Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication
We use Veeam Backup & Replication to perform nightly on-site backups, cross site replication, and even in one instance in a small ROBO we use it to back up to tape for offsite. Veeam covers all of our virtualized infrastructure and even some of our physical infrastructure throughout our entire organization. The main problems Veeam solves are our need for failover and data recovery DR protection, our need for quick and easy backups, and our need for fast, accurate, and user friendly file-level recovery. It provides us with the RTO and RPO we need and doesn't break the bank or take a PhD to configure and get running.
- Fast Backups
- Fast Replication
- Web portal enabled File-Level recovery
- Easy setup and configuration
- Could use a constant replication feature for critical workloads
- Better capabilities to backup physical
- Wider integration with SAN vendors
- Peace of mind for the integrity of my environment
- Saved us from an expensive Cryptolocker situation
- Keep critical systems/apps running or recover them fast
- Symantec Backup Exec and vRanger
Years ago when I originally did the analysis, Veeam and vRanger were pretty much in parity for features and capabilities. Since then moving 5 years forward Veeam has become the name to trust with your virtual backups with and no one even talks about vRanger anymore. Before we moved to Veeam we were using Backup Exec as our physical and virtual backup option. We had to keep it around for a bit to continue our physical backups until we either migrated those to virtual or Veeam came out with their Endpoint Protection software which hooks into their Backup and Replication suite. Zerto looks to be a much more just in tIme centric product that deals in minutes of RPO instead of hours like Veeam, but it comes with a much larger price tag, kind of depends on your needs.
Veer Backup & Replication has saved my bacon on multiple occasions. Anytime I do an upgrade to software or OS on critical applications or servers I run a Veeam backup first and have the knowledge that I will always have a solid way back in the case that something goes terribly wrong. Once we had a large file server that had been built poorly, multiple small VMDKs that were joined in Windows as Dynamic Disk. We lost one of the virtual disks due to a VMware file issue and it tanked the entire dynamic drive. Traditionally I would have had to recover the entire server from tape or from a very slow disk recovery. With Veeam I had that huge server back up and running in under an hour! Veeam made me an IT hero that day to my peers and it can do the same for you.