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608 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery ranks higher in 1 feature set: Data Center Backup

Data Center Backup

8.5

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

85%
7.7

Vembu BDRSuite

77%
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery ranks higher in 11/14 features

Universal recovery

8.6
86%
301 Ratings
8.7
87%
43 Ratings

Instant recovery

8.4
84%
289 Ratings
7.8
78%
84 Ratings

Recovery verification

8.4
84%
287 Ratings
8.1
81%
44 Ratings

Business application protection

8.4
84%
261 Ratings
7.1
71%
35 Ratings

Multiple backup destinations

8.3
83%
267 Ratings
7.4
74%
36 Ratings

Incremental backup identification

8.5
85%
338 Ratings
7.4
74%
46 Ratings

Backup to the cloud

8.4
84%
212 Ratings
6.8
68%
28 Ratings

Deduplication and file compression

8.5
85%
325 Ratings
6.6
66%
36 Ratings

Snapshots

8.4
84%
242 Ratings
8.5
85%
36 Ratings

Flexible deployment

8.8
88%
4 Ratings
7.6
76%
44 Ratings

Management dashboard

8.3
83%
4 Ratings
7.2
72%
48 Ratings

Platform support

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
7.9
79%
48 Ratings

Retention options

8.7
87%
4 Ratings
8.3
83%
45 Ratings

Encryption

8.7
87%
3 Ratings
8.8
88%
42 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

84%
361 Ratings
8.0

Vembu BDRSuite

80%
51 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

91%
25 Ratings
6.3

Vembu BDRSuite

63%
3 Ratings

Usability

8.5

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

85%
14 Ratings
8.3

Vembu BDRSuite

83%
49 Ratings

Availability

6.1

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

61%
2 Ratings

Vembu BDRSuite

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

5.5

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

55%
2 Ratings

Vembu BDRSuite

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.3

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

83%
39 Ratings
6.8

Vembu BDRSuite

68%
8 Ratings

Online Training

7.3

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

73%
2 Ratings

Vembu BDRSuite

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.8

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

88%
20 Ratings
8.0

Vembu BDRSuite

80%
3 Ratings

Configurability

7.3

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

73%
2 Ratings

Vembu BDRSuite

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

5.0

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

50%
1 Rating

Vembu BDRSuite

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

3.9

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

39%
2 Ratings

Vembu BDRSuite

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

8.4

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

84%
2 Ratings

Vembu BDRSuite

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

8.4

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

84%
2 Ratings

Vembu BDRSuite

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Unitrends, a Kaseya Company

We have a traditional stack and pretty typical needs as a manufacturer. I have used and evaluated everything out there, but the Unitrends solution fits very well and was competitively priced. I would think if it fits us, it could fit anyone like us with a similar stack.
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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

Unitrends, a Kaseya Company

  • It has fully automated and customizable dashboards that can run with less administrative attention.
  • It should be able to run on virtual machines or be deployed as a virtual machine within MS Azure or AWS.
  • It's AI-based ransomware detection helps to understand data characteristics and alerts for ransomware attacks.
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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

Unitrends, a Kaseya Company

  • Errors on backup jobs could be more clearly explained. As the administrator of the device for my company, I often don't know what caused an error, and can't tell from the error information what happened or caused the error.
  • Updates of the devices should have an automatic option. It takes to much time to do an update to the devices if updates haven't been maintained.
  • Shutdown and restarting the device should be available from the main UI screen to eliminate some time when doing updates or if you're doing some maintenance on the device.
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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

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    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

    Unitrends, a Kaseya Company

    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.
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    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

    Unitrends, a Kaseya Company

    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?
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    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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    Reliability and Availability

    Unitrends, a Kaseya Company

    The appliances have been there when we need them and have rarely if ever gone down. Hardware issues have been resolved quickly.
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    Vembu Technologies

    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    Unitrends, a Kaseya Company

    The hardware is adequate and speedy. The user interface responds quickly. Backups complete quickly.
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    Vembu Technologies

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Unitrends, a Kaseya Company

    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.
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    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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    Online Training

    Unitrends, a Kaseya Company

    It was sufficient to get started. It was not super deep. We called support often to get going.
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    Vembu Technologies

    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    Unitrends, a Kaseya Company

    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.
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    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

    Unitrends, a Kaseya Company

    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
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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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    Scalability

    Unitrends, a Kaseya Company

    Once you exceed the capacity of the appliances, you have to forklift a new appliance. This is very expensive.
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    Vembu Technologies

    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Unitrends, a Kaseya Company

    • 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.
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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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