Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication
Veeam Backup & Replication has been a wonderful asset to our IT Department. It has given us the comfort of knowing our data is safe, and an easier way to test and validate it. We use it across the entire organization to backup our virtual infrastructure. In the time we have used the product, it has been very valuable and allowed quick restoration of accidental user mistakes, as well as building sandboxes to test upgrades and patches. I really can't say enough good things, and am very happy with the transition from our previous backup solution.
- Configuration and setup is very straightforward. The product for the power it has is very simple to operate. Not a lot of complex jargon or windows to confuse the administrator.
- Validating that your data is accessible and readable. You can easily fire up your virtual servers you have backed up, or quickly load a file system to view files. It gives you great assurance that when you need your data it will be available and ready.
- Exchange Restoration. Email is so critical to our users. From time to time they delete, or lose messages of critical importance. Being able to load the information store in Veeam and extract messages or restore them directly to the mailbox is worth its weight in gold for our team.
- I believe Veeam could do a better job with reporting. At times I can find it difficult to find the true size of my backups.
- Training and resources are always appreciated to expand knowledge and understanding. This is so critical in the area of DR.
- Veeam has been worth the price to my organization. It's simplicity and ease of use makes the team feel more confident in times of trouble.
- The product has also given us a greater arsenal of tools we previously did not have to ensure uptime, and quick restoration.
I chose Veeam because I felt they were a leader in this new modern backup strategy. They also make it very easy and straightforward. Sometimes things don't need to be complex in order to be powerful. Since implementing, we have never experienced any real trouble with the product which validates our decision.
To my understanding it requires a virtual environment. So anyone who relies on physical servers will not be able to take advantage of the greatness of Veeam. It is also important that anyone using it in a VMware environment is not using the free hypervisor. It requires an additional API to perform backups which is not included