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Vembu BDR Suite

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Likelihood to Recommend

CTERA Drive

Scalable, secure file sync solution with mobile collaboration capabilities. Implement CTERA Drive and it will provide you with next-generation cloud storage services with no compromise on scalability, security and manageability, while minimizing the low total cost of ownership. Proven to be a cloud-native, API-driven solution that supports complete service automation to easily deploy backup and recovery services.
Matt Storer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

I've been working with nearly every backup
program for more than 25 years from small shops to corporations with thousands of users. Vembu BDR [Suite] is a great product for any
business, large or small. It is missing a couple of options that maybe
the most popular one has but it doesn't prevent protecting your business. When
budget is an issue it's by far the best option. Being able to provide it
to our clients is an added bonus since that makes it so much easier to manage
when everyone is using the same product. When it comes to technical
support, I haven't experienced support like Vembu Support in years. They
are quick to respond, happy to remotely connect if desired and seem to really
understand their product well. Many others I've worked with refuse to
help, and send responses that have nothing to do with my question or they simply provide a link to a
document and basically tell me to read and figure it out myself. Often that document does not relate to my issue. I've
always done my research before contacting support and that kind of response is one
of the biggest reasons we decided to look elsewhere and after many trials and deep testing, ultimately switched to
Vembu. Vembu has been rock solid, fast, and tech support has been top-notch.

The biggest place I would say that VembuBDR is
less appropriate is when you have the desire to backup your physical systems to
multiple internal storage devices and want a secondary backup as a safety net and don’t want to risk that the
backup itself is corrupt or infected and your only other option is a mirrored copy of that data. I know they are working hard on adding features
and I’m excited to know version 5 is releasing soon.
Dan Worrell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

CTERA Drive
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite
Versioning
CTERA Drive
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite
Video files
CTERA Drive
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite
Audio files
CTERA Drive
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite
Document collaboration
CTERA Drive
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite
Access control
CTERA Drive
8.0
Vembu BDR Suite
File search
CTERA Drive
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite
Device sync
CTERA Drive
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

CTERA Drive
8.7
Vembu BDR Suite
User and role management
CTERA Drive
8.0
Vembu BDR Suite
File organization
CTERA Drive
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite
Device management
CTERA Drive
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite

Cloud Storage Platform

CTERA Drive
9.7
Vembu BDR Suite
Performance
CTERA Drive
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite
Reliability
CTERA Drive
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite
Storage Reports
CTERA Drive
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite

Data Center Backup

CTERA Drive
Vembu BDR Suite
7.4
Universal recovery
CTERA Drive
Vembu BDR Suite
8.8
Live recovery
CTERA Drive
Vembu BDR Suite
8.3
Recovery verification
CTERA Drive
Vembu BDR Suite
8.4
Business application protection
CTERA Drive
Vembu BDR Suite
6.4
Multiple backup destinations
CTERA Drive
Vembu BDR Suite
6.2
Incremental backup identification
CTERA Drive
Vembu BDR Suite
7.3
Backup to the cloud
CTERA Drive
Vembu BDR Suite
6.3
Deduplication and file compression
CTERA Drive
Vembu BDR Suite
6.4
Snapshots
CTERA Drive
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0
Flexible deployment
CTERA Drive
Vembu BDR Suite
7.1
Management dashboard
CTERA Drive
Vembu BDR Suite
6.9
Platform support
CTERA Drive
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0
Retention options
CTERA Drive
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0
Encryption
CTERA Drive
Vembu BDR Suite
7.9

Pros

CTERA Drive

  • Provides a modern collaboration interface to access, share and back up files
  • Safeguards files against ransom ware while enabling quick recovery
  • Ensures we retain full control over data residency and security
  • Multi-folder sync and secure file sharing
Matt Storer | 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

CTERA Drive

  • Not easy to manage permissions on backup
  • Just a little improvement on reporting functionality
Matt Storer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

  • Although its interface is simple, a web-only interface for a backup solution isn't recommended as the main interface.
  • Using PostgreSQL as the configuration DB Source is OK. But, the lack of options for the Database isn't OK. Especially on a Windows Environment, admins prefer using a centralized MS SQL Instance, and this is not possible with Vembu.
  • More work needed on SharePoint, Active Directory, and Exchange Restores. All three are critical workloads in almost any infrastructure.
  • Reporting can be greatly improved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CTERA Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 8.0
Based on 2 answers
I think the product will remain useful for us and as the company keeps improving features it will continue to be relevant and useful.We don't like switching technology much and BDR solutions shouldn't be something that a company replaces every few years., that's why most likely we will keep using it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CTERA Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 7.8
Based on 45 answers
Vembu is a great solution, but it still requires some fine-tuning. The user interface for Managed Service Providers could be more streamlined. Support logs need to provide clearer information about an issue whenever there's a failure. Backup agents should have the ability to automatically update when there's a new version and support should be on-shore during US business hours.
Colin Rosario | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CTERA Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 5.7
Based on 4 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

CTERA Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 8.0
Based on 2 answers
It wasn't difficult at all, it fact, it was mostly simple, implementation doesn't require much skills and knowledge, but the configuration part does require some skills to create the jobs and configure certain settings, overall, its an easy implementation, especially for experienced IT People
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CTERA Drive

From a disaster recovery standpoint, CTERA Drive has the best built-in disaster recovery tools and hybrid cloud backup of files features. It provides all of the benefits of a modern file management system without any of the security compromises that come from storing files in a shared cloud service.
Matt Storer | 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

CTERA Drive

  • Stores data at ⅛th of the total cost of traditional backup approaches
  • 100% automation
  • Real-time data availability
  • Cost of CTERA Drive less than annual maintenance of traditional backup methods
Matt Storer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

  • For organizations that use different tools for Backup and recovery, this could be the single tool for Storage and Backup Administrators to automate and work effectively.
  • Software cost is lesser thus the money can be invested for other tools/software procurement
  • I don't think there is any negative impact as of now
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CTERA Drive

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

CTERA Drive
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

CTERA Drive
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0

Usability

CTERA Drive
Vembu BDR Suite
7.8

Support Rating

CTERA Drive
Vembu BDR Suite
5.7

Implementation Rating

CTERA Drive
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0

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