Veeam Availability Suite is Awesome!
March 11, 2021

Veeam Availability Suite is Awesome!

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

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

Corporate Information Technology uses it to back up our local virtualized environment, and keep backups on local as well as in the cloud. Although we currently have a small footprint, all servers are virtualized, and having copies of the backups in two locations brings up great peace of mind.
  • Virtualized workloads
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  • Ease of setup. Pointing Veeam at a vCenter instance automatically performs inventory of all systems, and it's easy to create exclusion rules for any hosts that don't need to be covered.
  • Compatibility with different storage platforms. Snapshots from NAS and SAN appliances, remote Windows shares, and cloud-based object storage are all compatible with Veeam to use as a backup storage target.
  • Great support, they definitely provide top tier support, with good response times and support engineers with great expertise without needing to escalate.
  • Veeam could work better with deduplicated storage devices for restoral, it can be very slow
  • SureBackup often times out, especially with deduplicated storage devices, so the processes should be tweaked to accommodate for these systems while still able to validate backups
At former companies, we have dozens or hundreds of VMs protected, but currently only about one dozen VMs, as we have a very small footprint and have most of our services hosted in the cloud with their own backup workflows. This is what was anticipated for this company, as there has been a cloud-first way of approaching infrastructure from the get-go.
  • Without needing to purchase any additional hardware, we were able to get Veeam up and running very quickly, and it began to show its value immediately.
We had no infrastructure hosted locally at all when I started, and I recommended that we virtualize all servers that needed to be hosted on-premises rather than purchasing individual physical hosts. This led to a new virtualized workload that needed to be protected, and I had been a big advocate for Veeam due to its ease of use, functionality, and pricing, so we brought in the Veeam Availability Suite.
Yes, we have our backups stored in cloud-based storage, and it's been really great having multiple copies of our backup data available without needing to purchase a lot of hardware as overhead.
We have not yet purchased NAS backup functionality, as the data sitting in our NetApp FAS is still only for testing purposes. If any production data starts making its way to that storage, we will definitely look at Veeam's NAS backup solution to protect the data on that appliance.
It's easy to set up for both virtualized and physical servers. We had a mixed environment where Veeam was used to backup the virtualized workloads and a competitor's product was used for the physical servers. After years of touting quick and easy agentless backups, when they finally did release agents for Windows and Linux, we found that the performance was better and we could save quite a bit on licensing as well. It was really a no brainer to use Veeam for all of our backup needs.