The Best Backup Solution for Cloud or On-Premises VM's
September 10, 2022

The Best Backup Solution for Cloud or On-Premises VM's

Swapnil Madiwale | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
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Veeam Backup & Replication

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication assists us in backing up our critical IT infrastructure including the virtual machines and ESXi system. The good thing about it is that it can back up to a number of onsite and offsite including backing up our unstructured data to NAS drives and on the cloud. We have established a VPN tunnel with Meraki devices to manage the offsite backup.
  • Virtualized workloads
  • Enterprise UNIX servers running Solaris & IBM AIX
  • NAS filers
  • In addition to back up, we also replicate some of these workloads
  • In addition to back up, we also snapshot some of these workloads
  • Cloud-hosted VMs within AWS or Azure
  • Immutable storage to protect against ransomware
  • Immutable storage to protect against ransomware
  • Great interface and quick-to-find settings.
  • Amazing connectivity with cloud backups, immutable backups and NAS backups.
  • Capability to make Microsoft365 backups online.
  • Licensing could be a bit more inclusive for NAS file transfer.
  • Pricing for the NAS backups feels a bit extra.

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We currently have a total of 8 virtual machines with application servers and domain controllers being the most critical ones for backups. We are looking to add 4 Azure VMs; we are working with Microsoft Windows Server 2022 to create our hybrid workspace for all the users who wish to work from home.
  • Positive in the sense. We had no other option for Microsoft Windows Server backup.
  • The product is great, but we have not utilized it to the fullest.
  • Once we utilise all the features, we can get an ROI.
We had to undergo a major IT upheaval in terms of our data and networking systems and this is the time when we decided to go with an on-premises Windows Server which required us to look at backup software. I personally researched and looked at Veeam Backup & Replication for a solution and they were happy to provide for us.
Unfortunately, we have not been able to utilize these capabilities as of now. That is due to the lack of a full-time IT staff who will assist us in deploying and maintaining these systems. We really feel the need for these implementations but it is a future process for us.
Yes, we have used this feature to keep files available in an easily available format in case of any disaster. We have coupled the NAS with a Linux VM which has immutable backups enabled for a certain timeframe. I believe we still need to write a company policy for these issues.
Where a company has an on-premises server with multiple VM, Veeam Backup & Replication can be used for backing up all the machines to be restored on the same physical hardware or on the cloud in case of any issues with the current backup. This can also comes in handy if a user wants to do Microsoft365 backups of all their emails and files.