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Vembu BDR Suite

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Likelihood to Recommend

Carbonite Server

A key question is, "how much critical data needs to be backed up?". A follow-up question might be, "what impact would it have on your business and reputation if you were to lose this data or take more than a few days to recover?"If a company's data is not critical or valuable to the success of their business, then this is not a good solution.
Shea Taylor | 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

Carbonite Server
7.9
Vembu BDR Suite
8.3
Universal recovery
Carbonite Server
8.3
Vembu BDR Suite
8.2
Live recovery
Carbonite Server
8.2
Vembu BDR Suite
8.2
Recovery verification
Carbonite Server
7.9
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0
Business application protection
Carbonite Server
7.8
Vembu BDR Suite
8.8
Multiple backup destinations
Carbonite Server
7.8
Vembu BDR Suite
8.2
Incremental backup identification
Carbonite Server
8.4
Vembu BDR Suite
8.6
Backup to the cloud
Carbonite Server
9.5
Vembu BDR Suite
8.6
Deduplication and file compression
Carbonite Server
7.6
Vembu BDR Suite
8.3
Snapshots
Carbonite Server
6.3
Vembu BDR Suite
8.2
Flexible deployment
Carbonite Server
7.9
Vembu BDR Suite
7.7
Management dashboard
Carbonite Server
7.5
Vembu BDR Suite
7.7
Platform support
Carbonite Server
7.5
Vembu BDR Suite
7.9
Retention options
Carbonite Server
7.7
Vembu BDR Suite
8.1
Encryption
Carbonite Server
8.5
Vembu BDR Suite
9.1

Pros

Carbonite Server

  • Carbonite Evault allows for easy management of backups. Once the system is integrated there is minimal hands on time. The system is smart enough to email you if there is an issue to give you the opportunity to fix it before it becomes a larger issue.
  • Carbonite Evault does restores very well also. Our favorite restores are the BMR (Bare Metal Restores). This type of back up allows you to restore the entire server configuration to a brand new box.
  • Carbonite Evault does a good job of allowing you to schedule backups when it is convenient to you with little impact on your bandwith.
Timika Hite | 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

Carbonite Server

  • The backup report really needs improvement. It is really pathetic, as it gives wrong information. It is not suitable for auditing.
  • The Exchange DAG backup should support instead of configuring each exchange server.
  • Cloud infrastructure supports a lot of AWS and Azure instances that are coming up.
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

Carbonite Server

Carbonite Server 4.8
Based on 6 answers
We packaged carbonite server with the end user product that they provide but we have had issues where the end user site has been down for days at time and backups for both server and user are backing up but we do not the get notification that it was completed for several days. There appears to be latency issues with the mail delivery for completed backups. Additionally, I have used other backup products and find the Carbonite website interface very clunkly and difficult to navigate.
Anonymous | 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

Carbonite Server

Carbonite Server 5.5
Based on 1 answer
Product needs a lot of improvements in some features like Cloud and Reporting.
Anonymous | 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

Carbonite Server

Carbonite Server 5.5
Based on 1 answer
Some of the requests we could not get resolved on time. They took a long time to provide the reason for the issue we had raised.
Anonymous | 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

Carbonite Server

Carbonite Server 6.4
Based on 1 answer
We had appliance and we just needed to setup the Director Console which was straight forward and easy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

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

Alternatives Considered

Carbonite Server

Netbak is a great product but we also had a secondary issue of having to backup several PC's on site and at remote locations. Carbonite helped with both and gave us one central admin console to be able to check the progress of all our backups, where netbak would have required us to setup a tunnel or use the internet to move data back to our main office.
Robb Glietz | 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

Carbonite Server

  • For a small firm, it has outsourced an important element to support our business continuity.
  • Email archiving was something we couldn't keep up with an EVault type of solution. We have more control of our file storage size than email, so we felt we were paying too much to archive spam and solicitations than important business communication. We went to a Google solution which was extremely cost effective and with more features.
Eric Romaine | 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

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Pricing Details

Carbonite Server

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
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

Carbonite Server
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Carbonite Server
4.8
Vembu BDR Suite
5.0

Usability

Carbonite Server
5.5
Vembu BDR Suite
8.3

Support Rating

Carbonite Server
5.5
Vembu BDR Suite
9.5

Implementation Rating

Carbonite Server
6.4
Vembu BDR Suite
7.0

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