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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • IBM Cloud Backup ranks higher in 1 feature set: Data Center Backup

Data Center Backup

9.0

IBM Cloud Backup

90%
7.8

Vembu BDRSuite

78%
IBM Cloud Backup ranks higher in 13/14 features

Universal recovery

9.7
97%
4 Ratings
8.7
87%
43 Ratings

Instant recovery

8.5
85%
4 Ratings
7.8
78%
84 Ratings

Recovery verification

9.1
91%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
44 Ratings

Business application protection

8.6
86%
4 Ratings
7.3
73%
35 Ratings

Multiple backup destinations

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
7.6
76%
36 Ratings

Incremental backup identification

8.9
89%
4 Ratings
7.5
75%
46 Ratings

Backup to the cloud

9.5
95%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
28 Ratings

Deduplication and file compression

9.1
91%
4 Ratings
6.7
67%
36 Ratings

Snapshots

8.3
83%
4 Ratings
8.5
85%
36 Ratings

Flexible deployment

9.4
94%
4 Ratings
7.6
76%
44 Ratings

Management dashboard

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
7.2
72%
48 Ratings

Platform support

8.5
85%
4 Ratings
7.9
79%
48 Ratings

Retention options

8.7
87%
4 Ratings
8.4
84%
45 Ratings

Encryption

9.2
92%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
42 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • IBM Cloud Backup is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.4

IBM Cloud Backup

94%
4 Ratings
8.0

Vembu BDRSuite

80%
51 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Backup

N/A
0 Ratings
6.2

Vembu BDRSuite

62%
3 Ratings

Usability

IBM Cloud Backup

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3

Vembu BDRSuite

83%
49 Ratings

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Backup

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9

Vembu BDRSuite

69%
8 Ratings

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud Backup

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Vembu BDRSuite

80%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM

The outstanding storage capacity, organized security measures, and appropriate business features of IBM Cloud Backup make it something I'd recommend at any time of day or night. Furthermore, the software is online and hence easily accessible from a distance. The application's stability and strength are further assurances that all authorized business users are in safe hands.
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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

  • The software is very secure.
  • It is scalable which is a plus for business.
  • Restoring data is easy and fast.
  • Recovery process is easy.
  • I would say that IBM Cloud Backup is user friendly.
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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

  • The set prices for the product is a problem.
  • Secondly, IBM Cloud Backup customer help should be more speedy.
  • IBM Cloud Backup is so automated, and in case of a power failure, accessing some of this data can be challenging.
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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 Cloud Backup

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

IBM Cloud Backup editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    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

    No answers on this topic

    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

    No answers on this topic

    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

    Pricing and how easy it is to use. We use other IBM products in our office and it is nice to have everything on one network. The experience for users and managers is better, even new employees who can learn quickly. It also makes it more affordable for us.
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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

    • The fact that it can be scaled up is beneficial to company.
    • The program being on the cloud also makes it more accessible online.
    • The program has a high level of protection.
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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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