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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    StorageCraft Cloud-Based Protection

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    Vembu BDRSuite

    78%
    Vembu BDRSuite ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Universal recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    43 Ratings

    Instant recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    84 Ratings

    Recovery verification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    44 Ratings

    Business application protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    35 Ratings

    Multiple backup destinations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    36 Ratings

    Incremental backup identification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    46 Ratings

    Backup to the cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    28 Ratings

    Deduplication and file compression

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    36 Ratings

    Snapshots

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    36 Ratings

    Flexible deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    44 Ratings

    Management dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    48 Ratings

    Platform support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    48 Ratings

    Retention options

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    45 Ratings

    Encryption

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    42 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • StorageCraft Cloud-Based Protection is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    StorageCraft Cloud-Based Protection

    90%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    Vembu BDRSuite

    80%
    51 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    StorageCraft Cloud-Based Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1

    Vembu BDRSuite

    61%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    StorageCraft Cloud-Based Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3

    Vembu BDRSuite

    83%
    49 Ratings

    Support Rating

    StorageCraft Cloud-Based Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9

    Vembu BDRSuite

    69%
    8 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    StorageCraft Cloud-Based Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Vembu BDRSuite

    80%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Arcserve

    StorageCraft Cloud Backup is scalable and easy to deploy and manage the product. In my opinion, it's great for MSPs or for anyone managing multiple sites where keeping standards is a priority. Compared to using ShadowProtect and Image Manager, it requires a lot less manual work to maintain and keep running smoothly. However options and customization are more restricted so I wouldn't recommend it for non-standard environments, or scenarios where each agent needs a different configuration.
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    Vembu Technologies

    I've been working with nearly every backup program for more than 25 years from small shops to corporations with thousands of users. Vembu BDR [Suite] is a great product for any business, large or small. It is missing a couple of options that maybe the most popular one has but it doesn't prevent protecting your business. When budget is an issue it's by far the best option. Being able to provide it to our clients is an added bonus since that makes it so much easier to manage when everyone is using the same product. When it comes to technical support, I haven't experienced support like Vembu Support in years. They are quick to respond, happy to remotely connect if desired and seem to really understand their product well. Many others I've worked with refuse to help, and send responses that have nothing to do with my question or they simply provide a link to a document and basically tell me to read and figure it out myself. Often that document does not relate to my issue. I've always done my research before contacting support and that kind of response is one of the biggest reasons we decided to look elsewhere and after many trials and deep testing, ultimately switched to Vembu. Vembu has been rock solid, fast, and tech support has been top-notch.

    The biggest place I would say that VembuBDR is less appropriate is when you have the desire to backup your physical systems to multiple internal storage devices and want a secondary backup as a safety net and don’t want to risk that the backup itself is corrupt or infected and your only other option is a mirrored copy of that data.

    I know they are working hard on adding features and I’m excited to know version 5 is releasing soon.
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    Pros

    Arcserve

    • Easy file and folder backup and restoring.
    • Easy file and folder restoring with versioning.
    • StorageCraft has great tools that allow you to spin up virtual machines from bare metal backups.
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    Vembu Technologies

    • Bare metal system images. These are incredibly flexible, enabling you to do dissimilar hardware restores, local or online backups and restore to VHD
    • Full, differential and transaction log backups for SQL server, ensuring rapid backup and restore, with maximum storage efficiency.
    • Incremental backups for files, meaning only the changes which have been made to a file are backed up, dramatically reducing time to backup and increasing storage efficiency.
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    Cons

    Arcserve

    • Reporting is not white-labelled and its design has room for improvement
    • No automatic/scheduled virtual boot tests
    • Customization is very limited
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    Vembu Technologies

    • Although its interface is simple, a web-only interface for a backup solution isn't recommended as the main interface.
    • Using PostgreSQL as the configuration DB Source is OK. But, the lack of options for the Database isn't OK. Especially on a Windows Environment, admins prefer using a centralized MS SQL Instance, and this is not possible with Vembu.
    • More work needed on SharePoint, Active Directory, and Exchange Restores. All three are critical workloads in almost any infrastructure.
    • Reporting can be greatly improved.
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    Pricing Details

    StorageCraft Cloud-Based Protection

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    StorageCraft Cloud-Based Protection editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Vembu BDRSuite

      Starting Price

      $1.8 per month VM

      Editions & Modules

      Vembu BDRSuite editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      VMware & Hyper-V VM Backup$1.81
      Windows Server Backup$62
      Linux Server Backup$63
      AWS EC2 Backup$34
      Microsoft 365 & Google Workspace Backup$1.25
      Endpoint Backup$1.56

      Footnotes

      1. per month per VM
      2. per month per server
      3. per month per server
      4. per month per instance
      5. per month per user
      6. per month per endpoint

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Likelihood to Renew

      Arcserve

      No answers on this topic

      Vembu Technologies

      I think the product will remain useful for us and as the company keeps improving features it will continue to be relevant and useful. We don't like switching technology much and BDR solutions shouldn't be something that a company replaces every few years., that's why most likely we will keep using it.
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      Usability

      Arcserve

      No answers on this topic

      Vembu Technologies

      Vembu is a great solution, but it still requires some fine-tuning. The user interface for Managed Service Providers could be more streamlined. Support logs need to provide clearer information about an issue whenever there's a failure. Backup agents should have the ability to automatically update when there's a new version and support should be on-shore during US business hours.
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      Support Rating

      Arcserve

      No answers on this topic

      Vembu Technologies

      It often takes a very long time to get an issue fixed. the support folks seem committed to getting it fixed but they often seem to be trying different things and hoping something works. I did not get the sense that they had a clear idea what was wrong.
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      Implementation Rating

      Arcserve

      No answers on this topic

      Vembu Technologies

      It wasn't difficult at all, it fact, it was mostly simple, implementation doesn't require much skills and knowledge, but the configuration part does require some skills to create the jobs and configure certain settings, overall, its an easy implementation, especially for experienced IT People
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      Alternatives Considered

      Arcserve

      I haven't used many others, but Acronis is one of them. Acronis seemed to break for me very easily, a problem I don't have with StorageCraft. I couldn't find Macrium in the list, but it also has given me issues that I don't have with StorageCraft. StorageCraft, as I said before, just works, and I don't have to worry about my data.
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      Vembu Technologies

      I tested Vembu against Veeam and for the price, Vembu was the better option. I also had a great support experience as I had to contact Vembu twice after mistakes I made. While using Veeam the software was not as intuitive and support responses were not as swift and accurate.
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      Return on Investment

      Arcserve

      • Reduced manual workload on managing backups by 50% compared to ShadowProtect and Image Manager
      • Increased profitability as its price is very competitive
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      Vembu Technologies

      • For organizations that use different tools for Backup and recovery, this could be the single tool for Storage and Backup Administrators to automate and work effectively.
      • Software cost is lesser thus the money can be invested for other tools/software procurement
      • I don't think there is any negative impact as of now
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