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"Simple and stable.""The most valuable feature is how reliable Veeam Backup is. It has the normal expected features that allow you to ensure that everything is backed up completely.""They introduced a new feature called the Immutable Repository feature, which helps protect environments from malware attacks that target backup file extensions.""It is way easier to take backup with Veeam Backup & Replication than the regular ones.""The most valuable feature is the ease of use.""We have evaluated other solutions but Veeam is the best for virtualization.""It's not complex to replicate and back up the system.""Its ease of use for restore is really good. For Exchange, the Exchange Active Directory is great."

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"The installation and initial setup are straightforward.""The most valuable feature is the integration with our Nutanix environment.""Our systems fail over using SRM. So, we do a big bang DR, which is biannual, and we fail over our fairly massive Epic electronic health record (EHR) and our core applications. It takes us about 30 minutes to fail over using SRM, which is pretty good. In most hospitals that have Epic installed, Epic does the audit to make sure that we can fail over if something were to happen. Normally, sites will have a DR solution specific to the EHR, but right now, our pain point is the third-party tier-one clinical applications.""It's easy to use and the interface is quite simple.""The most valuable features are the disaster recovery and testing.""The product is evolving and the vendor is committed to change.""The product functionality is fairly high-quality.""The most valuable feature is the simplicity of operations."

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"The DR component should be part of the comprehensive package, not separate.""I would like to see better features for exporting to cloud-based repositories.""Its price is higher than other solutions and can be improved. They can also change the version of the software more often.""Scalability, as well as licensing costs, need to be improved.""The implementation of the features can be improved. Currently, there is no segregation of duty. Normally, any backup software or client service software is implemented in a way where one person is responsible for the implementation of the server, and one is responsible for the client, but Veeam Backup & Replication is not implemented in that way. Therefore, restores don't work like that. The backup guys have to do the restores, which is not a good thing. Its pricing should also be improved. It is quite expensive.""It's a great product, but only if you have everything virtualized.""It's hard to answer because managing cloud storage in our version could be better, but now that they have improved it in the recent version, I cannot say it's a better point because I know it should be already fixed.""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."

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"The configuration process could be improved.""The two vCenters have to be synchronized, which sometimes gives us problems because Keberos does not tolerate more than five minutes in time difference.""This product is not appropriate for those moving to a broader cloud footprint.""What I think can be improved is the data replication aspect.""The solution could improve by removing some of the limitations we have been facing. There could be better integrated.""There needs to be better stability during heavy capacity in future releases.""The technical support is not very good and needs to make an effort to improve.""I would like to see this solution be more scalable."

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"It's the market price. It isn't expensive, nor is it cheap.""Its price is reasonable for a big company or a big client. It is not too much. It is cheaper than VMware.""The price of Veeam Backup & Replication is reasonable compared to IBM.""The price of the solution could be lower.""We spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on Veeam each year, although it is not expensive for what we get.""The licensing is the worst part of Veeam Backup Replication because for the more complex situations and it's quite difficult and complex. In particular, when mixing different requirements the licensing model is complex. For example, mixing a virtual machine backup and a file server backup in the same installation can be somewhat difficult and is expensive.""They could work at providing a better price.""When I did a tech refresh, we took out a subscription for the coming five years."

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"The cost of SRM is a little bit high, especially for smaller companies.""There is an annual license to use this solution.""The licensing costs are increasing.""It is about $3,000 a year for the 25 pack. The package gives you the ability to protect up to 25 virtual machines.""The cost of SRM is on par with market rates.""The price of this solution is on the expensive side."

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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 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 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: The UI is very user-friendly and testing is easy.
Top Answer: There is an annual license to use this solution.
Top Answer: Unfortunately, SRM is not stable and it therefore requires continuous monitoring. If there are any issues associated with the Center, SRM doesn't work well and as a result, it generates a lot of… more »
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Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
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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.

VMware Site Recovery Manager is the industry-leading solution to enable application availability and mobility across sites in private cloud environments. Site Recovery Manager allows: Fast and reliable IT disaster recovery, simple and policy-based management, zero-downtime application mobility, and up to 50% lower TCO.
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Sample Customers
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
Acorda Therapeutics, Columbia Sportswear, Mainfreight, Nippon Express, Sin Chew Media, Fisher & Paykel, Siam City Bank
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm16%
Computer Software Company11%
Healthcare Company6%
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider25%
Manufacturing Company5%
Manufacturing Company15%
Construction Company10%
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm7%
Company Size
Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise31%
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise55%
Small Business49%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise40%
Find out what your peers are saying about VMware SRM vs. Veeam Backup & Replication and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 88 reviews while VMware SRM is ranked 8th in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 16 reviews. Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.6, while VMware SRM is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Reliable, affordable and user friendly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware SRM writes "Enables us to get a lot of server images successfully but it has connectivity issues with auto-recovery". Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Nakivo, Commvault, Cohesity DataProtect and Veritas Backup Exec, whereas VMware SRM is most compared with Zerto, Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines, Azure Site Recovery, Nutanix Xi Leap and VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery. See our VMware SRM vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.

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