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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

For our use case the product is good. I am unsure if scaling to a much bigger environment would work as well as some competitor products. Reporting is sufficient in this product, although, as we use it not for our big production environment, we do not have to deal with all the big compliance rules so reporting is more of a technical purpose.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

It is very well designed and easier to start with. The UI is very simple yet powerful enough. I would recommend Vembu BDR for managing Windows and Vmware environments. There are a plethora of features available which is surprising. The option to encrypt your backups and scheduling email reports after every task(Successful/failed) is a great advantage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.8
Vembu BDR Suite
7.7
Universal recovery
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.6
Vembu BDR Suite
8.3
Live recovery
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite
8.2
Recovery verification
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.5
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0
Business application protection
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.5
Vembu BDR Suite
7.5
Multiple backup destinations
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.7
Vembu BDR Suite
6.9
Incremental backup identification
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.5
Vembu BDR Suite
8.1
Backup to the cloud
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.3
Vembu BDR Suite
7.1
Deduplication and file compression
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.7
Vembu BDR Suite
7.5
Snapshots
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite
7.9
Flexible deployment
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Vembu BDR Suite
6.7
Management dashboard
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Vembu BDR Suite
7.0
Platform support
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Vembu BDR Suite
7.9
Retention options
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Vembu BDR Suite
7.9
Encryption
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Vembu BDR Suite
8.5

Pros

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • Creating G-F-S backups of virtual servers in a completely automated fashion.
  • Restoring data easily when needed, either as specific individual files or entire servers (and the run-from-backup option is just neat, although we've rarely had use for that).
  • Storing Data in a de-duplicated, compressed format has allowed us to store many many backups in a space that is many many times smaller than it would take to keep multiple full copies of each server.
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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • You can only backup virtual machines.
  • Although you can easily set up NAKIVO, the more specific or complex your configuration, the more reliant you become on tech support. Knowing Linux would be a big plus with these types of configurations.
  • Updating the software could be a little more user-friendly.
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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's great. It works, it's cost effective and it's easy to maintain. I don't see us ever changing away from Nakivo Backup and Replication to any other product. We are very impressed and satisfied with the results.
David Judice | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 8.0
Based on 2 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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Because it is very easy to use.
Aba-Mark Mihaly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 7.7
Based on 35 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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 8.7
Based on 4 answers
As with any support, it can always improve, but since the result has always been getting my issue resolved quickly I can't complain. Nakivo support has been great to work with when I have needed them, which hasn't been often.
David Judice | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 7.3
Based on 4 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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was simple and easy to implement and went very quickly
David Judice | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 8.0
Based on 2 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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

Altaro offers a competitive price but not VMware support which is our preferred virtualisation product.The Vembu Cloud DR is more expensive to implement, less flexibile (requires a Windows server) and it is a product with a lot of space for improvements, however excellent support when needed.StorageCraft Cloud Backup same as Vembu is pricier and less flexible in deployment options.
Adrian Takacs | 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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • Provides a robust service at an affordable cost.
  • Intuitive web interface along with the technology itself provides a path for quick, easy restores.
  • Not supporting S3 compatible storage for off-site storage of backups has required us to add an additional piece of software to the workflow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

  • Well, in my opinion, Vembu Backup should be considerd an insurance policy. So if a fire never occurs was it a waste of insurance fee? Simple answer, no! Because you make the backup as a just in case, in that perspective, the ROI is instant when the unfortunate happens.
Kees Wals | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Vembu BDR Suite

Pricing Details

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

General

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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro Essentials$251
Enterprise Essentials$351
Pro$401
EnterpriseContact Vendor
  1. per workload
Additional Pricing Details
A workload is a VMware vSphere VM, Microsoft Hyper-V VM, Nutanix AHV VM, a physical machine (01 server and 03 workstations), an Oracle database, or an Amazon EC2 instance.

Vembu BDR Suite

General

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

Vembu BDR Suite Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.1
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0

Usability

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite
7.7

Support Rating

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.7
Vembu BDR Suite
7.3

Implementation Rating

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0

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