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78 Ratings

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Vembu BDR Suite

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Likelihood to Recommend

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

For a large data center with multiple servers, Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery does well. Deduplication works well. On the downside, the cost per megabyte compared to alternative backups is high. The user interface is complicated to use at first. Tech support needs to be called at times to learn functionality that changes between updates.
Troy Funte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu [BDR Suite] adapts very well to virtual environments such as Vmware and Hyper-V, allowing you to easily manage backups and other tasks that are assigned, in addition to this it already has the integration for office 365 and G-suite which will allow integration practically complete with all the platforms most used by companies today. Although in the virtual part I have no complaints, in the physical environment there can be a lot of improvement in terms of centralized administration and management of endpoint backups.
Diego Alejandro Jimenez Peña | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
8.5
Vembu BDR Suite
7.5
Universal recovery
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
8.7
Vembu BDR Suite
8.6
Live recovery
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
8.4
Vembu BDR Suite
8.3
Recovery verification
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
8.5
Vembu BDR Suite
8.2
Business application protection
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
8.4
Vembu BDR Suite
6.7
Multiple backup destinations
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
8.4
Vembu BDR Suite
6.4
Incremental backup identification
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
8.6
Vembu BDR Suite
7.5
Backup to the cloud
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
8.5
Vembu BDR Suite
6.5
Deduplication and file compression
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
8.6
Vembu BDR Suite
6.7
Snapshots
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
8.5
Vembu BDR Suite
7.9
Flexible deployment
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
Vembu BDR Suite
7.0
Management dashboard
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
Vembu BDR Suite
7.0
Platform support
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0
Retention options
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
Vembu BDR Suite
8.1
Encryption
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0

Pros

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

  • The setup of the device is very straightforward and simple. It's not confusing when configuring the backup device.
  • Adding assets to the system is very easy. The Unitrends agent that enables the backup of devices is simple to install. Once it is installed, you move on to creating a job for backing up the asset, which is also simple to setup.
  • Looking at the whether backup jobs are successful has a well laid out UI. You can filter by almost anything you want to find specific jobs or assets to check on the backups that were made.
Matthew Simpson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

  • 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.
Tom Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

  • When attempting to do a restore, it is a bit clunky on the process. While when it is completed it does work, but kind of confusing, especially on your first attempt.
  • We had to back up not only AD servers, mixed environment of stand-alone and VM's we also still had Netware servers that required a backup. It was a bit more tedious setting the Novell servers up for backup. A cleaner install for Netware would be nice, but not sure how big of an issue that will be since it is less used (Netware).
  • Unitrends and VMware work well with snapshots, but it needs to be emphasized that in some instances you need to REMOVE any existing snapshots of a server before you do different tasks, or it will not work at all.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery 9.2
Based on 25 answers
We have grown very attached to the Unitrends appliances and their use for recovery and other file restoration needs as well as data archival, data replication to other appliance and data migration to other servers or long term storage requirements. The appliances work well and the support for them is very good as well.
Jason Rainsforth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery 8.8
Based on 13 answers
I have never used such an easy product that is stable and scalable like Unitrends. I have been running backups for MANY years. On premise, tape, disk, cloud, you name it. Unitrends is very flexible, stable and has incredible reporting features. It's nice when management requests a report and it takes you 5 minutes to run it and dump it to PDF. How can you beat that?
Anita Simoni | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 7.8
Based on 41 answers
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.
Colin Rosario | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery 6.0
Based on 2 answers
The appliances have been there when we need them and have rarely if ever gone down. Hardware issues have been resolved quickly.
Troy Funte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery 5.5
Based on 2 answers
The hardware is adequate and speedy. The user interface responds quickly. Backups complete quickly.
Troy Funte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery 8.5
Based on 39 answers
They're incredible, attentive, thorough. They make sure my issue is resolved and follow up. I'm usually behind on giving them a reply or an update. They have always gone above and beyond for me, and I'll continue to do the same for them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 6.6
Based on 4 answers
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.
Bruce Redfern | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery 7.5
Based on 2 answers
It was sufficient to get started. It was not super deep. We called support often to get going.
Troy Funte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery 9.0
Based on 20 answers
The Unitrends employees involved in the installation were very friendly and knowledgeable. A certain degree of hiccups can be expected during any installation but never shook my confidence because of the friendly and knowledgeable team that was assigned to my project.
Brett Williston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

Symantec Backup Exec was the primary tool used for backups for years. We also used Veeam for some Office 365/Exchange backups. Unitrends once configured and set up works very well against the competition. Backup Exec interface was more user friendly. The search tool for exploring backups was much better than Unitrends as well. Unitrends is much faster if you need to restore an entire VM or large file folders. Also once you have Unitrends all set up, it is very low maintenance, it just works. If something fails 9/10 it will correct itself on the next backup that is scheduled to run
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

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.
Jesse Brandt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery 4.0
Based on 2 answers
Once you exceed the capacity of the appliances, you have to forklift a new appliance. This is very expensive.
Troy Funte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

  • It has saved some deleted file server data for our business department.
  • We have lost some reports for the business department due to an overlooked setting that make the backup reports look great, but the server was not being backed up in reality.
  • Less anxiety for the IT department, we have backup plan and that is worth a lot to us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

Vembu BDR Suite

Pricing Details

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Vembu BDR Suite

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
8.4
Vembu BDR Suite
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
9.2
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0

Usability

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
8.8
Vembu BDR Suite
7.8

Reliability and Availability

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
6.0
Vembu BDR Suite

Performance

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
5.5
Vembu BDR Suite

Support Rating

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
8.5
Vembu BDR Suite
6.6

Online Training

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
7.5
Vembu BDR Suite

Implementation Rating

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
9.0
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0

Scalability

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
4.0
Vembu BDR Suite

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