Speed, security, and features are all stand out areas with Veeam
September 21, 2020

Speed, security, and features are all stand out areas with Veeam

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
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Veeam Backup & Replication

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

After having a terrible time demoing a handful of new backup solutions we ended up taking a suggestion from a rep to test our Veeam Backup and Replication. After just a couple weeks we knew it was the one. It addresses our need for a new solution after our existing solution was out of support and needing to be updated.
  • Virtualized workloads
  • Endpoints and physical servers running Windows & Linux
  • NAS filers
  • Enterprise UNIX servers running Solaris & IBM AIX
  • Enterprise applications such as Oracle or SAP HANA
  • Application-centric recovery using Veeam Explorers (for Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, etc)
  • Utilizing backup copies for secondary purposes via DataLabs
  • “Instant” recovery or portability between platforms (physical > virtual > cloud-hosted)
  • Accessing data for data mining or re-use of backup copies via API
  • Utilizing backup copies for secondary purposes via DataLabs
  • The replication component is much faster than our old system.
  • Backups are quick, secure, and easily tested against.
  • Specific app explorer reads backups easily.
  • A great value, but a higher end price tag.
  • More frequent feature updates.
  • More advanced features.
Most virtual and physical workloads have been moved over. Not as many on the cloud as of yet, but its a useful function that will only get more valuable with time. You have to make some choices in cost as Cloud services are not cheap but if you have your own private cloud, the Veeam cloud features are an easy sell.
  • Majority of time spent on backups has reduced greatly.
  • Time spent doing regular testing of backups is much lower.
  • Updates and patches are handled well and save us time.
Our change agent was having to test a large array of backups before a hurricane was to arrive (Central FL problems). Doing so in our existing product was a practice in futility. You can't easily setup an automatic backup/restore test with little to no work on your tech's part with scripts and batches. It makes things so much easier.
We have not fully rolled out all the Cloud features available to us through our Veeam license, but the one's we've used work pleasantly. We are leveraging the cloud for our primary backups and also a private cloud for replication of specific important servers in case we lose a site.
The NAS and File System tools in Veeam could be sold as their own stand alone system. File access is fast and easy, and you can restore a large amount of data in little time. We have benefited greatly because as user requests for lost files come in we can quick respond and get their data back. This was a slow process in our old software.
Highly likely that we would tell others about this if they're in the market. When we get calls about our current technology uses from local cities and counties Veeam is usually on our shortlist of products. Backups due to disasters or ransom ware are huge issues these days so Veeam is a solution for many companies.