Vembu BDR Suite Review
Updated April 28, 2021

Vembu BDR Suite Review

Darrian Churchill | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu is easy to configure and manage. The primary reason for not giving it a full 10 out of 10 is the odd placement of some settings withing the management portal. Overall, though, configuring and maintaining backups as well as the restoration process is fluid and easy to navigate.
We use Vembu BDR Suite across our company as our server and data backup solution. Vembu BDR Suite addresses all of our disaster recovery needs.
  • Easy to manage backup and restore
  • Centralized management solution
  • Backup encryption
  • Good versioning of files
  • Web based layout can be tricky
  • Licensing portal is cumbersome
  • Backup alerts can be obnoxious
  • Rest easy knowing data is backed up
  • No reliance on third parties for backup
  • No time spent troubleshooting backup scripts
We were looking for a robust disaster recovery suite with support for physical servers as well as virtual as our push moving forward was to virtualize more of our environment. The most important factor was cost of the solution versus what the solution offered. Vembu BDR Suite met and surpassed my requirements.
At the time of our search for a robust backup solution, we were also planning to begin migrating some services and servers to a virtual environment. We needed a solution that would fit not only our existing physical-based environment, but a mixed and eventually entirely virtualized environment too. Vembu BDR Suite fit this requirement.
We have benefited from the VembuHIVE file system via it's space-saving abilities as well as the added security of having our backed up data encrypted on both the BDR server and Offsite locations.
The primary alternative to Vembu would be Veeam. This would be my second choice in a close race. If I remember correctly, Veeam only supported virtualized environments until just after my decision to go with Vembu. We had also previously tried Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager, which while it did work was overkill for our environment, and I think EOL now.
Vembu BDR Suite is suited to any medium to large organization requiring reliable backups. It is well suited to organizations with offsite hosted servers for disaster recovery and replication. There aren't really any scenarios I wouldn't recommend Vembu BDR Suite for.

Vembu BDRSuite Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
9
Instant recovery
10
Recovery verification
9
Business application protection
10
Multiple backup destinations
10
Incremental backup identification
10
Backup to the cloud
10
Deduplication and file compression
10
Snapshots
10
Flexible deployment
10
Management dashboard
10
Platform support
10
Retention options
10
Encryption
10