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Score 8.7 out of 100

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

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Score 8.3 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

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

Requires more babysitting than I anticipated, so probably most appropriate for situations where IT staff has time to constantly monitor/tweak/update. Backups to the local storage are very reliable, but there always seems to be something required to keep off-site backups working properly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Altaro VM Backup
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
8.5
Universal recovery
Altaro VM Backup
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
8.7
Live recovery
Altaro VM Backup
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
8.4
Recovery verification
Altaro VM Backup
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
8.5
Business application protection
Altaro VM Backup
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
8.4
Multiple backup destinations
Altaro VM Backup
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
8.3
Incremental backup identification
Altaro VM Backup
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
8.6
Backup to the cloud
Altaro VM Backup
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
8.4
Deduplication and file compression
Altaro VM Backup
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
8.5
Snapshots
Altaro VM Backup
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
8.5

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

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

  • Very reliable. We tried VDP and Veeam in the past and reliability was not a strong point for these competitors. It is a huge relief to have a backup system that just keeps on working.
  • Deduplication is working great and it does not consume a lot of CPU resources. This is a great asset and allows running Unitrends Data Backup without allocating a large slice of resources from production loads.
  • Disk access requirements are fairly low. This is very valuable, because implementing Unitrends data backup does not require investment in new data storage, capable of high IOPS. We have it running on non-accelerated RAID that is capable of around 3-4k IOPS and there are no complaints.
  • Low network requirements. Deduplication is done inline, reducing network traffic. The replication of our VM backups is happening over a 1 G link and the traffic is not noticeable.
Victor Cenac | 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

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

  • They need to allow for the managing and deleting of older backups as they continue to use unnecessary space.
  • Unitrends allows for all or nothing. Either a backup of say an SQL DB remains forever or gets deleted entirely and once deleted, it cannot ever be backed up to the data center again.
  • This nonsense of no management of the data leads to continuous data growth which eventually will grow past a companies contracted size limit. This leads to more expense on the part of the client. Nothing more than a great money maker for Unitrends!
Rick Dademo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Altaro VM Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery 9.3
Based on 21 answers
We have grown very attached to the Unitrends appliances and their use for recovery and other file restoration needs as well as data archival, data replication to other appliance and data migration to other servers or long term storage requirements. The appliances work well and the support for them is very good as well.
Jason Rainsforth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Altaro VM Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery 9.7
Based on 12 answers
I have never used such an easy product that is stable and scalable like Unitrends. I have been running backups for MANY years. On premise, tape, disk, cloud, you name it. Unitrends is very flexible, stable and has incredible reporting features. It's nice when management requests a report and it takes you 5 minutes to run it and dump it to PDF. How can you beat that?
Anita Simoni | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Altaro VM Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Nothing to report on this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Altaro VM Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I am unaware as we do not have it integrated with anything else.
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

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery 9.7
Based on 37 answers
They're incredible, attentive, thorough. They make sure my issue is resolved and follow up. I'm usually behind on giving them a reply or an update. They have always gone above and beyond for me, and I'll continue to do the same for them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Altaro VM Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very thorough.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Altaro VM Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery 9.7
Based on 19 answers
The Unitrends employees involved in the installation were very friendly and knowledgeable. A certain degree of hiccups can be expected during any installation but never shook my confidence because of the friendly and knowledgeable team that was assigned to my project.
Brett Williston | 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

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

Backup Exec had become extremely bloated and showed its origins in the tape world. While it implemented VM based backups it still felt like it was trying to fit an old product into a new market. Cost was also not on par with Unitrends.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Altaro VM Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery 5.0
Based on 1 answer
We are a smaller shop (only 8TB) so we have not needed to scale yet but the explanation made it sound simple.
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

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

  • We have saved a significant amount of money not having to buy backup tapes regularly.
  • We can devote resources that are usually tied up with data protection to other facets of IT, therefore, increasing productivity.
  • We have less downtime because of the speedy recovery of data. Users do not have to wait long periods of time to get access to the lost of corrupted data.
Ernesto Garcia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Altaro VM Backup

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

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

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Altaro VM Backup
8.8
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Altaro VM Backup
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
9.3

Usability

Altaro VM Backup
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
9.7

Reliability and Availability

Altaro VM Backup
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
5.0

Performance

Altaro VM Backup
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
5.0

Support Rating

Altaro VM Backup
8.8
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
9.7

Online Training

Altaro VM Backup
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
10.0

Implementation Rating

Altaro VM Backup
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
9.7

Scalability

Altaro VM Backup
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
5.0

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