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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • AWS Backup ranks higher in 1 feature set: Data Center Backup

Data Center Backup

9.3

AWS Backup

93%
7.7

Vembu BDRSuite

77%
Vembu BDRSuite ranks higher in 11/14 features

Management dashboard

9.2
92%
3 Ratings
7.2
72%
48 Ratings

Retention options

9.4
94%
3 Ratings
8.3
83%
45 Ratings

Encryption

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
8.8
88%
42 Ratings

Universal recovery

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
43 Ratings

Instant recovery

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
84 Ratings

Recovery verification

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
44 Ratings

Business application protection

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
35 Ratings

Multiple backup destinations

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
36 Ratings

Incremental backup identification

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
46 Ratings

Backup to the cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
28 Ratings

Deduplication and file compression

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
36 Ratings

Snapshots

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
36 Ratings

Flexible deployment

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
44 Ratings

Platform support

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
48 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • AWS Backup is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

AWS Backup

81%
9 Ratings
8.0

Vembu BDRSuite

80%
51 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

AWS Backup

N/A
0 Ratings
6.2

Vembu BDRSuite

62%
3 Ratings

Usability

9.5

AWS Backup

95%
2 Ratings
8.3

Vembu BDRSuite

83%
49 Ratings

Support Rating

9.4

AWS Backup

94%
8 Ratings
6.8

Vembu BDRSuite

68%
8 Ratings

Implementation Rating

AWS Backup

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Vembu BDRSuite

80%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon AWS

There is a cost involved with data retrieval. AWS Backup is truly that, a backup. If you need to access this data on a regular basis, there are better options out there. For long term, just in case incremental backups, AWS [Backup] checks all the boxes. Just set it up, start your backups, and rest assured your data is safe.
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Vembu Technologies

I've been working with nearly every backup program for more than 25 years from small shops to corporations with thousands of users. Vembu BDR [Suite] is a great product for any business, large or small. It is missing a couple of options that maybe the most popular one has but it doesn't prevent protecting your business. When budget is an issue it's by far the best option. Being able to provide it to our clients is an added bonus since that makes it so much easier to manage when everyone is using the same product. When it comes to technical support, I haven't experienced support like Vembu Support in years. They are quick to respond, happy to remotely connect if desired and seem to really understand their product well. Many others I've worked with refuse to help, and send responses that have nothing to do with my question or they simply provide a link to a document and basically tell me to read and figure it out myself. Often that document does not relate to my issue. I've always done my research before contacting support and that kind of response is one of the biggest reasons we decided to look elsewhere and after many trials and deep testing, ultimately switched to Vembu. Vembu has been rock solid, fast, and tech support has been top-notch.

The biggest place I would say that VembuBDR is less appropriate is when you have the desire to backup your physical systems to multiple internal storage devices and want a secondary backup as a safety net and don’t want to risk that the backup itself is corrupt or infected and your only other option is a mirrored copy of that data.

I know they are working hard on adding features and I’m excited to know version 5 is releasing soon.
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Pros

Amazon AWS

  • Backups - it's what it does.
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Vembu Technologies

  • Bare metal system images. These are incredibly flexible, enabling you to do dissimilar hardware restores, local or online backups and restore to VHD
  • Full, differential and transaction log backups for SQL server, ensuring rapid backup and restore, with maximum storage efficiency.
  • Incremental backups for files, meaning only the changes which have been made to a file are backed up, dramatically reducing time to backup and increasing storage efficiency.
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Cons

Amazon AWS

  • Not so easy to use
  • A little pricey
  • The backup is in the cloud; make sure to keep an offline backup (the problem of all of this kind of solution)
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Vembu Technologies

  • Although its interface is simple, a web-only interface for a backup solution isn't recommended as the main interface.
  • Using PostgreSQL as the configuration DB Source is OK. But, the lack of options for the Database isn't OK. Especially on a Windows Environment, admins prefer using a centralized MS SQL Instance, and this is not possible with Vembu.
  • More work needed on SharePoint, Active Directory, and Exchange Restores. All three are critical workloads in almost any infrastructure.
  • Reporting can be greatly improved.
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Pricing Details

AWS Backup

Starting Price

$0.01 per GB per month

Editions & Modules

AWS Backup editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Backup Storage - Warm Storage$0.0951
Backup Storage - Cold Storage$0.012
Restore - Warm Storage$0.023
Restore - Cold Storage$0.034
Restore - Item-Level Restore$0.505

Footnotes

  1. per GB per month
  2. per GB per month
  3. per GB per month
  4. per GB per month
  5. per request

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Vembu BDRSuite

Starting Price

$1.8 per month VM

Editions & Modules

Vembu BDRSuite editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
VMware & Hyper-V VM Backup$1.81
Windows Server Backup$62
Linux Server Backup$63
AWS EC2 Backup$34
Microsoft 365 & Google Workspace Backup$1.25
Endpoint Backup$1.56

Footnotes

  1. per month per VM
  2. per month per server
  3. per month per server
  4. per month per instance
  5. per month per user
  6. per month per endpoint

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Pricing Info

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon AWS

No answers on this topic

Vembu Technologies

I think the product will remain useful for us and as the company keeps improving features it will continue to be relevant and useful. We don't like switching technology much and BDR solutions shouldn't be something that a company replaces every few years., that's why most likely we will keep using it.
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Usability

Amazon AWS

Very easy to use and is as plug and play as you can get. There are configuration options for multiple schemas that best fits your organization.
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Vembu Technologies

Vembu is a great solution, but it still requires some fine-tuning. The user interface for Managed Service Providers could be more streamlined. Support logs need to provide clearer information about an issue whenever there's a failure. Backup agents should have the ability to automatically update when there's a new version and support should be on-shore during US business hours.
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Support Rating

Amazon AWS

Support for AWS Backup is by Amazon itself so it is solid as always. If you have a business or higher level support plan you'll have no trouble getting engineers or other staff on the job to help you with whatever comes up.
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Vembu Technologies

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 Rating

Amazon AWS

No answers on this topic

Vembu Technologies

It wasn't difficult at all, it fact, it was mostly simple, implementation doesn't require much skills and knowledge, but the configuration part does require some skills to create the jobs and configure certain settings, overall, its an easy implementation, especially for experienced IT People
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon AWS

Being an AWS service, AWS Backup integrates in a native way with other AWS services, providing an easy way to backup those services. Being able to create separate backup plans that meet specific business and regulatory compliance requirements provides us with capabilities to face auditing processes.
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Vembu Technologies

I tested Vembu against Veeam and for the price, Vembu was the better option. I also had a great support experience as I had to contact Vembu twice after mistakes I made. While using Veeam the software was not as intuitive and support responses were not as swift and accurate.
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Return on Investment

Amazon AWS

  • Being able to offer live hot storage in the cloud for production environments allows me to get more people in the creative space with vast demand for speed.
  • Great integration with all my hardware, firewall and backup software was great.
  • Being able to network path my files like a native drive to my computer from the cloud made the designer not complain so much able learning new stuff.
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Vembu Technologies

  • For organizations that use different tools for Backup and recovery, this could be the single tool for Storage and Backup Administrators to automate and work effectively.
  • Software cost is lesser thus the money can be invested for other tools/software procurement
  • I don't think there is any negative impact as of now
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