Overall Satisfaction with Veeam on IBM Cloud
This product is primarily being used as a backup and recovery solution for data--data in an on-premises data center is backed up in the cloud and this is where we use Veeam on IBM Cloud. It is used across the organization and helps have a data backup in the event we need to restore it. Data recovery is something we do once a quarter just to be sure that the solution works well and we are also following the exact steps required in the event of a real contingency. At every data recovery activity, there was zero data loss since we had clearly marked the data recovery point that we were going for.
- Helps us with backup for any issues in case we need data to be restored.
- Overall, positive RoI
Indeed, it is able to really do a good job especially in the recovery point objective, which I consider more important, as any kind of data loss can be a nightmare scenario for the business to try and identify how much has been lost. It definitely delivers on the promise of both RTO and RPO as is commonly known. We mark our data recovery point every time before we conduct a data recovery exercise and we have been consistently able to meet recovery point objectives on every occasion. Hence, there was no real data loss when it was recovered/retrieved.
Yes, it does provide alerts with issues if any and this is one area where the dashboard functionality can be improved and one should be able to simply visualize from the dashboard if it was successful or it had any issues.
We compared Veeam on IBM cloud versus VMWare on ESXi, but went with Veeam finally as we are a VMWare environment and wanted to have a backup with another vendor primarily to de-risk.
We use IBM Bluemix for some of the development work within the business.
Veeam on IBM Cloud is very well suited for doing data backup from the storage environment in the data center. It does this job well with an easy and straightforward user interface. There is minimal learning curve to get started. We wanted to use the cloud for backup instead of expanding storage in the data center and hence went with this solution. We do data recovery on a regular basis and have been able to retrieve data from Veeam backup in a very straightforward manner meeting the recovery time and recovery point objectives.