Top tier backup solution that will spoil you
September 11, 2020

Top tier backup solution that will spoil you

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Veeam Backup & Replication

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

We're backing up most of our workload with it right now, and when we come across something that isn't backed up, we add it in. We're highly confident now in its ability to not only have good, working backups but to replicate everything to our disaster recovery site for everything else. Very happy with how it's working overall.
  • Virtualized workloads
  • Endpoints and physical servers running Windows & Linux
  • In addition to back up, we also replicate some of these workloads
  • In addition to back up, we also snapshot some of these workloads
  • Enterprise applications such as Oracle or SAP HANA
  • Cloud-hosted VMs within AWS or Azure
  • NAS filers
  • Application-centric recovery using Veeam Explorers (for Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, etc)
  • Utilizing backup copies for secondary purposes via DataLabs
  • Automating test restores to validate recoverability
  • Application-centric recovery using Veeam Explorers (for Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, etc)
  • Application specific backup tools like Exchange and SQL.
  • Great user experience and simple interfaces throughout.
  • Confident backups and replication.
  • More detailed web knowledge base for problems.
  • Cost could be a bit closer to competition.
  • Maybe more integration with server types.
As far as I know, all of our workloads are either protected by Veeam or being migrated to Veeam. Unless you have a hard limit on disk or space limitations, then it's a no brainer to move your workloads over to it. Cloud may be the area where you will hold out for just the most important data, but as prices come down, that area is increasing as well.
  • Time saved doing backups is huge.
  • Time saved recovering data.
  • TONS of time saved with the automated testing.
  • May be pricey, but its worth it if you have the budget.
When cost is of no concern, why not buy the absolute best? Not saying its price per performance matrix is skewed, but it is towards the high end of the price line. It does, however, absolutely justify its cost in how it works and functions. We moved because of previous bad backup software, and we're more than happy.
All the cool cloud features are not worth much if you can't use them. Thankfully, they support all the major cloud providers. Unfortunately, those same cloud providers want to undercut backup companies by pushing you to their own options. But if you want all your backups in one place, Veeam has that handled.
Backing up file shares is just as easy as all the other backup options it has. NAS backups are handled in the same way, and work more or less as well. It has saved us time restoring single or groups of files versus our last backup system. You will be thanked by your users when you have their stuff back in record time!
Would definitely tell a colleague about it if asked for a good backup and replication program. I hope this review is a good recommendation of it for others. You will see their name and hear about them at expos, but until you talk to someone who uses it daily, you won't grasp how good it really is.