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Question: Which would you choose - Rubrik or Veeam Backup & Replication?
Answer: Veeam Backup & Replication provides an easy-to-set-up solution to the issue of data storage and recovery. Setting it up is a relatively simple affair. For the most part it prompts you from screen to screen until you have completed the installation. While there is no standard length of time that it takes to complete the install, an hour or less is a fairly standard range. By coupling this ease of setup with affordability and versatility, Veeam proves itself to be an extremely useful and valuable tool. Veeam considers their customers from the very first interaction that they have with the product. They provide a version that is absolutely free for those small- to medium-sized companies that cannot afford pricey program licenses. This edition is robust enough to allow for a vast majority of companies to run until such a time as they might have the capital to invest in a license. Additionally, it is extremely versatile. Users can choose from a vast variety of features. Furthermore, there are numerous options available in terms of how users can back up their data. These backup options encrypt the data and protect it from malicious parties. Veeam Backup & Replication uses specialized support teams to respond to each unique issue that may come up. The effect of providing teams that are dedicated to solving particular problems is that experts are on call to address any and all problems that users may face. This is not something which Rubrik can offer. Rubrik does allow users to recover their data within seconds. This speed allows any mistake involving the data to be rectified nearly instantaneously. It also has a simple-to-operate interface which allows for various tasks to be automated with ease. However, in the long-term Rubrik is an expensive product, which is a disadvantage. Conclusion I would choose Veeam Backup & Replication over Rubrik. The cost as well the kind of support that Veeam Backup & Replication offers is what would ultimately convince me to go with their product.
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"It has also saved us time managing backups. It's pretty stable. So it sends us a report if something goes wrong, then you get a report. You don't really need to manually monitor this software over time. If something happens, you'll get an error and you'll get an email notification and then address it. We found the product pretty stable if it's configured correctly. So it has reduced management time.""I don't know if it is the best or the worst but it's very easy to install and very easy to balance. Sometimes that it's a problem because the installer of these data gets extremely scared because it's so easy. The product is easy to install, easy to balance, and easy to work with. Another really good point is the instant recovery.""The live mount reduces complexity.""Live Mount is where we do the majority of our big recoveries, unless it is a file recovery. A file recovery takes a few minutes to restore to where the file in the event a file was accidentally deleted by a user, etc. There has been at least a 90 percent reduction in recovery time based on our previous solution, from the need to recover something to when it's actually recovered went from hours to minutes.""Not having to specify a time to run a backup with a fixed schedule is something that's really beneficial. In the past we had to schedule and try to manually stagger things over the window, to back up everything. Because Rubrik is SLA-based, you say, "Well, I need it to fit in this window here," and it just backs it up when it's most convenient for the Brik and for the third-party system. It looks at the CPU usage and says, "Okay, it's not as busy now. I know I've got time to take the backup." That's a real advantage.""The main benefit is that we are secured in terms of workloads. We know that if we need to restore any VMs, or even any files inside a VM, that we will succeed 100 percent. This means that we don't need to spend much time administering the backup environment because we know it is self-healing and efficient. So, we are spending that time on something else, which is always a plus.""We have a great success rate for backups with Rubrik and because of the ease of automating tasks, we also run periodical restores to check the quality of the backups.""The web interface is user-friendly, clean, and it provides a good summary of what you're protecting at a glance."

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"This solution is very flexible and user-friendly — it's very good. It's very good with our virtual and physical infrastructure.""The most valuable feature is the ease of use.""The solution can work for companies no matter the size or scope.""The initial setup was very easy.""Its stability and scalability were the main reasons for going for this solution. It is highly scalable, and its stability is also powerful. It has a friendly interface, and its monitoring and performance are the best in the market.""Features with the most value are Instant VM Recovery, SQL Explorer and Exchange Explorer.""We have evaluated other solutions but Veeam is the best for virtualization.""It is a flexible, simple, and scalable software-based solution. It has agentless functionality with specific hypervisors and agent-based functionality with specific operating systems. It gives you the flexibility to use your own hardware and back up physical Windows, Linux, IBM AIX, and Oracle Solaris systems as well as VMware VMs, Hyper-V VMs, and Nutanix VMs from one console. It also has integration with major applications that most companies are using, such as Active Directory, SQL, Exchange, or SharePoint. It has integrations, not just for the backup on the image, host layer, or hypervisor, but also for performing an application-consistent backup. It is helpful in backing up to the tape, cloud, DR site, etc. It is really flexible. It is really amazing that you can restore any backup on VMware, Azure, or AWS. As compared to the other solutions in the market. Veeam has really integrated a lot in the past years. It has the best performance and perfect replication."

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"There are some features to improve on in Rubrik. For instance, they should have a tool where we can integrate with our SAP HANA. Directly from the HANA studio, we should be able to do a backup. That's what I'm looking forward to in the future.""There is always room for improvement with some shortcuts for the web interface. They could make it even more beautiful.""I would love to be able to just get from the dashboard to a file that I need, or a system that I need.""I would like to see the entire Office 365 product suite backed up by Rubrik. For instance, they do SharePoint and Exchange online, but they don't back up Microsoft Teams. So, I would like to see more of the Office 365 suite added into their backup capabilities.""The solution needs to be more secure and needs to better protect against ransomware.""User interface could be improved.""The interface is still slightly clunky and has room for improvement. They do work with us whenever we mention anything that needs to be done or anything that we want. We find that bringing up the management interface is a little slow and not as intuitive as we would like, but it's been getting better as it evolves.""Looking at how the data is broken down, we can see the total story, but sometimes it's difficult to see how big a particular snapshot is. Across 90 days of snapshots, which one is a particularly large one? Looking at the data holistically could be a lot easier."

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"It's a great product, but only if you have everything virtualized.""The solution is rather weak when it comes to database integration.""The price is an issue. If one has a large number of servers, say... 100-plus, and wishes to add more, an exhausted budget may hinder this ability.""While the Veeam Backup Replication tool can mostly back up all the data in the environment, the AIX from IBM backup capabilities nowadays could stand improvement as they are not featured on a single pane of glass.""Some of the best practice documentation could be improved.""The data duplication should be improved.""The initial setup could be simplified.""The price can be better."

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"Rubrik's support is definitely on the expensive side, but I consider it to be top of the line. We incur no additional costs beyond the standard licensing fees.""As a technical person, I don't have the details, but from what I have heard, it can be expensive.""You need to understand what you're getting for the price. You are getting a backup solution, which is state of the art and works absolutely flawlessly. You are getting the storage needed to store your backups. You have all the sexy features that a modern backup solution can provide you, like deduplication, erasure coding, compression, fast execution time, secured data, and top-notch customer support. So, it might be expensive on paper. It's not free, but when you analyze what you are getting and the time you can spend on other stuff, then Rubrik is very cost-efficient.""Due to this effective, faster backup and recovery solution, we are now able to focus on other creative tasks to meet our entire pipeline. So, we have seen ROI in terms of the improvement of productivity in our team. We save around one million dollars a year.""Rubrik was probably the most expensive solution but in the long run, it's justified by the value of the data that it protects.""You pay a premium for Rubrik, but you're getting a premium service that comes with immutable backups, instant recovery, and world-class support.""Rubrik is priced high, but it was the solution that was providing us encryption and was secure. The solution price is high, but you get what you pay for.""Originally, we bought the units on perpetual licenses. Now, we have switched to Rubrik Go. I think the Rubrik Go subscription is a better model, where it is based on your onsite environment and you consume what you use."

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"We spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on Veeam each year, although it is not expensive for what we get.""It is relatively cheap.""Veeam Backup and Replication is a cost-effective solution""The price of Veeam Backup and Replication is expensive.""This product is not cheap, but it's well worth the cost.""We pay yearly licensing fees for Veeam in our data centers where we're using disaster recovery and replication between our many solutions, especially cloud solutions. From the beginning, we've done our licensing from a separate channel through our data center team in Seattle.""The price of the solution could improve when comparing it to competitors. The market is very competitive and they should have some discounts or special offers.""I understand from management that the DR component is too expensive."

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I would choose Untrends all day long as it provides fully automated DR testing so when you need to recover from an incident you select the most recent validated copy in minutes. 


The appliances (Physical, or Virtual where you have the storage and compute already) index blocks locally so there is less to pull back down from the cloud reducing data repatriation costs and they are the only single vendor solution that is fully integrated and 100% compatible with single-pane management for backup, DR/BC (replication and archiving), for M365, Google Workspace, AWS/Azure Workloads, DTC for home workers. 

Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Veeam Backup & Replication provides an easy-to-set-up solution to the issue of data storage and recovery. Setting it up is a relatively simple affair. For the most part it prompts you from screen to… more »
Top Answer: For us, Cohesity edged out Rubrik as the better solution. Rubrik was close, but because we have a lot (100+) remote sites with different capacity requirements, Cohesity edged out Rubrik during our… more »
Top Answer: It has also saved us time managing backups. It's pretty stable. So it sends us a report if something goes wrong, then you get a report. You don't really need to manually monitor this software over… more »
Top Answer: Technically, Veeam is best for hyper-v & VMWare replications, snapshots, HA failover, also support for file system backups inside VMs., support for tape library & FC too. But Veritas Netbackup is a… more »
Top Answer: Nakivo is my favorite backup software. Below are the main benefits of Nakivo compared to Veeam 1. Low cost. 2. Backup storage with global deduplication (this is the main requirement of a backup… more »
Top Answer: Veeam has a version for Azure but there are organizations, like ours, that are considering moving to an Azure environment and wonder if Azure Backup is better than Veeam Backup and Replication (Veeam… more »
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Rubrik provides the industry's first Converged Data Management platform with the Rubrik r300 Series Hybrid Cloud Appliance, fusing enterprise-class data management with web-scale IT. Organizations use Rubrik to deliver live data access to recover from failures and accelerate application development. Our team has helped build products such as Google File System, Google Search, YouTube, Facebook Data Infrastructure, VMware Virtualization, Data Domain File System, and Amazon Infrastructure.

Veeam® Availability Suite™ delivers something fundamentally different — Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ — leveraging IT investments in server virtualization, modern storage and the cloud to help organizations meet today’s service-level objectives, enabling recovery of any IT service and related applications and data within seconds and minutes.

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Rubrik is ranked 4th in Backup and Recovery Software with 24 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 88 reviews. Rubrik is rated 9.2, while Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Rubrik writes "Easy to use with an intuitive web interface, helpful support, good performance, and saves us time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Reliable, affordable and user friendly". Rubrik is most compared with Cohesity DataProtect, Commvault, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Zerto and Veritas NetBackup, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Nakivo, Commvault, Cohesity DataProtect, Acronis Backup and Veritas NetBackup. See our Rubrik vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.

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