islam Hamed
Real User
General Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 12 2020

What is most valuable?

I'm not extremely technical, so I'm not sure if I could discuss the benefits of certain features in great detail. The solution overall has all the features we need. The pricing is pretty good. We don't find it to be too expensive for us… more »

What needs improvement?

There aren't any real outstanding features. Right now, the solution works well for us, and I don't think there's much missing per se. It would be a better solution if we were able to make more reports in regards to the backup system.

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

We're just customers. We don't have a business relationship with the solution. The pricing is okay. It's not too expensive.

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

This is the only backup solution we're currently using. However, we previously used an IBM solution. It was ultimately difficult to use and we needed a specialist to run it, which is why we switched to this solution.

What other advice do I have?

I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. The solution offers good scalability and stability. It's easy to navigate and offers good pricing. For the most part, what we need is right there, however it could use better reporting.
Felipe Herrera
Real User
IT Operations Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 15 2019

What is most valuable?

We have good data backup coverage.

What needs improvement?

This solution has to have better integration with the cloud, as well as with other solutions such as Business Intelligence products. They need to simplify the backup licensing model, as it is really complex at the moment. We are having… more »

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

The price of this solution is very high compared to other solutions.

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

We did not use another solution prior to this one. We have used different versions of this solution over the past seven years, and we are now moving everything over to Commvault because they have a simple licensing model.

What other advice do I have?

This is a really good technology, but they are missing some key, important features. The biggest lesson that I have learned from using this solution is that there is always something that can be improved. I would rate this solution a seven… more »
Real User
Chief Scientist at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Aug 13 2019

What needs improvement?

The interface is ok, but not the best. Newer solutions have more flexible interfaces. This interface provides more detail but is not as friendly for the non-technical user. I would like to see a product that requires less expertise to manage it. Companies are struggling with getting people who are experts, so a product with less knowledge-intensive requirements would be better. Having more… more »

What other advice do I have?

I like Veritas. They are a large company with good best practices, and they give good support. They can invest in knowledge-intensive features to make their solution more user-friendly. They need to work more on their R&D, be more innovative, and take more risks in providing solutions for the hybrid cloud and for migrations. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I find that the mature products in this space are supporting the cloud only partially. The main products that really support the cloud are coming from startups, rather than from mature companies. Choosing a solution depends on the usage and the environment. There are different solutions for different scenarios. You can do backups by copying disks, or you can do logical backups, such as of a… more »
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What is Veritas NetBackup Appliance?

The NetBackup Appliances feature the entire NetBackup Platform suite on performance a single turnkey solution for backup, storage, and deduplication. Deploying an appliance when refreshing media servers, consolidating point products, protecting remote offices, or modernizing protection in the data center reduces operating expenses and integration complexity.
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