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AppAssure

19 Ratings

Veeam Backup

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149 Ratings

AppAssure

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Score 6.3 out of 101

Veeam Backup

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Score 8.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AppAssure

AppAssure works well for quick access to point in time backups of Windows machines without having to do a complete restore. The virtual standby function is useful as a disaster recovery or high availability solution. Recent upgrades to the product and rebranding to Rapid Recovery look promising. If your Linux machines are mission [critical] make sure your administrators test restores so they can perform them in a timely manner should the need arise.
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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

AppAssure
6.8
Veeam Backup
8.9
Universal recovery
AppAssure
8.0
Veeam Backup
8.7
Live recovery
AppAssure
8.0
Veeam Backup
9.1
Recovery verification
AppAssure
9.1
Veeam Backup
9.2
Business application protection
AppAssure
6.4
Veeam Backup
9.1
Multiple backup destinations
AppAssure
9.8
Veeam Backup
8.8
Incremental backup identification
AppAssure
7.0
Veeam Backup
9.4
Backup to the cloud
AppAssure
5.1
Veeam Backup
9.0
Deduplication and file compression
AppAssure
3.2
Veeam Backup
8.5
Snapshots
AppAssure
4.2
Veeam Backup
8.4
Flexible deployment
AppAssure
Veeam Backup
8.8
Management dashboard
AppAssure
Veeam Backup
9.1
Platform support
AppAssure
Veeam Backup
8.9
Retention options
AppAssure
Veeam Backup
9.1
Encryption
AppAssure
Veeam Backup
8.7

Pros

  • Installation and setup is simple. You can be up and running in minutes.
  • Your backups can be replicated to the cloud or to another AppAssure server to give you additional protection.
  • The user interface is simple and easy to use and improvements in the UI and reporting are getting better with each update.
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  • It allows me to very easily restore a file that was accidentally deleted or modified.
  • The reports of the backup results are very good and gives me the comfort of knowing my backups completed properly
  • It's very easy to create and manage backup jobs.
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Cons

  • The GUI and response times are far too slow. It would be nice if this could be improved.
  • Currently you can set a blanket retention policy for all protected machines. It would be great if this could get more granular and can do protection groups of machines where you can custom set retention policy
  • Once again, policies where you can set backup times for groups rather than individual machines would be great.
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  • Veeam is the leader in the industry, so as far as areas for improvement, it's hard to see them since they tend to be the leader in innovation
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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

AppAssure6.0
Based on 1 answer
Our initial installation really was not optimum. With the help from Dell Profession Services we were able to get our implementation sized correctly and better understand how to get better deduplication results
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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

Anything is better than Backup Exec. I believe Veeam is a far superior product in backing up VMs. Veeam does not have any agents that get installed on servers which is always a plus. It also connects directly to vCenter.CommVault to me is the ultimate solution. The ability to backup physical, VMs, SQL, exchange, applications, and even do E-Discovery make it the ultimate backup suite. If you are looking at a backup suite package to cover all your needs, i think with CommVault you need not look any further.
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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

  • The compression and dedupe have been great. We are able to back up 10 VMs on only a 2 TB repository. We take differentials every 15 minutes and have held on to backup data for the past 3 years.
  • The pricing of AppAssure is very competitive to the market. However, now that enterprise level backup is more of a commodity, the view of looking at AppAssure should be the Dell backup suite as whole, rather than AppAssure itself.
  • Fast recovery and mount points.
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  • It uses less space yet it still backs up the same environment as our last product.
  • Quick was to DR in the cloud with their service providers.
  • Free Cloud Connect software in all version of Veeam.
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Pricing Details

AppAssure

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

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