StarWind Virtual Tape Library vs. Veritas NetBackup

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
StarWind VTL
Score 8.8 out of 10
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StarWind Virtual Tape Library (VTL) resolves the issue of Enterprise ROBO being stuck with expensive tapes for data backup, while allowing users to stick to regulatory archival requirements. One can’t be sure that data stored on the tapes in archives will always be retrievable. StarWind VTL takes advantage of the already existing tape backup infrastructure and virtualizes the data for easy access and storage. Using on-prem VTLs with cloud and object storage tiering, the solution allows…N/A
Veritas NetBackup
Score 7.2 out of 10
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Veritas NetBackup is a backup-as-a-service product providing data recovery and protection for enterprises. It supports physical, virtual, and cloud systems and features an automated disaster recovery capabilities.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
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Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
StarWind Virtual Tape Library
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Ratings
Veritas NetBackup
9.9
17 Ratings
15% above category average
Universal recovery00 Ratings9.914 Ratings
Instant recovery00 Ratings9.913 Ratings
Recovery verification00 Ratings9.914 Ratings
Business application protection00 Ratings9.915 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations00 Ratings9.915 Ratings
Incremental backup identification00 Ratings10.017 Ratings
Backup to the cloud00 Ratings9.911 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression00 Ratings9.917 Ratings
Snapshots00 Ratings10.015 Ratings
Flexible deployment00 Ratings9.913 Ratings
Management dashboard00 Ratings9.714 Ratings
Platform support00 Ratings9.913 Ratings
Retention options00 Ratings9.913 Ratings
Encryption00 Ratings9.913 Ratings
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Small Businesses

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NAKIVO Backup & Replication
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies

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Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises

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Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
StarWind Virtual Tape LibraryVeritas NetBackup
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(3 ratings)
9.9
(17 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.3
(2 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
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(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
StarWind Virtual Tape LibraryVeritas NetBackup
Likelihood to Recommend
StarWind
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.
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Cohesity
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.
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Pros
StarWind
  • 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
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Cohesity
  • 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
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Cons
StarWind
  • Set-up is confusing.
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Cohesity
  • Admin console
  • SAP HANA application Templates should also be introduced instead of scripting
  • SAP MAXDB application template should also be introduced
  • Tape Management need improvement
  • MOBILE connectivity is missing
  • Admin console is so simple it should be more funcky or stylish
  • Small database should also be considered for backup
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Likelihood to Renew
StarWind
Their support is great and the interface is not as user friendly
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Cohesity
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.
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Usability
StarWind
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.
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Cohesity
NetBackup provides a complete, flexible data protection solution for a variety of platforms. The platforms include Microsoft Windows, UNIX, and Linux systems. NetBackup lets you back up, archive, and restore files, folders or directories, and volumes or partitions that reside on your computer.
During a backup or an archive, the client sends backup data across the network to a NetBackup server. The NetBackup server manages the type of storage that is specified in the backup policy. During a restore, users can browse, then select the files and directories to recover.
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Support Rating
StarWind
Great and reliable product with little need for support
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Cohesity
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.
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Alternatives Considered
StarWind
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.
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Cohesity
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.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
StarWind
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Cohesity
Veritas NetBackup is very expensive, and I think price is the main reason which some customers don't want to use this solution. The price is fair. Most people have felt this solution was somewhat expensive.
licensing model is based on the number of NetBackup clients, agents, servers, and options that NetBackup will be protecting or run on. A customer purchases the same number of licenses as the count of clients, agents, servers, and options.
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Professional Services
StarWind
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Cohesity
Education, Consulting and Managed services to keep our business running smooth.They provide the expertise needed to help you bridge the gap between excellent information management solutions and the information essential to help you reach maximum business value. They Meet information management goals with agility and flexibility.
Comprehensive 24x7 monitoring, management and support of your backup and archiving environments.
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Return on Investment
StarWind
  • 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
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Cohesity
  • 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.
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