48 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100
6 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    8.3

    Cove Data Protection

    83%

    StarWind VTL

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cove Data Protection ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Universal recovery

    8.8
    88%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Instant recovery

    9.2
    92%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Recovery verification

    8.7
    87%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Business application protection

    7.6
    76%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multiple backup destinations

    9.0
    90%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Incremental backup identification

    8.1
    81%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Backup to the cloud

    9.5
    95%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Deduplication and file compression

    8.0
    80%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Snapshots

    6.7
    67%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Flexible deployment

    8.5
    85%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Management dashboard

    8.8
    88%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform support

    8.2
    82%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Retention options

    8.3
    83%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Encryption

    7.0
    70%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cove Data Protection is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
    • StarWind Virtual Tape Library is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.2

    Cove Data Protection

    82%
    14 Ratings
    9.1

    StarWind VTL

    91%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cove Data Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    StarWind VTL

    82%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    9.5

    Cove Data Protection

    95%
    4 Ratings
    8.2

    StarWind VTL

    82%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    9.8

    Cove Data Protection

    98%
    4 Ratings
    7.3

    StarWind VTL

    73%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    N-able

    Solarwinds Backup is ideal for individuals looking to keep a consistent backup of devices in their environment. We used it primarily for networking equipment. It is easy to set up, as it is one of the steps available when adding a new device to solarwinds. It is probably not an ideal product to use for long-term (1 month+) backups.
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    StarWind

    Starwind VTL is a great solution for customers that want the benefits of a physical tape library without the hefty price tag and the manual intervention required when changing tapes as it is automated. In addition, Starwind VTL virtual tapes are "air-gapped" as they are in LTO format.
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    Pros

    N-able

    • Backup Reporting: Email alerts, and a great, easy to read Dashboard with detailed error logs and an easy to search Solarwinds FAQ for a lot of them.
    • Restores: So far I have restored files, full VMs, and VMs to other hardware, and so far it has not only been flawless, but so flexible that I can't imagine going back to any other software.
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    StarWind

    • Allows you to use Veeam and other software that uses Virtual Tape Libraries while getting rid of actual tape drives and tapes
    • Backblaze B2 implementation is great - keeps storage costs low while automating backups to the cloud storage
    • Low cost and great support by the Starwind technical team
    • Feature-rich and in constant development
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    Cons

    N-able

    • Restore complete settings: IP settings, the setting of CPU/Memory for VMs, etc. would decrease management during a restore.
    • Individual file backup: more granular settings for backup.
    • Change of device name after setup: at times, computer names change after restore so it would be great to rename the device name.
    • Option to recovery security key.
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    StarWind

    • Set-up is confusing.
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    Pricing Details

    Cove Data Protection

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Cove Data Protection 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

      StarWind VTL

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      StarWind VTL 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

        Likelihood to Renew

        N-able

        No answers on this topic

        StarWind

        Their support is great and the interface is not as user friendly
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        Usability

        N-able

        Because is a flexible, easy-to-use, complete solution.
        it has a complete support site, you can find everything you need.
        it can script everything on your network,
        it can remote control the pc's and server of your customers.
        it can restore from everywhere files and databases.
        it can backup quickly and compress finely every kind of data
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        StarWind

        The initial setup took some time, however, with the help of the Starwind technical team, we were able to set it up from start to finish including seamlessly adding it to our existing backup solution. After that, there was no need for any additional setup or troubleshooting.
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        Support Rating

        N-able

        We have an Italian support partner, they are been very good b7y the first moment.
        All the partners are followed with a lot of attention, even the little ones.
        there is a site where you can learn everything, the single parts of the product are described perfectly.
        Every it specialist should evaluate it.
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        StarWind

        Great and reliable product with little need for support
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        Alternatives Considered

        N-able

        Cove is able to cover all aspects of backup in a single package. From the same dashboard I can check servers, workstations, and even Office 365. Cove is a much better solution in terms of overall management for a company such as ours. It also provides integration options with N-Able's RMM and Take Control solutions. This allows us to offer our customers with a full service suite in a single package.
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        StarWind

        We've looked at physical tape backups, however, the infrastructure is too costly compared to Starwind VTL and it also requires manual changing of tapes that users will not want to do or forget to do. With VTL, it works exactly like a physical tape library with the same benefits and full automation.
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        Return on Investment

        N-able

        • There has been NO negative impact to out ROI, but it definitely helps our bottom line. Affordable pricing and solid support make Solarwinds Backup almost a no brainer. That interprets to a growing ROI.
        • The best thing to happen to our ROI is the growth brought in by very happy clients.
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        StarWind

        • ROI was immediate as we got rid of expensive sneakernet backups with hard drives in a Pelican case
        • One-time cost of the product is very cost-effective
        • Support contracts are reasonable and we received excellent support throughout
        • We have much better peace-of-mind with our data being protected better
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