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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    File Sharing & Management

    7.8

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    78%

    Vembu BDRSuite

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    IBM Aspera on Cloud ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Versioning

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video files

    8.1
    81%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Audio files

    8.2
    82%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Access control

    6.6
    66%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    File search

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device sync

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Security & Administration

    7.4

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    74%

    Vembu BDRSuite

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    IBM Aspera on Cloud ranks higher in 3/3 features

    User and role management

    6.0
    60%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    File organization

    7.3
    73%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device management

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Platform

    7.4

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    74%

    Vembu BDRSuite

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    IBM Aspera on Cloud ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Performance

    7.8
    78%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reliability

    7.2
    72%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Storage Reports

    7.2
    72%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    Vembu BDRSuite

    78%
    Vembu BDRSuite ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Universal recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    43 Ratings

    Instant recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    84 Ratings

    Recovery verification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    44 Ratings

    Business application protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    35 Ratings

    Multiple backup destinations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    36 Ratings

    Incremental backup identification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    46 Ratings

    Backup to the cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    28 Ratings

    Deduplication and file compression

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    36 Ratings

    Snapshots

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    36 Ratings

    Flexible deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    44 Ratings

    Management dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    48 Ratings

    Platform support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    48 Ratings

    Retention options

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    45 Ratings

    Encryption

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    42 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Aspera on Cloud is rated higher in 2 areas: Support Rating, Implementation Rating
    • Vembu BDRSuite is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    6.6

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    66%
    13 Ratings
    8.0

    Vembu BDRSuite

    80%
    51 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2

    Vembu BDRSuite

    62%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3

    Vembu BDRSuite

    83%
    49 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.7

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    77%
    7 Ratings
    6.9

    Vembu BDRSuite

    69%
    8 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    10.0

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    100%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    Vembu BDRSuite

    80%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    IBM

    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
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    Vembu Technologies

    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.
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    Pros

    IBM

    • 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.
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    Vembu Technologies

    • 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.
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    Cons

    IBM

    • 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)
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    Vembu Technologies

    • 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.
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    Pricing Details

    IBM Aspera on Cloud

    Starting Price

    $0.95 per transferred gigabyte

    Editions & Modules

    IBM Aspera on Cloud editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Pay as You Go$0.951
    Standard Edition$716.402
    Advanced Edition$10,440.003
    Enterprise EditionContact sales4

    Footnotes

    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

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Vembu BDRSuite

    Starting Price

    $1.8 per month VM

    Editions & Modules

    Vembu BDRSuite editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    VMware & Hyper-V VM Backup$1.81
    Windows Server Backup$62
    Linux Server Backup$63
    AWS EC2 Backup$34
    Microsoft 365 & Google Workspace Backup$1.25
    Endpoint Backup$1.56

    Footnotes

    1. per month per VM
    2. per month per server
    3. per month per server
    4. per month per instance
    5. per month per user
    6. per month per endpoint

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    Likelihood to Renew

    IBM

    No answers on this topic

    Vembu Technologies

    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.
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    Usability

    IBM

    No answers on this topic

    Vembu Technologies

    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.
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    Support Rating

    IBM

    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.
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    Vembu Technologies

    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.
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    Implementation Rating

    IBM

    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.
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    Vembu Technologies

    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
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    Alternatives Considered

    IBM

    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.
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    Vembu Technologies

    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.
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    Return on Investment

    IBM

    • 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.
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    Vembu Technologies

    • 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
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