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2019-07-29T10:12:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Veritas NetBackup Appliance?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Veritas NetBackup Appliance, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 20Real User

At the moment, I don't have any relationship with the company, however, I would like to be a reseller and implementer. I mainly handle consultancy on business continuity. I look at products to propose to my customers on business continuity, storage, and backups. I'd rate the solution at a seven out of ten.

2021-08-10T20:48:49Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend this solution. I rate Veritas NetBackup Appliance an eight out of ten.

2021-07-12T16:38:38Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate Veritas NetBackup Appliance a nine out of ten.

2021-05-31T17:16:41Z
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Top 20Real User

We have a total of three people working on the Veritas NetBackup Appliance environment, two for the short and one for the long retention. The size of the backup is very important. If this is not accounted for in the beginning of the appliance stage, many problems can arise. This was the case in our use of Dell EMC and Avamar and with all other backup solutions. With Appliance we encountered site problems, Appliance did not work well with HashBackup and there were many backups which used batch files, something that led to compression and deduplication of the data. This required us to replace or dump files so that we could use an agent for providing a direct connection to the database server software. Once we changed the size of the backup, the problem was solved. The issue addressed is present not only with Veritas NetBackup Appliance, but with any solution that possesses deduplication architecture. I rate Veritas NetBackup Appliance as an eight out of ten.

2021-05-26T23:15:00Z
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Top 10Real User

We are an integrator and consultant. While we tend to start by using the latest version of the solution, we may use various versions. I'm not sure which versions we are using right now. We have a combination of different deployment types. My advice to others is that you should have a solution that can cover a lot of things. Especially if you look for the deduplication functionality. It's very important that you check that it's valid for complete virtual environments or VMware environments or Hyper-V environments. You can use it as a complete solution, meaning that you can have the full chain where you want to have deduplicated data streams and data storage locations. Users need to make sure that it is fitting on everything. Whatever a company chooses, they need to make sure before they start they aren't missing anything that they absolutely need. With Veritas, you have the deduplication software and you have the Flex Appliances, and so on. I have learned also that there is some interesting functionality in the physical appliance as well, and that's not always known by teams of people. It could be useful as a DR solution, for example. Overall, I would rate the solution at a seven out of ten. It does fill the requirements. The basic things are there. However, I have learned that other solutions have a higher deduplication ratio. If Veritas NetBackup would also come with a better deduplication ratio in the future I would rank it higher.

2021-02-24T20:43:06Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution. I rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2021-02-16T17:07:21Z
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Top 20Real User

In summary, this is a good product but it is very expensive. I would rate this solution a four out of ten.

2020-11-03T03:53:20Z
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Top 20Real User

We're not using the latest version of the solution. We're using N minus one. As an enterprise-level solution, you may need a bigger team to manage it, depending on your organization's size. We need a big team. Basically, it depends on the size of the solution. In the past 10 years, I've worked in different companies. At one time, we had around 10 appliances, and we had multiple people managing everything. One guy alone will not be able to manage it, though it depends on the sizing. Basically, if you know there is a good guy who knows the in and out of an appliance, if it is one appliance and depending on how many machines we are backing up, he might be okay. There are lot of factors that have to be considered when building a team that can handle it. My advice to other would be, if your environment is big enough, to be aware that your biggest major expense is the on-premise solution. Even though we have top cloud solutions, if you're on-premise, if the infrastructure is on-premise and it's a large enough infrastructure, and if you have a good team to manage, the best, the most dependable solution would be NetBackup. That's considering all the other big players. I'm talking about the enterprise level, where we need to manage more than 200, 300 machines, or 300 VMs, or 300 servers, and then you need to protect these machines. Based on the options that we have, and based on the enterprise solutions that are in the market, there are maybe five to 10 big players. Out of that, I would say that NetBackup would rank either first or second. I have personal experience with some of the other products too, or I have reviewed most of them basically. Based on my experience, even though I had multiple choices or options to move out of NetBackup, after reviewing everything, I went back to NetBackup or I decided, okay, fine, I'll renew NetBackup. Overall, I'd rate the solution at seven out of ten. There are lots of things that can be done from the administrative point of view that, if accomplished, would rank them higher.

2020-10-08T07:25:20Z
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Top 10MSP

Overall, Veritas is a good solution; the problem is the cost. For a large enterprise, it's great. On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight.

2020-10-04T06:42:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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 the product will dwindle.

2020-08-24T05:54:30Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2020-08-11T06:17:31Z
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Real User

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.

2019-08-12T05:55:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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 preferred this appliance version. They have it deployed in their private data center. While this is one of the best solutions in this space, the price is expensive compared to other solutions. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2019-08-08T07:02:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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 out of ten.

2019-08-08T07:02:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-08-06T07:17:00Z
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Real User

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-08-05T06:24:00Z
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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, was helpful. Another Veritas webpage solution works perfectly with NetBackup and gives us a dynamic picture of protected data. One other improvement we've seen since implementation, from a business' point of view, is that the usage of the new popular technology of Veritas, like the access storage, where the initial configuration is 700 terabytes, gives us long term retention. The company avoids paying for quite expensive robotic libraries. The access storage is outside the company but the backup and the reach hold times are working in tandem. The speed on daily operation, in terms of cataloging, restoring operations, and related things are very good. The DR (Disaster Recovery) in RPO (Recovery Point Objective) and RTO (Recovery Time Objective) has also improved. Everybody is looking for the best solution that actually gives a balance RPO or RTO. And these two terms are highly related to the DR, the disaster recovery plans. From that point of view, they are a great improvement in contrast with the previous solution that we had. The previous solution was a backup exit. Again, it was the very best, before it was Symantec. We had it for more than five years but when we moved to NetBackup we discovered a whole new world of possibilities and capabilities. I would advise anyone to use NetBackup. I know the solution well, and I know that they offer very good implication ratio. Of course, I have this opinion because we are also using their appliances, which are pre-configured specifically for this operation. I don't know if these ratios will be sustained if a customer buys just the software, and uses a third-party storage option to keep the backup. In our case, I would suggest sharing the POC with NetBackup, and even if the POC is without an appliance, I think they can expect to see a big difference. It's very fast. I would rate the solution ten out of ten. If you would ask me about the software alone I would give it 9, but with the appliance, it deserves a 10.

2019-08-04T07:38:00Z
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Real User

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. I would recommend it to somebody considering it.

2019-08-01T05:43:00Z
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Real User

We're using the on-premises deployment model. I would recommend others to consider the solution if they're using a lot of workloads. It's a really good product. However, if you have only a small workload, it's a huge fixture for nothing. I would rate this solution eight out of ten.

2019-07-31T05:52:00Z
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Real User

We use a local high-available backup server version of the solution. With this solution, we've had perfect support and our use cases were perfectly served. I would rate this solution nine out of ten.

2019-07-30T10:41:00Z
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Real User

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-07-30T10:41:00Z
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Real User

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 solution. However, if you have the NetBackup appliance and it doesn't need backup software you can create logs with the same technical support. It makes it easy for coordination. You can eliminate redundancies if you have a single vendor. I would rate this solution eight out of ten.

2019-07-29T10:12:00Z
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