Veeam - Recommended for highly virtualized and centralized installs
October 14, 2016

Veeam - Recommended for highly virtualized and centralized installs

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam is being used to backup all production workloads on a schedule to meet our availability and compliance requirements. It is not being used to backup any user endpoints, like laptops.
  • Backups of VMware and Hyper-v were exceedingly easy to set up
  • GFS strategy was very easy to build, maintain and report on
  • Creating offsite backups and proxies for Veeam was also very easy
  • Documentation is not always super clear - often very steeped in its own verbiage without an easy way to find "their definition".
  • When we had problems, they were difficult to solve without support.
  • Very rarely, we had issues where backups would suddenly fail and support's only solution was to recreate the jobs.
  • Veeam was a critical piece of our compliance initiatives - allowing us to have some assurance over data integrity and BC/DR.
  • Being able to restore individual files, emails, and accounts was a life saver on multiple instances where mistakes had been made.
Veeam was much simpler and cheaper for us to implement; however we were a very centralized shop. For larger, more diverse workloads, I think HP's solution is a better fit
It is well suited for heavily virtualized environments with the need for fast backup and recovery scenarios and/or the need for continual jobs. There are also some good use cases around taking VM backups and using them for tests in an isolation that Veeam makes very easy.

Veeam Data Platform Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
Instant recovery
Recovery verification
Business application protection
Multiple backup destinations
Incremental backup identification
Backup to the cloud
Not Rated
Deduplication and file compression