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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 6.6 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%
7.0

Veritas Backup Exec

70%
Veritas Backup Exec ranks higher in 11/14 features

Management dashboard

9.2
92%
3 Ratings
5.9
59%
18 Ratings

Retention options

9.4
94%
3 Ratings
8.4
84%
16 Ratings

Encryption

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
6.2
62%
11 Ratings

Universal recovery

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
17 Ratings

Instant recovery

N/A
0 Ratings
5.1
51%
15 Ratings

Recovery verification

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
18 Ratings

Business application protection

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
16 Ratings

Multiple backup destinations

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
19 Ratings

Incremental backup identification

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
20 Ratings

Backup to the cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
12 Ratings

Deduplication and file compression

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5
65%
14 Ratings

Snapshots

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
14 Ratings

Flexible deployment

N/A
0 Ratings
5.2
52%
15 Ratings

Platform support

N/A
0 Ratings
5.9
59%
17 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
6.1

Veritas Backup Exec

61%
22 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

AWS Backup

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0

Veritas Backup Exec

10%
3 Ratings

Usability

9.5

AWS Backup

95%
2 Ratings
1.0

Veritas Backup Exec

10%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.4

AWS Backup

94%
8 Ratings
2.3

Veritas Backup Exec

23%
5 Ratings

Implementation Rating

AWS Backup

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0

Veritas Backup Exec

30%
1 Rating

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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Veritas Technologies LLC

Backup Exec works well generally in most environments or situations. The licensing can potentially be a nightmare, but manageable if you have a decent reseller. Backing up and restoring from physical tapes which is not all that common is not as reliable as when backing up and restoring from datastores that reside on hard drives or digital media. It does a good job with large or small backup jobs. Backing up and managing SQL backups requires additional licenses and be a bit clunky. If you are very careful (which you should be anyway) and document as you build these backups you will get better at managing them. Regarding a virtual environment, I have limited experience in that arena, but have done it. Backup Exec can backup VMware environments, but honestly we moved to Unitrends to backup our VM's and are much happier with the backup process. However, restoring a VM in Unitrends can be tedious compared to Backup Exec.
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Pros

Amazon AWS

  • Backups - it's what it does.
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Veritas Technologies LLC

  • Manage agent based backups - It is easy to schedule and monitor backups. Verifying backups is done for all jobs. Backup performance is excellent.
  • Provide a wide ranging contingent of backup options - Despite providing a dizzying array of backup options, it is easy to schedule individual or recurring jobs.
  • Integrates well with our Active Directory - Restoring even individual Active Directory objects is possible.
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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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Veritas Technologies LLC

  • Could provide better license management from an inventory perspective. How many licenses do I have?.. etc.
  • When Backup Exec backs up itself it should not select iSCSI backup targets by default. The result is recursive data backup ending in the loss of storage capacity.
  • I'm struggling to come up with another con.
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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

Veritas Backup Exec

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

Veritas Backup Exec editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Veritas Backup ExecContact sales team1

Footnotes

  1. none

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon AWS

No answers on this topic

Veritas Technologies LLC

This software is a mess in my brutally honest opinion. I've spent more time babysitting this software while backing up 20 servers than I did with Veeam backing up 600+. I've had multiple jobs run fine for weeks at a time that just randomly fail out of the blue for seemingly no reason whatsoever. There's no intuitive way to chain jobs, so automation becomes somewhat more problematic if certain jobs depend on other jobs. The forever incremental feature feels tacked on since the merge operation merges all your incremental jobs into the most recent backup and doesn't have the option set a limit on how long to keep your point in time restores.
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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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Veritas Technologies LLC

It can do a lot of things on paper and sounds terrific, but in practice it doesn't do any of them well. It can easily be sold to non-technical minds and C-levels, but of all the backup solutions I've used in the last 15 years of my career, Backup Exec is easily the least fault tolerant. Unless this software is a sunk cost and you're on a shoestring budget, I recommend almost anything else. Jobs fail often with obscure error codes and the KB articles in the Veritas support portal are a mess. Within 30 days of a fresh deployment I've logged more tickets with their support than I did in 3 years with Veeam.
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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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Veritas Technologies LLC

In the few instances of having to contact support, our overall outcome was always good. They would have received a better score if the wait time was less, but I attribute this to the timing of support calls - it was during the previous owner's time. We have not had to open a support ticket since Veritas Backup Exec took the product back over.
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Implementation Rating

Amazon AWS

No answers on this topic

Veritas Technologies LLC

It was pretty straightforward.
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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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Veritas Technologies LLC

If your company is looking at changing solutions or currently does not have any, Veritas Backup Exec is the way to go. Do yourself a favor and try the 60 day trial, you won't be disappointed! Very simple to use and has a great GUI, much better than what the competition has to offer.
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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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Veritas Technologies LLC

  • Backups by their very nature are difficult to quantify when it comes to ROI. Any monies spent should be seen more as insurance . If you never have to claim on it then that is the best outcome. Backup Exec gives you comfort that you can meet any downtime recovery targets set by your business and this is how to benchmark your solution.
  • Conduct regular DR tests and your this will be your ROI.
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