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Find out what your peers are saying about Altaro VM Backup vs. Unitrends and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
563,148 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The CDP backup feature is very nice, as it allows you to take backups at high frequencies and with application consistency.""The interface is user-friendly and even if our tech isn't onsite, we can work with the owners to confirm that the data will be restored with no issues.""It is an excellent product. It is easy to deploy, stable, and fast. Their support is excellent."

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"It's not easy to scale it.""I like the fact that you can recover the VMs inside the appliance. For example, they're basically running this appliance on a Linux-based distribution, and they're spinning off KVM virtual machines inside.""I really like the reporting options you get for various email reports.""They have great support.""When I have had to use tech support, they've been very good."

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Cons
"Basically, how it works is that you have a single local drive, and then you have a cloud backup. It'd be nice if you could rotate the single local backup drive. As of now, you can't.""The application could include a feature to install a set size of data, such as the ability to store a single application with all its registry information for easy transfer.""To improve Altaro, I would like to see the ability to choose more than one backup location at a time."

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"There's a lot that can be made better. For example, it could be more scalable.""It seems like Unitrends moved away from enterprise customer engagement and moved more towards the managed service provider market.""I would like to see more storage options for the free version.""I would like to see the real-time replication process improved, and a zero RPO feature added.""Probably the biggest issue I've had is actually paying for the unit, and part of that problem is that they use a third party for the billing."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Altaro had the best prices and ROI in the whole bunch that we evaluated."
  • "The price is great for the utility you get and the licensing has never caused any issues with my company."
  • "Its yearly maintenance fee is fairly high for me to renew for upgrades and support."
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  • "With respect to cost, my advice is to get what you need."
  • "Their licensing depended on the number of CPUs you had."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    It is an excellent product. It is easy to deploy, stable, and fast. Their support is excellent.
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    Its yearly maintenance fee is fairly high for me to renew for upgrades and support.
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    The yearly maintenance fee can be improved. It is high. Basically, how it works is that you have a single local drive, and then you have a cloud backup. It'd be nice if you could rotate the single… more »
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    When I have had to use tech support, they've been very good.
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    I think it's a decent platform to go with; I don't have any issues with it. I guess the one thing that I would say is get a bigger unit than what they recommend because if I had done that, I wouldn't… more »
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    Probably the biggest issue I've had is actually paying for the unit and part of that problem is that they use a third party for the billing. When my sort needs to be renewed, I'm never notified. So… more »
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    Overview

    Altaro VM Backup is a high performance VM backup  and replication solution to back up and restore both Hyper-V and VMware-based virtual machines.

    Eliminate hassle and headaches with an easy-to-use interface, straightforward setup and reassurance that this solution gets the job done every time.

    Altaro VM Backup is intuitive and feature-rich, with outstanding support as part of the package.

    Unitrends increases uptime, productivity and confidence in a world in which IT professionals must do more with less. Unitrends leverages high-availability hardware and software engineering, cloud economics, enterprise power with consumer-grade design, and customer-obsessed support to natively provide all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity. The result is a “one throat to choke” set of offerings that allow our customers to focus on their business rather than backup.
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    Sample Customers
    Thomson Reuters, Microsoft, Amazon, Harvard University, MIT, Peugeot, Xerox
    NHL Players Association, Salvation Army, Sligro Food Group, Mason General Hospital, Tec Group, Saldab IT, Baker Tilly, Clinton Savings Bank, Ennit Magna Bank, Manukau Institute of Technology
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Government18%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Healthcare Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Non Tech Company14%
    Wireless Company14%
    Government10%
    Marketing Services Firm10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business70%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise15%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise42%
    Large Enterprise27%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Altaro VM Backup vs. Unitrends and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    563,148 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Altaro VM Backup is ranked 27th in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews while Unitrends is ranked 39th in Backup and Recovery Software with 5 reviews. Altaro VM Backup is rated 9.6, while Unitrends is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Altaro VM Backup writes "Easy to use with a helpful dashboard, good support, and the deduplication feature saves heavily on storage space". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Unitrends writes "Was the right choice at the time, but we moved on to a more cloud ready solution". Altaro VM Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Nakivo, Acronis Backup, Veeam Agent for Linux and MSP360 Backup, whereas Unitrends is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, Zerto, Rubrik and Veritas NetBackup. See our Altaro VM Backup vs. Unitrends report.

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