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Likelihood to Recommend

Nextcloud

Nextcloud is well suited in any collaboration scenario where users wants to share comments and resources as well as organize events or work together.
It is also very well suited for non-profit organizations as it is free to use and very simple even for non-tech users.
I can't imagine scenarios where it might not be appropriate as running requirements are minimal (php, mysql) so even a single user could find benefit to use it as an alternative for basic icloud or gmail use (files with desktop and mobile clients, calendar and address book).
Joseph Costa | 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

File Sharing & Management

Nextcloud
9.7
Vembu BDR Suite
Versioning
Nextcloud
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite
Video files
Nextcloud
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite
Audio files
Nextcloud
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite
Document collaboration
Nextcloud
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite
Access control
Nextcloud
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite
File search
Nextcloud
8.0
Vembu BDR Suite
Device sync
Nextcloud
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Nextcloud
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite
User and role management
Nextcloud
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite
File organization
Nextcloud
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite

Data Center Backup

Nextcloud
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0
Universal recovery
Nextcloud
Vembu BDR Suite
8.1
Live recovery
Nextcloud
Vembu BDR Suite
8.1
Recovery verification
Nextcloud
Vembu BDR Suite
7.7
Business application protection
Nextcloud
Vembu BDR Suite
8.4
Multiple backup destinations
Nextcloud
Vembu BDR Suite
7.6
Incremental backup identification
Nextcloud
Vembu BDR Suite
8.6
Backup to the cloud
Nextcloud
Vembu BDR Suite
7.8
Deduplication and file compression
Nextcloud
Vembu BDR Suite
8.1
Snapshots
Nextcloud
Vembu BDR Suite
7.9
Flexible deployment
Nextcloud
Vembu BDR Suite
7.4
Management dashboard
Nextcloud
Vembu BDR Suite
7.7
Platform support
Nextcloud
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0
Retention options
Nextcloud
Vembu BDR Suite
8.2
Encryption
Nextcloud
Vembu BDR Suite
8.8

Pros

Nextcloud

  • File sharing (internal, public or federated).
  • One software, many activities (files, address book, calendar, chat, edit, email) ...
  • Groupware, sharing between users or groups is really easy and finely controlled.
  • Integrations and many apps.
Joseph Costa | 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

Nextcloud

  • Merge talk and file client apps on mobile devices.
Joseph Costa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

  • Upgrading to new versions is relatively labor-intensive.
  • VMs to be backed up sometimes fail due to a lack of ability to create a snapshot. Vembu should find a way to work around this issue.
  • Supporting external storage (cloud) could be easier to configure, use, and integrate into the back-up processes.
Richard Voorheis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Nextcloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Stability is an issue on Windows 2012 and the upgrade process was painful
Bruce Redfern | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Nextcloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 8.2
Based on 30 answers
Vembu has a nice, easy-to-use, clean HTML interface. All of the features are easy to locate and are extremely easy to use, there are areas where the interface can be slow, such as indexing complex folder with lots of files, but give it time and it will show you what you need. With the automatic email alerts you are always kept up to date.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Nextcloud

Nextcloud 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I never needed support as everything always worked fine. The documentation on Nextcloud website is extensive and clear. The community is very active on the forum and should support you if you don't already find what you are looking for.
Joseph Costa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 9.9
Based on 3 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

Nextcloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Not really.
Bruce Redfern | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Nextcloud

Even excluding the budget and privacy concerns, we selected Nextcloud for its simplicity of use and the UI is very clear.
It just does what it is supposed to do.
  • No license.
  • Much, much ease of use.
  • Not opening several windows.
  • No un-useful services.
  • No automatic update.
  • Control over data.
  • Open-source software.
  • Integrations.
Joseph Costa | 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

Nextcloud

  • We do not spend money on software license (unlike Office 365).
  • Very simple maintenance and upgrading.
  • Very simple backup and restore.
Joseph Costa | 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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Pricing Details

Nextcloud

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Vembu BDR Suite

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nextcloud
10.0
Vembu BDR Suite
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Nextcloud
Vembu BDR Suite
5.0

Usability

Nextcloud
Vembu BDR Suite
8.2

Support Rating

Nextcloud
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite
9.9

Implementation Rating

Nextcloud
Vembu BDR Suite
7.0

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