Cove Data Protection vs. BDRSuite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cove Data Protection
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Cove Data Protection (formerly N-Able Backup) is designed to cover servers, datacenters, applications, and workstations, and is provided to ensure business continuity and at-a-glance assessment and fast issue resolution via customizable dashboard.N/A
BDRSuite
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Vembu BDR Suite is a universal backup solution catering to the backup, recovery, and disaster recovery needs of diverse IT environments. It is also optimized for service providers who deliver BaaS and DRaaS to their customers.
$12
per year per user
Pricing
Cove Data ProtectionBDRSuite
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Endpoint / Workstation Backup
$12
per year per endpoint
SaaS Backup
$12
per year per user
VMs, Servers & Cloud Backup
$48
per year per VM
Apps & DB Backup
$72
per year Apps
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cove Data ProtectionBDRSuite
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Cove Data ProtectionBDRSuite
Considered Both Products
Cove Data Protection
Chose Cove Data Protection
I have used in the past EVault, Datto, Veeam, Veritas etc. The lower cost compares to Veeam and EVault. Easier to manage than Datto. More reliable than Veritas.
BDRSuite
Chose BDRSuite
Vembu has been the only product that allowed us to backup mobile users (laptops) and the price [was a factor].
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Cove Data ProtectionBDRSuite
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Cove Data Protection
8.4
16 Ratings
3% above category average
BDRSuite
8.2
59 Ratings
0% above category average
Universal recovery8.413 Ratings8.448 Ratings
Instant recovery9.113 Ratings7.749 Ratings
Recovery verification8.314 Ratings9.250 Ratings
Business application protection8.613 Ratings7.341 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations6.515 Ratings7.741 Ratings
Incremental backup identification7.815 Ratings8.356 Ratings
Backup to the cloud10.015 Ratings8.534 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression9.215 Ratings8.946 Ratings
Snapshots7.511 Ratings8.043 Ratings
Flexible deployment8.714 Ratings7.752 Ratings
Management dashboard7.716 Ratings7.357 Ratings
Platform support8.115 Ratings8.657 Ratings
Retention options9.216 Ratings8.655 Ratings
Encryption7.915 Ratings8.449 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Cove Data ProtectionBDRSuite
Small Businesses
Veeam Data Platform
Veeam Data Platform
Score 9.0 out of 10
Veeam Data Platform
Veeam Data Platform
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10
Enterprises
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cove Data ProtectionBDRSuite
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(16 ratings)
9.0
(61 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
9.6
(4 ratings)
8.5
(59 ratings)
Support Rating
9.8
(4 ratings)
7.0
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cove Data ProtectionBDRSuite
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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Vembu Technologies
First of all Web UI makes it so much easier to manage, with few clicks you can schedule a backup, you can see the progress and you can instantly recover it. There is a multiple environment support which is great for hybrid environments. Pricing is more reasonable than other high priced backup solutions
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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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Vembu Technologies
  • Seed an offsite backup. A simple checkbox to seed a large backup prior to backing it up to our datacenter. Previously with another well knows backup provider this was convoluted and time-consuming.
  • Backup Speed. Vembu BDR is fast and allows me to schedule multiple jobs within time constraints that prohibit some backup products from working.
  • DR - Vembu BDR provides an option to mirror your backups to an offsite datacenter without taxing production servers with a secondary backup job.
  • Bare Metal Recovery: the ability to create a custom bootable ISO that you can quickly recover a failed physical server or workstation.
  • Ease of use: The console is consistent and very easy to use. From initial install to being fully configured takes just a few minutes.
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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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Vembu Technologies
  • User interface on the servers do not have enough tools to better monitor the systems and finding information is difficult.
  • User interface at portal is difficult to navigate and confusing
  • Support documentation is too generic and rarely answers my questions.
  • Licensing and acquisition. As a reseller and partner the licensing model is confusing and the portal interface to manage licensing should be scrapped and rebuilt. It is difficult to navigate and the available information is too vague.
  • Recently, communication with new channel contact. My previous contact was articulate and answered my questions.
  • Did I mention licensing? This is the most confusing and difficult process I've dealt with in 25 years. Makes Microsoft look simple.
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Likelihood to Renew
N-able
No answers on this topic
Vembu Technologies
Because of the product functions and possibilities: - it's easy to use through WEB browser - installation process is not complicated - Vembu BDR solution is reliable, and works properly. It does the job. This product could get extra points for the appliance that could be imported to virtual environment (no need for windows server license or some linux knowledge).
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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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Vembu Technologies
As outlined in are parts of this review, I have various issues with the way their KB center is structured and how error codes aren't documented or KBs for a specific error provide steps for older versions of the software and aren't applicable to the current version because of a design layout change. "Go here and select Y" where the "here" has been removed and doesn't exist anymore. Or they release a new version without any supporting documentation even though they restructured a lot of the interface and updated the error messages.
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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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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
N-able
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
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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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
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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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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