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Score 8.6 out of 100

Vembu BDR Suite

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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft System Center

Scenarios which Microsoft System Center is useful are if:
  1. you are the systems engineer for a company and you have a complex data center in a Microsoft environment,
  2. you need to centralize the management of your data center in a single point
  3. you want to check its performance, make detailed analysis after a downed service
  4. you want to analyze what happened
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

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.
Dan Worrell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Microsoft System Center
Vembu BDR Suite
7.4
Universal recovery
Microsoft System Center
Vembu BDR Suite
8.9
Live recovery
Microsoft System Center
Vembu BDR Suite
8.1
Recovery verification
Microsoft System Center
Vembu BDR Suite
8.6
Business application protection
Microsoft System Center
Vembu BDR Suite
6.1
Multiple backup destinations
Microsoft System Center
Vembu BDR Suite
6.3
Incremental backup identification
Microsoft System Center
Vembu BDR Suite
7.3
Backup to the cloud
Microsoft System Center
Vembu BDR Suite
6.2
Deduplication and file compression
Microsoft System Center
Vembu BDR Suite
6.4
Snapshots
Microsoft System Center
Vembu BDR Suite
8.1
Flexible deployment
Microsoft System Center
Vembu BDR Suite
7.1
Management dashboard
Microsoft System Center
Vembu BDR Suite
6.9
Platform support
Microsoft System Center
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0
Retention options
Microsoft System Center
Vembu BDR Suite
8.1
Encryption
Microsoft System Center
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0

Pros

Microsoft System Center

  • Provides our users the ability to deploy and manage our own datacenter based on defined software with understandable solutions for storage, compute, networking and security.
  • We are able to update at once all the computers from all departments without having to install the OS on every computer.
  • It allows us to have everything in one place for database management and datacenter inspection as well.
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

Microsoft System Center

  • Needs web based storefront for requesting new software
  • Needs ability to manage the packaging work flow better
  • Sometimes is slow to download and there is no indication the entire catalog is being loaded, resulting in confused users not being able to find common software in the available list.
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

Microsoft System Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 6.8
Based on 3 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

Microsoft System Center

Microsoft System Center 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is not user-friendly for the most part. With IT infrastructure, sometimes it cannot handle excess requests. Every few months, you will need an upgrade in terms of server resources to keep up with incoming alerts and requests. This does not happen all of the time, but it does happen when there are too many requests.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 7.9
Based on 46 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

Microsoft System Center

Microsoft System Center 8.0
Based on 2 answers
If I had to dislike something about the system it would be how much it changes once you upgrade. This could be more of a problem of mine since I get used to one way and don't like it when it changes so much. I am enjoying the newest update, but it is a mess when you are actually going through the upgrades.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 6.5
Based on 8 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

Microsoft System Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 8.0
Based on 3 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

Microsoft System Center

We are using Microsoft products for a long time, so the overall confidence played a part in the decision, the feature set and licensing cost was also very high when compared with above products, so we decided to use System Center for our environment, so far it has solved many of our problems and reduced effort and time to maintain compliance and devices.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft System Center

  • We have been able to automate our patch management, firmware and other security concerns.
  • We have a standardized "image" ensuring our setup is consistent across the enterprise. This alone has saved us in time to support and time to understand how to use our desktops.
Mark Fitzgerald | 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

Microsoft System Center

General

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

Starting Price

$1,323 per month

Microsoft System Center Editions & Modules

Edition
Datacenter Edition$3607
Standard Edition$1323
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

Vembu BDR Suite

General

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

Starting Price

Vembu BDR Suite Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft System Center
8.5
Vembu BDR Suite
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft System Center
Vembu BDR Suite
6.8

Usability

Microsoft System Center
7.0
Vembu BDR Suite
7.9

Support Rating

Microsoft System Center
8.0
Vembu BDR Suite
6.5

Implementation Rating

Microsoft System Center
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0

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