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"The CDP backup feature is very nice, as it allows you to take backups at high frequencies and with application consistency.""The interface is user-friendly and even if our tech isn't onsite, we can work with the owners to confirm that the data will be restored with no issues.""It is an excellent product. It is easy to deploy, stable, and fast. Their support is excellent."

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"The solution has reduced backup times by an immeasurable amount. Its backups are incremental, so you are only backing up data changes based on the last 24 hours or so. If you are also maintaining the stored images, the restores are also only incremental, happening in minutes. Whereas, with a lot of the other solutions that we have looked at, each time it goes to refresh the restore, then it has to build a completely new image. That takes forever. This solution also improves recovery time.""It's their cloud, it's their storage. I don't have to buy a space on Amazon or Google's cloud and then use their software to push it. That works well for me. This way, I don't have to worry about another option or the opportunity that there might be a credential leak.""The most valuable feature is that it's hands-off. I log in every morning and there are pre-canned filters that I've created to make my life easier. I have something called server status color bars, and that gives me all the servers and, in a nutshell, I can see: if any errors are being reported; when the last backup was; if one is not working, should there be one, and it literally jumps off the page.""The most valuable feature by far is the Virtual Disaster Recovery. On top of that is the bare-metal recovery. The recovery options that we have are great. We have tested the Virtual Disaster Recovery and the bare-metal recovery in just about any scenario you can think of. We have even restored bare metal, a full server, to a laptop, and had full functionality. It's just insane how well it works and how simple it is. It does most of the work for you.""I know I won't have an issue if the data is there. The reliability and the confidence that we have is amazing. It doesn't matter. We've had customers have ransomware. We've had customers that have had corruption. We've had customers that have had employees destroy their data. As long as it's been backed up, I know that I can get it back and I know I have nothing to worry about. Our confidence level is very high.""We use a neat feature called VDR status, Virtual Disaster Recovery status. It only works on servers... It's automated. Once or twice a month it will virtually mount the backup and provide a screenshot and advise whether or not there have been any errors.""The most valuables feature is the alerts and monitoring that catches the failed backups.""The monitoring makes it very easy to check whether a backup has gone bad."

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"To improve Altaro, I would like to see the ability to choose more than one backup location at a time.""The application could include a feature to install a set size of data, such as the ability to store a single application with all its registry information for easy transfer.""Basically, how it works is that you have a single local drive, and then you have a cloud backup. It'd be nice if you could rotate the single local backup drive. As of now, you can't."

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"An area for improvement that would really work out well would be if there were a little bit more of an elegant handshake relationship between SolarWinds RMM and the PCs that are being backed up, to advise regarding "up" status... Since RMM is an agent that feeds back that a machine is alive and on, I don't see any reason why they can't either tap into that one feature or build the same exact polling within the backup agent, to update right away and say the system is online or offline.""Integration with a hybrid cloud is something that I found complicated.""We would like to have better reporting.""We don't use the solution’s automated recovery testing because SolarWinds made me cross. When they released it, I went, "Oh, well, that's quite good." Because if you use the system, then it supposedly spins up, and on the portal, it gives you a screenshot of the booted device. So, I phoned up, and I said, "Oh, that's really quite cool. How much is that?" They said, "No, no, no. It's all included in your license." I went, "Okay then," and went and deployed it on about half the fleet. One of the options that our customers have is they can pay us a small amount every month for us to test the recovery just to prove that it's viable, and I thought, "Well, this will do that for us. Nice." Then, in the next invoice, we got a charge for it. While It was not a huge amount, I took offense at the fact that we were told that it would be a no extra cost option that was part of our license, but it turns out that it's chargeable. Therefore, we haven't used it since.""A better default view on my dashboard would be great. There is a lot of useless information there that it pulls up. They could present the dashboard slightly better, in terms of the extra information after the first five columns. The first five columns are awesome. After that, I don't care about the rest, and there are another seven things after that.""The one thing they don't are Linux servers, it's Windows only. I understand that directive. I have another product that I use for our Linux servers and stuff, but it would be nice if they had that flexibility on the Linux side. I understand the development and the world is geared towards Windows in 365, I know that's where the clienteles are and the business and the money is.""The recovery side, the restore side, could be a little more optimized.""The reporting feature and functionality need improvement. We would like to see a little bit more detailed reporting that offers more CEO or C-level focused reporting options."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Altaro had the best prices and ROI in the whole bunch that we evaluated.""The price is great for the utility you get and the licensing has never caused any issues with my company.""Its yearly maintenance fee is fairly high for me to renew for upgrades and support."

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"When you have a device/appliance on the site quite a lot of the other enterprise class backup people insist that you have their appliance, which is frankly offensively expensive. Because when you pry the top off, it's just a standard 19-inch tin box with a standard Intel I5 in it, some RAM, and a hard drive. Then, you go, "Why have they just charged me 5,500 quid for a box, which I could have probably build for under 500." Whereas, with the SolarWinds product, they don't have that. The backup appliances that we have onsite are just plain cooking PCs. We can build our own machines, which is reflected in the price that we can offer a customer.""The pricing of SolarWinds seems to be fair compared to the rest of the industry.""There is no per node cost, at least not the way I am doing it. I am on bulk. New customers can be set up on a trial, where they can get things all squared away, then they can switch over to being a billed customer."

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Top Answer: It's their cloud, it's their storage. I don't have to buy a space on Amazon or Google's cloud and then use their software to push it. That works well for me. This way, I don't have to worry about… more »
Top Answer: The terms for their contract, they were pretty loose in that. They allowed us to give it a try for a couple months. If we didn't like it, they'd let us out. If I recall correctly, the first term was… more »
Top Answer: I know on the backup side it runs extremely well. The recovery side, the restore side, could be a little more optimized, however, the amount of time that we spend in restore mode is maybe a couple of… more »
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Overview

Altaro VM Backup is a high performance VM backup  and replication solution to back up and restore both Hyper-V and VMware-based virtual machines.

Eliminate hassle and headaches with an easy-to-use interface, straightforward setup and reassurance that this solution gets the job done every time.

Altaro VM Backup is intuitive and feature-rich, with outstanding support as part of the package.

N-able Backup is a cloud-first data protection service designed to help managed IT service providers and in-house IT pros back up and recover physical and virtual servers, workstations, business documents, and Microsoft 365 data. Cloud storage is included, with 30 data centers around the world, and archiving is included at no extra cost. N-able Backup's efficient architecture allows for more frequent backups and longer retention using the network bandwidth and storage capacity you already have. The unified multi-tenant console helps save time on routine backup administration, and the optional LocalSpeedVault provides for fast local recovery. 

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Sample Customers
Thomson Reuters, Microsoft, Amazon, Harvard University, MIT, Peugeot, Xerox
Computer Depot, Leading Edge Computers, IT Logic Australia
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider18%
Government18%
Financial Services Firm9%
Healthcare Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider20%
Educational Organization8%
Government5%
Company Size
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Small Business70%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise15%
REVIEWERS
Small Business89%
Midsize Enterprise11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business12%
Large Enterprise88%
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Altaro VM Backup is ranked 25th in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews while N-able Backup is ranked 20th in Backup and Recovery Software with 8 reviews. Altaro VM Backup is rated 9.6, while N-able Backup is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Altaro VM Backup writes "Easy to use with a helpful dashboard, good support, and the deduplication feature saves heavily on storage space". On the other hand, the top reviewer of N-able Backup writes "Drastically reduces the time spent on backup administration; we can manage every computer from one easy console". Altaro VM Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Nakivo, Acronis Backup, Veeam Agent for Linux and Vembu BDR Suite, whereas N-able Backup is most compared with Acronis Backup, Veeam Backup for Office 365, Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik and MSP360 Backup. See our Altaro VM Backup vs. N-able Backup report.

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