Veeam Backup & Replication for public organizations
October 01, 2020

Veeam Backup & Replication for public organizations

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

Software Version

Community Edition

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication is being used across our whole organization to back up our VMware Infrastructure as well as several special business-critical appliances. Having the option to reliably and efficiently back up and restore our systems helps us bring always ready to operate. Veeam is very reliable as a backup solution and helps us keep the needed time to support our infrastructure as low as possible. As our environment is mostly static we do not have to make many changes to our backup so we can effectively set it and forget it with Veeam.
  • Virtualized workloads
  • Endpoints and physical servers running Windows & Linux
  • In addition to back up, we also replicate some of these workloads
  • Application-centric recovery using Veeam Explorers (for Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, etc)
  • “Instant” recovery or portability between platforms (physical > virtual > cloud-hosted)
  • Application-centric recovery using Veeam Explorers (for Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, etc)
  • Forever Forward Incremental Backup
  • Keeps storage cost and utilization low, also never failed for us.
  • Faster backup import times restoring single mails in application-aware backup
At this time, there are 10 workloads protected. But this count will increase as we budget to purchase a full license. At this time, it is the maximum we can do in the community edition, but we will increase in usage dramatically as soon as the purchase has been made.
  • Several restores of special clients running special software not requiring the customer support of the software. This saved us some pretty high support costs.
The old solution was just not good or fast enough for our needs. We changed from an all hardware environment to a highly virtualized environment so we needed the integrations to efficiently backup our infrastructure. Veeam is much faster than our old backup infrastructure and is also more reliable. Also, there are notifications that are sent reliably when something didn’t work.
We have not benefited from the cloud integrations yet as our organization is not allowed to use cloud applications at this point in time. We will however use Veeam with Office365 as soon as we are allowed to use it.
We did not use the share backup solution as we are currently running two Windows fileservers syncing via DFS. If files get deleted we can simply restore them to the volumes as the servers are already backed up via Veeam.
Veeam Backup & Replication is well suited for virtualized and mixed environments as the wide variety of integrations and available agents enable it to practically backup and restore everything needed.
If however, the goal is to backup Mac clients, then Veeam is less suited as there is no client for Macs at the moment.