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Vembu BDR Suite

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Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Backup

There are few scenarios that it's not well suited for as long as it's either VMware or Agent Based installations. I have not had success with directly backing up a non-Windows file share. I would definitely test the product first if you are not planning to directly backup through an agent.
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

Data Center Backup

Barracuda Backup
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite
8.3
Universal recovery
Barracuda Backup
8.6
Vembu BDR Suite
8.2
Live recovery
Barracuda Backup
8.4
Vembu BDR Suite
8.2
Recovery verification
Barracuda Backup
8.1
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0
Business application protection
Barracuda Backup
8.5
Vembu BDR Suite
8.8
Multiple backup destinations
Barracuda Backup
9.1
Vembu BDR Suite
8.2
Incremental backup identification
Barracuda Backup
9.4
Vembu BDR Suite
8.6
Backup to the cloud
Barracuda Backup
9.4
Vembu BDR Suite
8.6
Deduplication and file compression
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Vembu BDR Suite
8.3
Snapshots
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Vembu BDR Suite
8.2
Flexible deployment
Barracuda Backup
9.2
Vembu BDR Suite
7.7
Management dashboard
Barracuda Backup
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite
7.7
Platform support
Barracuda Backup
8.5
Vembu BDR Suite
7.9
Retention options
Barracuda Backup
9.5
Vembu BDR Suite
8.1
Encryption
Barracuda Backup
9.2
Vembu BDR Suite
9.1

Pros

Barracuda Backup

  • Quickness to deploy. You will not need an expert to get this up and running.
  • Extremely intuitive interface: Brand new techs can pick this up without much training.
  • Global Accessibility: The cloud interface allows administrators to access their backups from everywhere for quick restores after hours.
Tim Lillis | 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

Barracuda Backup

  • In some of the older version of the software, drilling down to restore a single files was quite the process. It's still a little slow to this day, but improvements have been made.
  • It would be nice to have the ability to spin up a virtual machine directly on the backup appliance in the event of a failed server. At current time you need a Hyper-v or VMWare environment to restore a failed machine to.
  • Once you put the device in cloud control mode, some of your options are limited when you log directly into the local appliance. I personally would like to see all the options remain the same so I can administer the device the same remotely and I would sitting in front of it.
Josh McClelland | 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

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Love the units
Jhonna Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 9.5
Based on 2 answers
The front-end webpages are basic without to much clutter which makes finding what you are trying to do fairly easy.
dan berezowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 8.3
Based on 28 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 Rating

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 9.3
Based on 5 answers
Overall it is an excellent cloud backup tool with a high degree of restoration power. Clean interface, easy to use, and manage. It has fast and efficient technical support. Everyone in the organization is familiar with the tool, and this contributed a lot to the acquisition as well. Thanks to this tool, we recovered from an attack by hackers, viruses, and ransomware.
Amanda Wiens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 9.5
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 Rating

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Work on a backup agent for Mac OS X or any Apple OS.
Jhonna Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

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

Alternatives Considered

Barracuda Backup

I'm much happier with how Barracuda lays out their console and user interface. Acronis is a great product and you do get what you expect. But to have a the learning curve personally cut by at least 50% is a great thing to have when it comes to training new members to the IT team and getting them up to speed of our procedures.
Dustin Williams | 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

Barracuda Backup

  • We've had a couple situations where we've had to pull data back down from the BBS cloud and while it can take a while sometimes, we haven't had an issue where we haven't been able to restore something that we needed. Overall it has been very reliable.
  • We've had to implement two other backup systems in addition to Barracuda Backup and dedicate our BBSs to just mission-critical data because we're size-locked in our appliances. Upgrading to larger models is not financially viable at the moment and we can't expand their internal storage or point them to an iSCSI share or likewise. We brought in other systems to handle non-critical and virtual data because of those storage limitations.
Jason Thomas | 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

Barracuda 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

Barracuda Backup
9.1
Vembu BDR Suite
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Backup
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite
5.0

Usability

Barracuda Backup
9.5
Vembu BDR Suite
8.3

Reliability and Availability

Barracuda Backup
7.0
Vembu BDR Suite

Performance

Barracuda Backup
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite

Support Rating

Barracuda Backup
9.3
Vembu BDR Suite
9.5

Implementation Rating

Barracuda Backup
8.0
Vembu BDR Suite
7.0

Scalability

Barracuda Backup
7.0
Vembu BDR Suite

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