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Veeam Backup & Replication

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Score 8.8 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

Veeam Backup & Replication

I am very satisfied with Veeam for my backup needs. It does a great job at handling backups from workstations to a central backup server, and has good flexibility for virtual machine and network folder backups. Once set up, it has been very maintenance-free and has caused no problems so far. All of the data recoveries I have attempted have been successful so far as well. Overall, it just works as described and is a great enterprise-level backup solution for Windows workstations and servers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Altaro VM Backup
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6
Universal recovery
Altaro VM Backup
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6
Live recovery
Altaro VM Backup
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Recovery verification
Altaro VM Backup
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8
Business application protection
Altaro VM Backup
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Multiple backup destinations
Altaro VM Backup
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9
Incremental backup identification
Altaro VM Backup
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9
Backup to the cloud
Altaro VM Backup
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.2
Deduplication and file compression
Altaro VM Backup
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6
Snapshots
Altaro VM Backup
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9
Flexible deployment
Altaro VM Backup
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6
Management dashboard
Altaro VM Backup
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.1
Platform support
Altaro VM Backup
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Retention options
Altaro VM Backup
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8
Encryption
Altaro VM Backup
Veeam Backup & Replication
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

Veeam Backup & Replication

  • Creates a working VM copy of your VM servers
  • Backup and replications are very quick once you have run it the first time. I replicated new servers that had a 127GB drive in less than 15 min because it only backs up the data, not the entire drive.
  • If a backup or replication fails, you can set it to try again and that usually works. I have most of the mine set to retry 3 times.
  • If there is a problem like a backup failed it will email you so you don't have to babysit 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

Veeam Backup & Replication

  • Not easy to find on the homepage.
  • It's very hard to find prices, which is a big deterrent to me as a buyer.
  • High barrier to entry for prices for very small companies. I'd rather pay than use the free option, but it's prohibitively expensive for me as a 1-person company.
Richard Michel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Altaro VM Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.0
Based on 13 answers
I really have no complaints about Veeam Backup & Replication. Their service has been excellent and the cost is minimal in comparison to other services I checked out. Implementation wasn't simple and the Veeam Support team was there to help each step of the way.
George Rodgers-Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Altaro VM Backup

No score
No answers yet
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Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 8.7
Based on 11 answers
We've been using Veeam Backup & Replication for several years in our
organization, and we perform backups in all of our environments every
night. It’s one of the simplest yet effective and reliable solutions in
the market for the backup segment. You can check out the free Veeam
agent, so you can get an idea of the full product.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Altaro VM Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 7.5
Based on 3 answers
The Veeam Backup & Replication solution is up and running every time you need it as it was planned. In more than 3 years that we have been using the product every night, it might have failed or presented an error once or twice, so the availability percentage is almost at 100%.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Altaro VM Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 7.6
Based on 3 answers
To identify a bottleneck in the data path, Veeam Backup & Replication
detects the component with the maximum workload, the component
that works for the most time of the job. For example, you use a
low-speed storage device as the backup repository. Even if VM data is
retrieved from the SAN storage on the source side and transported over a
high-speed link, VM data flow will still be impaired at the backup
repository.
Guillermo Villamizar | 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

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.3
Based on 30 answers
Support response can be slow and sometimes tedious if you have a non-generic issue in your environment. Due to my experience with Veeam, I often discover the solutions before support does, but on the rare occasion where I need a higher tier of support, their experience and skill set are excellent. If you truly find something odd in your environment, Veeam Support, Development and their teams of engineers will figure it out and provide custom hot-fixes when necessary.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Altaro VM Backup

No score
No answers yet
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Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 8.5
Based on 25 answers
(I assume this question should say "Veeam" and not "Crownpeak Universal Consent Platform")Planning is key. Planning your backup schedule, size, data restore points, replication if you're doing that, &c. Testing is also important; make sure you back something up and then do a test restore. Set up alerts so you know if things aren't working (or even if they are, always good to know that too).
Robert Paul | 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

Veeam Backup & Replication

We used Zerto and CA Arcserve to address these needs without migrating to Veeam Backup & Replication. Zerto is a very successful instant backup and we are still using it now. It does what Veeam application cannot do in instant replication. CA Arcserve, on the other hand, is clearly lagging behind the Veeam Backup & Replication product and does not meet today's requirements.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Altaro VM Backup

No score
No answers yet
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Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 6.8
Based on 2 answers
Scalability can be addressed in many ways, but there is a consequence:
Higher performance and smaller backup windows may put too much stress on
production storage, and therefore, on its performance and Availability
to production workloads. To reduce stress on production storage, version
9.5 introduces a new way of reading VM disks that is optimized for
enterprise storage.
Guillermo Villamizar | 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

Veeam Backup & Replication

  • In a business model were one have several deployment types, e.g. acceptance, production, load tests, with recurrent new releases to deploy, or software development environments based on VDI, with developers constantly experimenting tools or testing their development, in case of disaster, rebuild the infrastructure may take a lot of time with significant losses if a quick restore of a healthy environment is not possible.
  • Organizations vulnerable to ransomware might find a huge burden to rebuild a whole infrastructure if backup policies and tools are missing.
  • To Public sector ought to provide access to public data or archives, backup/restore and disaster recovery capabilities is paramount and the lack of according tools and policies may lead to unrecoverable losses.
Stefan Zuban | 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

Veeam Backup & Replication

General

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

Veeam Backup & Replication Editions & Modules

Edition
Backup Essentials$4001
Backup & ReplicationContact sales team
Availability SuiteContact sales team
  1. per year
Additional Pricing Details
Veeam sells through channel partners. Contact a partner for detailed pricing and quotes. Resellers or sales personnel are available for assistance.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Altaro VM Backup
8.8
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Altaro VM Backup
Veeam Backup & Replication
9.0

Usability

Altaro VM Backup
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7

Reliability and Availability

Altaro VM Backup
Veeam Backup & Replication
7.5

Performance

Altaro VM Backup
Veeam Backup & Replication
7.6

Support Rating

Altaro VM Backup
8.8
Veeam Backup & Replication
9.3

Implementation Rating

Altaro VM Backup
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.5

Scalability

Altaro VM Backup
Veeam Backup & Replication
6.8

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