Overall Satisfaction with Altaro VM Backup
Currently, we use Altaro in a test environment. The backup solution provided by Altaro - with respect to the VM backup only works phenomenally well for VM backup systems. Their update to connect to Azure cloud storage for off-site backup storage is something that was lacking and is very welcomed as cloud backup is the most reliable way to protect against Ransomware attacks.
- VM Backups - very strog
- Sandbox - system has tools to test restore procedures
- Versioning - ability to choose from numerous backup versions quickly and efficiently
- File backup - currently there is no way to backup/restore any individual files
- Bare Metal - Altaro is great at VM backups, but no bare metal capabilities
- Security - ability to ensure there is a plan for DR in with Altaro.
- Confidence - tests on backup systems show ability to recover quickly.
Altaro brings value to organizations looking at other platforms. It's definitely less expensive overall than Veeam, Datto or Infrascale. The recovery solution for Altaro is very good and reliable. Any organization looking at Veeam should consider Altaro as a potential alternative - depending on requirements. Although lacking in some granular backup/recovery systems, organizations looking at the backup of VMs only - numerous VMs with an off-site cloud location already setup. Costs can potentially increase if numerous versions or long deletion policy needs to be maintained. However such costs would increase on Veeam as well. Solarwinds and Carbonite charge based on selected sizes while Asigra has an amazing deduplication system for VMs, however, Asigra can become pricey with longer deletion/versioning setups as well.
At this time the support for Altaro has not been tested by our organization. There has not been a need to contact support much as every system tested performed as expected and all access to the required systems is simple. However, the few times where support was contacted (generally for questions on ability of the software), support was good.
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