simple backup solution
Updated December 21, 2021

simple backup solution

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Veeam Backup & Replication

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup and Replication is used to back up our entire virtual infrastructure and a handful of physical servers using the Veeam Agent. With Veeam's application awareness we are able to quickly restore individual items instead of full servers. We also use the Lab functionality to perform quarterly restore testing to confirm the backups are reliable.
  • Virtualized workloads
  • Endpoints and physical servers running Windows & Linux
  • Cloud-hosted VMs within AWS or Azure
  • In addition to back up, we also replicate some of these workloads
  • In addition to back up, we also snapshot some of these workloads
  • Application-centric recovery using Veeam Explorers (for Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, etc)
  • Capacity Tier to store data within object storage for longer term retention
  • Automating test restores to validate recoverability
  • Application-centric recovery using Veeam Explorers (for Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, etc)
  • application awareness
  • automated recovery testing
  • replication - other products in the same space have better RPO/RTO
  • SQL backups, DB stun is an issue
  • immutability, restrictions on when and where it can be used

Do you think Veeam Data Platform delivers good value for the price?


Are you happy with Veeam Data Platform's feature set?


Did Veeam Data Platform live up to sales and marketing promises?


Did implementation of Veeam Data Platform go as expected?


Would you buy Veeam Data Platform again?


We protect a total of about 1700 servers, the majority are virtual and only a handful are physical. This is about the number we expected to protect and that number will continue to grow. We deploy lots of severs and have a policy that every server needs to be backed up unless requested not to.
  • stronger controls over backups
  • quicker restore times
  • simplicity
We came from an EMC data domain and Avamar solution. This product was starting to become outdated and the hardware was beginning to fail. That with the addition of the poor support model caused us to look elsewhere. The cost for Veeam and the hardware needed made sense to jump ship.
The only cloud feature that we use is the offloading of aged backups to an Azure blob storage container. This has worked well with the exception of at the time of [implementation], Azure archive storage was now an option so it could get costly. Version 11 now allows the ability to use Archive storage, but we have not implemented it yet
We do not use this feature.
From a user perspective, the product is very easy to use and is solid. We have used it for several years with very [few] problems and it does what we need it to do. The automated restore testing puts our leadership team at ease. From a deployment perspective, it is easy to deploy and the upgrades are seamless.

Evaluating Veeam Backup & Replication and Competitors

Yes - We replaced Avamar as our backup solution. Avamar was running on a costly datadomain that was aging and Avamar in general was keeping up with the latest trends in backup solutions.
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
Veeam's application awareness made it very appealing. Also being able to restore individual files or databases greatly helped efficiencies.
Today there are more modern backup solutions available to test. We would look at the big (Veeam, Rubrik, and Cohesity) taking into consideration ransomeware and also DR solutions.