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Amazon S3

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Amazon S3

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Score 9.1 out of 101

Veeam Backup

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Score 8.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Veeam Backup is a great addition to most environments. I would be hesitant in an environment where Veeam doesn't officially support a specific product class or OS level. You want to make sure if there is an issue that the Veeam Support is able to assist you.
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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
9.5
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

  • Storage! You can store as much as you like in whatever format and structure you like.
  • Pay as you go - you only pay for what you use, so your storage costs scale up and down with your storage and access patterns. No more having to provision space ahead of time or having wasted space floating around. It's also fairly inexpensive.
  • Static website hosting - really simple and easy to get going with, but surprisingly powerful. You can do everything from simple static websites to full Single Page Applications (assuming its all Javascript).
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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

  • There is no true hierarchical filesystem in S3. So for example, if you have a file like /images/pizza/1.png, and you delete 1.png it deletes the entire directory structure. Now many tools will place an empty dummy file at /images/pizza to make it appear as if the structure is there – but if you do these operations via api it can be a bit of a gotchya.
  • The bucket namespace is global, so it can be really hard to get a sensible bucket name. Honestly no idea why they made that global.
  • While you can serve S3 content at your own subdomain, you have to have the proper bucket name to do so and this can get pretty cumbersome. Ideally, there would be a better way to mask S3 buckets at a DNS level.
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  • Pricing of this product and ongoing support is a little expensive but well worth the cost. It is reliable and solid, which is very important with backup and recovery. You cannot afford a product of this type to fail. You do get what you pay for!
  • Once in a great while, backup snapshots are not removed. It would be nice if Veeam could alert you that snapshots exist, whether they were created by Veeam backup or in vSphere. This would prompt you to go into vSphere and remove/resolve the snapshot issue and free up storage resources.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Veeam Backup8.7
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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

I did not review or test with any other services. We started this business as a loyal and excited AWS customer and we remain the same today.
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Veeam Backup & Replication offers so much more in comparison to other backup software we've used before like Allway Sync or FreeFileSync. Besides backup job scheduling, Veeam can backup entire virtual machines created by VmWare.
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Return on Investment

  • S3 has definitely simplified our work, and the amount of work required of us when deploying with AWS, by letting all important and irreplaceable data to be stored in one location and utilized by multiple services.
  • The Snapshot service has turned data migration and maintenance from a stressful, time-consuming service similar to disarming a bomb, into a quick and carefree service, letting us roll back to a working version of data with a simple click of the mouse, and reverse human errors quickly, before any damages are accrued.
  • The caching and CDN capabilities provided by integrating S3 with CloudFront is another, invaluable service that gives our server clusters another head up on the competition in terms of speed and access.
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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