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Score 9.4 out of 100

Unitrends MSP

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Score 7.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

StarWind VTL

Starwind VTL is a great solution for customers that want the benefits of a physical tape library without the hefty price tag and the manual intervention required when changing tapes as it is automated. In addition, Starwind VTL virtual tapes are "air-gapped" as they are in LTO format.
Indeep Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unitrends MSP

Unitrends is a very well suited backup solution for MSPs requiring diverse support for client systems, backup methods and storage. Its only 'cons' are that it does require some more technical knowledge of Linux, in particular, to potentially get deployments running smoothly and reporting nicely to other tools; and that deployments can sometimes be a bit rocky requiring a bit of troubleshooting to get things sorted between the appliance and agents, especially going into less than healthy client environments.
Werner Baron | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

StarWind VTL

  • Allows you to use Veeam and other software that uses Virtual Tape Libraries while getting rid of actual tape drives and tapes
  • Backblaze B2 implementation is great - keeps storage costs low while automating backups to the cloud storage
  • Low cost and great support by the Starwind technical team
  • Feature-rich and in constant development
Kevin Sipma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unitrends MSP

  • Compatibility with every system our clients and new engaged clients can potentially run.
  • multiple backup methods mean we have options if a particular system is having issues (usually on new clients before we can get them fixed up).
  • Management and monitoring are clear and concise via the portal and works with solutions like Backup Radar and RMM.
Werner Baron | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

StarWind VTL

  • Set-up is confusing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unitrends MSP

  • Would like them to allow you to mount a backup, and browse the backup files to restore, or use a script to selectively restore files.
  • Faster backup and restore times.
  • Allow you to set virtual machine settings when using instant recovery.
  • Provide better progress information when restoring a large job.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

StarWind VTL

StarWind VTL 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The initial setup took some time, however, with the help of the Starwind technical team, we were able to set it up from start to finish including seamlessly adding it to our existing backup solution. After that, there was no need for any additional setup or troubleshooting.
Indeep Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unitrends MSP

No score
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No answers on this topic

Support Rating

StarWind VTL

StarWind VTL 7.7
Based on 3 answers
Great and reliable product with little need for support
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unitrends MSP

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Alternatives Considered

StarWind VTL

We've looked at physical tape backups, however, the infrastructure is too costly compared to Starwind VTL and it also requires manual changing of tapes that users will not want to do or forget to do. With VTL, it works exactly like a physical tape library with the same benefits and full automation.
Indeep Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unitrends MSP

We compared solutions from Datto, and Veeam and found that Unitrends MSP gave a lower barrier to entry from a cost standpoint. The features that were available out of the box and multi-platform support made the choice a no-brainer when we were looking for options to protect our environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

StarWind VTL

  • ROI was immediate as we got rid of expensive sneakernet backups with hard drives in a Pelican case
  • One-time cost of the product is very cost-effective
  • Support contracts are reasonable and we received excellent support throughout
  • We have much better peace-of-mind with our data being protected better
Kevin Sipma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unitrends MSP

  • By being priced by TB protected small low impact machines have little to no cost impact allowing backups to be run without concerns about licensing costs, allowing for better client billing posturing.
  • Lower management and troubleshooting overhead, "once it's going it's solid."
Werner Baron | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

StarWind VTL

General

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

Unitrends MSP

General

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

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