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"Before Veeam, we had backup infrastructure sprawl. Veeam was able to reduce our overall backup windows while reducing our dedicated backup infrastructure.""Vendor integration for many of the enterprise features have allowed for us to have greater performance from our storage vendors further improving on our commitments to protect our clients' data.""The most valuable feature is the ability to verify that backups are valid.""Features with the most value are Instant VM Recovery, SQL Explorer and Exchange Explorer.""The most valuable feature is adaptability, where it automatically adapts to the environment that it's being installed on.""The product is very simple in its design. We don't need it to perform complicated tasks.""The integration with some storage systems like HP or Nutanix and great support are the most valuable features. You get productivity support. You get a response within one hour, even in the evening or night. The functionality of the whole software is good.""I can't think of any improvements yet for Veeam because they are very good. It integrates very well with Microsoft applications. It is very easy to integrate. Micro Focus can also integrate but it's more complex. You have to know the product very well to be able to integrate. While Veeam, it's very user-friendly. You don't need to have certifications or anything to work on Veeam."

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"Veritas Backup Exec is fully compatible with different tape libraries.""Good open file option feature, SQL agent, and EM agent.""The product makes it easy to restore data.""Its reliability and the fact that we have all the skills that we need for Veritas Backup Exec are the most valuable.""The ease-of-use in general is great.""This is a very flexible product, which allows you to back up not only the physical environment but also the cloud environment.""The backup potential of the solution is very good. It's protected us in the past very well and allowed us to get up and running after an attack with minimal loss.""The solution is very fast. It does not take a long time to backup everything."

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"Multithreading of health check process: This can take too much time to process on large jobs and/or large VMs.""Additional executive summary reports for the entire infrastructure would be a nice to have.""One challenge that we have encountered was on the long-term retention of data. Be sure to look into a dedicated deduplication appliance.""We would like to see support for some additional storage systems.""Physical backup is always where room for improvement could be but Veeam has always stated they are not going in that direction.""They need full cloud integration such that an on-premises backup can be offloaded to the cloud for storage.""It needs to offer an automatic check for backups.""The whole graphical user interface is very easy, but the details are hidden deeply and aren't easily visible. You cannot easily see the details and explore or choose the settings. We should be able to easily explore various settings and options. If you can see more details while choosing the settings or setting it up, it helps in getting the software running easily. For example, in Microsoft Office, you can see much more in the interface than in Veeam Backup & Replication. It is a complex software. It is not easy to use, and you must know what to do and where to do. The user manual has more than a thousand pages. They should give some direct information through the software and improve the software. On their website, they can have some videos and step-by-step information to make us come straight to our goals."

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"A web console would be great because nowadays a lot of products are web-based and you can access the console from various environments. So I would recommend bringing this feature in the next solution.""Doesn't include disaster recovery.""It could be improved in the area of reporting and ease-of-use.""They can improve the reporting component. The reports aren't user-friendly at all. You have to download them to Excel to get statistics.""If you keep it for too long and the catalog gets really big, the application tends to move slowly.""The integration with SaaS applications like Office 365 needs to be improved.""Something within the software itself isn't quite right. There may be a bug or glitch. It will work fine for weeks and then all of a sudden it just tanks.""The pricing of the solution is a bit high."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We have increased our scalability while being able to free up senior resources from recovery activities. I estimate our overall savings to about $20,000 per year.""Veeam is more reasonably priced than some competing products.""My understanding is that it is a fairly small price point.""Its software solution has a fee.""It is more expensive than other solutions.""If you tell Veeam that you're competing with, for example, NetBackup or Backup Exec, or Dell or Micro Focus then they may lower the price. They are very competitive.""I don't know what the costs are for sure, but I think that it's on a yearly basis.""Its price is reasonable for a big company or a big client. It is not too much. It is cheaper than VMware."

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"It is a mid-range solution on the pricing scale.""Its price is reasonable.""This product is priced for smaller customers.""There is an evaluation license available to test this solution.""It has a good price-value ratio. Its price-value ratio is better than Veeam.""The pricing can be improved.""Licensing depends on the part of the backup you're using. If you have SQL backup, then you must have a SQL license. If you have normal data backup, you would require a license for that.""It is not an expensive product."

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Questions from the Community
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 offer almost the same functionality of Veeam at a lower price.
Top Answer: In terms of pricing, our marketing department handles that. I don't really deal with that area. However, I can say that I would assume that the solution is competitive or else we would not be using… more »
Top Answer: Although both platforms have advantages and disadvantages, I rather choose Netbackup, because it can provide a complete backup-to-disk solution, with their own appliance.  There are always… more »
Top Answer: It's quite stable, and so far, we have had no technical issues with Veritas Backup Exec.
Top Answer: Licensing depends on the part of the backup you're using. If you have SQL backup, then you must have a SQL license. If you have normal data backup, you would require a license for that.
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Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite
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Overview

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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Backup Exec delivers powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery to protect your entire infrastructure whether built upon virtual, physical, or a combination of both. Backup Exec is licensed per media server, agent and option.

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Vodafone, American Standard Brands, Welch’s, University of Florida, Tata Global Beverages Limited, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, MacLean-Fogg Company
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Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm16%
Computer Software Company9%
Government8%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Manufacturing Company17%
Financial Services Firm13%
Retailer8%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
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Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise31%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise55%
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Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise44%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise61%
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Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 71 reviews while Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery Software with 16 reviews. Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.4, while Veritas Backup Exec is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Reliable, affordable and user friendly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veritas Backup Exec writes "Excellent backup capabilities with good technical support and a fairly easy initial setup". Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Nakivo, Commvault, Cohesity DataProtect and Dell EMC Avamar, whereas Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veritas NetBackup, Acronis Backup, Commvault, Veritas System Recovery and Veritas SaaS Backup. See our Veeam Backup & Replication vs. Veritas Backup Exec report.

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