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Veeam Backup & Replication Valuable Features

TM
Account Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Veeam Backup & Replication is a great alternative to what is out there. Some of the backups just allow an agent backup to the cloud. You can back up a thousand different ways, but this is a great way to keep a customer and a company in compliance in that they've got their data secure onsite and offsite. The data being transferred to the NAS at the customer's location and also the data being sent to the cloud is encrypted in transit and it's also encrypted at rest so that nobody is going to be able to hack into that. No one will have the keys to do that.

The dashboard is very, very easy to understand. We do demonstrations all the time with customers just to show them. If they've lost particular files because of a server going down, we can retrieve those files for them and quickly bring those files back up. So in a disaster recovery where you've got a location that's either been hit with a tornado, a hurricane, an earthquake, or whatever the disaster might be, this company and customer has to be up, then this data is secured offsite as well, and can be pulled down either to a VM, a virtual machine, or to another physical server. It is just a matter of how fast your internet connection is.

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Director of Professional Services | Senior Solution Architect | Trainer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

It's good for backup performance management and backup window management. 

There are a lot of features to choose from. 

Veeam provided different advantages in many categories in cloud, virtual and physical workloads. With the CDP and Linux Hardened Repository components that came in the latest version, it started to provide serious innovations in terms of business continuity and backup data accessibility.

Veeam customers have the confidence knowing their data is always available, on any app, any data in  any cloud.

It' has user-friendly GUI and customers can easily manage this software on their own. 

The initial setup is easy. The stability is good. The solution can scale. Technical support is helpful.

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MA
Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees

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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MV
Network Administrator at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees

While I do not recall whether the latest version is 10.0 or 11.0 I do know that it allows one to make a back up repository that is very scalable and simple. This can be added from multiple different levels, in respect of a single disc, through employment of cluster servers, data domain storage, or even tape library. This means the repository is very scalable, as the growth of data in the past years has presented a big problem. Cloud services can be employed as a back up repository. 

While I may not be the user testing each new market product, I am very happy with the solution's scalability. It boasts a support team that is good and fast and can conduct its affairs in a host of languages. When it comes to instances involving support, I can discern the differences over the past two months. Technical support is fast, helpful and provides good advice. 

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MN
Manager of Information Systems at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

WAN Accelerator helps tremendously with replicating our data because we have a large chunk of data that gets replicated between our two facilities. We're getting ready to purchase Nimble Storage that has Veeam integration, and it is supposed to improve our replication even more.

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JS
Customer IT Services implementation at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

Its backup capabilities in general are great.

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IE
Director at a printing company with 11-50 employees

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.

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DV
Systems Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The features that we use most of Veeam Backup & Replication are SQL backup and tape backup. For us, tape backup is really important because we have to keep all our data on the site. We cannot use it for our sites in terms of policies or a cloud backup. We are using tape backup as a secondary repository. We use the tapes regularly. We also make a regular list of tests for tapes and are quite happy with how we are managing the process.

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MA
Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees

They introduced a new feature called the Immutable Repository feature, which helps protect environments from malware attacks that target backup file extensions. Usually that's a common trend here. Many cyber attacks have occurred where they don't just come and hack the environment, they hack the backup solution.

With the Immutable Repository feature where any customer can get any server and any hardware, install Linux on that server, and use it to conduct immutable backups. These backups cannot be modified or deleted within a specific time period. I really like this feature and think that it adds value because before that, only enterprises could afford expensive storage appliances that provided this feature.

Now, anyone, especially small and the medium businesses, looking for warm storage or individual backup storage can utilize any existing x86 hardware with Linux kernel 5.4 or above to conduct immutable backups.

Veeam is a simple a solution that's easy to work with, and they distinguish themselves in the market in this particular aspect.

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KS
Managing Director/ VP of Sales at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The most important features of backups are them being able to make sure they're reliable, and that whatever you need to restore you have access to. Veeam offers us that. You can easily restore everything to get the data back in the event of an emergency.

It's a pretty complete product. 

For the most part, it is competitively priced.

Technical support has always been very helpful and responsive. 

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Consultant at a integrator with 5,001-10,000 employees

Veeam is quick, easy to work with, and its support for Microsoft products is good. They also provide adequate solutions for backing up Microsoft applications in the cloud, such as Office 365.

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Infrastructure Architect at Grupo Protege

The solution's most valuable aspect is its ability to make use of an appliance to use as a staging disk to allow us to make fast recoveries directly from the bridge. This helps us avoid using the communication links

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Senior Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

The most valuable feature is adaptability, where it automatically adapts to the environment that it's being installed on. It can auto-configure backup transport, whether it be a direct-attach or network-based.

It has one-click restores and instant recovery, which is important because if a product doesn't have a good restore and recovery capability, then the backup is pretty much useless.

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Head IT manager at mksons

Veeam Backup is very user-friendly.

It's integrated with many deduplication software solutions  - including Dell software.

It's simply very good software for backup purposes. All the IT infrastructure is shifted on Veeam rather than other methods. 

The initial setup is very easy.

The stability is good.

The solution can scale well.

They are fulfilling the requirements of their users and the updates they offer are good. I used one update recently and it was good. Any previous problems were solved in the update release.

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Senior Information Security Consultant at Future Telecom

This solution is very flexible and user-friendly — it's very good. It's very good with our virtual and physical infrastructure.

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Technical Pre-Sales Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Veeam Backup does not interfere with your environment. It's got those facilities, which are very good.

Acronis has been a long time player on the images and in block-based backups. 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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CTO at F12.net

Granular permissions through Veeam Enterprise Manager have allowed for us to pass control down to our support staff instead of having it with senior datacenter resources.

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. 

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TT
Group Product Specialist at a wholesaler/distributor with 201-500 employees

Veeam is much more flexible than other products, such as Commvault.

The interface is well-arranged and it is simple to use.

This solution is very easy for us and our partners to deploy.

The most valuable feature is the ability to verify that backups are valid.

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Product Manager Storage, Database and Backup & Replication at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution allows for incremental backup and incremental reverse. It's very helpful. 

Overall, it's a good product. The tool is very important to our organization. 

They've gone ahead and improved 90% of the tool. They have the software that we need and we've really enjoyed using them overall.

The solution is easy to install and the programming is pretty basic.

The solution can work for companies no matter the size or scope.

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IT Engineer at Softline

The solution is a very convenient instant crypto machine. It's great for virtual machine recovery, mass storage, data immigration, restoring backups of physical service to mutual environments, et cetera.

Some features of Veeam will work in cloud environments, such as Azure. 

The solution is extremely user-friendly.

Overall, the product has proven to be quite stable.

The solution has extensive documentation.

The initial setup is pretty straightforward.

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HK
Enterprise Chief Infrastructure Hosting & Cloud Architect with 5,001-10,000 employees

It's doing a good job.

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Head Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure Unit at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

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. 

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RM
IT manager at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees

The solution is very user-friendly. 

There are no surprises when it comes to the licensing, as we are not on the front-end TV licensing model. 

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Network Administrator at BROCKPORT CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

It has an intuitive interface, and it provides us with successful backups without needing to tweak or do any adjusting. We just set it up and like their ad says, "It Just Works."

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Sr. Executive Admin at a tech consulting company with 11-50 employees

The VMR is the solution's most valuable aspect.

There is a great catchup backup quality to the solution.

We can have multiple jobs going so long as we have the proper licensing in effect. It's quite helpful.

The initial setup is very easy.

Technical support has been very good. They're helpful.

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Solutions Architect at Net Place

One of the most valuable features is the simplicity of the solution's administration. I like its rental capabilities, as well as the backup data, replication abilities, in respect of the current Veeam or the backup servers to the Cloud provider. Disaster recovery is also simple and very easy to manage. 

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Lead Infrastructure Architect at ThinkON

Features with the most value are Instant VM Recovery, SQL Explorer and Exchange Explorer.  Allowing our Veeam Agents access to the repositories for backups is another big plus.

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MN
Database Administrator / Database Architect at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees

The solution gives me everything which is no physical machine gives, however, it is much easier to relocate to do anything with it. 

The solution offers the normal benefits of a virtual machine versus a physical, actual machine. It doesn't take up space, for example.

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RW
Systems Administration at Camosun College

It's fairly easy to manage and set up. 

Once you get it working, it's fairly reliable and fixes itself. It's pretty good at keeping the backups running.

It works well with SharePoint.

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EH
IT Manager at a legal firm with 51-200 employees

Setting up the replication is very simple.

The solution just works consistently. I never have issues with it.

The product is stable.

The scalability is excellent.

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GF at Innopact GmbH

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. 

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VS
Software Security Architect at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

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.

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AF
Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I like that the solution is very simple to install. The setup is not complex. 

The good thing about the solution is that it's easy to understand, implement and take back data and resources. It's not complex.

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DR
IT Analyst at Deschutes County

It is a rock-solid backup solution. That's all, and that's what we were asking for.

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EG
Systems Technician at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I think the interface is straightforward. It's not complex. The other thing I like is that it usually works very well.

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Lead Engineer Storage at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

Its ease of use for restore is really good. For Exchange, the Exchange Active Directory is great.

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HR Manager at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees

The most valuable feature is that I can back up the whole machine and then restore it relatively fast. The restore can be done in a few minutes.

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SP
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

It's a very easy solution to use. It's easy for IT teams to manage, however, you don't need any special skills to really wrap your head around the product.

The product is very simple in its design. We don't need it to perform complicated tasks.

We work with the standard version, which is free.

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KS
System Administrator at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

For the most part, all of the features are very good.

The initial setup was very easy.

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MT
Data Protection Specialist at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

We use Veeam Explorer for Exchange for single item restores and to restore mailboxes, which is good. With SQL Explorer, you can access SQL, and it's got some good tools that are integrated into the product. 

The Veeam physical backups for Windows is good, but I'm not sure about other operating systems. If you have a lot of central sites and remote sites, you can easily set up the replication and make it easier.

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Senior IT Consultant at société de services et d'ingénierie en informatique

The solution is the best product to backup and replicate in a real-time virtual platform.

This is the only product in the world that can do the two actions. 

You can use a snapshot from many types of storage and restores granular items and functionality from the exchange, email, or any active data storage object. 

You can do instant recovery, which is quite helpful. If you have any problems, you can start your Veeam from the backup and use it to restore, and it will do it in the background.

The solution is very easy to deploy.

The solution scales quite well. The performance has been good.

We've found the solution to be very stable so far.

Overall, it's a very good product.

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CTO at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The replication feature has proven to be the most valuable feature for us.

The backup feature is good, but the replication as a technology at the time we chose Veeam was really effective.

Also, this solution is extremely user-friendly. They recently added a new reporting feature which has been really good. 

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MM
Key Customer Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees

For virtualization it's perfect.

The solution is very simple to install. The support and maintenance are also very easy.

The solution can scale.

For the most part, the stability is okay.

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IT Manager at OceanWeb Ltd

Its simplicity and the fact that it just works are most valuable. We kind of set it up and generally forget about it. It does what we need it to do in the background, and it doesn't involve a lot of management.

In terms of functionality, it's pretty good, There is a lot of variety in what it can do and how it can back up. We probably use only 10% of what it is kind of capable of, so we're not really pushing the boundaries of it and having any problem.

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PL
IT Manager/System Admin at Sprague Europe

It's an easy-to-use tool with multiple functions.

The replication is easy.

It provides good findability of the missing documents.

I'm pleased with the ability to search for documents; it's very useful.

There is a lot of documentation available online. The Veeam forum is a great place to start because it contains a great deal of information.

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Network System Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I have found one of the most valuable features to be the integrity of the backups. It does a great job at taking backups of physical servers and doing replications. The integration with their storage is done well.

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DC
Director Cloud Backup and DRaaS at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The primary reason that we use Veeam is the market share.

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TIO at Fundação de Serralves

It's very easy to work with and it's very reliable.

We haven't had any issues so far, and the backup and restore works very well.

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AO
Manager, Cloud workload Migration & Onboarding Lead at Globe Telecom

It is a straightforward solution. There is no need for a dedicated technical person to do the backup and replication. Veeam is very straightforward when it comes to doing the replication.

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SM
System Administrator at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The features I find most valuable are probably the VMware snapshot backups and the Veeam replication. Their replication is very good.

It can easily be used for disaster recovery in a number of situations.

I don't know how it would compare to Zerto, for example, but considering that it can leverage backups for replication purposes, this makes it superior to either a backup product or a replication product. The fact that you can mix and match, for example, you can replicate off of a backup or off of a backup copy somewhere else, or off of the source machine directly, makes it superior for me.

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Implementation and Support Engineer at PRACSO S.R.L.

The instant VM recovery feature is the most valuable. It is a very good tool for disaster recovery. It is also easy to manage.

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Managing Director at Matlala Group

I like how Veeam intuitively integrates with Zerto. They started on their cloud journey a lot sooner than other backup software, and Veeam has a lower footprint on your Commvault.

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HB
Domain architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

I think this solution does VM back ups very well. 

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CTO at NWI Telecom

The peace of mind of the backup is very important. Incremental backups make it fast and easy to use.

We can recover from any failures in case of any hardware failures or malware attacks. We can do a rollback and recover our services with a little downtime. We can rollback even in the case of unsuccessful updates.

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FD
Senior Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees

In terms of most valuable features, we are mostly using the Cloud Connect feature. It is flexible because you can use it on-prem and on cloud.

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CTO and CISO at omega-peripherals

What I like most about this solution are the simplicity and the price-performance ratio.

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NS
IT Infrastructure Excellence Lead at a non-profit with 10,001+ employees

Replication is most valuable.

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VB
IT Manager at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees

It is very easy to restore files and images.

It supports migration on the fly.

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Senior VP at Maxava

I am not a direct user of this product, but my technical guys tell me that they like the product, and it is easy to use. We don't have any issues with it.

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EV
Data Centre Manager - IT Coordinator PMP at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The solution works well in two different environments, whether it is on-premises, cloud, or a combination.

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AR
System Administrator at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

Compared to other products, Veeam has a lot of features for the price.

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CEO at East Harlem Council for Human Services, Inc.

The most valuable feature of this solution is the recuperation of the weaker machines.

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Sr. System Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The documentation is very good. It's also easy to install Veeam Backup and Replication. They have also introduced a Continous Data Protection (CDP) feature, which is very good.

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KW
IT Consultant at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees

The solution is easy to use and have good performance.

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MF
Architecture Expert at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The most valuable feature is the continuous backup.

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AS
Assistant Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

I have found the backup call feature very good.

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MA
manager technique at a consumer goods company with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature is the ease of use.

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AZ
DC Infrastructure and Services Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

It is a powerful software for communicating with the storage and for redundancy.

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AA
Modern Data Center and Cloud Engineer II at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I really like the Sandbox feature, it's like a power tool for troubleshooting.

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MA
Support Team at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees

It is way easier to take backup with Veeam Backup & Replication than the regular ones.

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Senior Infrastructure Lead at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

Its portability and being able to back up between different platforms are the most valuable features.

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JL
IT Executive at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We have found instant recovery to be a valuable feature. 

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Owner at SYSPRIME, s.r.l.

The most valuable features I have found to be Instant Recovery, quick restore and rollback, and asynchronous copy. It is a complete solution for our needs.

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Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

The solution provides two good features; backing up of the complete server in a plan, as well as copying or migrating it to another BR site. The solution provides lots of reporting and visualization of how much data has been transferred. If there is any kind of error you receive an alert message and everything can be configured. It does both these things without impacting performance. 

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SW
System Administrator at Premier press

The most valuable feature is the ability to restore the VMs into a test environment.

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Backup Administrator at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The backup and replication capabilities are quite good.

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CN
IT Manager at a retailer with 201-500 employees

The solution's best features are its ease of use and replication, which works fine. Its environments are good. It is easy to manage and allows one to easily migrate in different data center sites and firewalls. 

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RB
Architecte Datacenter at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

A valuable feature is the compression when storing data. The product has a lot of functionalities even though they're not always used in my customers' environments. 

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Syastems & Storage Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

I have found the most valuable feature to be the new CDP features. It is very popular for my customer's needs. 

Additionally, the solution is user-friendly.

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Information Technology Consultant at OmegaChem

I like all the backup features in Veeam.

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GN
Manager Information Technology at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature of this product is its very fast recovery.

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LW
Technical Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

I like this solution for its simplicity and stability. 

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Partial Owner at Storage One

The most valuable feature of this product is that you can replicate VM between different platforms or different VMware clusters

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MT
Director at NVIT

The solution offers a strong performance, higher than Acronis. It has a high level of compatibility with the majority of applications such as Nutanix and others. 

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Learn what your peers think about Veeam Backup & Replication. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
554,586 professionals have used our research since 2012.