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Pros
"It's relatively easy to use and the ability to recover in a short period of time has been great.""I have been in contact with technical support and they are very good.""The most valuable feature is the continuous backup.""They provide good technical support and we are satisfied with the support we have received.""Replication is most valuable.""The solution offers the normal benefits of a virtual machine versus a physical, actual machine. It doesn't take up space, for example.""The solution is quite stable.""It's simply very good software for backup purposes."

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"like VxRail because it's fully integrated. The other hyperconverged solutions are also well integrated. They are all highly similar to each other in that regard. But we prefer VxRail for its physical integrations or lifecycle management. It also has vCenter, which integrates the hardware lifecycle management.""The stability is very nice. We haven't had any issues with the cluster. The cluster is very stable. No problems with slowness. Everything has been stable. It was well-architectured.""VxRail has given us a lot of tools in a one-stop-shop environment.""The scalability of VxRail is very good.""VxRail has improved out organization because we are trying to be a little more proactive and elastic. We are trying to change our conventional approach to development.""VxRail has high performance and has great efficiency. There is a single place for us to manage all of our virtual machines. The ability to right-size instead of overcommit VMs is a large benefit.""It helps our servers and it is very efficient.""The updating of the features was one aspect of the solution that made us decide to use it."

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Cons
"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.""I would like to see the replication and a recovery plan of the servers in the cloud. It's very important.""The initial setup could be simplified.""The DR component should be part of the comprehensive package, not separate.""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.""They have an integration with MS SQL, and you have to license MS SQL. This is something they need to change. They should go for an open-source database or a free SQL because you're already buying this product, and you shouldn't have to buy another product.""Backup speed should be increased, and there should be more functionality.""Even though the speed has improved over the years, I think that there are some instances where it still takes a while."

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"Right now, it's difficult for a non-technical person to participate in using the product. It could be made more consumer-friendly.""You have to buy a new server if you want to scale up.""The most important thing that I want to be included in this solution is the VMware license. Its deployment time can be quicker so that instead of 40 minutes, it takes 10 minutes.""It would be an improvement if VxRail could be integrated with some other hypervisors and not just with VMware.""Integration could be improved.""The way that the VxRail is licensed could be improved.""Its price needs to be improved. It is very expensive. NSX should be licensed together. It will make the network virtualization layer more usable. It would be better if they come together in a bundle, not separately.""A more containerized approach in regards to the interface would be better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""It is relatively cheap.""It is approximately $4,000 to $5,000 for the purchase of the product and I paid an additional $2,000 for the renewal.""The price is quite fair.""Its price is reasonable for a big company or a big client. It is not too much. It is cheaper than VMware.""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.""We purchase a license annually.""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."

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"The solution is competitively priced but it is expensive. However, this is expected as we are a corporate enterprise and we need this environment.""The licensing aspect is the most painful for some of our customers. Customers go for a VMware license that's standard and then they find they have to go with the enterprise solution and adjust the license. If you have a limited budget, that's difficult.""The solution is very expensive.""The solution is priced well for businesses.""A typical node that I would sell to a customer has a list price be between $80,000 and $100,000 per node. Organizations typically start with four nodes. That's the hardware, software, VMware licensing, everything. Customers typically pay about half of that - approximately $45,000 to $50,000 a node. On average, it costs about $200,000 to get your foot in the door.""It has a yearly subscription. It can be for one year, three years, or five years.""The price is rather on the high side.""The price could be lower."

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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 »
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Top Answer: While both run on the vSAN technology from VMware, vSAN needs to be deployed on vSAN ready nodes while VxRail is an engineered system. The choice to choose which technology depends on two major… more »
Top Answer: VxRail vs. Dell EMC PowerFlex VxRail provides stable solutions for technical problems while at the same time not being too expensive for a company to invest in. Even if the user is working with a… more »
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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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VxRail is a hyper-converged appliance based on VMware virtual SAN Software and is jointly engineered and built with VMware, for VMware, to enhance Vmware. VxRail software-defined architecture simplifies compute, storage, virtualization, and management. It will safeguard performance, reliability, and flexibility across your organization with a broad range of workloads and applications from business-critical to next-gen. With VxRail, you are covered.

VxRail is a single turn-key appliance that is a validated, fully integrated, pre-configured,  pre-tested solution and offers non-disruptive scaling. Every node includes compute storage and IO. All-flash configurations can contain between 12-28 cores per node. The storage capacity options run from 7.6 TB to 19TB with either 256 GB or 512GB of memory. Hybrid appliances may have 6-20 cores per node, 3.6 TB to 10 TB of storage capacity, and 24GB to 256 GB of memory. 

VxRail offers high availability fail-over, an active/active stretch cluster, and VSan Kernal integration. VxRail is a power-edged server with APIs built on automation. There are over 15 million different combinations of hardware available with VxRail. VxRail provides a simple, cost-effective solution that solves a large range of use cases. Additionally, you also get a mixed workloads automated system that is backed with fully automated system updates, and complete end-to-end lifecycle management all in a single two-rack appliance. 

VxRail is a value-added suitable solution for distributed small to mid-sized enterprises, remote offices, private clouds, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). You choose the deployment option that best suits your organizational needs, from appliance to integrated rack offerings, with or without networking, and it will be delivered to you, ready to deploy out-of-box. 

If you know VMware, you know VxRail.

VxRail Features and Benefits

  • Seamlessly accelerate deployment to a hybrid cloud 
  • Fast data center modernization
  • Create developer-ready Kubernetes platforms
  • Powerful performance and reliability
  • Improve and simplify operational efficiency
  • Excellent integration 
  • Save time
  • Reduce costs

Reviews from Real Users

VxRail is an all-in-one solution: "You don't have to worry too much about the hardware and you don't have to work on integrating a storage device. We instead have this as an all-in-one solution and everything is available as a box."

VxRail is remarkable: “The cover points feature in VxRail is remarkable. It's unique. It has an intervention failover system as well as an automatic failover system, reaching clusters existing in VxRail…

VxRail is a powerful performer: “...VxRail delivers a very high number of IOPS for a hybrid configuration or an all-flash configuration. The processors that are available in the Xeon family are very powerful. They are multi-core with typically 2 gigahertz, 2.4 gigahertz, or higher frequency, so the performance is very much appreciated.” 

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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
World Wide Technology Inc, Renault Sport Formula One Team, 8x8 Inc, Brownes, Canadian Pacific, Canopy, Denton, EDF, Unilin, Xerox
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm16%
Computer Software Company11%
Government7%
Healthcare Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Computer Software Company15%
Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise31%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise55%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise37%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise64%
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Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 88 reviews while VxRail is ranked 3rd in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 52 reviews. Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.6, while VxRail is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Reliable, affordable and user friendly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VxRail writes "Good automation makes this solution practical". Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Nakivo, Commvault, Cohesity DataProtect and Acronis Backup, whereas VxRail is most compared with VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, Dell EMC PowerFlex and FlexPod.

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