Why Veeam? Do you want your business to operate or not...
Updated June 23, 2022

Why Veeam? Do you want your business to operate or not...

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

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

We use Veeam Backup & Replication to ensure our virtualized systems are backed up properly. In addition, we also provide 30-60 days of recovery storage in the event of loss, data theft, or the inevitable threat of actor apprehension of data or systems. Every business must decide what is most important when it comes to data, and ensure solutions are able to resolve any issues which could arise. Our specific use case involves multi-layer protection against threat actors, and Veeam Backup & Replication ensures we are able to recover in the event of ransomware or any other data loss within a 24-hour period of time.
  • Virtualized workloads
  • In addition to back up, we also replicate some of these workloads
  • In addition to back up, we also snapshot some of these workloads
  • Capacity Tier to store data within object storage for longer term retention
  • License portability as your environment needs change
  • Utilizing backup copies for secondary purposes via DataLabs
  • Automating test restores to validate recoverability
  • Integration with cyber-security tools for SecureRestore
  • Immutable storage to protect against ransomware
  • “Instant” recovery or portability between platforms (physical > virtual > cloud-hosted)
  • Failover or recovery scripts/plans for orchestrated recovery
  • Integration with cyber-security tools for SecureRestore
  • Process flow for backup or recovery of jobs
  • Capability to easily configure history and retention models
  • Security of backups using encryption, and data protection made easy
  • Replication between datacenters using the same IP topology
  • all in one licensing for backup & recovery, Office 365 and replication strategies

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We are able to use Veeam in our virtual environment to back up and restore over 50 virtualized servers and nearly 100 mailboxes in the cloud.
  • The ROI is nearly impossible to provide, do you want your business to be able to operate when a failure occurs, or do you want to just stop servicing your customers?
  • What used to take several days to occur can now happen within minutes. Data restoration previously took hours to go through tapes, and now with Veeam occurs within minutes with a quick historical search/restore.
We made the leap to Veeam several years ago after using Veritas for many years. Veeam is much easier to use and has broader capabilities with multiple products as well as a better price point for licensing.
We have implemented a multi-layer approach to our backups and restoration. We use both internal cloud and virtualized systems, and conduct backup and restorations of our cloud services. When providers run into roadblocks, we have greater confidence in our ability to find what is needed today, tomorrow, and even from yesterday using Veeam.
The NAS/File-share backup solution is currently being tested in our labs, and we have plans to enact this solution from Veeam soon.
Almost any virtualized or physical environment using Microsoft, Linux, Unix, VMware, and others would be well suited to use Veeam for peace of mind in data or system recovery. The only time Veeam would not be well suited is when storage is limited or minimal for backup storage.

Using Veeam Backup & Replication

220 - Typically, most users are those requiring the ability to restore or find legacy information. However, there is also a large contingent of administrators, IT and Executive staff requiring retention, reporting, security, and other information.
6 - Three of our Administrators have more than 50 years of Veeam administration experience. In addition, each has used various backup and restoration applications, hardware and cloud systems for over 15 years each.
  • Capability to secure using encryption all backup data
  • Capability to backup various types of data and systems (physical, virtual, cloud)
  • Scheduling capability of all backup and restoration jobs to include offsite copy
  • Veeam has provided our single source backup solution for local risk reduction
  • Veeam has helped our organization to become compliant with CMMC standards using data retention and encryption of CUI as well as proprietary information
  • Veeam provides a multi-face ability to restore not only data, but also system functionality not requiring shadow copies or snapshots
  • Disaster recovery using point-to-point replication of systems and data
  • Standby or cold storage readiness in the event of corruption
  • Providing a multi-point backup solution for physical, virtual and cloud data and systems
When we state "it just works" we are not trying to give and easy answer, but reflecting on the ease of use and true peace of mind Veeam provides to securing our essential data and systems.

Evaluating Veeam Backup & Replication and Competitors

Yes - Synology data replication, and we replaced the due to the need for systems backups as well.
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
Having spend more than three decades in the technology field, I have used many products to ensure our data was backed up properly. However, Veeam truly provided the example for others to follow by improving the interface for administrators and ensuring backups were secure. In addition, the multi-faceted approach to also being able to replicate our backups to an offsite storage system/facility improved our disaster recovery stance and ensured our business could move forward in the event of an outage or datastore meltdown. We can now stand up our offsite facility to get back to business within hours, giving us true peace of mind.
To be honest, we would not change a thing. We evaluated several products and used the experience of our top Administrators and leaders to make the right decision.