Altaro

Altaro

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Score 8.4 out of 100
Altaro

Overview

Recent Reviews

Long Time Customer

10 out of 10
March 02, 2020
Altaro VM backup is being used by our IT department to provide a backup of all our Microsoft Hyper V VMs stored on our three host servers.
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Awesome product!

10 out of 10
February 19, 2020
I've been in the IT industry for 9 years, and I've used many different backup solutions and I would say this is the best back up solution …
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Fast and reliable VM backups

9 out of 10
October 24, 2019
It is currently being used by the IT department. We have several VM servers in production, and we have set Altaro to backup the VMs on a …
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Pricing

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Subscription License - Standard Edition

$59.80

On Premise
per VM/per year

Subscription License - Unlimited Edition

$73.80

On Premise
per VM/per year

Subscription License - Unlimited Plus Edition

$89.20

On Premise
per VM/per year

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Product Details

What is Altaro?

Altaro VM Backup is a virtual machine backup and replication solution for Hyper-V and VMware environments. The vendor reports that It is used by 50,000+ businesses worldwide.

Designed for IT departments, IT resellers, IT consultants and Managed Service Providers (MSPs), the solution provides robust, streamlined, enterprise-level functionality. It’s characterized by ease of use, speed and affordability.

With its WAN-Optimized Replication and Continuous Data Protection (CDP), the vendor claim that companies can achieve minimal RPO and RTO, i.e., drastically reduce the length of time virtual machines are down and the amount of data lost when disaster strikes – to just minutes.

According to the vendor, Altaro’s Augmented Inline Deduplication slashes storage costs.

For organizations with multiple sites, Altaro provides a cloud-based management platform that gives a central view of all installations. This gives Altaro IT resellers/consultants a centralized multi-tenant view across all their customers.

The vendor promises that Altaro provides 24/7 support, with a Lightning Fast Support Call Response Guarantee of <30 seconds.

Altaro Features

  • Supported: Fast performance
  • Supported: Minimal RPO and RTO through CDP
  • Supported: WAN-Optimized Replication
  • Supported: Boot from Backup

Altaro Competitors

  • Veeam
  • Acronis
  • StorageCraft

Altaro Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Hyper-V, VMware
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesWorldwide

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Altaro?

Altaro Hyper-V Backup, from Altaro, is a data center backup and disaster recovery solution.

What is Altaro's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 10.

Who uses Altaro?

The most common users of Altaro are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

Reviews and Ratings

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Ratings

Reviews

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Martin Venter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
Do you have VMWare? Yes I can back it up.
Do you have Hyper-V? Yes I can back it up.
That in itself should speak for itself.
Altaro has really given a great deal into their software, not only making it easy to use, BUT also a really good and reliable product where you can support your workloads hassle-free, and super lightweight.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Altaro VM Backup is great if you have 1 or 2 VMs that aren't backed up by any other means. I initially had some issues with setting it up so it backed up to a NAS, and sometimes the host wouldn't sync to the client. There probably wouldn't be an issue if the host system is the backup location. The interface and configuration were pretty intuitive and gave you a lot of information on the status of your backups.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
While I am not an IT professional, I can get around and do a lot of things. For a novice user like myself, the UI is fairly straightforward and easy to set-up and manage. If I was delving into more detailed backups and replication (not currently using) I still believe that a novice user like myself would be able to manage. Pricing based on host and not VMs is attractive for the end-user. If you had your VMs stored on a number of different hosts, it could get pricey.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
I would recommend Altaro because if you have one, two or 100 HypverVs you can quickly deploy the solution from a central management console to all of your hosts and allow you to set up the basic settings and start to back up all of your VM in no more than one hour.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
If you are backing up a small number of VMs, want to play with retention and replication offsite, this is an incredibly easy-to-use product. I could set up in hours and get it running and ready, you just need to understand how to assign retention, and schedule, and there you go.

If you want to back up a large number of VMs, you will see those policy assignments becoming a pain, and you may face corruptions.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Within our SMB space, it is a perfect solution as it's simple to set up and use for either VMware or Hyper-V hosts. The licensing is simple to understand, and purchasing is secure either direct from Altaro VM Backup or via their worldwide resellers.
  • The options for where to backup is good, local USB drives, network drives, offsite Altaro VM Backup server, and recently Azure cloud storage.
  • Testing of backups is easy, restore as clone, start Altaro VM Backup and check it (it disables the network on these) for accuracy and function.
  • Data Deduplication means less storage than is being backed up, even with versioning enabled.
  • The only scenario I'm not sure of its suitability would be when there are lots of physical hosts. Where it may be cumbersome track and control many physical hosts, Although Altaro has its Cloud Management Console to do precisely that. I haven't used this, so can't provide much insight.
October 25, 2019

Altaro - Great Value

Calin Popescu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
Altaro brings value to any organization that has numerous VMs (either Hyper-V or VMWare). It is easy to setup and to maintain. The web portal can be accessible from anywhere giving System Administrators and Backup Operators an easy way manage the backup solution.