Veeam - To Infinity and Beyond
April 10, 2020

Veeam - To Infinity and Beyond

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

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication version 10 is our go-to software solution for backing up our data. We use the software solution to backup data across three data centers for a healthcare company. It is an easy to learn, easy to use backup solution that won't break the bank. It has become a standard in VMware and HyperV backup.
  • Backup jobs are easy to set up and maintain.
  • Visually see what is happening in your backup jobs in real-time.
  • Restoring whole machines or even just single files is super easy to do.
  • Would like the ability to backup specific databases, not just the whole SQL server.
  • I wish Veeam support would assist in setting up their product.
  • I would like the ability to move servers between backup jobs and not have to run an initial backup again.
  • The software itself is not as expensive as some competitors
  • Restoring data quickly during an outage saves time and money
  • It's allowed infrastrcucture staff to spend more time on their other day to day tasks
We currently protect virtual servers across three data centers--about 200 servers in total. We protect different operating systems including Windows Server, RHEL, and various Linux appliances. Honestly, this is more than was thought of initially. When we went into this, we figured we'd only protect our production systems, testing systems, and development. The ease of use of the application allows us to protect anything virtual in our VMware environment; servers, templates, View desktops.
We are in the process of building a limited cloud infrastructure. We bought Veeam backup and Replication knowing that it can protect Azure and AWS workloads. We plan to use this fully in the future. The license model allows for X number of virtual machines to be backed up. It doesn't matter if they are on-prem or in the cloud.
Veeam Backup & Recovery allows you to use their on-demand sandbox to test things out. It's let us open up different testing capabilities that our infrastructure would have otherwise (i.e., the sandbox). Their on-demand sandbox is isolated from the rest of the environment. You can patch your Windows server and watch that MS magic in action - without breaking your production environment.
I used to use CommVault backup. It too is a great backup solution. I used it to protect the same infrastructure. The problem with that was that is was just too complicated. It didn't have to be like that. A backup solution shouldn't need a vendor's "university" for a user to be successful with its solution.
Citrix ADC (formerly NetScaler ADC), BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar), Azure Active Directory, Cygilant Security-as-a-Service, Qualys Cloud Platform (formerly Qualysguard)
We use Veeam Backup & Replication 10 to backup the virtual infrastructure for a healthcare company. We needed a backup solution that was enterprise-ready but didn't require a degree from "Veeam university" to use. We have three data centers that we protect. Veeam has worked great at backing up our Windows and Linux servers of all types. File servers of multiple terabytes are backed up daily along with SQL and Exchange and various other servers and systems.

Veeam Backup & Replication Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
10
Live recovery
9
Recovery verification
10
Business application protection
10
Multiple backup destinations
10
Incremental backup identification
10
Backup to the cloud
Not Rated
Deduplication and file compression
8
Snapshots
9
Flexible deployment
9
Platform support
9
Retention options
7
Encryption
9