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Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC SC Series

Dell Compellent has a decent portfolio of products for varying sizes of business. Their licensing model is suited for those not wanting total a la carte fare, and administration is intuitive as compared to other storage arrays. This combined with Co-Pilot support gives Dell a good presence in a vast number of scenarios where networked storage is required over a DAS solution. It's only fallback is its own NAS solution, which itself may be better suited to smaller environments
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veeam Backup & Replication

Should you have a virtualization infrastructure based on Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware vSphere, should you host several virtual machines some in production, some in acceptance, should you have a business model where you do regular upgrades and deploy new releases or just want to have a backup capability in case of business critical application requiring disaster recovery capabilities, should you keep backup footprint as small as possible, care for a community edition for smaller businesses and full edition for more corporate environment, this tool is for you.
Stefan Zuban | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

Dell EMC SC Series
8.1
Veeam Backup & Replication
Flash Array Performance
Dell EMC SC Series
8.4
Veeam Backup & Replication
Flash Array Integration
Dell EMC SC Series
8.9
Veeam Backup & Replication
Data Compression
Dell EMC SC Series
7.5
Veeam Backup & Replication
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Dell EMC SC Series
9.0
Veeam Backup & Replication
Simplicity
Dell EMC SC Series
6.5
Veeam Backup & Replication
Power Savings
Dell EMC SC Series
8.4
Veeam Backup & Replication

Data Center Backup

Dell EMC SC Series
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Universal recovery
Dell EMC SC Series
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6
Live recovery
Dell EMC SC Series
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6
Recovery verification
Dell EMC SC Series
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Business application protection
Dell EMC SC Series
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8
Multiple backup destinations
Dell EMC SC Series
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8
Incremental backup identification
Dell EMC SC Series
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9
Backup to the cloud
Dell EMC SC Series
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.2
Deduplication and file compression
Dell EMC SC Series
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.5
Snapshots
Dell EMC SC Series
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8
Flexible deployment
Dell EMC SC Series
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Management dashboard
Dell EMC SC Series
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Platform support
Dell EMC SC Series
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6
Retention options
Dell EMC SC Series
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8
Encryption
Dell EMC SC Series
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6

Pros

Dell EMC SC Series

  • Dell EMC SC Series (Compellent) does work well most of the time, but when there are massive i/o issues such as snapshot consolidation, it seems to function poorly.
  • Dell EMC SC Series (Compellent) is an easy to use array. Simple to configure volumes, add servers, and adjust policies.
  • The updates seem to be easily resolvable, with very little to no issues coming from any problematic update paths.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veeam Backup & Replication

  • It offers various backup types. If the infrastructure can handle the forever incremental or reverse incremental options, these are very efficient on space usage.
  • The interface is easy to use. There are a lot of options within the software, but it's never felt overwhelming to figure out and adjust job settings.
  • Restores are simple and offer great options. Even full VM restores are easy to do. File-level restores offer multiple ways to restore files, such as to a different location, or the same, then making copies of any collision files.
Adam Friedli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dell EMC SC Series

  • Reliability. We had several times where VMFS luns would become corrupted and we'd have to move all VM's off to other storage
  • Performance. 1g iSCSI performance was abysmal (although the unit we used was an older device)
  • Management and Monitoring. Both management and monitoring are pretty primitive. We were never able to integrate monitoring into Nagios.
Jeff Stockamp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veeam Backup & Replication

  • It would be great to have better replication seeding so that replication jobs and backup jobs using the same VM could work concurrently. This feature is available but I have found it a little bit unreliable in past experiences.
  • It would be great to be able to see more information about a backup repository in the infrastructure tab such as disk quantities, raid versions and serial numbers.
  • Currently backup scheduling on copy jobs can be a little unclear to people without a reference model. A more guided wizard on creation of these jobs or more granular scheduling options could help less familiar users to navigate this portion of the console.
Michael Davey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC SC Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 8.9
Based on 10 answers
I really have no complaints about Veeam Backup & Replication. Their service has been excellent and the cost is minimal in comparison to other services I checked out. Implementation wasn't simple and the Veeam Support team was there to help each step of the way.
George Rodgers-Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Dell EMC SC Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 8.8
Based on 9 answers
We've been using Veeam Backup & Replication for several years in our
organization, and we perform backups in all of our environments every
night. It’s one of the simplest yet effective and reliable solutions in
the market for the backup segment. You can check out the free Veeam
agent, so you can get an idea of the full product.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Dell EMC SC Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The Veeam Backup & Replication solution is up and running every time you need it as it was planned. In more than 3 years that we have been using the product every night, it might have failed or presented an error once or twice, so the availability percentage is almost at 100%.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Dell EMC SC Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 8.0
Based on 1 answer
To identify a bottleneck in the data path, Veeam Backup & Replication
detects the component with the maximum workload, the component
that works for the most time of the job. For example, you use a
low-speed storage device as the backup repository. Even if VM data is
retrieved from the SAN storage on the source side and transported over a
high-speed link, VM data flow will still be impaired at the backup
repository.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Dell EMC SC Series

Dell EMC SC Series 5.0
Based on 1 answer
This is not solely based on the support engineers themselves but more so that the logging and gotcha's that their array has. There have been multiple times where logs are pulled, but the folder is not large enough, and it crashes the array. Other times there are certain aspects that support either does not know of or isn't knowledgable about how to look at particular issues that could be causing problems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.0
Based on 16 answers
Veeam has a pretty decent knowledgebase with articles relevant to all sorts of possible issues (I'v eonly had a few). There's also a forum with searchable answers. Beyond that, submitting a ticket or calling support is easy and they're prompt. We had a licensing issue once and they helped us resolve it within a few hours, even though it wasn't strictly critical.
Robert Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC SC Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 8.5
Based on 16 answers
(I assume this question should say "Veeam" and not "Crownpeak Universal Consent Platform")Planning is key. Planning your backup schedule, size, data restore points, replication if you're doing that, &c. Testing is also important; make sure you back something up and then do a test restore. Set up alerts so you know if things aren't working (or even if they are, always good to know that too).
Robert Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Dell EMC SC Series

We initially used EqualLogic, however we found the Compellent to scale better, do more, and cost nearly the same. Their approach to storage technology was very innovative and seemed to be the most comprehensive. We needed a SAN that was enterprise class in technology, but at the price of something smaller
Justin Stumpf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veeam Backup & Replication

I've also used a cloud-based backup system written by Datasoft however this was a low-volume system designed for single servers or desktops. As for Backup Exec, I much prefer Veeam for the user interface and the ease of management. BE always seemed to take a lot of time to maintain and would often have issues after working for months without.
Martin Tillbrook | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Dell EMC SC Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Scalability can be addressed in many ways, but there is a consequence:
Higher performance and smaller backup windows may put too much stress on
production storage, and therefore, on its performance and Availability
to production workloads. To reduce stress on production storage, version
9.5 introduces a new way of reading VM disks that is optimized for
enterprise storage.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dell EMC SC Series

  • The SC9000 has been able to serve our current and futures needs well enough to not need to upgrade anytime soon.
Brooks Weisblat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veeam Backup & Replication

  • Being free of charge, it has saved us thousands on backup software.
  • It has saved a lot of time in that it is quick and easy to use for file-level restore.
  • It is an enterprise-level application that works on physical and virtual systems.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Dell EMC SC Series

General

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

Veeam Backup & Replication

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC SC Series
8.9
Veeam Backup & Replication
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC SC Series
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9

Usability

Dell EMC SC Series
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8

Reliability and Availability

Dell EMC SC Series
Veeam Backup & Replication
9.0

Performance

Dell EMC SC Series
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.0

Support Rating

Dell EMC SC Series
5.0
Veeam Backup & Replication
9.0

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC SC Series
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.5

Scalability

Dell EMC SC Series
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.0

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