Vembu BDRSuite

Vembu BDRSuite

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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.
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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 …
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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 …
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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.
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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.
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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.
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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 …
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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.
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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 …
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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 …
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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.
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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 …
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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.
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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.
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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 …
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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 …
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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.
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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 …
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 …
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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 …
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Popular Features

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  • 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%

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Pricing

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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
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Product Demos

BDRSuite - Delivering unified data protection for your diverse IT infrastructure
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Features Scorecard

Data Center Backup

7.8
78%
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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 9.

The most common users of Vembu BDRSuite are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Comparisons

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Reviews and Ratings

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Ratings

Reviews

(1-5 of 5)
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March 09, 2018

Vembu so-so

Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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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