Veeam Backup & Replication - Great solution for server farms
March 31, 2020

Veeam Backup & Replication - Great solution for server farms

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
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Veeam Backup & Replication

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication is being used by our organization to backup our end-user Citrix environment. We use this for the ability to backup a large volume of data without impacting performance as much as possible. We don't use it for standalone server environments as it doesn't seem to be the best solution for that type of setup.
  • large volume backup
  • ease of restore
  • easy to setup
  • speed
  • backup alerting
  • better portal
  • solutions for our citrix users
  • ability to give full solutions to our clients
  • fairly expensive solution
We have about 20 servers all virtual being protected by Veeam Backup & Replication in our organization. This is more than first anticipated. We had to come up with a different solution for our Citrix server farm as the standard backup solutions were not going to work for this type of environment. At first, it was a test, but now it's our sole Citrix backup solution.
We have benefited from this. We have been able to backup critical customer data on our cloud environment. While still not the cheapest solution, we need to do whatever we need to do to ensure we have a good customer backup. Afterall, as an MSP, that is what we sell--affordable and reliable solutions.
We've had a full server crash in our cloud environment. Being virtual, we were able to quickly fire up a new server and just restore the data from Veeam. If it wasn't for this solution, our customers would have been out completely for days. We were able to get them back up in a matter of hours.
Veeam is better than these other solutions because it works well in a Citrix farm environment. We're able to run backups at night with little to no impact to clients.
Veeam Backup & Replication is well suited for larger corporations with a large volume of data to backup, due to the way it handles data backup. I would not consider it a solution for disaster recovery though. I don't think it handles image-based backups well enough to put all of your "eggs in one basket."

Veeam Data Platform Foundation Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
Instant recovery
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