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Score 8.9 out of 100

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

Rubrik

All issues aside, I'd still recommend Rubrik all day long. The product simply works and does the core function really well. Management is able to get in the interface, look around and have a good general idea that everything is going ahead as planned. On the admin side [it's] really easy to work with and for the most part, everything makes perfect sense.
Jeffery Holt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Altaro VM Backup
Rubrik
8.5
Universal recovery
Altaro VM Backup
Rubrik
8.3
Live recovery
Altaro VM Backup
Rubrik
8.7
Recovery verification
Altaro VM Backup
Rubrik
8.2
Business application protection
Altaro VM Backup
Rubrik
8.1
Multiple backup destinations
Altaro VM Backup
Rubrik
8.5
Incremental backup identification
Altaro VM Backup
Rubrik
8.1
Backup to the cloud
Altaro VM Backup
Rubrik
9.0
Deduplication and file compression
Altaro VM Backup
Rubrik
8.2
Snapshots
Altaro VM Backup
Rubrik
8.3
Flexible deployment
Altaro VM Backup
Rubrik
8.6
Management dashboard
Altaro VM Backup
Rubrik
8.1
Platform support
Altaro VM Backup
Rubrik
8.5
Retention options
Altaro VM Backup
Rubrik
9.0
Encryption
Altaro VM Backup
Rubrik
9.1

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

Rubrik

  • Simple - Rubrik CDM centralizes backups around SLA. Objects, like VMs, are assigned to SLAs and the backups happen according to the SLA schedule.
  • Powerful - Rubrik CDM gives us the option to adjust backup frequency, retention, archival location (co-lo or cloud), and allows for legal-hold. Additionally, it supports all the platforms we need to backup.
  • Flexible - The GUI interface gives us access to almost everything we would ever need and their API, and API-first design, allows scripting. Scripting opens up additional use-cases and meets unique requirements.
  • Excellent Support - Rubrik's support is knowledgeable and has been easy to contact and get help from whenever we've need it.
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

Rubrik

  • Cloud cluster has it's limitations as far as performance and resilience. With large data in the environment, it has issues archiving large amounts of data to S3.
  • Multi-tenancy permissions are not fully baked. I had to get creative to give proper permissions to admins of different organizations. I submitted an RFE for this.
  • Notifications are also not fully baked. Anyone that is an admin level of any organization, receives all system notifications.
Toby Wenzel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Altaro VM Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Rubrik

Rubrik 8.8
Based on 9 answers
We have been very satisficed with Rubrik over the years that we have been using the product. We have seen a few minor issues with some of the upgrades that have been applied, but overall the product works and is easy to use. Our SQL DBA's love the product to manage their SQL server backups because the restores are fast and can be done at the database level.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Altaro VM Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Rubrik

Rubrik 8.7
Based on 8 answers
Rubrik has a simple to use interface and day to day management is very simple yet it doesn't sacrifice flexibility. Expanding capacity as data grows is very easy and does not require downtime. Upgrading is simple and efficient. Setup and configuration are straight forward.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Altaro VM Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Rubrik

Rubrik 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Never goes down
Kevin Mortimer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Altaro VM Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Rubrik

Rubrik 9.1
Based on 3 answers
I did not find any performance issues.
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

Rubrik

Rubrik 9.0
Based on 17 answers
Rubrik support is hands down some of the best product support we have. They know their product and are quick to assist. Submitting support cases is easier and they are very responsive. You don't have to use Rubrik support often but when you do they have your back.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Altaro VM Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Rubrik

Rubrik 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to take in and pass on.
George Pickersgill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Altaro VM Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Rubrik

Rubrik 4.5
Based on 1 answer
I've given 5 here as i have not done the Rubrik university stuff - just read their KB which is decent.
George Pickersgill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Altaro VM Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Rubrik

Rubrik 8.9
Based on 6 answers
From experience the implementation was smooth and easy, like a simple plug and play format but would need coordination from your network team to be able to see the entire IT infrastructure.
Jewemars Christian Riano | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Rubrik

Veeam is the closest to Rubrik but still cannot compare in its simplicity and success rates. The others just don't even compare, heck you have to have a PHD just to use CommVault
Sam Kemp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Altaro VM Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Rubrik

Rubrik 8.8
Based on 3 answers
Very easy to add new 'briks' (or nodes as everyone else calls them :P) as long as the network is plugged in and configured, the briks will discuss among themselves and welcome the new comer into the cluster
George Pickersgill | 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

Rubrik

  • Rubrik has eliminated backup worries from the IT organization radar. With great integration with virtualization software and recovery testing automation options Rubrik has significantly reduced time required to maintain business backup and archiving objectives.
  • By providing reliable backup service to reliable archive destinations, Rubrik allowed to speed up systems retirement and shortened systems lifecycle, reducing systems TCO.
Paul Lerner | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Rubrik

General

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

Rubrik Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Altaro VM Backup
8.8
Rubrik
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Altaro VM Backup
Rubrik
8.8

Usability

Altaro VM Backup
Rubrik
8.7

Reliability and Availability

Altaro VM Backup
Rubrik
9.1

Performance

Altaro VM Backup
Rubrik
9.1

Support Rating

Altaro VM Backup
8.8
Rubrik
9.0

In-Person Training

Altaro VM Backup
Rubrik
9.1

Online Training

Altaro VM Backup
Rubrik
4.5

Implementation Rating

Altaro VM Backup
Rubrik
8.9

Scalability

Altaro VM Backup
Rubrik
8.8

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