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Amazon S3

S3 is one of those few solutions that work for everyone at any range. From small startups to corporate giants, S3 has something to offer all businesses with its infinite scalability and absolutely brilliant pay structure. Coming from the personal experience of having experienced both the small and big company aspect, S3 is your best bet for any and all cloud storage needs.
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Veeam Backup

It is very well suited for a VMWare virtual environment. It's easy to configure and easier to the manager. You can configure Veeam Backup & Replication for both full and incremental backups. It is very reliable and doesn't break in the middle of the night. The storage footprint is also quite small and you can configure a backup retention policy to keep good control of it. It is definitely not a great solution if you want to back up your physical server. But if you want to save on the additional cost of buying a separate solution for that, just like we are doing, you can use it to a satisfying level. But do not expect a point in time recovery for physical hosts.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Amazon S3
Veeam Backup
9.1
Universal recovery
Amazon S3
Veeam Backup
8.9
Live recovery
Amazon S3
Veeam Backup
9.2
Recovery verification
Amazon S3
Veeam Backup
9.3
Business application protection
Amazon S3
Veeam Backup
9.2
Multiple backup destinations
Amazon S3
Veeam Backup
9.0
Incremental backup identification
Amazon S3
Veeam Backup
9.4
Backup to the cloud
Amazon S3
Veeam Backup
9.1
Deduplication and file compression
Amazon S3
Veeam Backup
8.8
Snapshots
Amazon S3
Veeam Backup
8.7
Flexible deployment
Amazon S3
Veeam Backup
9.0
Management dashboard
Amazon S3
Veeam Backup
9.2
Platform support
Amazon S3
Veeam Backup
9.1
Retention options
Amazon S3
Veeam Backup
9.2
Encryption
Amazon S3
Veeam Backup
9.0

Pros

  • S3 provides possibly the most easily scalable cloud storage service on the planet. It feels as though it's been custom build from day 1 with company growth in mind - something any healthy business will surely appreciate.
  • The intricate system of S3 servers across the globe is a great feature for anyone conducting any sort of international business. You get to choose where your data is stored and, as we all know from bounce rates, every millisecond of load time can be the difference between making or losing a sale.
  • Pulling data is another feature we use quite often and it honestly works flawlessly every single time we have to pull anything.
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  • Veeam is easy to install and manage. However, I recommend getting support personnel Veeam technical training to ensure they are able to deploy to complex environments and tune the software for optimal performance while not impacting production systems.
  • Veeam is dependable in that it provides consistent and reliable backups which are easy to restore. This applies to backup and restore of both physical systems to similar/dissimilar hardware and virtual systems (VMware).
  • Veeam replication features allow for faster recovery of systems which consume a large amount of disk space. Keep in mind disk and network are most often your bottlenecks so you must design accordingly to obtain your target RTO.
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Cons

  • It isn't the cheapest out there for storage, but I think still represents good value for money. You do also have a large array of storage options which can lower the cost if you are willing to reduce reliability/robustness.
  • You can't use HTTPS off the bat with S3, so you almost always need to put CloudFront (or similar CDN) in front of it. Whilst this isn't a problem, it means it isn't quite as quick and straightforward to get going with as perhaps some other services.
  • Whilst generally very low latency, we have observed occasional latency spikes whilst retrieving objects. Assuming you are running a CDN in front of S3 (which you should) then this becomes less problematic, but it probably isn't the best choice if you absolutely must guarantee low latency.
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  • This applies primarily to the manufacturing realm for legacy operating systems are still prevalent. Veeam will only backup physical systems Windows 7, or Server 2008 and newer. In my field we often encounter Windows XP and 2003 systems.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Veeam Backup8.6
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We really like the product and can't really complain about its performance at this point. We've also had it deployed for years and it would be difficult to migrate to another solution, not to mention hard to justify the cost of a new solution when this one is working as well as it is.
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Usability

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Veeam Backup9.0
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Overall we have been very pleased with the solution for our virtual infrastructure. I would not give it 10 because I am not really happy with the troubles we get into while backing up our physical servers directly.
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Support

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Veeam Backup10.0
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When I needed support I was able to call and get assistance from a live person very quickly. They were very helpful with all aspects of the software from installation and configuration issues to recovery and everyday maintenance issues
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Implementation

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Veeam Backup10.0
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Just follow the instructions and the software is super simple to install.
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Alternatives Considered

S3 is still being used within our org but we have dialed it back heavily due to the inexpensive competing product CloudFlare offers. CloudFlare is basically free for the same functionality and the company has matured to the point where it is reliable and scalable, plus CDN distribution is their bread and butter on top of that. If we were starting over today I'd start with CloudFlare.
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Our other backup software that we use is StorageCraft ShadowProtect. They are both image based backups, both have the ability to do virtual recovery or bare metal restores. Both can mount backups and pull out data easily. Where ShadowProtect shines over Veeam is the resiliency of the backup chain. We're able to store backups for up to a year and be able to recover back that far if we need to. We've had to design different backup jobs that are set at different intervals to be able to store that same long-term archive of data.However, Veeam is MUCH easier on the restoration front. It has the built-in Veeam Explorers, and the Instant-VM recovery is superior because it's much simpler and it uses the CPU/RAM of a VM host instead of the server running the recovery.
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Return on Investment

  • Simple hosting
  • Fast to get up and running
  • Easy integration
  • Reliable/no downtime
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  • We had a situation where data on one of our virtual machines crashed. We were glad that we had a Veeam backup of that data and information was restored rather quickly within hours instead of days due to the convenience of using Veeam.
  • Since Veeam provides immediate email feedback after a backup job has ran, right away I knew if the job succeeded or failed. When a job does fail, which there were times when this happened, I can make the adjustments necessary and immediately instruct Veeam to start the backup job over again.
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Pricing Details

Amazon S3

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

Veeam Backup

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