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Score 8.5 out of 100

Vembu BDR Suite

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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Backup

If you're looking to quickly establish backup schedules and need to quickly configure a set of new assets, Azure backup will work well. Azure backup works especially well if you're working with a standard set of needs around your scheduling, recovery, and distribution parameters. If you want to do more complicated integration into custom automation pipelines, some more web-services based providers might be a better fit.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Azure Backup
8.8
Vembu BDR Suite
Versioning
Azure Backup
9.3
Vembu BDR Suite
Video files
Azure Backup
8.0
Vembu BDR Suite
Audio files
Azure Backup
8.0
Vembu BDR Suite
Document collaboration
Azure Backup
9.5
Vembu BDR Suite
Access control
Azure Backup
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite
File search
Azure Backup
8.0
Vembu BDR Suite
Device sync
Azure Backup
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Azure Backup
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite
User and role management
Azure Backup
9.7
Vembu BDR Suite
File organization
Azure Backup
9.3
Vembu BDR Suite
Device management
Azure Backup
8.0
Vembu BDR Suite

Cloud Storage Platform

Azure Backup
9.4
Vembu BDR Suite
Performance
Azure Backup
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite
Reliability
Azure Backup
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite
Storage Reports
Azure Backup
8.3
Vembu BDR Suite

Data Center Backup

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

Pros

Azure Backup

  • Azure Backup is fast! Coupled with the fact that Microsoft created Azure and Windows - these two operate phenomenally together!
  • Administering the backups inside of Azure is a breeze. The ability to mount, restore entire backups, or recover files, has been made very easy. You do not have to download any media to recover something, you do this all in the cloud and it gets mounted in Microsoft's systems. Making this process less than a quarter of the time you would have spent with your 'other' backup solutions.
John Fester | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

  • 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.
Tom Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Backup

  • Restoring from Azure backup is a whole new VM deployment instead of just a VM restore.
  • Not as many metrics available for deep dive/analytics.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

  • Upgrading to new versions is relatively labor-intensive.
  • VMs to be backed up sometimes fail due to a lack of ability to create a snapshot. Vembu should find a way to work around this issue.
  • Supporting external storage (cloud) could be easier to configure, use, and integrate into the back-up processes.
Richard Voorheis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Stability is an issue on Windows 2012 and the upgrade process was painful
Bruce Redfern | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 8.3
Based on 27 answers
It does what it says, it does it efficiently, it does it at a decent price point, and the support is great. That's from my perspective. You can go download a trial, set it up and chat with support if you run into any issues getting it going. When messaging support, you don't get some low-level schmo, either. You get an engineer that knows his stuff. So I'm pretty technical and setting this up and getting it going myself was not an issue. Once it's working, backing up, and you test some restores, you'll see how usable it is!
Daniel Castro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Azure Backup

Azure Backup 8.3
Based on 3 answers
Microsoft has really listened to its user base and developed a solution to backups that work well. Their support of Azure Backup falls under the umbrella of the Azure support team overall which continues to impress as always. I feel that Azure Backup adds to the many compelling reasons that Azure continues to grow year over year.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 9.3
Based on 3 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.
Bruce Redfern | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation

Azure Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Not really.
Bruce Redfern | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure Backup

Azure Backup is based on the most secure and encrypted cloud storage facility available...Microsoft. They have been doing this a long time and have ironed out all the kinks, leaving only the good and dependable solution in place. Azure Backup is fast also, you do not have major delays and internet throttling happening from Microsoft, unlike nearly all other competitors. Have you ever tried downloading a backup you have in the cloud from any solution other than Microsoft Azure Backup? If you have, you know they throttle the speed drastically and it could take you more than an hour to restore just 100mb of data. Most server backups are over 50 GB, some of mine are over 1.5 TB. With those slow speeds it could take weeks to recover your system just because you are waiting on the download to finish. Those companies then offer to send you an external drive with your data on it...but for a major price tag! You should not have to pay extra to get your data back and should not have to wait more than an hour to get it all downloaded either. Microsoft does not throttle Azure Backup downloads and I can almost guarantee that they have faster speeds than you have, meaning that you will be able to download at your maximum internet speeds and recover your systems quickly!
John Fester | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

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.
Jesse Brandt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Backup

  • The ability to provide customers with peace of mind that their VM's are protected.
  • Low cost as you only pay for the storage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

  • Well, in my opinion, Vembu Backup should be considerd an insurance policy. So if a fire never occurs was it a waste of insurance fee? Simple answer, no! Because you make the backup as a just in case, in that perspective, the ROI is instant when the unfortunate happens.
Kees Wals | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Backup

General

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

Vembu BDR Suite

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Backup
9.3
Vembu BDR Suite
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Backup
Vembu BDR Suite
5.0

Usability

Azure Backup
Vembu BDR Suite
8.3

Support

Azure Backup
8.3
Vembu BDR Suite
9.3

Implementation

Azure Backup
Vembu BDR Suite
7.0

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