Vembu BDRSuite

Vembu BDRSuite

Top Rated
TRUE
About TrustRadius Scoring
Score 8.2 out of 100
Top Rated
TRUE
Vembu BDRSuite

Overview

What is Vembu BDRSuite?

Vembu BDR Suite is a universal backup solution catering to the backup, recovery, and disaster recovery needs of diverse IT environments. It is also optimized for service providers who deliver BaaS and DRaaS to their customers.
Read more

Recent Reviews

Ultimate Backup Solution

10 out of 10
June 02, 2022
It is our current go-to product for the local archival of our backup information. Moving from an old tape-based system it has proven to be …
Continue reading

VembuBDR 4.2

10 out of 10
August 18, 2021
We use Vembu BDR Suite across our organization and implement it at client sites. It addresses all of our backup and DR needs by providing …
Continue reading
Read all reviews

How Vembu BDRSuite Differs From Its Competitors

Decision Factors

Purchase and support were initially recommended by 3rd party. Glad they picked this Company and product.
Continue reading

Physical Server Support

We use Virtual and Physical environments only. It has made us feel safer in our backup strategy in the unsafe digital work we live in today.
Continue reading

Decision Factors

The most important factors for us are disaster recovery and a guarantee that backups are recoverable. Test restores and sandboxing are essential.
Recurring margin income for IT Service providers is essential and the current Vembu model fails to address the requirement. Being able to build up an …
Continue reading

Other Considerations

Altaro - Only VM backups, not physical. We use it in conjunction with Vembu. Veeam - Too expensive and bad reports about managing licenses on the forums.
Nakivo used in conjunction with Vembu. An excellent product and well priced. Nakivo has a full set of features for Physical and VM backups but …
Continue reading

Decision Factors

Price and Tech Support were our major factors. There are a lot of backup options out there that do pretty much the same thing. Tech support is lacking terribly in most cases. Vembu BDR Suite is the exception to this. For the features you get along with great tech support, you simply can't beat the …
Continue reading

Physical Server Support

We have benefited greatly from being able to easily and securely backup VMs and data for our clients to our datacenter. This offers them the ability to store critical data offsite in the event of a disaster.
Continue reading

Other Considerations

I've used most of the well known products throughout my career, working in large corporations and supporting small clients too. Ultimately our choice came down to Vembu and Veeam both of which we have significant experience with. We ultimately chose Vembu over Veeam due to the price difference and …
Continue reading

Decision Factors

I used the free version for 6 months, support stopped answering as backups didn't work right. Sales were not interested in working things out, just sale.
Continue reading

Decision Factors

We were looking for a robust disaster recovery suite with support for physical servers as well as virtual as our push moving forward was to virtualize more of our environment. The most important factor was cost of the solution versus what the solution offered. Vembu BDR Suite met and surpassed my …
Continue reading

Physical Server Support

At the time of our search for a robust backup solution, we were also planning to begin migrating some services and servers to a virtual environment. We needed a solution that would fit not only our existing physical-based environment, but a mixed and eventually entirely virtualized environment …
Continue reading

Hive File System

We have benefited from the VembuHIVE file system via it's space-saving abilities as well as the added security of having our backed up data encrypted on both the BDR server and Offsite locations.
Continue reading

Decision Factors

The most important factor in acquiring Vembu [BDR Suite] is the cost-benefit ratio, as it is a tool with affordable prices and that meets the robust characteristics of an enterprise backup solution. In addition to this, there is an intuitive solution that allows for easy administration and does …
Continue reading

Decision Factors

The most important factors in choosing Vembu BDR Suite for our backup solution were cost and ease of use. Compared to other solutions, Vembu BDR Suite is relatively cheap. At half the price of other solutions, it was an easy choice after testing the free version.
Continue reading

Other Considerations

I researched several different big-name solutions prior to selecting Vembu BDR Suite. The main thing that kept bringing me back to Vembu BDR Suite over the others was cost and ease of use.
Continue reading

Decision Factors

In these difficult times, the cost is a very important factor, and an investment in any product goes through a long decision-making process. In our experience, being able to test the product first was key to decide if it fits our needs or not. After our testing phase, we found that the features we …
Continue reading

Physical Server Support

We have a fairly complex environment with various virtualized and physical workloads, although cloud instances are not part of our setup, backup the cloud was, and it worked without any issues. Something to note here, being future-proof is a good thing, and Vembu won't be an issue for us should we …
Continue reading

Other Considerations

We considered Veeam Backup and Replication suite before going through with Vembu BDR. What we found is that Vembu covered all of the features we needed for much less cost. Our focus was on virtualized workloads and Vembu does that perfectly well, the cost savings were big for the value.
Continue reading

Decision Factors

I was looking for a backup solution that was ideally free or low-cost just to back up less-critical servers.
Having searched high and low on the Internet, I came across Vembu which was little-known I believe (at the time), and I thought I'd give it a try. It also had to be relatively user friendly …
Continue reading

Physical Server Support

I have only used Vembu for physical servers, and for the 2 years or so that I've used it, it's worked absolutely fine for us and done what I need it to do.
Continue reading

Other Considerations

I did do some research into the other, more 'well-known' backup solution providers, but the costs for their software (for my needs) were too high. I chose Vembu mainly because it's free and was relatively easy to get a grip on.
Continue reading

Decision Factors

The single most important decision was a solution that covered all areas of our business requirements for backup and disaster recovery, namely image, file/folder, virtual machines, replication to co-location/cloud.
Continue reading

Physical Server Support

Our internal organization has a good mix of both physical and virtual systems. In addition, our customers range from small to medium companies and their backup needs typically vary as well across physical, virtual, or hybrid environments. Some solutions don't do a very good job of backing up …
Continue reading

Other Considerations

The primary competitor solution we considered was Veeam. Based on our tests it did everything well and support was quick and concise. After reviewing both Vembu and Veeam extensively, we ultimately decided to go with Vembu, because the cost for Veeam was much higher. These days the costs for …
Continue reading

Decision Factors

As we only have one single server we were looking for a very cheap solution, most tend to be expensive and back up multiple hosts which we didn't need. We found Vembu and thought this was a lite version but it fitted our needs and does exactly what we need it to do.
Continue reading

Hive File System

The file system keeps disk usage to a minimum and we have benefited from this as we didn't have to buy a large backup drive. This saved us more money.
Continue reading

Hive File System

Yes, the compression levels seem very good, although I am always conscious of running a file system on top of another file system.
Continue reading

Decision Factors

Vembu Backup was already configured and running when I joined the company so as it was working according to my expectations, it was an easy decision to extend the use of it.
Continue reading

Hive File System

Since we have the luxury of enough on and off-site storage we seldom use this feature and to improve speed and lower potential overhead of compression. By default, it's set to none or low. Therefore, I don't have enough experience to comment on the performance and use of this feature.
Continue reading

Awards

Products that are considered exceptional by their customers based on a variety of criteria win TrustRadius awards. Learn more about the types of TrustRadius awards to make the best purchase decision. More about TrustRadius Awards

Popular Features

View all 14 features
  • Platform support (48)
    7.9
    79%
  • Instant recovery (84)
    7.8
    78%
  • Incremental backup identification (46)
    7.5
    75%
  • Management dashboard (48)
    7.2
    72%

Reviewer Pros & Cons

View all pros & cons

Video Reviews

Leaving a video review helps other professionals like you evaluate products. Be the first one in your network to record a review of Vembu BDRSuite, and make your voice heard!

Return to navigation

Pricing

View all pricing

Microsoft 365 & Google Workspace Backup

$1.2

On Premise
per month per user

Endpoint Backup

$1.5

On Premise
per month per endpoint

VMware & Hyper-V VM Backup

$1.8

On Premise
per month per VM

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.vembu.com/vembu-bdr-suite…

Offerings

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

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $1.80 per month VM
Return to navigation

Product Demos

BDRSuite - Delivering unified data protection for your diverse IT infrastructure
15:05
Return to navigation

Features Scorecard

Data Center Backup

7.8
78%
Return to navigation

Product Details

What is Vembu BDRSuite?

Vembu offers Backup and Disaster Recovery for Small/Medium Businesses, Enterprise Businesses, and Service Providers.

Vembu BDRSuite is a Backup & Disaster Recovery solution designed for Data Centers/Private Clouds (VMware, Hyper-V, Windows, Linux, Applications & Databases), Public Clouds (AWS), SaaS Applications (Microsoft 365, Google Workspace), and Endpoints (Windows, Mac).

  • BDRSuite offers a single platform to unify the backup management of a diverse IT infrastructure.

  • Reduce Data Loss with the lowest RPO.

  • Ensure Business Continuity with the Instant Restore option that allows users to recover the backed-up machines in less than 15 mins.

  • Granularly restore Files & Application items without restoring the entire machine.

  • Store Backups Locally (DAS, NAS, SAN) or on Cloud (S3, Azure Blob, S3 Compatible).

  • Backup data can be stored on different storage mediums (Disk/Cloud/Tape) and can be kept in different locations (Local/Offsite/Cloud).


BDRSuite can be purchased in licenses per VM, per Server, per CPU-Socket, per User, and per Instance basis.

BDRSuite also offers different editions (Enterprise/Standard/Free) which businesses can choose from based on their requirements.

Vembu BDRSuite Features

Data Center Backup Features

  • Supported: Universal recovery
  • Supported: Instant recovery
  • Supported: Recovery verification
  • Supported: Business application protection
  • Supported: Multiple backup destinations
  • Supported: Incremental backup identification
  • Supported: Backup to the cloud
  • Supported: Deduplication and file compression
  • Supported: Snapshots
  • Supported: Flexible deployment
  • Supported: Management dashboard
  • Supported: Platform support
  • Supported: Retention options
  • Supported: Encryption

Vembu BDRSuite Screenshots

Screenshot of EncryptionScreenshot of SchedulingScreenshot of vm selectionScreenshot of RetentionScreenshot of Multiple Recovery

Vembu BDRSuite Video

BDRSuite - Delivering unified data protection for diverse IT infrastructure

Vembu BDRSuite Competitors

Vembu BDRSuite Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Vembu BDR Suite is a universal backup solution catering to the backup, recovery, and disaster recovery needs of diverse IT environments. It is also optimized for service providers who deliver BaaS and DRaaS to their customers.

Vembu BDRSuite starts at $1.8.

Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas Backup Exec, and Datto SIRIS are common alternatives for Vembu BDRSuite.

Reviewers rate Encryption highest, with a score of 8.9.

The most common users of Vembu BDRSuite are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.
Return to navigation

Comparisons

View all alternatives
Return to navigation

Reviews and Ratings

 (83)

Ratings

Reviews

(1-25 of 51)
Companies can't remove reviews or game the system. Here's why
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Works great for my VM-based backup including SQL, EMail, and File servers. etc. It has proven quick and reliable at performing its functions. The encryption algorithm is out of sight. Flexibility in recovery options is numerous to be able to restore and re-mount backups. The redundancy has proven very successful.
December 17, 2021

My Vembu BDR Suite Review

Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Vembu suits DR requirements but needs constant monitoring and management. Linux-based clients will find the Linux implementation more difficult. A configured Linux VM appliance for download would be preferred.
Not suited to small business without experienced IT support. A small business will often use a Win 10 workstation to run the backups as Windows server can be out of the budget. This configuration has issues with drive limitations Vembu tends to be more problematic.
August 18, 2021

VembuBDR 4.2

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Vembu's sweet spot is backing up VMware and Hyper-V. Since it is agent-less, deployment is very simple. Vembu can also image any PC/Server on the network. You need an additional PC to be able to image another PC and sometimes that isn't always available.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
It’s the fastest software we’ve tested so far for backing up full disks and partitions. Its CPU usage during backup is also commendably light.
This software covers all the usual backup processes, and can easily create complex routines, including automated backup.
Home users are FREE for a single PC, which offers protection against data loss, ransomware, and hardware failure.
Darrian Churchill | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Vembu BDR Suite is suited to any medium to large organization requiring reliable backups. It is well suited to organizations with offsite hosted servers for disaster recovery and replication. There aren't really any scenarios I wouldn't recommend Vembu BDR Suite for.
Diego Alejandro Jimenez Peña | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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.
February 02, 2021

Best for virtual servers

Eric Houston | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Vembu BDR Suite seems to work best when most of your servers are virtual. The system is really easy to set up and configure multiple machines in a virtual environment. You simply sign in using the root password and all of your servers populate. While not really harder, it is simply more time consuming to set up multiple traditional servers.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
From my experience, Vembu BDR is well suited for environments where a quick, simple backup solution is needed. It's fairly easy to setup and administer, and you can get up to speed quickly. If you have a complex infrastructure with various technologies and tools, say SharePoint Server, Exchange, System Center and Other Microsoft Products, you might have some issues/limitations with restores in some of these products. If you need a free backup product, Vembu offers a Free Edition as well, and its features are compelling when compared to other competitors. Also, the lack of SQL Server support as a configuration database option might be a problem for companies with certain compliance requirements.
October 02, 2020

Vembu BDR 4.2.01 Review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Vembu BDR Suite is best suited for any company/organization that is searching for a low-cost backup solution for their servers. We currently use it for less-critical physical servers, and it works really well. I can't comment on when/where it will be less suited, but from what I've seen, Vembu has a range of solutions for small to large corporations, so it looks as if there's a product suitable for every business, regardless of size.
Colin Rosario | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Vembu BDR Suite is especially well-suited for on-site backups for physical workstations, laptops, servers, along with virtual platforms (VMware, Hyper-V), and for replicating backups for off-site disaster recovery.
Return to navigation