Veeam is so easy a sysadmin can use it.
Updated July 09, 2019

Veeam is so easy a sysadmin can use it.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

We use Veeam to both backup and replicate our VMs. We backup to several local and air-gapped targets, and replicate VMs to our DR site. It is used across our whole organization. For us, it addresses both data backup and disaster recovery. We also use Veeam to backup our O365 data and some physical workstations.
  • Veeam makes efficient use of available backup space.
  • Veeam now scales out available backup storage.
  • Veeam can be very easy to set up and it allows you to also be very granular/specific in your setup.
  • Data recovery is easy.
  • First line support is not that great, in my opinion.
  • Support can come across as being arrogant.
  • Upgrade instructions are not always very clear.
  • Cost-effective data backup.
  • Cost-effective DR solution.
  • Faster than many other backup products.
At the time we started using Veeam, there was only one other applicable competitor, and I cannot remember the name of it anymore. I think it was Qwest or something like that. We also concurrently run ArcServe and ShadowProtect. Veeam now has features available so that we can deprecate and quit using the other products. Veeam is easier to configure and operate versus the other products we use.
SME VM backup/restore is a great, cost-effective fit. Setup can be easy or extensive depending upon case use. Documentation, reviews, and forums can contain just about all the information you'll need to get up and running as well as tweaking the configuration to suit the business needs. I cannot speak to Veeam's scalability towards larger enterprises, such as those containing many hosts or vCenters. I have heard anecdotes in the past that is a shortcoming.

Veeam Data Platform Foundation Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
Instant recovery
Not Rated
Recovery verification
Business application protection
Multiple backup destinations
Incremental backup identification
Backup to the cloud
Deduplication and file compression
Flexible deployment
Platform support
Retention options
Not Rated