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Score 8.6 out of 100

Vembu BDR Suite

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Aspera on Cloud

It is best suited to products and companies which extensively use IBM cloud and other cloud hosted services by IBM. This is because since the existing interface is a little challenging to use, IBM's own products and platform is well integrated with IBM Aspera on Cloud and there's relatively little work for the integration team
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu [BDR Suite] adapts very well to virtual environments such as Vmware and Hyper-V, allowing you to easily manage backups and other tasks that are assigned, in addition to this it already has the integration for office 365 and G-suite which will allow integration practically complete with all the platforms most used by companies today. Although in the virtual part I have no complaints, in the physical environment there can be a lot of improvement in terms of centralized administration and management of endpoint backups.
Diego Alejandro Jimenez Peña | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.8
Vembu BDR Suite
Versioning
IBM Aspera on Cloud
8.0
Vembu BDR Suite
Video files
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.9
Vembu BDR Suite
Audio files
IBM Aspera on Cloud
8.0
Vembu BDR Suite
Document collaboration
IBM Aspera on Cloud
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite
Access control
IBM Aspera on Cloud
6.7
Vembu BDR Suite
File search
IBM Aspera on Cloud
5.0
Vembu BDR Suite
Device sync
IBM Aspera on Cloud
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.7
Vembu BDR Suite
User and role management
IBM Aspera on Cloud
6.9
Vembu BDR Suite
File organization
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.2
Vembu BDR Suite
Device management
IBM Aspera on Cloud
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite

Cloud Storage Platform

IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.1
Vembu BDR Suite
Performance
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.2
Vembu BDR Suite
Reliability
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.2
Vembu BDR Suite
Storage Reports
IBM Aspera on Cloud
6.8
Vembu BDR Suite

Data Center Backup

IBM Aspera on Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
7.5
Universal recovery
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
8.6
Live recovery
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
8.3
Recovery verification
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
8.2
Business application protection
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
6.7
Multiple backup destinations
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
6.3
Incremental backup identification
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
7.5
Backup to the cloud
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
6.4
Deduplication and file compression
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
6.7
Snapshots
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0
Flexible deployment
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
7.0
Management dashboard
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
6.9
Platform support
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0
Retention options
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
8.1
Encryption
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
7.9

Pros

IBM Aspera on Cloud

  • Ease of use: the Graphical User Interface doesn't require technical know-how to operate
  • Delivery Receipts: this allows us the confidence to know our files have reached our customers
  • Activity Monitor: lets you know how much data you have used, which is important for budgeting reasons.
Anonymous | 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

IBM Aspera on Cloud

  • Track upload/download usage OVERALL to know how much space is left
  • Track cloud storage overall to know how much space is left
  • More easily send single links to users for download, rather than full access (I know it is possible, but it is not intuitive)
Anonymous | 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

IBM Aspera on Cloud

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

IBM Aspera on Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 7.8
Based on 42 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

IBM Aspera on Cloud

IBM Aspera on Cloud 7.9
Based on 5 answers
The support from IBM is fast and reliable. Very knowledgeable engineers provide you with the support on Aspera. We had a very good experience when opened tickets and we were able to get our issues resolved quickly. Most solutions are provided within a day so you can expect a quick turnaround time. Overall, the support has been very good.
Prathamesh Muzumdar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 6.4
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

IBM Aspera on Cloud

IBM Aspera on Cloud 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The service provided by the authorized vendor was excellent. It was a good collaboration between the vendor IT team and internal IT team. They provided us with a timeline and we verified and approved that timeline. Daily stand ups and weekly meetups were conducted to update the internal team on progress. They were able to deliver all deliverables on time also, they conducted both alpha testing and beta version testing in time. Overall, they were able to complete the implementation in the given timeline.
Prathamesh Muzumdar | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

IBM Aspera on Cloud

Aspera comes with IBM cloud so there isn’t really a choice. Since it’s built-in, it integrates well and there was no need to buy another solution. Therefore, I did not consider other options. It worked fine, gave access files, push data securely, and did it faster than standard HTTPS.
Ben Holmes | 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

IBM Aspera on Cloud

  • Aspera has changed the way we do business. We are now able to share huge file sets electronically, saving on external drives, shipping costs, time, and effort.
  • Our industry is very slow to commit to electronic alternatives to physical media. In less than three years, the positive results of using this service have caused over 70% of our user base to fully commit to electronic delivery, with the number of physical fulfillments quickly being driven toward zero.
  • Transfers within our own company, which formerly relied solely on FTP/HTTP transfer drives that would take days now take minutes with Aspera. Our software team relies on the speed and accuracy of the transfers.
Anonymous | 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

IBM Aspera on Cloud

General

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

IBM Aspera on Cloud Editions & Modules

Edition
Pay as You Go$0.951
Standard Edition$716.402
Advanced Edition$10,440.003
Enterprise EditionContact sales4
  1. per transferred gigabyte
  2. per transfer volume starting at 1 terabyte per year
  3. per transfer volume starting at 6 terabytes per year
  4. per transfer volume starting at 60 terabytes per year
Additional Pricing Details

Vembu BDR Suite

General

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

Vembu BDR Suite Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.1
Vembu BDR Suite
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Aspera on Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0

Usability

IBM Aspera on Cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
7.8

Support Rating

IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.9
Vembu BDR Suite
6.4

Implementation Rating

IBM Aspera on Cloud
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0

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