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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 7.4 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

Veritas NetBackup

Like most enterprise backup applications, Symantec NetBackup (NBU) suffers from complexity. Using and understanding advanced features can be challenging at times. Real world experience is needed to know if they are worth the time to implement. On the other hand I have found NBU relativity easy to use with a little training from just a simple backup scheduling and restore perspective.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

StarWind VTL
Veritas NetBackup
8.7
Universal recovery
StarWind VTL
Veritas NetBackup
8.2
Live recovery
StarWind VTL
Veritas NetBackup
6.8
Recovery verification
StarWind VTL
Veritas NetBackup
8.3
Business application protection
StarWind VTL
Veritas NetBackup
8.5
Multiple backup destinations
StarWind VTL
Veritas NetBackup
9.1
Incremental backup identification
StarWind VTL
Veritas NetBackup
8.3
Backup to the cloud
StarWind VTL
Veritas NetBackup
9.6
Deduplication and file compression
StarWind VTL
Veritas NetBackup
8.6
Snapshots
StarWind VTL
Veritas NetBackup
8.8
Flexible deployment
StarWind VTL
Veritas NetBackup
8.8
Management dashboard
StarWind VTL
Veritas NetBackup
9.0
Platform support
StarWind VTL
Veritas NetBackup
9.4
Retention options
StarWind VTL
Veritas NetBackup
9.5
Encryption
StarWind VTL
Veritas NetBackup
8.4

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

Veritas NetBackup

  • Upgrades are typically easy and normally have either no issues or very few that are easily resolved (wait a month or 2 before upgrading)
  • Using accelerator for the vm environment works well, and file level restores have been successful
  • Full vm recovery has worked every time
  • Backing up a physical server and restoring to a vm works as described
  • GRT Exchange backups are pretty easy, to setup
  • File level restores are simple
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

StarWind VTL

  • Set-up is confusing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas NetBackup

  • The GUI is very old looking. This does not kill the performance, it just looks to be 10 years old.
  • Some things need to be done from the CLI(command line interface). if you have not used this before it will take some learning and a good understanding of Linux.
Jason Stallings | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

StarWind VTL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veritas NetBackup

Veritas NetBackup 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Veritas continues to keep up with the backup game. There virtual machine backup capabilities are now top notch, and I believe they will prove valuable when our cloud presence demands a backup solution.
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

Veritas NetBackup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

StarWind VTL

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

Veritas NetBackup

Veritas NetBackup 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Veritas support is very prompt and the acknowledgement/followup is hugely appreciable. They go deep to the issue and provide you satisfactory solutions. Creating ticket in portal is also very easy, does not adhere to severity priority, even if Sev2 response is very quick.
Ratnodeep Roy | 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

Veritas NetBackup

CrashPlan has the capability to sync data with a cloud storage source. This is great for a workstation where data is typically only for one user. However, Netbackup does a much better job for maintaining multiple levels of file restores for Enterprise Servers. Netbackup has a superior management console that does not rely on Cloud services in the event of an internet outage.
Rick Lupton | 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

Veritas NetBackup

  • We never experienced a significant system or data loss during the time we used NetBackup. We restored individuals files and small databases based upon user mistakes, but we never had to implement a DR plan. From that aspect, it is difficult to evaluate the ROI. Backups are a commodity service. Features are very similar across multiple tools. Once you decide to stay on-prem or move to the cloud, the list of options are narrowed. Then it becomes a matter of price.
  • From an administration and support perspective, the ROI is low. Vendor technical support is not always responsive. The first two tiers of support are not knowledgeable and their typical recommendation is to read the white paper. My small team spent a lot of time troubleshooting NetBackup, often without much vendor help.
Joel Gibbons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

StarWind VTL

General

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

Veritas NetBackup

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

StarWind VTL
9.2
Veritas NetBackup
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

StarWind VTL
Veritas NetBackup
9.0

Usability

StarWind VTL
8.2
Veritas NetBackup

Support Rating

StarWind VTL
8.4
Veritas NetBackup
9.1

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