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Director at a printing company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Provides automated recovery verification for both backups and replicas

Pros and Cons

  • "It's relatively easy to use and the ability to recover in a short period of time has been great."
  • "Even though the speed has improved over the years, I think that there are some instances where it still takes a while."

What is our primary use case?

I'm actually a consultant, so I deploy it for my customers — quite a few of them.

Our clients are partly interested in backing up their application servers and their environment — that's the first priority. Some of our clients have gone a bit further into remote disaster recovery, off-site disaster recovery. They replicate to another location for those purposes.

Our clients are small to medium-sized companies.

What is most valuable?

There are a few of them. It's relatively easy to use and the ability to recover in a short period of time has been great — I think that works quite well. I've compared Veeam with other products and to me, it works the best of the lot.

What needs improvement?

Even though the speed has improved over the years, I think that there are some instances where it still takes a while. In some cases, we have experienced fluctuations in performance. For example, yesterday we performed a synthetic full backup. Normally, this takes less than 90 minutes, but other times, it takes well more than six hours to get 40% of the way.

Other than that, I find that it does what is expected and maybe a bit more. I also don't think that I've really tapped into all of the features of it as yet.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Veeam Backup & Replication for roughly 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Veeam Backup & Replication is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

As I mentioned earlier, I have not really investigated all of the features, and one of them is potentially more scalability than anything else. Regarding what little I have done so far, it seems to be pretty scalable. I do have a couple of projects in the works that I'm going to push out a bit more, so I won't be able to give a fair assessment until I have gone through those projects.

How are customer service and technical support?

I would say it is good. I'm trying to remember when the last time was that I had to call technical support. I think they're very satisfactory overall.

I think that the support resources are adequate. They're pretty good, actually. At the moment, I can't think of anything in terms of technical support and the community support that is lacking.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. There were no major issues. Well, there was one issue, but that was with an older version of it. For some reason, it would not work on a machine that was part of a domain, but I got that sorted out using a later version of the software.

What about the implementation team?

Regarding deployment, I was able to install the software myself. I had it up and running in a couple of days. We went through a period of more than a week to ensure that the backups were being done properly, were being finished properly. I would say within a couple of weeks it settled down and it's been working fine since then. 

In terms of deployment, it usually takes one person. I installed it with a colleague — we're both Veeam certified, so that helps. From the point of view of the end-users, they seemed to grasp it pretty readily. At every institution, there are one or two people that are needed to maintain it — that's it. As I said, it's stable and relatively simple to use. My customers are satisfied with it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Some of our clients were using solutions like Arc-Serv, Backup Exec. There are a couple of clients who actually evaluated NAKIVO and Veeam a few years ago. There was one client that was comparing Commvault to Veeam. They eventually went with Commvault, but a lot of that has to do with the support of AS400 symbols. They were able to manage their backup costs and a number of different environments using Commvault.

A number of my clients moved from physical machines to virtual ones. They were using primarily Arc-Serv and Veritas Backup Exec, which proved to be a bit inadequate for new virtual environments. It was never seamless. It was never as straightforward as you would have liked. With NAKIVO, we found that it tended to be easier to deal with. Still, even though one of our customers did go with NAKIVO, after a couple of years, they actually moved onto Veeam.

What other advice do I have?

I would absolutely recommend this solution to others.

I've been using it for a number of years and the bottom line is — it works very well and is simple to use. Within an hour or two, my customers are comfortable enough to be able to create their jobs and monitor job progress, etc. If it works for them, it works for me.

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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Owner at DataCorp Magdalena Stanek
Real User
Top 10
Easy to configure, very user-friendly and excellent backup functionality

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution is simple to use and easy to configure."
  • "The graphics are looking a bit old and should be updated."

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for backups, in our virtual machines and our local physical computers.

What is most valuable?

The backup is the solution's most valuable aspect.

The interface is very user-friendly.

The solution is simple to use and easy to configure.

What needs improvement?

We quite like the solution. For us, it's been a great solution.

It would help if the solution had deduplication. They may be planning to add it in the future.

The graphics are looking a bit old and should be updated.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using the solution for about one year.

How are customer service and technical support?

We haven't had to contact technical support yet. We find the solution very easy to use, so we haven't required any assistance.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. We found it very easy to implement and configure.

What about the implementation team?

We handled the implementation ourselves.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I've used Nakivo in the past. It's used exclusively for virtual machines whereas CloudBerry also covers physical appliances.

What other advice do I have?

We use both public and private cloud deployment models.

Having a backup is necessary. Every user of IT infrastructure needs to have a backup, and this is a good solution to implement because it is so easy and straightforward.

I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Aziz Serbouti
General Manager at curetech
Real User
Top 20
A stable solution with professional technical support, but it is too expensive

Pros and Cons

  • "NetBackup is based on really good architectural hardware, and Veritas has the best backup and replication technology in the world."
  • "The price needs to be improved because it is really expensive."

How has it helped my organization?

We have heard from many of our customers that they are very satisfied with NetBackup. Also, our technical engineer is very satisfied with the options and with the flexibility of the system, as it can be integrated into many hardware and software technologies.

What is most valuable?

NetBackup is based on really good architectural hardware, and Veritas has the best backup and replication technology in the world.

What needs improvement?

The price needs to be improved because it is really expensive.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Veritas NetBackup Appliance for approximately four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not had any problems with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There are between 40 and 50 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is good. The team in Morocco are very professional and they help us every time, with no problem.  

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I would also recommend using Nakivo because it is a competitive product. It handles replication well.

However, if the customer wants an appliance then I recommend Veritas because it is more stable and more efficient.

What other advice do I have?

In summary, this is a good product but it is very expensive.

I would rate this solution a four out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Integrator
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