No frills but it works
March 25, 2020

No frills but it works

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Vembu BDR Suite

Generally it works, but it is a bit no-frills at the moment as the management capability of it needs more work.
It is used across the company to provide logical separation and single-pass backups of virtualized infrastructure.
  • Single pass backups are good.
  • Deduplication levels using the Vembu File System are good.
  • Support levels are high.
  • The web interface can be slow.
  • The management of Offsite Dr isn't great.
  • Storage utilization and management can be difficult.
  • Backups are generally easier to manage.
  • Management based on the level of reporting is more difficult.
The most important factor is reliability. It needs to work with very little management.
This is a bit more cumbersome using different parts of the suite to manage so I don't use it where possible.
Yes, the compression levels seem very good, although I am always conscious of running a file system on top of another file system.
The admin management is better, we already have a relationship with Vembu and it gives us more flexibility.
BDR is well suited to small environments that want the facility to complete application aware backups swiftly and also to ship these offsite.

Vembu BDRSuite Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
6
Instant recovery
6
Recovery verification
4
Business application protection
7
Multiple backup destinations
3
Incremental backup identification
7
Backup to the cloud
6
Deduplication and file compression
9
Snapshots
6
Flexible deployment
8
Management dashboard
4
Platform support
8
Retention options
8
Encryption
8