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Veeam Availability Suite - Worth Your Time and Consideration!Veeam Availability Suite is being used at all of our departments/sites that have VMware deployed. I believe that Veeam Backup & Replication is the best solution available for the backup and recovery of vSphere and Horizon View environments. Veeam Backup and Replication is easy to use, performs flawlessly, and support is excellent. The interface is intuitive to use. I have not needed to use support too many times with this product because of the ease of use and how well the product performs. Response from support is fast and questions are answered quickly. They do their best to assist you whenever it is needed. The ability to get real time alerts makes monitoring easy and allows me to respond to issues outside of the normal business day and try to resolve them before the employees arrive for the business day. Recovery of entire VM's is easy and fast. The granular recovery using Veeam Explorer is one of the best features. I can recover specific deleted user files, corrupted files and even user exchange mailboxes or mail messages. More recently we have added the use of the agent to backup physical Windows servers. This agent has been a great addition to us and now we also backup our physical servers with Veeam. Having one product for backup is really great. Veeam pairs well with the use of a deduplicating backup device like EMC Data Domains.,Backup and recovery of entire VMware VM's and granular recovery of files using Veeam Explorer make this an ideal product. Backup of physical Windows servers using the agent allows the use of a single product for backup. Software installation and setup I found was relatively easy as was setting up backups. I find the interface is intuitive and easy to use once you are familiar with it. Email alerts are important and allow you to verify backup status without having to remote in to check on things. When an issue is reported, it allows me to respond to resolve the issues before the production day starts. Usually the alert points out an issue that is a VMware related and not a Veeam issue. Once Veeam is setup and configured properly, it requires little intervention. Pretty much a set it and forget it solution. Highly reliable. Veeam is an important part of our DR recovery strategy. We can spin up entire VM's at our backup site whenever needed very easily and quickly to resume critical business operations. Veeam works well for backing up encrypted volumes on Windows servers using the backup agent.,Pricing of this product and ongoing support is a little expensive, but well worth the cost. It is reliable and solid, which is very important with backup and recovery. You cannot afford a product of this type to fail. You do get what you pay for! Once in a great while, backup snapshots are not removed. It would be nice if Veeam could alert you that snapshots exist, whether they were created by Veeam backup or in vSphere. This would prompt you to go into vSphere and remove/resolve the snapshot issue and free up storage resources.,10,A solid enterprise product that delivers. Loss of data is not an option for us. Veeam is the only choice for us. Is it really worth the risk of data loss to save a little money? If data is not recoverable what is the potential financial loss? Fast and easy restoration of individual files, mailboxes or specific emails get users back up and running quickly without delay.,,Microsoft SQL Server, ESET Endpoint Security, VNC Connect, Adobe Acrobat DC, Arcserve Backup, EMC VNX, Absolute Data and Device Security (DDS), VMware ESXi, VMware vCenter Server, VMware Horizon View, Cisco ASA, Cisco Catalyst Switches, BitLocker Drive EncryptionVeeam Availability SuiteWe are using the Veeam Availability Suite to act as a disaster recovery step with Veeam Backup and Recovery. We back up all of our virtual machines ,and some physical machines, daily to cut down the risk of losing important critical systems. This goes hand in hand with the VeeamOne which monitors our virtual network for any inconsistencies that may occur during the day.,Backup and Recovery is very quick and painless to set up. The GUI for all the different parts are very user friendly. Sandbox mode for different projects is handy when trying to see how a particular variable will change without impacting production.,The Web side of Veeam does need some tune up with more features. The support site of Veeam does seem to be good but there is a lot of old, outdated material.,10,Able to pull up logs from months ago, that are long gone on the production side, to see what cause/resolved an error is very nice.,,Slack, SpiceworksVeeam Backup and Replication for vmWareVeeam is used both for a total backup solution for our company, but also as a resold product to provide total backup solutions for all of our clients. This also gives us the ability to replicate our clients' data back to our own data center.,Veeam provides highly configurable total backups that integrate into VMware seamlessly. Veeam also provides the ability to replicate whole VMs back to our central data center. Veeam has both web based and Windows desktop clients.,There's very little to complain about with Veeam. The only point of contention is that the web UI could benefit from a better feature set. Veeam's web UI can also be a bit slow.,10,Veeam has provided a scalable solution that has allowed us to resell backup services to our clients and provide reliable replication and backup solutions.,Symantec Backup Exec and Acronis Backup & Recovery,VMware ESXi, VMware vCenter ServerVeeam is a life saverMy team manages hundreds of virtual machines for all of development and tests through vSphere and we use this to backup a dozen or so of those VMs for tools and a gold test image.,Our Veeam Backup job works nightly to address the all-inclusive package for products including the operating system, application files, settings, and user data. We have other solutions for data backups, but this gives us the whole package. Setting up the backups through the wizard was a breeze. I get an email after the job runs that is simple and easy to ensure the backups are working.,Occasionally a snapshot isn't removed after the backups have finished. I'd like to know about it.,10,I have an increased confidence level in recovering any of our tools that are lost now that we are using Veeam Backups.,Veeam Availability SuiteWe utilize Veeam for both internal and hosted customer deployments to backup virtual infrastructure. Simple setup and configuration, plus additional features, like replication to alternate datacenters and integration with 3rd party providers make Veeam a great choice.,Backup of virtualized infrastructure (Hyper-V and VMware). Does not require VM level agents for application backups. Pre-Canned reporting with Veeam One can provide basic backup and infrastructure reporting. Granular application level recovery. Exchange mailboxes, SQL, Sharepoint, etc.,Backup of physical infrastructure is not up to par with other offerings. Backup job failures could use more explanation. Multiple instances of jobs "waiting for backup infrastructure" but there are no other jobs running.,8,Ability to quickly restore individual files or folders, Exchange mailboxes, etc.,CommVault and Microsoft Data Protection Manager
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September 14, 2018

Review: "Veeam Availability Suite - Worth Your Time and Consideration!"

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Veeam Availability Suite is being used at all of our departments/sites that have VMware deployed. I believe that Veeam Backup & Replication is the best solution available for the backup and recovery of vSphere and Horizon View environments. Veeam Backup and Replication is easy to use, performs flawlessly, and support is excellent. The interface is intuitive to use. I have not needed to use support too many times with this product because of the ease of use and how well the product performs. Response from support is fast and questions are answered quickly. They do their best to assist you whenever it is needed. The ability to get real time alerts makes monitoring easy and allows me to respond to issues outside of the normal business day and try to resolve them before the employees arrive for the business day. Recovery of entire VM's is easy and fast. The granular recovery using Veeam Explorer is one of the best features. I can recover specific deleted user files, corrupted files and even user exchange mailboxes or mail messages. More recently we have added the use of the agent to backup physical Windows servers. This agent has been a great addition to us and now we also backup our physical servers with Veeam. Having one product for backup is really great. Veeam pairs well with the use of a deduplicating backup device like EMC Data Domains.
  • Backup and recovery of entire VMware VM's and granular recovery of files using Veeam Explorer make this an ideal product. Backup of physical Windows servers using the agent allows the use of a single product for backup.
  • Software installation and setup I found was relatively easy as was setting up backups. I find the interface is intuitive and easy to use once you are familiar with it.
  • Email alerts are important and allow you to verify backup status without having to remote in to check on things. When an issue is reported, it allows me to respond to resolve the issues before the production day starts. Usually the alert points out an issue that is a VMware related and not a Veeam issue.
  • Once Veeam is setup and configured properly, it requires little intervention. Pretty much a set it and forget it solution. Highly reliable.
  • Veeam is an important part of our DR recovery strategy. We can spin up entire VM's at our backup site whenever needed very easily and quickly to resume critical business operations.
  • Veeam works well for backing up encrypted volumes on Windows servers using the backup agent.
  • Pricing of this product and ongoing support is a little expensive, but well worth the cost. It is reliable and solid, which is very important with backup and recovery. You cannot afford a product of this type to fail. You do get what you pay for!
  • Once in a great while, backup snapshots are not removed. It would be nice if Veeam could alert you that snapshots exist, whether they were created by Veeam backup or in vSphere. This would prompt you to go into vSphere and remove/resolve the snapshot issue and free up storage resources.
Veeam Availability Suite is well suited for virtual environments. We specifically use it in our VMware environments for vSphere and Horizon View. If you also have some existing physical servers, you'll appreciate using the agent so that you can use one product to backup everything. If your environment is made up of only physical servers, I would recommend using another product.
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April 18, 2017

User Review: "Veeam Availability Suite"

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We are using the Veeam Availability Suite to act as a disaster recovery step with Veeam Backup and Recovery. We back up all of our virtual machines ,and some physical machines, daily to cut down the risk of losing important critical systems. This goes hand in hand with the VeeamOne which monitors our virtual network for any inconsistencies that may occur during the day.
  • Backup and Recovery is very quick and painless to set up.
  • The GUI for all the different parts are very user friendly.
  • Sandbox mode for different projects is handy when trying to see how a particular variable will change without impacting production.
  • The Web side of Veeam does need some tune up with more features.
  • The support site of Veeam does seem to be good but there is a lot of old, outdated material.
Critical items that never go down are perfect examples of Veeam B/R. If one of these critical items were to go down, you can spin up a backup in Veeam and get everything back up and going again while you work on getting the failed one fixed/repaired. This makes constant downtime lower.
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April 17, 2017

Veeam Availability Suite Review: "Veeam Backup and Replication for vmWare"

Score 10 out of 10
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Veeam is used both for a total backup solution for our company, but also as a resold product to provide total backup solutions for all of our clients. This also gives us the ability to replicate our clients' data back to our own data center.
  • Veeam provides highly configurable total backups that integrate into VMware seamlessly.
  • Veeam also provides the ability to replicate whole VMs back to our central data center.
  • Veeam has both web based and Windows desktop clients.
  • There's very little to complain about with Veeam. The only point of contention is that the web UI could benefit from a better feature set.
  • Veeam's web UI can also be a bit slow.
Veeam is typically useful for environments where all servers have been virtualized by either Hyper-V or VMware. In other scenarios Veeam would prove far less useful.
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April 10, 2017

Veeam Availability Suite Review: "Veeam is a life saver"

Score 10 out of 10
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My team manages hundreds of virtual machines for all of development and tests through vSphere and we use this to backup a dozen or so of those VMs for tools and a gold test image.
  • Our Veeam Backup job works nightly to address the all-inclusive package for products including the operating system, application files, settings, and user data. We have other solutions for data backups, but this gives us the whole package.
  • Setting up the backups through the wizard was a breeze.
  • I get an email after the job runs that is simple and easy to ensure the backups are working.
  • Occasionally a snapshot isn't removed after the backups have finished. I'd like to know about it.
Veeam backup works great for existing vsphere users.
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March 31, 2017

User Review: "Veeam Availability Suite"

Score 8 out of 10
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We utilize Veeam for both internal and hosted customer deployments to backup virtual infrastructure. Simple setup and configuration, plus additional features, like replication to alternate datacenters and integration with 3rd party providers make Veeam a great choice.
  • Backup of virtualized infrastructure (Hyper-V and VMware). Does not require VM level agents for application backups.
  • Pre-Canned reporting with Veeam One can provide basic backup and infrastructure reporting.
  • Granular application level recovery. Exchange mailboxes, SQL, Sharepoint, etc.
  • Backup of physical infrastructure is not up to par with other offerings.
  • Backup job failures could use more explanation. Multiple instances of jobs "waiting for backup infrastructure" but there are no other jobs running.
[Veeam Availability Suite is well suited to] backup and recovery of virtual infrastructure and granular recovery of individual application items. Not well suited for scenarios that include non-virtualized infrastructure.
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March 29, 2017

"Veeam Availability Suite Review"

Score 9 out of 10
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On the infrastructure team, we use it quite a bit to monitor our Veeam solution. It's great to be able to have one program to control and set up our backups and ensure that everything went correctly. We get emails every day on how the nightly backups did and whether or not there is anything to look at.
  • Great insight into the network backups.
  • Alerts that are very helpful.
  • Quick way to check health of backups and adjust schedules as needed.
  • I have yet to see a downside with this product.
[Veeam Availability Suite is well suited for] insight into the network and storage/backup infrastructure, as well as instant alerts when something isn't right. Great single pane of glass and making sure redundancy exists.
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April 05, 2017

Veeam Availability Suite Review: "Even the free version works great"

Score 8 out of 10
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We are currently using Veeam in our Development area. Veeam has helped us with all of our backup and recovery needs, specially after the 9.x version came out, it allows cmdlets to be accessible via PS. This feature allows us to automate our process and is very light weight when it comes to installation.
  • Automation
  • Back up and recovery
  • Plays very well with VMWare
  • Pricing
  • More training, live WebEx
  • Possibly have its own lightweight appliance
if you are a VMWare shop Veeam will definitely help you achieve various tasks, in my case I'm able to back up my important VM's from vCenter and store them on a SAN. Even if you get the free version, it does so much for you that you will be amazed. Even if you are not using replication in your company you will benefit from the free version.
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Veeam Availability Suite Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Universal recovery (5)
9.2
Live recovery (6)
9.7
Recovery verification (6)
9.2
Business application protection (5)
9.5
Multiple backup destinations (6)
9.3
Incremental backup identification (7)
9.6
Backup to the cloud (3)
9.5
Deduplication and file compression (5)
9.1
Snapshots (7)
9.5
Flexible deployment (1)
10
Management dashboard (1)
10
Platform support (1)
10
Retention options (1)
10
Encryption (1)
10

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