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Vembu BDR Suite

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Backup Cloud

Acronis Backup Cloud is suited for backing up Windows Servers. Downtime is greatly decreased by using their virtualization options. You will need a Hyper-V enabled computer to virtualize, though, but this can be one of your general-use workstations. A Windows 10 Pro machine with 16 GB of RAM would do it for you.Or, if you have Macs that need to be backed up, you can do that as well. You can grab either full volume images, or files/folders.I can't really think of a scenario that you would not want Acronis Backup Cloud, except pre-Server 2012 OS's, since virtualization isn't supported on those older systems.
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Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite is suited to any medium to large organization requiring reliable backups. It is well suited to organizations with offsite hosted servers for disaster recovery and replication. There aren't really any scenarios I wouldn't recommend Vembu BDR Suite for
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
8.2
Universal recovery
Acronis Backup Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
7.8
Live recovery
Acronis Backup Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
7.9
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
7.5
Business application protection
Acronis Backup Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
9.1
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
9.1
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
8.4
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Backup Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
8.9
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
7.7
Snapshots
Acronis Backup Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
8.6
Flexible deployment
Acronis Backup Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
8.1
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
7.8
Platform support
Acronis Backup Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
7.7
Retention options
Acronis Backup Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
8.3
Encryption
Acronis Backup Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
8.3

Pros

  • The Acronis backup console is easy to use.
  • Acronis offers an online recovery console to access items quickly and easily.
  • The ability to backup and restore Office 365 mailboxes.
  • Creating backup plans and schedules is simple.
  • Email alerts notifying administrators on backup failures.
  • The backup deduplication and compression features is one of industries best.
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  • Recovery time is very fast
  • Can set many recovery points down to 15-minute intervals
  • Schedule Rollups to improve storage
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Cons

  • The fact Acronis is an OS client base backup, which leads to more backup failures. Although most issues can be corrected with restarting services.
  • Recovering backups from the cloud(internet) is a lot slower then acessing local backups.
  • The backup error reports are not detailed enough to help administrators fix issues.
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  • Stability. Our VMBackup product on Windows 2012 keeps crashing the Hyper-V Management Service and then failing.
  • Upgrade process. Going from 3.5 to 3.8 was paiiinful.
  • Support process. Getting support has often required many days of support personnel being continuous connected to our production server via TeamViewer.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acronis Backup Cloud9.1
Based on 1 answer
The cost savings we realized from moving to this software has us hooked - it does everything we need it to do on a very high level (virtualization, for example) and is very low cost for us.
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Vembu BDR Suite5.0
Based on 1 answer
Stability is an issue on Windows 2012 and the upgrade process was painful
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Usability

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Vembu BDR Suite8.1
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Easy setup of backups although the available selections are not well explained within the product. Restoring is also not as intuitive as it could be. Reporting seems adequate but often reports things like "backup failed because backup is in progress" without telling you what backup was actually in progress and without giving any hints as to how to fix the issue.
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Support

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Vembu BDR Suite7.0
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It often takes a very long time to get an issue fixed. the support folks seem committed to getting it fixed but they often seem to be trying different things and hoping something works. I did not get the sense that they had a clear idea what was wrong.
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Implementation

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Vembu BDR Suite7.0
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Not really.
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Alternatives Considered

I believe Acronis has the easiest interface to control backups and restores. The backup solution that didn't work the best for us was Symantec Backup. The other backup solutions (Unitrends, Barracuda,and Veeam) have similar backup features as Acronis and are recommended. Uniterends backup is more advanced and can be complicated not for organizations without IT staff.
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I tested Vembu against Veeam and for the price, Vembu was the better option. I also had a great support experience as I had to contact Vembu twice after mistakes I made. While using Veeam the software was not as intuitive and support responses were not as swift and accurate.
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Return on Investment

  • It's been a great investment especially knowing our data is protected.
  • We no longer worry about upgrade storage hardware or devices.
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  • When working and stable it is "set and forget" so that reduces time to maintain.
  • Flexibility on number of backups to retain and additional full backups to make have allowed NAS storage management and avoided significant additional storage purchases.
  • When the product is unstable, as our 2012 VM backup is, it costs us time monitoring and restarting services or servers and dealing with Vembu support who have directed us to Microsoft for VSS support although the product worked fine on the platform prior to upgrade, and no additional software has been installed since.
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Pricing Details

Acronis Backup Cloud

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Vembu BDR Suite

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details