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Vembu BDR Suite

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Likelihood to Recommend

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

[An] excellent solution to backup VMs, even across multiple data centers. Easy to use, quick to navigate, and able to bandwidth throttle, ensuring that our business traffic is not affected. [Cost-effective] solution and support go above and beyond. We are very happy with this solution. Thank you NAKIVO!! Well done.
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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.1
Vembu BDR Suite
7.4
Universal recovery
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite
8.9
Live recovery
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.4
Vembu BDR Suite
8.1
Recovery verification
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite
8.6
Business application protection
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.1
Vembu BDR Suite
6.1
Multiple backup destinations
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.1
Vembu BDR Suite
6.3
Incremental backup identification
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.1
Vembu BDR Suite
7.3
Backup to the cloud
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.5
Vembu BDR Suite
6.2
Deduplication and file compression
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.7
Vembu BDR Suite
6.4
Snapshots
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.3
Vembu BDR Suite
8.1
Flexible deployment
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.1
Vembu BDR Suite
7.1
Management dashboard
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.1
Vembu BDR Suite
6.9
Platform support
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0
Retention options
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.1
Vembu BDR Suite
8.1
Encryption
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.1
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0

Pros

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • Frequent backups do not affect the server load especially when the store is based on a high-performance NAS. We use OMV and average a GB per Minute per backup.
  • Offsite backups to a hosted store on AWS or Wsabi is simple.
  • VM replication is simple to set up.
  • Backup compression and encryption is excellent.
Clyde Wynter | 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

  • Reporting could use some work. I think there is a calendar feature but it's not available given our current license level. I think this should come standard.
  • We've had corrupted backup issues in the past and had to reach out to support. They are the only ones who can fix the built-in backup DB problem. It would be nice if there was a way for the end-user to do it without having to get support involved.
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 9.1
Based on 3 answers
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 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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 9.2
Based on 32 answers
Wherever NAKIVO runs (as a dedicated VM, an application on NAS, as an installed service) you get a concise Web interface through encrypted communication. One is able to check and monitor the backups quickly and in detail, if needed. Notifications, Warnings, and Alarms are grouped and bundled so that you can work with them promptly.
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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 9.5
Based on 38 answers
The support is fast and perfect. If u have any questions, you can contact the support team via mail or chat and you always get a fast answer. You can also find a lot of help in the FAQ in the help center to resolve your problems. Anytime I had to contact the support, they helped me and solved my problem.
Juergen Fritsch | 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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 8.3
Based on 3 answers
Configuring a dedicated Nakivo backup server with local storage and additional Linux NAS storage units for immutability is key. Backed-up data is only useful if it can be restored.
Clyde Wynter | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

Nakivo seemed more "solid" than Iperius Backup (even if we use it for tiny customers), was more affordable than Acronis and our partner had been using it for a while and was very satisfied.
Francesco Bavastro | 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

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 9.2
Based on 27 answers
The licensing is complex and not easy to understand at first. As you can use very small installations with one socket up to hundreds that can not be easily explained of course. This is the only thing I would like changed on NAKIVO's end.
Martin Graeber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

No score
No answers yet
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Professional Services

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 9.0
Based on 10 answers
I contacted a few times Nakivo representatives, once for technical doubt and the other ones for commercial ones. Both support services are fast and reliable.
Francesco Bavastro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • NAKIVO only costs a fraction of many other backup solutions.
  • After the initial setup, I've had to spend very little time on the maintenance of NAKIVO. That's freed me up to work on other projects.
  • We were able to leverage pre-existing storage to save the cost of using a cloud service.
Anonymous | 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

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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

Starting Price

$0

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro Essentials$251
Enterprise Essentials$351
Pro$401
EnterpriseContact Vendor
  1. per workload
  2. none
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

Starting Price

Vembu BDR Suite Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.9
Vembu BDR Suite
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.1
Vembu BDR Suite
6.8

Usability

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.2
Vembu BDR Suite
7.9

Support Rating

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.5
Vembu BDR Suite
6.5

Implementation Rating

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.3
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.2
Vembu BDR Suite

Professional Services

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite

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