Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Rubrik
Score 9.2 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 & Replication
Score 8.7 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Veeam’s® premier product, Veeam Backup & Replication™, delivers availability for all cloud, virtual, Kubernetes and physical workloads. Through a management console, the software provides backup, archival, recovery and replication capabilities.
$400
per year 5 licenses
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
RubrikVeeam Backup & Replication
Considered Both Products
Rubrik
Chose Rubrik
The biggest thing that Rubrik gave us over using Veeam is the secure appliances. We don't have to have another server to manage that simply runs the backup software, we have a managed appliance with a single update interface. Veeam backup and restore works just as well, but …
Chose Rubrik
We felt the solution provided by Rubrik better aligned with our business needs. Nothing wrong with the other solutions. But we thing we've made the right decision.
Chose Rubrik
Veeam was good product, but we felt Rubrik fit a little better for us.
Chose Rubrik
We have has different quotes for other products as well. But when compared with Rubrik all are quite expensive and doesn't offer many features what are given in Rubik. And no trainings provided as part of deployment. Rubrik gave us trainings during and post deployment which is …
Chose Rubrik
We found that Veeam was way cheaper but the UI and backup interface were nowhere near as powerful as Rubrik. Rubrik is a higher investment there is no question about that but if people are looking for a detailed backup environment that is very powerful from an enterprise level …
Chose Rubrik
Single point of backup/restore. Easier training for less technical staff.
Chose Rubrik
Rubrik was the clear winner based upon business needs.
Chose Rubrik
Rubrik is a lot more intuitive and easy to integrate all aspects of our disparate hybrid environment, into a single pane of glass.
Chose Rubrik
Veeam is more customizable but complex. Rubrik makes you realize the complexity wasn't necessary for the business needs.
Chose Rubrik
Rubrik is very seamless and is super easy to connect to a VM environment. I find it is easier to configure and maintain than Veeam. One of the main reasons we selected Rubrik was the ease of deployment and the added ransomware protection. Ransomware attacks are on the rise …
Chose Rubrik
Rubrik was by far the easiest to set up and use and most simple solution we tested.
Chose Rubrik
Rubrik is far superior. Veeam is a great product, but Rubrik is much easier to manage and deploy and has a much higher backup success rate and far fewer time to remediate failures.
Chose Rubrik
We spent six months evaluating our options between these vendors, doing demos and reviews wherever we could.

Chose Rubrik
Veritas NetBackup has been the main backup technology in our company for over 10 years.
However Rubrik is better adapted to new technologies such as hybrid clouds, native cloud protection or noSQL databases.
Also the operational cost of managing Rubrik is far less than NetBackup …
Chose Rubrik
At the time, Rubrik had the most focused vision and execution from what we could tell. They had a modern approach and being a newer company, [they] weren't carrying legacy code with them. A single, polished, web GUI that was fast and easy to use was a big differentiator. …
Chose Rubrik
Similar in ability to cover all of our needs. Veeam would have required investment in hardware/storage and servers. With Rubrik the solution was delivered as a ready to deploy solution.
Chose Rubrik
For the feature set that we needed, both products were able to provide them. Rubrik allowed us to drop in managed appliances instead of building up Windows Servers and additional storage products. This allowed us to spin up Rubrik faster and easier. Being the new kid on the …
Chose Rubrik
We moved from a previous version of IBM Spectrum Protect. While Spectrum Protect was immensely powerful and configurable (think Chernobyl) it required a similarly immense amount of babysitting. One wrong knob turn and catastrophic results could occur. This level of complexity …
Chose Rubrik
With the exception of Backup Exec's GRT I rate all features of Rubrik above the competitors i have used. To restore single mail items one must mount the volume/DB into a Kroll server (License provided on request from Rubrik)
Chose Rubrik
Veeam just did not seem to fit well in our environment, and we had multiple issues with their support and recovery functionality of their product. Rubrik definitely is a leading contender compared to Veeam, and we would [stay] with this product in the future.
Chose Rubrik
Compared to Veeam, Rubrik is an easier product to manage when the environment grows. Veeam tends to get complicated with proxy nodes. It's easier to set up SLAs on Rubrik. Veeam works great but it is harder to troubleshoot if you don’t have the knowledge.
Chose Rubrik
At the time we became customer (in 2017), Rubrik was the only one supporting Nutanix AHV and the only one proposing SLA-style protection of objects. What we still love about Rubrik against veeam is the fact that Rubrik is coming as a full turnkey solution with storage included …
Chose Rubrik
Both offer highly flexible solutions. Rubrik offers simplicity and stability. No solution is a set and forget but Rubrik is as close as you can ask for.
Chose Rubrik
Rubrik is like comparing apples and oranges to other products, no comparison. Try it you will see.
Veeam Backup & Replication
Chose Veeam Backup & Replication
Veeam is on par with Rubrik for VMware backups. It feels well put together. Veeam handles medium-sized environments exceptionally well with little to no day-to-day administration.
Chose Veeam Backup & Replication
We initially selected Veeam Backup & Replication over Netbackup years ago and have been very happy with the software. Our current transition to another solution is strictly because we can't stomach purchasing more ExaGrid backup units. Veeam's SureBackup feature, as well as …
Chose Veeam Backup & Replication
Tivoli Storage Manager performs OK for file-level backups but, try to do a bare-metal restore, and you are sure to run into some issues with it. The GUI console is excellent for a Windows guy, but to achieve its full potential, you need to be a command-line guru
Chose Veeam Backup & Replication
Unlike many of the vendors above, Veeam is providing a solution that scales from one workload to hundreds and fits comprehensively in any of the spaces between without compromising the core functionality and feature set that makes it such a great product. Veeam are confident in …
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Features
RubrikVeeam Backup & Replication
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Rubrik
9.0
122 Ratings
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.5
173 Ratings
Universal recovery8.8109 Ratings8.5140 Ratings
Instant recovery9.4118 Ratings8.5152 Ratings
Recovery verification8.6105 Ratings8.9153 Ratings
Business application protection8.6107 Ratings8.7139 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations8.9113 Ratings8.7163 Ratings
Incremental backup identification9.1113 Ratings8.9169 Ratings
Backup to the cloud9.5112 Ratings8.3105 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression8.8119 Ratings8.6157 Ratings
Snapshots9.4121 Ratings8.9146 Ratings
Flexible deployment9.0112 Ratings8.4136 Ratings
Management dashboard9.1122 Ratings7.522 Ratings
Platform support8.5118 Ratings8.6139 Ratings
Retention options9.1121 Ratings8.7141 Ratings
Encryption9.4111 Ratings8.2121 Ratings
User Ratings
RubrikVeeam Backup & Replication
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(122 ratings)
9.1
(440 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(12 ratings)
9.4
(24 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(11 ratings)
8.8
(21 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(3 ratings)
7.5
(6 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(3 ratings)
7.6
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(22 ratings)
9.9
(37 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
4.5
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(7 ratings)
9.9
(30 ratings)
Configurability
8.8
(3 ratings)
8.4
(5 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.8
(3 ratings)
8.9
(4 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.8
(3 ratings)
7.8
(5 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.5
(3 ratings)
7.9
(6 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.5
(3 ratings)
7.9
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
RubrikVeeam Backup & Replication
Likelihood to Recommend
Rubrik, Inc
The speed of restoring data and simplicity to kick that off is hands down the best. The intuitive nature of the system to recognize a missing VM and to auto flag it as a relic to reduce log clutter and distractions. I honestly don't look at it often due to the stability of the system.
Where its less suited would be the full feature set is only for VMware, with the recent approval from Nutanix as a partner there have been a lot of growth adding function for AHV VMs. Custom reporting doesn't seem to be as feature rich as other processes along with the YARA rules coding for threat hunting.
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Veeam Software
In the past, when I looked at Veeam Backup & Replication, it did not support physical servers, only VMs. But now that it supports physical servers, we are able to use it. We are using it to send copies of our backups to our cloud for redundancy because it is so fast; our previous backup software was very slow sending backups to the cloud, making it useless for us. The granularity of being able to save SQL backups has really helped us, so we don't have to rely on SQL native backups.
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Pros
Rubrik, Inc
  • Validates all backups against ransomware during and after backups are performed.
  • Is seamless in backing up data whether on prem or in the Cloud.
  • Support engineers are extremely knowledgeable and useful in providing guidance.
  • Integrates will with native Oracle and SQL backup processes.
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Veeam Software
  • Ease of configuration.
  • Works well with Hyper-V and VMWare ESXi VMs.
  • Simple restore methods allow for easy restore verification or VM replication.
  • Very affordable pricing compared to other similar products.
  • Sales and technical support are knowledgeable about their product, are not located overseas, and are quite responsive.
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Cons
Rubrik, Inc
  • Anything Rubrik is missing can be developed with their open API.
  • It would be nicer if Rubrik had better networking options out of the box for machines being restored to a location other than their normal location.
  • Better node reporting or performance, we have had a few nodes need to be rebooted.
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Veeam Software
  • AHV backup functionality is not equivalent to ESXi. It uses a different distinct console and is not compatible with some advanced features such as SureBackup.
  • License renewal experience in the conversion between the legacy model and the new universal license has been very poor. We were forced to pay a significant fee to allow backups of AHV targets, but other than the change in hypervisor there was no improvement in functionality. In fact we have less since SureBackup is not supported with AHV workloads.
  • Added tools to assist in hardening the server and isolating it from inside threats would be nice to have. Most of this needs to be manually worked through to ensure an internal compromise does not also impact your backups.
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Likelihood to Renew
Rubrik, Inc
I gave rating do to the following: The product works great with little time needed to manage to be sure that backups work. Customer is very helpful and respond quickly to resolve errors or answer product questions. The continued education that Rubrik continue to offer such as training, webinars, and blogs.
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Veeam Software
I really have no complaints about Veeam Backup & Replication. Their service has been excellent and the cost is minimal in comparison to other services I checked out. Implementation wasn't simple and the Veeam Support team was there to help each step of the way.
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Usability
Rubrik, Inc
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.
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Veeam Software
Veeam is fairly simple in terms of how it is set up; its not an overly-complicated dashboard that can be intimidating to less technically-inclined users. Veeam also offers good instructional videos to help users work through how to do specific functions. I appreciate that they have specific video tutorials rather than having users scroll through a cumbersome manual.
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Reliability and Availability
Rubrik, Inc
Never goes down
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Veeam Software
The Veeam Backup & Replication solution is up and running every time you need it as it was planned. In more than 3 years that we have been using the product every night, it might have failed or presented an error once or twice, so the availability percentage is almost at 100%.
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Performance
Rubrik, Inc
I did not find any performance issues.
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Veeam Software
Veeam does a good job with backing up our servers in a timely manner. We are still at the beginning of our Veeam use and are pleased with the speed at which we can access the system as well as the backups and restore points. Veeam is definitely superior to our previous backup system in terms of speed and accessibility
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Support Rating
Rubrik, Inc
Rubrik support is hands down some of the best product support we have. They know their product and are quick to assist. Submitting support cases is easier and they are very responsive. You don't have to use Rubrik support often but when you do they have your back.
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Veeam Software
Support response can be slow and sometimes tedious if you have a non-generic issue in your environment. Due to my experience with Veeam, I often discover the solutions before support does, but on the rare occasion where I need a higher tier of support, their experience and skill set are excellent. If you truly find something odd in your environment, Veeam Support, Development and their teams of engineers will figure it out and provide custom hot-fixes when necessary.
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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
I've given 5 here as i have not done the Rubrik university stuff - just read their KB which is decent.
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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
(I assume this question should say "Veeam" and not "Crownpeak Universal Consent Platform") Planning is key. Planning your backup schedule, size, data restore points, replication if you're doing that, &c. Testing is also important; make sure you back something up and then do a test restore. Set up alerts so you know if things aren't working (or even if they are, always good to know that too).
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Alternatives Considered
Rubrik, Inc
Rubrik has smaller footprint of hardware compared to the competition and ease of operations. The software is a bit more stable and allows the scaling of the infra in a much easier way and manage. The polaris tool / reporting module is very easy for management to look at the statistics and get the meat of the information from the overall operations
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Veeam Software
We used Zerto and CA Arcserve to address these needs without migrating to Veeam Backup & Replication. Zerto is a very successful instant backup and we are still using it now. It does what Veeam application cannot do in instant replication. CA Arcserve, on the other hand, is clearly lagging behind the Veeam Backup & Replication product and does not meet today's requirements.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Rubrik, Inc
the only downside with a hardware+software all in one solution is having to pay for more licensing if you need more disk space instead of just adding space. other than that it's great
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Veeam Software
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Scalability
Rubrik, Inc
Very easy to add new 'briks' (or nodes as everyone else calls them :P) as long as the network is plugged in and configured, the briks will discuss among themselves and welcome the new comer into the cluster
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Veeam Software
In terms of scalability for our company, Veeam was able to cover our backup needs with ease. They have options for even more individualized backup if we were to need them; i.e. if a specific workstation needs its own independent backup. We have not used these resources yet, but I am confident they will be beneficial to our company in the near future.
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Return on Investment
Rubrik, Inc
  • This solution was comparable in price to other solutions we examined and offered features not available from some other leading backup providers.
  • This has increased the speed with which I can restore files and especially entire virtual machines (literally seconds to spin up a restore instead of often over an hour with Avamar) so less downtime for customers who need help.
  • While (thankfully) we haven't had to use it, this also offers ransomware detection and protection.
  • Single Sign-On integration allows us to use our existing 2FA to increase security.
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Veeam Software
  • ROI is excellent, we saved a lot in hardware and time
  • We have a solid base for disaster recovery
  • We have minimized the time to restore files or even whole servers
  • We do not worry about data integrity anymore as we have multiple sites where the data is replicated to
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