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2019-08-01T05:43:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows?

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We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Veeam did a major revamp in their licensing schema over the past three years. A lot of changes have happened within a very short timeframe. They almost then seemed irrational at first. However, now, somehow they figured how to have a great licensing model. It's called the Veeam Universal License. This Veeam Universal License is meant to be a portable license. Before what used to be the problem is some customers would buy Veeam for VMware in five minutes, but now they've moved to a Nutanix and their license will no longer be valid. Veeam created this license so that you can use this license for the Agent for Windows, or, if you would like for the Agent to be for Linux, or if you would like it for VMware, or the Hyper-V or Nutanix, you can use it there. Whatever Veeam features in Veeam Availability Suite, which encompasses Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam Agents for Windows, Linux, and even Unix and Solaris, if you need to buy plug-ins or you're going to need an environment for SAP HANA, they have the support for SAP on Oracle and their backups. All of that's under the Veeam Universal License. They have unified it on a licensing model which works everywhere. So that makes it a lot simpler. The only problem is that the license comes in bundles. It's not sold individually; it comes in bundles of 10 instances. Each instance is enough for a physical server. The pricing is moderate. The solution falls in the middle of a few different options. It's not the cheapest, however, it's not the most expensive either. Comparing it with Veritas or Commvault or Rubik or Cohesity, for example, Veeam will definitely be a lot cheaper, as it's a software that has a very straightforward licensing model. However, solutions like Acronis will always be cheaper.

2021-04-10T16:12:04Z
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Top 5Real User

We have a cloud provider agreement with Veeam. We are also paying for the agent.

2021-02-04T16:53:28Z
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Top 5Real User

We've found the solution to be very reasonably priced.

2021-01-28T20:54:03Z
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Top 5Real User

Pricing is primarily a concern for my managers and our management team. The pricing model for Veeam has changed. I bought an older license and I thought that when I bought one CPU license for a virtual machine that I could use that license for Microsoft or VMware. Now, with the change in the licensing model, I have to choose if this license is for VMware or Microsoft before I buy a new license. It just means that users need to be somewhat more careful when choosing which license they need.

2020-09-15T11:13:35Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The licensing fees are billed on a yearly basis, and the fees are much lower than what I pay for NetBackup.

2020-08-06T06:44:41Z
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Top 10Real User

The pricing is good.

2020-07-13T06:56:00Z
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Top 5Real User

To my knowledge, It's completely free for up to 10 instances if it is a VM. Use it with Veeam B&R community edition. And 3 instance license per physical server.

2020-06-03T08:50:11Z
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Real User

We purchased a three-year license, and I think that the prices are ok.

2019-09-19T08:40:00Z
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Real User

There are costs in addition to the standard licensing fees, and pricing can be a disadvantage or a weakness for this solution.

2019-08-29T09:32:00Z
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Real User

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 your subscriptions the more discount you get per year. I think you can go anywhere from one to five years.

2019-08-29T08:53:00Z
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Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis.

2019-08-01T05:43:00Z
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