No longer worry about backups, restores, and replication
September 11, 2020

No longer worry about backups, restores, and replication

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

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

Between local VMs and local physical and cloud servers, we're at probably 90% coverage by Veeam. Not because we don't trust it for that last 10%, but because migration can sometimes be difficult. So as servers come up for replacement or upgrades, that's when we move it over and hope to one day it will be at 100%.
  • 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 UNIX servers running Solaris & IBM AIX
  • Cloud-hosted VMs within AWS or Azure
  • NAS filers
  • Application-centric recovery using Veeam Explorers (for Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, etc)
  • Automating test restores to validate recoverability
  • Immutable storage to protect against ransomware
  • “Instant” recovery or portability between platforms (physical > virtual > cloud-hosted)
  • Application-centric recovery using Veeam Explorers (for Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, etc)
  • Sharepoint specific backup tools are great.
  • Support is easy to work with and courteous.
  • Veeam is a major player and it shows.
  • Physical backups are not as straight forward as virtual.
  • Need more access levels for non admin users.
  • Not many API's available.
We initially thought we'd just test it on critical systems as far as local/DR disk to disk backups but we're finding it does them so well we want it for all our workloads. As we move to putting more on it, we're constantly reminded why we purchased Veeam in the first place.
  • ROI on purchase price may take years to recoup.
  • You do get back lots of time back on recovery speed.
  • Less time spent baby siting backups.
Mostly when you have problems and management finds out its due to backups, you get a bigger budget to move up to a better product. That's what happened to us and now they see the true value of getting a high-quality product. If you can avoid that and go straight to Veeam, you'll save yourself lots of stress.
Veeam's cloud options are great and always expanding. We protect local and cloud-based workloads with backups to both. It works well, and if you have the internet pipe and bandwidth for it, is super worth it. Using the cloud for a disaster recovery situation has not come up yet but if and when it does we feel Veeam will come through for us.
The comprehensive NAS/File share pieces of Veeam are as good as all the other pieces. If you get the full bells and whistles Veeam license, then make moving your file share backups to Veeam one of your first steps. It takes a load off your helpdesk and network teams having to slowly restore files for people.
Pretty confident that anyone looking for a clean, fast, and easy to use backup tool will find Veeam in their searches. We get calls by other local entities when they hear we have it and we always push them towards trying it. Unless the budget is super tight, it's worth a shot.