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If your organization has a lot of archival data that it needs to be backed up for safekeeping, where it won't be touched except in a dire emergency, Amazon Glacier is perfect. In our case, we had a client that generates many TB of video and photo data at annual events and wanted to retain ALL of it, pre- and post- edit for potential use in a future museum. Using the Snowball device, we were able to move hundreds of TB of existing media data that was previously housed on multiple Thunderbolt drives, external RAIDs, etc, in an organized manner, to Amazon Glacier. Then, we were able to setup
on their production computers to continually backup any new media that they generated during their annual events.
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I like the idea of using this product for backups and cold storage. This allows for long retention times and a very low cost. The ability to quickly restore and the efficiency of all the products involved. I haven't come across scenarios where it isn't appropriate. I don't have a lot of experience so for me, it works well in my cases.
Read full review Pros Cheap storage of backup data. Can be used as a part of the entire suite of tools from Amazon, without requiring you to leave the familiar stack. Read full review Veeam Backup for AWS provides a comprehensive backup and disaster recovery solution for AWS workloads. It's very easily integrated with the AWS cloud. The Simple and intuitive user interface of Veeam Backup for AWS makes it easy to set up and manage backups for AWS instances. Read full review Cons Accessing data stored in Glacier is slow. That shouldn't be a surprise, but it is undesirable nonetheless. Retrieving a large amount of data can be expensive; Glacier's intended use is as an archive of rarely-accessed data. Some users regard Glacier with fear and uncertainty. Slow retrieval time and high retrieval cost are the greatest risks of using Glacier, and they are also the Glacier interaction that most users have the least experience with. Read full review We have never managed to use Veeam for Azure or GCP. It works well with AWS. A client needed a multi-cloud DR solution management but we had a security issue and could find a solution from Veeam Backup for AWS. Usually, you need a dedicated resource to monitor when the number of workloads is high. That adds to the cost. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
We have been using Veeam Backup for AWS for our cloud hosted solutions for the last several years and will continue to do so. The ease of use and available support staff make the learning curve for use nearly flat in our case and having Veeam Backup for on-premise workloads makes the decision easy.
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It is difficult to delete the data as you have to wait for inventory and then bucket modification has to expire.
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The UI and the integration is good with the product. so far
has not encountered any major challenges while using the UI. of course, this is user perspective. Few users suggested some different view that it should be change father should have some different options but overall the feedback about UI is positive and no major issues encountered by using the UI or forsake of this usability. Read full review Reliability and Availability
Veeam Backup has never failed me, whenever we have needed to recover data it has worked flawlessly. It is highly available and I do not know of of a situation where our business has needed Veeam Backup fo AWS and has not been able to access or use it in some way.
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We have not really noticed much difference and only notice it when doing work afterhours with our veeam being backed up. However, this is not the case as we do not do this often and hence we don't really have any real challenges for performance issues. Overall, we find that the performance is pretty good
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One of the best and leading backup solution with central management for all Virtual Servers, Physical servers and Application level backup. Migrated from distributed backup solution running at each site to central VEEAM solution which has reduced overhead of backup administrator and improves the backup performance. Veeam team is very supportive in solution design, taken care of all our requirements and provided the cost effective solution.
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We had only one due to the pandemic, but we remember really enjoying the help. Someone came to our site and walked us through the process and we had lots of time to ask questions and got really helpful solutions and tips and tricks to make sure that staff would understand and learn how to use it
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The training provided online was good. The training was restrictive to users but was content was good and informative. The information provided was relevent and flow was maintained well. The Question and answers were good and supported well. Need to have more material provided with the training and will support users to adopt train the trainer approach.
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We were pretty happy with our implementation as it was simple to deploy and we followed the technical guide online with out much technical assistance from vendor support. We had also tested and streamlined a process based on our own documentation for our own company which was simple to follow overall for deploying into AWS for future instances
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Since the rest of our infrastructure is in Amazon AWS, coding for sending data to Glacier just makes sense. The others are great as well, for their specific needs and uses, but having *another* third-party software to manage, be billed for, and learn/utilize can be costly in money and time.
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I had looked at N2WS Backup & Recovery backup and disaster recovery solution for AWS environments. But while it provides similar backup and recovery capabilities as Veeam Backup for AWS, it lacks some of the advanced features such as instant VM recovery, file-level recovery, and integration with Veeam Backup & Replication.
Read full review Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Overall, we pretty happy with the way it is contracted and the pricing structure. However, as stated we got it on promotion so we wont know until what it is after the 3 years but at this stage we are pretty happy with the product and the pricing from the commercial aspect
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We have found that Veeam Backup on AWS is very reliable as we have had it running for about a year and only have had it failed daily a few times and that was due to outages or servers that was part of our maintainance. We also like how the testing and verification of our backups is an excellent feature to confirm we can restore to the previous backup
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Read full review Return on Investment Helped us meet compliance requirements while minimizing costs. Simple integration with almost no changes required to our existing S3 management policies. Read full review The only thing is that you have to make sure you understand your AWS costs if your retention periods are not kept under control. ROI is hard to prove until the moment you need to restore your workload. Time-saving is something that comes to mind. Before Veeam, we used to spend/waste a lot of time verifying and testing our backup and restore. Veeam makes it easy with its SureBackup technology. Read full review ScreenShots Veeam Backup for AWS Screenshots