Rubrik vs. Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Rubrik
Score 8.6 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Rubrik is cloud data management and enterprise backup software provided by Palo Alto-based Rubrik, Inc. It is a software platform that provides backup, instant recovery, archival, search, analytics, compliance, and copy data management in one secure fabric across data centers and clouds.N/A
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365
Score 9.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Veeam® Backup for Microsoft Office 365 eliminates the risk of losing access and control over Office 365 data including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Teams — so that data is always protected and accessible.
$1.80
per month per user
Pricing
RubrikVeeam Backup for Microsoft 365
Editions & Modules
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Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365
$1.80
per month per user
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 Community Edition
Free
BaaS for Microsoft 365
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
RubrikVeeam Backup for Microsoft 365
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Chose Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365
We evaluated Rubrik recently when needing to replace our current backup targets, and of course, that fell into possibly replacing Veeam as well, since Rubrik is a single ecosystem. Though their products are overall impressive, the initial cost was intimidating, and in the case …
Chose Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365
As I stated earlier, Veeam is a great solution that just works and isn’t super expensive like with Rubrik, Cohesity etc. however it is bring your own storage. Whether that’s disk or cloud. However as a result it doesn’t have quite as many add one and features as those other …
Chose Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365
Price was much more affordable with Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365.
Chose Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365
I actually moved to Barracuda but only for O365 app. I was able to pay per user and backup and save all data, forever.
Chose Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365
If you have Veeam suite. It just makes sense.
Chose Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365
We have been using other Veeam products [for] a long time. They are easy to use and very reliable. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is the gold standard in backups for a reason. The products work great and the support is excellent if you need it. No other product I …
Chose Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365
Veeam makes it easy for existing customers and non-customers alike to purchase the product and get up and running very quickly. Also, the free version for up to 10 users provides for an easy POC that helps users realize the benefits right away.
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Highlights

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Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 and Rubrik are both Data Backup Solutions built to archive and restore business data. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is designed to preserve data in Microsoft Office applications and is marketed as data loss prevention software. It is most popular with mid-sized businesses, though it is also used by small and mid-sized businesses due to the popularity of Microsoft Office Software. Rubrik is most popular with mid-sized to large enterprises, and is marketed as a data center backup solution.

Features

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 and Rubrik aboth provide data protection features, but since Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is a data loss prevention software and Rubrik is a data center backup solution, there are some differences that set them apart from each other.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is specialized for protecting data created in Microsoft applications.  For businesses looking to secure Microsoft Office data and prevent data loss, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is extremely efficient.  Additionally, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 offers a simple to use, streamlined user interface.  Most users will not need significant training to start using Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 to protect their data.

Rubrik is a data center backup solution, meaning it allows businesses to backup their database infrastructure rather than preventing data loss from specific software families. Rubrik is also vendor agnostic, meaning it can support most data types and databases and will fit into most existing IT infrastructures without issue as a result.

Limitations

Though Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 and Rubrik both help businesses protect their data, they also have a few limitations that are important to consider.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 includes highly specialized features for Microsoft software, but it isn’t as versatile as Rubrik.  Businesses that need to backup data from a wide variety of applications may prefer Rubrik, or at least one of Veeam’s more generalist data protection solutions.

Rubrik can support highly varied IT infrastructures, but it isn’t as focused as Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.  As a result, businesses looking primarily to protect data from Microsoft software may overlook Rubrik in favor of a more specialized solution.  Additionally, Rubrik’s interface isn’t as simple to use as Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, so businesses should expect users to need some training with Rubrik to achieve maximum efficiency.

Pricing

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 starts at $1.50 per month per user for a one-year subscription, though it is discounted slightly for three and five-year subscriptions. 

Rubrik doesn’t provide public pricing information, but interested businesses can reach out to the vendor for a quote. 

Features
RubrikVeeam Backup for Microsoft 365
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Rubrik
9.1
136 Ratings
11% above category average
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365
8.8
81 Ratings
2% below category average
Universal recovery8.7122 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant recovery9.4131 Ratings00 Ratings
Recovery verification8.9120 Ratings00 Ratings
Business application protection8.7120 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations9.2129 Ratings00 Ratings
Incremental backup identification9.0126 Ratings00 Ratings
Backup to the cloud9.5124 Ratings00 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression8.6132 Ratings00 Ratings
Snapshots9.3135 Ratings00 Ratings
Flexible deployment9.2124 Ratings00 Ratings
Management dashboard9.0136 Ratings8.678 Ratings
Platform support8.6133 Ratings00 Ratings
Retention options9.3136 Ratings9.080 Ratings
Encryption9.6126 Ratings8.771 Ratings
Enterprise Backup
Comparison of Enterprise Backup features of Product A and Product B
Rubrik
-
Ratings
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365
8.5
72 Ratings
1% below category average
Operational reporting and analytics00 Ratings8.069 Ratings
Malware protection00 Ratings8.245 Ratings
Ransomware Recovery00 Ratings9.335 Ratings
SaaS Backup
Comparison of SaaS Backup features of Product A and Product B
Rubrik
-
Ratings
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365
8.7
69 Ratings
3% below category average
SaaS Product Integration00 Ratings7.849 Ratings
Multiple Data Restoration Options00 Ratings9.366 Ratings
Data Auditing and Search00 Ratings8.560 Ratings
Data Storage in the Cloud or On-Premises00 Ratings9.363 Ratings
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User Ratings
RubrikVeeam Backup for Microsoft 365
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(136 ratings)
9.2
(217 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(17 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(16 ratings)
9.0
(217 ratings)
Availability
7.7
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(22 ratings)
8.9
(212 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
7.3
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(8 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Configurability
6.1
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
6.8
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.5
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.5
(6 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.2
(6 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
RubrikVeeam Backup for Microsoft 365
Likelihood to Recommend
Rubrik, Inc
Rubrik is still a relatively new product when compared to other solutions which tackle total data protection. The feature set is quite broad but still needs some refinements. Most of the User Interface is quite straightforward and easy, but some areas are a bit lacking in a description of what the option is used for, or the option is missing. While making the user experience easy, many tunables aren’t present and require a Support Tunnel to be open for a Support person to make a change in the customer’s environment. Seems the first question Support always asks is if you can open a tunnel for them to remote in. Then you’re not able to monitor exactly what they’re doing.
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Veeam Software
Users who accidentally deleted databases stored in their OneDrive were not able to recover them via Microsoft backup, so I used Veeam backup for Office 365 to recover the files needed for an important project. Veeam for Office 365 is great, and it is easy to recover lost Microsoft Teams files in a meeting.
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Pros
Rubrik, Inc
  • It just works right out of the box. No customizations were needed to start using.
  • It protects several types of databases such as IBM DB2 that are not protected by competing products.
  • The Rubrik Support team is very knowledgeable and responsive to our issues.
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Veeam Software
  • My CFO seemed to have lost a whole year of important emails. I simply restored them to his mailbox in a matter of minutes.
  • An employee left the company but an issue came up with a quote this person sent out. I could search his mailbox and got the quote as well as all communications from that customer.
  • It is nice to be able to search emails in various mailboxes without disturbing the user.
  • It is also nice to go back in time. Say they deleted those emails last month I can go back years if needed.
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Cons
Rubrik, Inc
  • Automated test restores. I would love to setup automated and random test restores on a regular basis where Rubrik's system will restore a random file or directory to a test SharePoint folder, send a full report, and provide a path to the folder for review and confirmation.
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Veeam Software
  • Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 isn't 'multi geo' aware - this means we have to manually select resources to back up depending on their geo-location.
  • Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 doesn't backup Private Channels users create in a Team - there are workarounds for this but it would be nice if this just worked.
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Likelihood to Renew
Rubrik, Inc
The support has been incredible. Any time we have had a question, it has always been answered within 24hrs. Also, the team is always will to hop on a Zoom call to help walk us through the dashboard and troubleshoot any issues we are having. Also, having the peace of mind that our data is protected should anything happen in our system.
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Veeam Software
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 just works so well and is so easy to use. I researched multiple options for Office 365 backup and none seemed to be as easy to setup and use as Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 and the pricing was very comfortable to us. I can't imagine any reason why we would change away from Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365.
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Usability
Rubrik, Inc
The support is top notch both tech and sales team, the tools are simple
to use and yet still is feature rich. Security is top of the list, the
product is sold and reliable, easy to configure and intuitive to use.
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Veeam Software
The functionality is very intuitive and easy to understand how to use the product. If anything, the information presented could be a little more verbose. I feel like it is lacking in the amount of information being shared regarding the backups compared to other products like Veeam Backup and Recovery.
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Reliability and Availability
Rubrik, Inc
Rubrik's brik is designed with redundancy in mind, ensuring that if one node experiences issues, others can continue to provide backup and recovery services.
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Veeam Software
No answers on this topic
Performance
Rubrik, Inc
Yes. Even on VPN and poor occasional poor internet speeds we've had no issues.
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Veeam Software
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Rubrik, Inc
Rubrik support has been pretty good. There have been a few issues with new releases we have experienced and are still considering if we want to make the jump to version nine. There are a few things we are concerned about which are giving us pause. That being said, support is working hard to answer our questions.
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Veeam Software
Even though we are a small non-profit, support has always been there for help when needed. They are responsive and knowledgeable. If there are any shortcomings from Veeam for support, it is entirely on our end. With a small IT department, we easily get backlogged with projects.
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In-Person Training
Rubrik, Inc
Very easy to take in and pass on.
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Veeam Software
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Rubrik, Inc
The interaction with the teacher is great and usually provides tons of opportunity for questions. The students questions are great to generate discussions and touching base the certification topic.
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Veeam Software
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Rubrik, Inc
From experience the implementation was smooth and easy, like a simple plug and play format but would need coordination from your network team to be able to see the entire IT infrastructure.
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Veeam Software
Would have marked a 10 but the storage in AWS was very complicated. Would be nice to have more help/guidance connecting to external storage.
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Alternatives Considered
Rubrik, Inc
Having all our backups under one umbrella made product management easier, with not need to manage myltip contracts.
The additional analysis of the data after the fact gave insights into our user data, without the need for an addition product, or the impact on live data sets.
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Veeam Software
As I stated earlier, Veeam is a great solution that just works and isn’t super expensive like with Rubrik, Cohesity etc. however it is bring your own storage. Whether that’s disk or cloud. However as a result it doesn’t have quite as many add one and features as those other products. But it does backup great.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Rubrik, Inc
We are fine with the 1 year or 3 year support options that Rubrik has had. The support for the on-prem hardware has been great too. We've had them for quite a while (4+ years) and no end of support yet.
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Veeam Software
No answers on this topic
Scalability
Rubrik, Inc
Rubrik allows multi-site deployment and cloud integration. But we are currently only using Rubrik in one location with Archives in Cloud
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Veeam Software
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Rubrik, Inc
  • Rubrik has eliminated all our other backup tools that we were trying to accomplish what they offer.
  • Rubrik has made management of backups a non-issue.
  • Recovery of systems and files takes seconds or minutes.
  • We have a better strategy against ransomware.
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Veeam Software
  • We use this tool to store our most sensitive Data safely where it's easy to get access while even offline mode.
  • Streamlines our off boarding process for data retention by leveraging Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365.
  • Flexible data storage either onsite or in the cloud. Which is very cost effective.
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ScreenShots

Rubrik Screenshots

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Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 Screenshots

Screenshot of backup creation for Microsoft 365 Exchange Online, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business and Teams data. Jobs can be scheduled to run when and as often as desired.Screenshot of advanced search capabilities and flexible recovery and export options to perform eDiscovery on Microsoft 365 mailboxes, emails, files or sites — as easily as one would with a traditional on-premises data backupScreenshot of restoration of Microsoft 365 Exchange Online, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business and Teams data from a Veeam backup. Veeam offers over 25 ways to restore from Office 365 backups to meet the specific recovery needs of any business