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Score 7.7 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Unity

Dell EMC Unity is a hybrid solution. That is, it is indicated for environments that do not need specific and customized solutions. For general use, it guarantees an excellent performance, with the possibility of delivering 60TB NAS to end-users. However, if the environment is critical, there are solutions, from Dell itself, that are more appropriate. For example, do not try to use it as database storage, it will not have acceptable performance.
Roni Peterson Alvarenga | 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 Unity
7.9
Veeam Backup & Replication
Flash Array Performance
Dell EMC Unity
8.0
Veeam Backup & Replication
Flash Array Integration
Dell EMC Unity
8.8
Veeam Backup & Replication
Data Compression
Dell EMC Unity
5.7
Veeam Backup & Replication
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Dell EMC Unity
8.2
Veeam Backup & Replication
Simplicity
Dell EMC Unity
9.0
Veeam Backup & Replication
Power Savings
Dell EMC Unity
7.8
Veeam Backup & Replication

Data Center Backup

Dell EMC Unity
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Universal recovery
Dell EMC Unity
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6
Live recovery
Dell EMC Unity
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Recovery verification
Dell EMC Unity
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Business application protection
Dell EMC Unity
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8
Multiple backup destinations
Dell EMC Unity
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9
Incremental backup identification
Dell EMC Unity
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9
Backup to the cloud
Dell EMC Unity
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.2
Deduplication and file compression
Dell EMC Unity
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6
Snapshots
Dell EMC Unity
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9
Flexible deployment
Dell EMC Unity
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Management dashboard
Dell EMC Unity
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.3
Platform support
Dell EMC Unity
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Retention options
Dell EMC Unity
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8
Encryption
Dell EMC Unity
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6

Pros

Dell EMC Unity

  • Dell EMC Unity once stood up is reliable and performs to expectations.
  • Dell EMC Unity has improved on the end user management experience over their older product suites
Rakesh Lohar | 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 Unity

  • Alerting: receiving an alert when an issue occurs. That is good to know. However, if the alert is cleared, or somehow no longer in alarm, no email is received. At times I will receive the email alert on weekends, not knowing if the issue is resolved or not until Monday when I can access the unit. I have learned in most instances, the alert is a false alarm, which could be a problem.
  • The alerting itself is sometimes not clear. For example, it tells me the link is down, we reset the connection, the link is still down, a tech was dispatched, he troubleshot, and finally the alarm cleared. This incident took almost a week. It went back into alarm after he left, then suddenly it cleared on its own.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veeam Backup & Replication

  • Veeam Backup and Recovery performance is particularly reliant on the performance capability of your backup infrastructure. Your network and disk resources WILL get taxed, so make sure to prepare properly. If your backup infrastructure is slow, your backups will be slow.
  • Backup and Recovery does have a wizard to make recommendations on how to build out the backup infrastructure for large environments, so you should have experts involved in the proper configuration.
  • Some backup/replication jobs do not process in one day. Example - We have some VMs that are quite large, so the processing of VMs can take several days when we change disk sizes.
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Unity

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 Unity

Dell EMC Unity 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Very cumbersome compared to other vendors in the same marketplace.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Unity

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 Unity

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 Unity

Dell EMC Unity 8.8
Based on 5 answers
Support for Dell EMC Unity is great. Only the upgrade support takes a bit longer. If the upgrading support were to be faster it would be 10 out of 10.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.2
Based on 27 answers
Veeam support is good and the Net Promoter Score of +70 says so. However, in many cases the problems come from the hypervisor side or generation of snapshots that do not depend on Veeam and can corrupt the backup data. In general, the Veeam support does a good follow-up until determining the root problem and proceeding with the necessary remediation.
Diego Gamez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC Unity

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 Unity

Unity is the successor to the EMC VNX but has a much simpler and more user-friendly interface. It is also much more easy to manage and integrate with VMware.
Muhammad Mulla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veeam Backup & Replication

Unlike many of the vendors above, Veeam is providing a solution that scales from one workload to hundreds and fits comprehensively in any of the spaces between without compromising the core functionality and feature set that makes it such a great product. Veeam are confident in the solution they provide and with good reason, the tag line "It just works" is very appropriate
Michael Davey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Dell EMC Unity

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 Unity

  • Less business downtime and reliability is a major business concern. DELL EMC UNITY addresses this concern well and provides robust storage.
  • Investing in UNITY system is less expensive than all-flash storage systems.
  • Managing and provisioning VMware disks became simpler from a single interface in the Vcenter
Timothy Sawah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veeam Backup & Replication

  • Positive in compliance with DR and backup/recovery policies.
  • Positive ROI although smaller organizations may struggle to justify the cost.
  • Positive in terms of man-hours needed for support. Generally speaking, it doesn't need much support, once setup it can often be "forgotten."
Martin Tillbrook | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Dell EMC Unity

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 Unity
7.9
Veeam Backup & Replication
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Unity
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9

Usability

Dell EMC Unity
6.0
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8

Reliability and Availability

Dell EMC Unity
Veeam Backup & Replication
9.0

Performance

Dell EMC Unity
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.0

Support Rating

Dell EMC Unity
8.8
Veeam Backup & Replication
9.2

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC Unity
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.5

Scalability

Dell EMC Unity
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.0

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