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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

Veeam Backup & Replication

[Veeam Backup & Replication is] great for backup and DR sites. The ease of use to setup and run the system is great. Veeam has saved me countless times with recovering items from within Exchange/Outlook and other production servers. I’ve implemented Veeam in 3 different workflows and recommended it to many other businesses. It’s a great program that works well and have very good support staff.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

StarWind VTL
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6
Universal recovery
StarWind VTL
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6
Live recovery
StarWind VTL
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Recovery verification
StarWind VTL
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8
Business application protection
StarWind VTL
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8
Multiple backup destinations
StarWind VTL
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9
Incremental backup identification
StarWind VTL
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9
Backup to the cloud
StarWind VTL
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.2
Deduplication and file compression
StarWind VTL
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6
Snapshots
StarWind VTL
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9
Flexible deployment
StarWind VTL
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Management dashboard
StarWind VTL
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.1
Platform support
StarWind VTL
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Retention options
StarWind VTL
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8
Encryption
StarWind VTL
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6

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

Veeam Backup & Replication

  • Creates a working VM copy of your VM servers
  • Backup and replications are very quick once you have run it the first time. I replicated new servers that had a 127GB drive in less than 15 min because it only backs up the data, not the entire drive.
  • If a backup or replication fails, you can set it to try again and that usually works. I have most of the mine set to retry 3 times.
  • If there is a problem like a backup failed it will email you so you don't have to babysit it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

StarWind VTL

  • Set-up is confusing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veeam Backup & Replication

  • On occasion, the error feedback is not as useful as we'd like. However, the forums, KB articles, and support are always helpful.
  • No other negatives come to mind at the moment. The software really does work well and there have not been many headaches using. Most of the headaches are when storage runs out of space, but that's not the fault of the software.
Adam Friedli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

StarWind VTL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.0
Based on 11 answers
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.
George Rodgers-Clark | 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

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 8.7
Based on 11 answers
We've been using Veeam Backup & Replication for several years in our
organization, and we perform backups in all of our environments every
night. It’s one of the simplest yet effective and reliable solutions in
the market for the backup segment. You can check out the free Veeam
agent, so you can get an idea of the full product.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

StarWind VTL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 7.4
Based on 2 answers
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%.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

StarWind VTL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 7.6
Based on 2 answers
To identify a bottleneck in the data path, Veeam Backup & Replication
detects the component with the maximum workload, the component
that works for the most time of the job. For example, you use a
low-speed storage device as the backup repository. Even if VM data is
retrieved from the SAN storage on the source side and transported over a
high-speed link, VM data flow will still be impaired at the backup
repository.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

StarWind VTL

StarWind VTL 8.4
Based on 3 answers
Great and reliable product with little need for support
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.3
Based on 29 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

StarWind VTL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 8.4
Based on 18 answers
(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).
Robert Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Veeam Backup & Replication

Xen Orchestra for Citrix XenServer is a complementary product to Veeam, as long as Xen Orchestra addresses Citrix Xen Servers and Veeam does not. Both are great tools, although Xen Orchestra community edition is a whit better than the already free XenCenter, the reference management console for Citrix XenServer.
Stefan Zuban | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

StarWind VTL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Scalability can be addressed in many ways, but there is a consequence:
Higher performance and smaller backup windows may put too much stress on
production storage, and therefore, on its performance and Availability
to production workloads. To reduce stress on production storage, version
9.5 introduces a new way of reading VM disks that is optimized for
enterprise storage.
Guillermo Villamizar | 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

Veeam Backup & Replication

  • Veeam literally saved our bacon when we were hit with a ransomware attack by allowing us to painlessly restore VMs.
  • In order to meet our retention goals, we have had to invest in our backup infrastructure, such as purchasing additional disk shelves for our SAN.
  • The speed at which we are able to recover VMs and files helps reduce the cost of downtime.
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

StarWind VTL

General

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

StarWind VTL Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Veeam Backup & Replication

General

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

Veeam Backup & Replication Editions & Modules

Edition
Backup Essentials$4001
Backup & ReplicationContact sales team
Availability SuiteContact sales team
  1. per year
Additional Pricing Details
Veeam sells through channel partners. Contact a partner for detailed pricing and quotes. Resellers or sales personnel are available for assistance.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

StarWind VTL
9.2
Veeam Backup & Replication
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

StarWind VTL
Veeam Backup & Replication
9.0

Usability

StarWind VTL
8.2
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7

Reliability and Availability

StarWind VTL
Veeam Backup & Replication
7.4

Performance

StarWind VTL
Veeam Backup & Replication
7.6

Support Rating

StarWind VTL
8.4
Veeam Backup & Replication
9.3

Implementation Rating

StarWind VTL
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.4

Scalability

StarWind VTL
Veeam Backup & Replication
7.0

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