Azure Backup vs. Veritas NetBackup

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Backup
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's Azure Backup is a cloud backup service.
$5
Veritas NetBackup
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
Veritas NetBackup is a backup-as-a-service product providing data recovery and protection for enterprises. It supports physical, virtual, and cloud systems and features an automated disaster recovery capabilities.N/A
Pricing
Azure BackupVeritas NetBackup
Editions & Modules
Storage in GB/Month
$0.0224 to $0.0569
per GB
Backup Instance <50GB
$5.00 + storage consumed
Backup Instance > 50 GB but < or = 500 GB
$10.00 + storage consumed
Backup Instance Instance is > 500 GB
$10 for each 500 GB increment + storage consumed
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure BackupVeritas NetBackup
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
Azure BackupVeritas NetBackup
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Azure Backup
8.7
11 Ratings
3% above category average
Veritas NetBackup
-
Ratings
Versioning9.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files9.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files8.56 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control9.311 Ratings00 Ratings
File search7.29 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync9.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Azure Backup
8.9
11 Ratings
3% above category average
Veritas NetBackup
-
Ratings
User and role management9.311 Ratings00 Ratings
File organization9.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Device management8.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Azure Backup
9.0
11 Ratings
6% above category average
Veritas NetBackup
-
Ratings
Performance9.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Reliability9.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Storage Reports8.511 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Azure Backup
-
Ratings
Veritas NetBackup
9.9
17 Ratings
15% above category average
Universal recovery00 Ratings9.914 Ratings
Instant recovery00 Ratings9.913 Ratings
Recovery verification00 Ratings9.914 Ratings
Business application protection00 Ratings9.915 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations00 Ratings9.915 Ratings
Incremental backup identification00 Ratings10.017 Ratings
Backup to the cloud00 Ratings9.911 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression00 Ratings9.917 Ratings
Snapshots00 Ratings10.015 Ratings
Flexible deployment00 Ratings9.913 Ratings
Management dashboard00 Ratings9.814 Ratings
Platform support00 Ratings9.913 Ratings
Retention options00 Ratings9.913 Ratings
Encryption00 Ratings9.913 Ratings
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Azure BackupVeritas NetBackup
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Score 10.0 out of 10
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Score 9.7 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.6 out of 10
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.6 out of 10
Bacula Enterprise
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User Ratings
Azure BackupVeritas NetBackup
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(11 ratings)
9.9
(17 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(4 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure BackupVeritas NetBackup
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
Azure Backup is suitable for companies of various sizes, with varying amounts of data. The cost of the investment should be thought out carefully so that there are no bad surprises with unnecessary files going to Azure Backup. The interface is friendly and easy to configure and it does not require your company to have a backup expert. It is highly recommended for companies with smaller number of servers and better if the servers are already running in an Azure environment.
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Cohesity
Like most enterprise backup applications, Symantec NetBackup (NBU) suffers from complexity. Using and understanding advanced features can be challenging at times. Real world experience is needed to know if they are worth the time to implement. On the other hand I have found NBU relativity easy to use with a little training from just a simple backup scheduling and restore perspective.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • 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.
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Cohesity
  • Upgrades are typically easy and normally have either no issues or very few that are easily resolved (wait a month or 2 before upgrading)
  • Using accelerator for the vm environment works well, and file level restores have been successful
  • Full vm recovery has worked every time
  • Backing up a physical server and restoring to a vm works as described
  • GRT Exchange backups are pretty easy, to setup
  • File level restores are simple
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Cons
Microsoft
  • backup schedule calendar would be cool
  • Backup vaults should ask if you want to send notifications when you first set it up, there have been a couple of times when I noticed a month later that, backup job failures were not configured to send email notifications.
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Cohesity
  • Admin console
  • SAP HANA application Templates should also be introduced instead of scripting
  • SAP MAXDB application template should also be introduced
  • Tape Management need improvement
  • MOBILE connectivity is missing
  • Admin console is so simple it should be more funcky or stylish
  • Small database should also be considered for backup
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Cohesity
Veritas continues to keep up with the backup game. There virtual machine backup capabilities are now top notch, and I believe they will prove valuable when our cloud presence demands a backup solution.
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Usability
Microsoft
This Justifies that usability of azure is at huge extent
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Cohesity
NetBackup provides a complete, flexible data protection solution for a variety of platforms. The platforms include Microsoft Windows, UNIX, and Linux systems. NetBackup lets you back up, archive, and restore files, folders or directories, and volumes or partitions that reside on your computer.
During a backup or an archive, the client sends backup data across the network to a NetBackup server. The NetBackup server manages the type of storage that is specified in the backup policy. During a restore, users can browse, then select the files and directories to recover.
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Support Rating
Microsoft
One of the differentials of the solution is the high level of guarantee and support of the Azure Backup solution. Microsoft is a reference in a technology company with a highly trained support team and helps us with any questions or technical problems with the tool. Service is fast and efficient with trained engineers.
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Cohesity
Veritas support is very prompt and the acknowledgement/followup is hugely appreciable. They go deep to the issue and provide you satisfactory solutions. Creating ticket in portal is also very easy, does not adhere to severity priority, even if Sev2 response is very quick.
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
Azure Backup works on Azure, the most famous of the cloud systems that the whole world has switched to, which is now a very large part of the Microsoft ecosystem that we have been used to using for years. Therefore, it is less tiring to use the additional service of an infrastructure that we already use, even if it is a part of it, which can be easily integrated with existing systems, which is one of the most important issues we IT professionals pay attention to. For this reason, we wanted to swim in familiar waters instead of another brand.
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Cohesity
CrashPlan has the capability to sync data with a cloud storage source. This is great for a workstation where data is typically only for one user. However, Netbackup does a much better job for maintaining multiple levels of file restores for Enterprise Servers. Netbackup has a superior management console that does not rely on Cloud services in the event of an internet outage.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Cohesity
Veritas NetBackup is very expensive, and I think price is the main reason which some customers don't want to use this solution. The price is fair. Most people have felt this solution was somewhat expensive.
licensing model is based on the number of NetBackup clients, agents, servers, and options that NetBackup will be protecting or run on. A customer purchases the same number of licenses as the count of clients, agents, servers, and options.
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Professional Services
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Cohesity
Education, Consulting and Managed services to keep our business running smooth.They provide the expertise needed to help you bridge the gap between excellent information management solutions and the information essential to help you reach maximum business value. They Meet information management goals with agility and flexibility.
Comprehensive 24x7 monitoring, management and support of your backup and archiving environments.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • It allowed us to have our VMs protected very quickly and with simple implementation.
  • It saved us from taking backups from Azure workloads from the on-prem environment, or even deploying a Backup environment on the cloud.
  • It has a low/'controlled' cost as you "pay-as-you-go."
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Cohesity
  • We never experienced a significant system or data loss during the time we used NetBackup. We restored individuals files and small databases based upon user mistakes, but we never had to implement a DR plan. From that aspect, it is difficult to evaluate the ROI. Backups are a commodity service. Features are very similar across multiple tools. Once you decide to stay on-prem or move to the cloud, the list of options are narrowed. Then it becomes a matter of price.
  • From an administration and support perspective, the ROI is low. Vendor technical support is not always responsive. The first two tiers of support are not knowledgeable and their typical recommendation is to read the white paper. My small team spent a lot of time troubleshooting NetBackup, often without much vendor help.
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