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Vembu BDR Suite

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Vembu BDR Suite

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Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Arcserve Backup

Arcserve UDP is fully suited for small to large size environments that need complete data protection solutions with the ability to run the fastest backups, replications, instant VM and DR.
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Vembu BDR Suite

It is very well designed and easier to start with. The UI is very simple yet powerful enough. I would recommend Vembu BDR for managing Windows and Vmware environments. There are a plethora of features available which is surprising. The option to encrypt your backups and scheduling email reports after every task(Successful/failed) is a great advantage.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Arcserve Backup
8.2
Vembu BDR Suite
8.2
Universal recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Vembu BDR Suite
7.9
Live recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Vembu BDR Suite
7.9
Recovery verification
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Vembu BDR Suite
7.5
Business application protection
Arcserve Backup
8.0
Vembu BDR Suite
9.1
Multiple backup destinations
Arcserve Backup
8.5
Vembu BDR Suite
9.1
Incremental backup identification
Arcserve Backup
8.1
Vembu BDR Suite
8.4
Backup to the cloud
Arcserve Backup
7.0
Vembu BDR Suite
9.0
Deduplication and file compression
Arcserve Backup
8.1
Vembu BDR Suite
7.7
Snapshots
Arcserve Backup
7.7
Vembu BDR Suite
8.7
Flexible deployment
Arcserve Backup
8.5
Vembu BDR Suite
8.1
Management dashboard
Arcserve Backup
8.2
Vembu BDR Suite
7.8
Platform support
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Vembu BDR Suite
7.7
Retention options
Arcserve Backup
8.0
Vembu BDR Suite
8.3
Encryption
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Vembu BDR Suite
8.3

Pros

  • Backup of Virtual and Physical Machines
  • Replication
  • Instant Virtual Machines
  • Copy to Tape
  • Automatic testing of Disaster Recovery environments
  • Virtual standby automatic restore of VM's and Physical machines
  • Backup using hardware snapshots
  • Backup of Exchange 365
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  • User-friendly web UI
  • Ease of setting up a backup VM
  • Responsive customer service
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Cons

  • File System Archive is limited without stubbing
  • Virtual Standby is limited to Windows only
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  • Web based layout can be tricky
  • Licensing portal is cumbersome
  • Backup alerts can be obnoxious
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Likelihood to Renew

Arcserve Backup10.0
Based on 1 answer
Arcserve UDP provides our organization lots of benefits and it is much more than a simple backup and restore solution. We use it for cross platform DR, storage agnostic replications, DR solution instead of VMware SRM and more.
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Vembu BDR Suite5.0
Based on 1 answer
Stability is an issue on Windows 2012 and the upgrade process was painful
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Usability

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Vembu BDR Suite8.1
Based on 14 answers
It has an interface that is straightforward. You get what you need with convenience.
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Support

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Vembu BDR Suite7.0
Based on 2 answers
It often takes a very long time to get an issue fixed. the support folks seem committed to getting it fixed but they often seem to be trying different things and hoping something works. I did not get the sense that they had a clear idea what was wrong.
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Implementation

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Vembu BDR Suite7.0
Based on 1 answer
Not really.
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Alternatives Considered

Arcserve UDP is fast, reducing our backup window from +20 hours to less than an hour. Arcserve UDP also has proven itself when restoring databases and files to to the same location or alternate locations quickly and efficiently. We have also successfully created "synthetic" Full backup tapes from the current backup sets
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Configuration for Veeam is a daunting task. Also, it limits itself to VMware environments.
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Return on Investment

  • Arcserve Backup is relatively low cost in comparison to some other products. It is full-featured and continues to receive additional updates and added features. This makes it an ideal backup solution for smaller sites and the reliability to restore from backups is excellent.
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  • Vembu is not serving my purposes, but since investment was small I can easily jump back to another backup software
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Pricing Details

Arcserve Backup

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

Vembu BDR Suite

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