SkyKick vs. Veeam Backup for AWS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
SkyKick
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
SkyKick headquartered in Seattle offers a total cloud migration solution, featuring cloud backup and cloud management features for control of customer access to cloud resources.
$249
per month
Veeam Backup for AWS
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Veeam® delivers native, automated AWS backup and disaster recovery to protect and manage Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon EFS and Amazon VPC data. Veeam states it is built with simplicity, scalability, savings and security in mind, so users can eliminate the risk of data loss for AWS services.
$40
per year instance
Pricing
SkyKickVeeam Backup for AWS
Editions & Modules
Basic
$249
per month
Standard
$549
per month
Professional
$1,149
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SkyKickVeeam Backup for AWS
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
SkyKickVeeam Backup for AWS
Top Pros
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Features
SkyKickVeeam Backup for AWS
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
SkyKick
-
Ratings
Veeam Backup for AWS
7.8
75 Ratings
8% below category average
Universal recovery00 Ratings7.874 Ratings
Instant recovery00 Ratings7.873 Ratings
Recovery verification00 Ratings7.872 Ratings
Business application protection00 Ratings7.665 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations00 Ratings7.972 Ratings
Incremental backup identification00 Ratings7.870 Ratings
Backup to the cloud00 Ratings8.274 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression00 Ratings7.767 Ratings
Snapshots00 Ratings7.867 Ratings
Flexible deployment00 Ratings7.667 Ratings
Management dashboard00 Ratings7.569 Ratings
Platform support00 Ratings7.868 Ratings
Retention options00 Ratings7.966 Ratings
Encryption00 Ratings7.966 Ratings
Enterprise Backup
Comparison of Enterprise Backup features of Product A and Product B
SkyKick
-
Ratings
Veeam Backup for AWS
7.9
77 Ratings
2% below category average
Continuous data protection00 Ratings8.172 Ratings
Replication00 Ratings8.570 Ratings
Operational reporting and analytics00 Ratings7.871 Ratings
Malware protection00 Ratings7.258 Ratings
Multi-location capabilities00 Ratings7.869 Ratings
Ransomware Recovery00 Ratings7.835 Ratings
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User Ratings
SkyKickVeeam Backup for AWS
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(2 ratings)
7.9
(110 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(11 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(11 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(105 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
6.9
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.6
(11 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.9
(8 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
6.7
(6 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
6.5
(6 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.8
(5 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(7 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
6.5
(5 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
6.5
(6 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
SkyKickVeeam Backup for AWS
Likelihood to Recommend
SkyKick
SkyKick does a great job on migrations to Office 365. Their technicians are very helpful in planning the whole process, and the tool itself is quite reliable and resilient. Their cloud backup works OK but it does not provide the most friendly or fastest recovery. It also sits on the expensive side as they charge separately for Exchange and Onedrive/Sharepoint backups.
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Veeam Software
I like the idea of using this product for backups and cold storage. This allows for long retention times and a very low cost. The ability to quickly restore and the efficiency of all the products involved. I haven't come across scenarios where it isn't appropriate. I don't have a lot of experience so for me, it works well in my cases.
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Pros
SkyKick
  • Customer Interface for Backups
  • Migration support team
  • Comprehensive backup suite
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Veeam Software
  • Veeam Backup for AWS provides a comprehensive backup and disaster recovery solution for AWS workloads.
  • It's very easily integrated with the AWS cloud.
  • The Simple and intuitive user interface of Veeam Backup for AWS makes it easy to set up and manage backups for AWS instances.
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Cons
SkyKick
  • Response time and [ease] to get hold of
  • Integration with 3rd party apps for billing
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Veeam Software
  • We have never managed to use Veeam for Azure or GCP. It works well with AWS.
  • A client needed a multi-cloud DR solution management but we had a security issue and could find a solution from Veeam Backup for AWS.
  • Usually, you need a dedicated resource to monitor when the number of workloads is high. That adds to the cost.
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Likelihood to Renew
SkyKick
No answers on this topic
Veeam Software
We have been using Veeam Backup for AWS for our cloud hosted solutions for the last several years and will continue to do so. The ease of use and available support staff make the learning curve for use nearly flat in our case and having Veeam Backup for on-premise workloads makes the decision easy.
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Usability
SkyKick
No answers on this topic
Veeam Software
The UI and the integration is good with the product. so far
has not encountered any major challenges while using the UI. of course, this is
user perspective. Few users suggested some different view that it should be
change father should have some different options but overall the feedback about
UI is positive and no major issues encountered by using the UI or forsake of
this usability.
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Reliability and Availability
SkyKick
No answers on this topic
Veeam Software
Veeam Backup has never failed me, whenever we have needed to recover data it has worked flawlessly. It is highly available and I do not know of of a situation where our business has needed Veeam Backup fo AWS and has not been able to access or use it in some way.
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Performance
SkyKick
No answers on this topic
Veeam Software
We have not really noticed much difference and only notice it when doing work afterhours with our veeam being backed up. However, this is not the case as we do not do this often and hence we don't really have any real challenges for performance issues. Overall, we find that the performance is pretty good
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Support Rating
SkyKick
Responsive, technically capable, and friendly. Ive always had a good experience working with SkyKick su[[ort.
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Veeam Software
One of the best and leading backup solution with central management for all Virtual Servers, Physical servers and Application level backup. Migrated from distributed backup solution running at each site to central VEEAM solution which has reduced overhead of backup administrator and improves the backup performance. Veeam team is very supportive in solution design, taken care of all our requirements and provided the cost effective solution.
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In-Person Training
SkyKick
No answers on this topic
Veeam Software
We had only one due to the pandemic, but we remember really enjoying the help. Someone came to our site and walked us through the process and we had lots of time to ask questions and got really helpful solutions and tips and tricks to make sure that staff would understand and learn how to use it
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Online Training
SkyKick
No answers on this topic
Veeam Software
The training provided online was good. The training was restrictive to users but was content was good and informative. The information provided was relevent and flow was maintained well. The Question and answers were good and supported well. Need to have more material provided with the training and will support users to adopt train the trainer approach.
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Implementation Rating
SkyKick
No answers on this topic
Veeam Software
We were pretty happy with our implementation as it was simple to deploy and we followed the technical guide online with out much technical assistance from vendor support. We had also tested and streamlined a process based on our own documentation for our own company which was simple to follow overall for deploying into AWS for future instances
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Alternatives Considered
SkyKick
For migration purposes, we have chosen SkyKick over and over again. Their tool just works and does a great job with multiple different sources. Their support team is awesome albeit could be somewhat faster sometimes. Regarding cloud backup, it seems like that space is quite commoditized as every vendor offers the same. SkyKick does have some good promotions on migration costs when signing up for cloud backups as well which makes them more competitive than other vendors.
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Veeam Software
I had looked at N2WS Backup & Recovery backup and disaster recovery solution for AWS environments. But while it provides similar backup and recovery capabilities as Veeam Backup for AWS, it lacks some of the advanced features such as instant VM recovery, file-level recovery, and integration with Veeam Backup & Replication.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
SkyKick
No answers on this topic
Veeam Software
Overall, we pretty happy with the way it is contracted and the pricing structure. However, as stated we got it on promotion so we wont know until what it is after the 3 years but at this stage we are pretty happy with the product and the pricing from the commercial aspect
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Scalability
SkyKick
No answers on this topic
Veeam Software
We have found that Veeam Backup on AWS is very reliable as we have had it running for about a year and only have had it failed daily a few times and that was due to outages or servers that was part of our maintainance. We also like how the testing and verification of our backups is an excellent feature to confirm we can restore to the previous backup
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Professional Services
SkyKick
No answers on this topic
Veeam Software
Generally satisfied
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Return on Investment
SkyKick
  • Profitable migration business
  • Profitable backup solution
  • Delivers peace of mind to clients and improves our brand as trusted cloud vendor
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Veeam Software
  • The only thing is that you have to make sure you understand your AWS costs if your retention periods are not kept under control.
  • ROI is hard to prove until the moment you need to restore your workload.
  • Time-saving is something that comes to mind. Before Veeam, we used to spend/waste a lot of time verifying and testing our backup and restore. Veeam makes it easy with its SureBackup technology.
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ScreenShots

Veeam Backup for AWS Screenshots

Screenshot of Overview page detailing high-level information like alarms, protected instances, policies, and session information.Screenshot of Policies page detailing available policies, status and sessions log.Screenshot of Estimated monthly costs in policy wizard for snapshots, replicas, backups, traffic and transactions for machines in a policy.Screenshot of File Level Recovery, where individual files and folders can be searched and browsed for granular recovery.