Using Veeam Backup for more then over a decade!
January 30, 2021

Using Veeam Backup for more then over a decade!

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

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

As a started my career as an engineer in 2009, we started using Veeeam Backup version 3! Today, in 2021, we are still using Veeam Backup as our one-and-only backup solution. We have already virtualized our complete backend in 2009. Meanwhile, our backend (>750 Virtual Servers) is protected by a daily backup using the latest version of Veeam Backup and Replication. We are using Dell-EMC Datadomain as a backup target. DDBoost makes it possible to create a 'full' backup every day.
  • Virtualized workloads
  • Virtualized workloads
  • 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)
  • Veeam Backup was originally created for backing up the virtual environment. This makes Veeam Backup unique compared to other backup competitors.
  • Instant Restore is really cool feature that allows you to instantly run a virtual machine from your backup. Restoring the server comes second. Firstly you want to bring the virtual machine back into production.
  • The last 10 years they kept developing their product. Their focus is and was build on virtual environments.
At this point, about 750 Virtual servers (~150TB). However, this is growing rapidly because we expect to acquire new municipalities to service.
  • As we are using Veeam since 2009 we have nailed our ROI. We have upgraded our licenses during the years to Enterprise Plus. Upgrading and receiving more functionality of course cost us some money. However, Veeam is worth the price!
Migrating from a physical IT-infrastructure to a virtual IT-infrastructure was a game-changer for us. Trying to backup, and even worse, trying to restore physical servers was a hell of a job. If it even was possible it took very long. When we started using Veeam Backup this all became so much easier. It also saved us a lot of time checking if the backups were successful.
At this point, we are a cloud provider ourselves for 4 municipalities in the Netherlands. We are not using cloud storage or workloads at this time.
Nowadays Veeam is also capable of creating a backup of physical machines. However, most features are still built on and for virtual environments. If your IT-infrastructure is virtualized for the better part, then Veeam is the way to go. Integration between Veeam and VMware is great. I never figured out why VMware didn't acquire Veeam.