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Likelihood to Recommend

NetApp SnapMirror

NetApp SnapMirror is a no-brainer when it comes to retaining an offsite backup for disaster recovery purposes. The backbone of the product is the Snapshot technology built into NetApp technology. In my experience, the Snapshot/SnapMirror software has been flawless and very dependable. The only piece that I can see adding in the future is potentially connecting SnapMirror to the cloud as an additional backup destination.
Brandon Burch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rubrik

It is by far the easiest and well thought out backup solution I've encountered. If you have requirements to archive into AWS, Azure, or GCP, it is extremely easy to configure. You will be up and archiving in minutes. The SLA based job scheduling is very intuitive. The only negative or less appropriate usage I can think of would be the instantiation piece. It takes several hours to instantiate one VM to a cloud environment. This could be our lack of bandwidth, but it is only feasible for a long term DR scenario.
Toby Wenzel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

NetApp SnapMirror
Rubrik
8.7
Universal recovery
NetApp SnapMirror
Rubrik
8.5
Live recovery
NetApp SnapMirror
Rubrik
8.9
Recovery verification
NetApp SnapMirror
Rubrik
8.5
Business application protection
NetApp SnapMirror
Rubrik
8.4
Multiple backup destinations
NetApp SnapMirror
Rubrik
8.9
Incremental backup identification
NetApp SnapMirror
Rubrik
8.1
Backup to the cloud
NetApp SnapMirror
Rubrik
9.2
Deduplication and file compression
NetApp SnapMirror
Rubrik
8.5
Snapshots
NetApp SnapMirror
Rubrik
8.5
Flexible deployment
NetApp SnapMirror
Rubrik
8.8
Management dashboard
NetApp SnapMirror
Rubrik
8.4
Platform support
NetApp SnapMirror
Rubrik
8.8
Retention options
NetApp SnapMirror
Rubrik
9.2
Encryption
NetApp SnapMirror
Rubrik
9.2

Pros

NetApp SnapMirror

  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity are strong areas where NetApp SnapMirror exceeds by providing multiple recovery options without the need for additional software or degrading network performance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rubrik

  • Simplified backup. Rubrik integrates well with modern data-center technologies. Rubrik backups are SLA-based, and you can apply SLAs to different levels of your infrastructure, e.g. from granular VM-based assignments to covering whole site with few clicks.
  • Simplified restore. Easy to use interface allows for delegation of restores to any user group.
  • Simplified backup to cloud makes replacing outdated backup targets, such as tape libraries, an easy task.
  • Simplified DR to cloud. In addition to the ability to mount restored virtual machines from the Rubrik appliances itself, Rubrik allows you to spin up backed up to the cloud instances in Azure cloud.
Paul Lerner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NetApp SnapMirror

  • The volume size on the destination partner always has to be bigger than the source. This can get annoying. Not sure if they have made this automatic in future releases.
  • When you break a SnapMirror to use the destination volume you have to redirect all requests to the new volume. This isn't really a con but it is something you need to think about.
Brandon Burch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rubrik

  • I would like to have the ability to set expiration dates for relics. When VMs are deleted, the backups (relics) require manual intervention to remove, and I may not want them removed right away.
  • Integration of multiple clusters into a single dashboard.
  • I'd like to see more granular control of SLA retentions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

NetApp SnapMirror

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Rubrik

Rubrik 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Rubrik has a simple to use interface and day to day management is very simple yet it doesn't sacrifice flexibility. Expanding capacity as data grows is very easy and does not require downtime. Upgrading is simple and efficient. Setup and configuration are straight forward.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

NetApp SnapMirror

NetApp SnapMirror 10.0
Based on 1 answer
NetApp support has always been great. With the NetApp Auto-support system/web portal, the visibility into your NetApp storage is incredible. There have been times when I've been contacted by them for an issue that I haven't even discovered yet. For example, I received a call 20 minutes after a drive failed in our filer. I hadn't checked my email at that time and therefore didn't see the alert.
Brandon Burch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rubrik

Rubrik 8.8
Based on 6 answers
I have had nothing but great service from Rubrik's support. The support tunnel option is great as they can connect without the need for WebEx or JoinMe to work on your cluster. They are always willing to perform upgrades even though upgrading is super easy for the customer, but some would prefer support to do them.
Toby Tapp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

NetApp SnapMirror

Over the years we have transitioned to NetApp SnapMirror for all our storage needs. However, due to the short life cycle of support, it is cost prohibitive to maintain after support is ended. The main reason we have liked NetApp SnapMirror due to the many options and standardized management capabilities and flexible options for provisioning and setup of storage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rubrik

Veeam is the closest to Rubrik but still cannot compare in its simplicity and success rates. The others just don't even compare, heck you have to have a PHD just to use CommVault
Sam Kemp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NetApp SnapMirror

  • Great for Growth and the price points are not bad. My IT Dept relies on NetApp SnapMirror as our primary leg in BCDR for data replication as well as application and data protection integration capabilities.
  • Short SDLC and Support Cycle
  • Support is desirable
  • Stable and flexible
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rubrik

  • Increasing of service's request: old customers asked us backup service after they realized we were using Rubrik
  • New customers, came because of Rubrik, asked for new services
  • Old customers already using previous backup solution decided to leave the service since more expensive
  • Overall, ROI is positive
Raffaello Poltronieri | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

NetApp SnapMirror

General

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

Rubrik

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NetApp SnapMirror
8.9
Rubrik
8.8

Usability

NetApp SnapMirror
Rubrik
8.2

Support Rating

NetApp SnapMirror
10.0
Rubrik
8.8

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