If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Quest Rapid Recovery, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
We use the on-premises deployment model. It wasn't deployed for users. It was deployed for backup purposes for our servers. It's just the IT administrator that handles it. It's doing everything on its own. All we do is just supervise to check that it's still backing up our data. It's a good solution. Most people may just find that it is undesirable to pay per call. I think they charge per call, so you should check your infrastructure before choosing Quest. I'd rate the solution six out of ten.
I've experienced a lot of issues with it, so I would advise against installing it and going with Veeam. I would rate it a six out of ten.
We use the private cloud deployment model. I would recommend the solution. Rapid Recovery is one of the most durable and rock-stable solutions. If you ever need to have a system backup, it can be restored to 100% without any issues. Price-wise, it is similar to EMC Networker and Symantec. I would rate the solution ten out of ten.
If cost isn't an issue, it's a very good solution. If you're looking at your overall, yearly costs you should look for something cheaper. I would rate it a seven out of ten. Not a ten because it's lacking features. It can only replicate from SQL to SQL, not Oracle to SQL or IBM, etc.
I'm a distributor. I sell this solution to clients. We typically deal with the on-premises version of the solution. The solution is a great backup for the retail environment. It's a simple installation as well. I would rate the solution eight out of ten.