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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Altaro VM Backup

While I am not an IT professional, I can get around and do a lot of things. For a novice user like myself, the UI is fairly straightforward and easy to set-up and manage. If I was delving into more detailed backups and replication (not currently using) I still believe that a novice user like myself would be able to manage. Pricing based on host and not VMs is attractive for the end-user. If you had your VMs stored on a number of different hosts, it could get pricey.
Jarret Schwartz | TrustRadius Reviewer

System Center DPM

For people that already use Microsoft products, and need to add a protection option to their environment, this is a great tool. It'll help, maybe even with a lower price, compared to other tools. Usually, the price is higher, but if you already have a contract with Microsoft, the price is usually is lower in that scenario.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Altaro VM Backup
System Center DPM
7.7
Universal recovery
Altaro VM Backup
System Center DPM
6.0
Live recovery
Altaro VM Backup
System Center DPM
9.0
Recovery verification
Altaro VM Backup
System Center DPM
7.0
Business application protection
Altaro VM Backup
System Center DPM
8.0
Multiple backup destinations
Altaro VM Backup
System Center DPM
6.0
Incremental backup identification
Altaro VM Backup
System Center DPM
7.0
Backup to the cloud
Altaro VM Backup
System Center DPM
8.0
Deduplication and file compression
Altaro VM Backup
System Center DPM
9.0
Snapshots
Altaro VM Backup
System Center DPM
9.0
Flexible deployment
Altaro VM Backup
System Center DPM
8.0
Management dashboard
Altaro VM Backup
System Center DPM
8.0
Platform support
Altaro VM Backup
System Center DPM
7.0
Retention options
Altaro VM Backup
System Center DPM
9.0
Encryption
Altaro VM Backup
System Center DPM
7.0

Pros

Altaro VM Backup

  • Fast and simple setup. I didn't need to read through ANY documentation to set up and have a backup running.
  • Easy and cost-effective licensing. I didn't need to count CPU's or VM's or other random facts to work out my licensing. Just how many hosts, and then one of 3 feature levels of which two have unlimited VM licensing. Hosts x Feature Set = Cost.
  • Easy Restores. Backing up is one thing, but restoring and having confidence in the restore is another. It just works, simple and effective.
  • Help is easy to find if you need it. From within the app, it gives you options of email, phone, and live chat, which is usually available even with odd time zones in play.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

System Center DPM

  • Virtual machine backup
  • Point in time recovery
  • Shadow copy backup
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Altaro VM Backup

  • Single file restore is not included in the 2 VM free edition.
  • Can't restore a single SQL database, you have to restore the entire VM.
Stefano Sanna | TrustRadius Reviewer

System Center DPM

  • Integration with some devices
  • Web client
  • Slow interface
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Altaro VM Backup

Altaro VM Backup 8.8
Based on 14 answers
The chat is very responsive. They work hard to find you a solution. They are very competent and very friendly. Most of the time they will simply open a request for you and ask to send the support package (bunch of logs and files) and will come back by email, but you can also click on the chat button inside Altaro to talk to someone.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

System Center DPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Altaro VM Backup

Altaro brings value to organizations looking at other platforms. It's definitely less expensive overall than Veeam, Datto or Infrascale. The recovery solution for Altaro is very good and reliable. Any organization looking at Veeam should consider Altaro as a potential alternative - depending on requirements. Although lacking in some granular backup/recovery systems, organizations looking at the backup of VMs only - numerous VMs with an off-site cloud location already setup. Costs can potentially increase if numerous versions or long deletion policy needs to be maintained. However such costs would increase on Veeam as well. Solarwinds and Carbonite charge based on selected sizes while Asigra has an amazing deduplication system for VMs, however, Asigra can become pricey with longer deletion/versioning setups as well.
Calin Popescu | TrustRadius Reviewer

System Center DPM

I think they're very good tools, but Data Protector has lots of client options, while with Microsoft Data Protection Manager the focus is windows. But, Microsoft Data Protection Manager is much better in a virtual machine (Hyper-V world) and windows servers. If this is your scenario, maybe Microsoft Data Protection Manager is your choice. But, if you need to mix between Windows and Linux servers, maybe Data Protector could be your choice also.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Altaro VM Backup

  • We have a reliable backup solution.
  • I always know if/when a job fails.
  • Any time I have had to restore a backup, it was a straight-forward process.
Jarret Schwartz | TrustRadius Reviewer

System Center DPM

  • Reduced recovery time
  • Fast backup
  • Complete interface
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Altaro VM Backup

General

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

Altaro VM Backup Editions & Modules

Edition
FreeFree
Subscription License - Standard Edition59.802
Subscription License - Unlimited Edition73.802
Subscription License - Unlimited Plus Edition89.202
Perpetual License - Standard Edition$5953
Perpetual License - Unlimited Edition$6953
Perpetual License - Unlimited Plus Edition$8753
  1. per VM/per year
  2. per host
Additional Pricing Details

System Center DPM

General

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

System Center DPM Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Altaro VM Backup
8.8
System Center DPM
7.0

Support Rating

Altaro VM Backup
8.8
System Center DPM

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