AWS Backup vs Veeam Backup & Replication comparison


Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive SummaryUpdated on May 3, 2023

Categories and Ranking

AWS Backup
Ranking in Cloud Backup
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
SaaS Backup (4th)
Veeam Backup & Replication
Ranking in Cloud Backup
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Backup and Recovery (1st), Disaster Recovery (DR) Software (1st)

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Cloud Backup category, the mindshare of AWS Backup is 4.1%, up from 2.1% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Veeam Backup & Replication is 14.9%, down from 20.5% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Cloud Backup
Unique Categories:
SaaS Backup
Backup and Recovery
Disaster Recovery (DR) Software

Featured Reviews

Ajay Dhiman - PeerSpot reviewer
Dec 13, 2023
Fully managed cloud service with robust reporting tools but requiring enhancement in critical features
We use AWS Backup to protect our running workloads within AWS. We also use WAF, but my networking team handles it. We use it regularly. Whenever there's a new workload, the RP and R team integrate backup based on our needs Reporting is one of the key elements that are valuable for C-suite…
Chris Childerhose - PeerSpot reviewer
Oct 16, 2023
By moving the Veeam server to a physical server and creating a Proxy server on each of the hosts, we are able to leverage SAN based backup which is very fast.
Veeam is our primary backup system used with the DD2500 for the repository. We use Veeam 9.5 Update 3 on a physical Windows 2016 server with Proxy servers deployed one per host in our HA Cluster. We also use the Enterprise Plus licensing for Nimble Snapshot Integration for backups and this allows…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"The most valuable features of AWS Backup are point-in-time recovery and support resources."
"When I was using an on-premises backup, there was an external hard drive or something like that. I had a backup server, but I had a few problems related to transfer when I had to restore something that I have deleted. I had to wait for after-office hours to do something like that, but now I just have to send a mail. Within one hour, I have my restored file."
"The most valuable feature is its ease of use."
"It is highly scalable for both SMEs and large enterprises."
"It also saves costs and is quick."
"AWS Backup's most valuable feature is that you can configure it remotely to create backups."
"It's very easy to configure. Since it's a managed service, it's very straightforward to set up and use. And my customers get on with it very fast."
"The most valuable features we have found are the flexibility in the services offered."
"The solution works well in two different environments, whether it is on-premises, cloud, or a combination."
"Once you get it set up, everything is smooth, and the recovery is excellent."
"Good compression when storing data."
"I like that the solution is very simple to install."
"Veeam's file monitoring capabilities are strong and consistent."
"It is cost-effective. A lot of times, people pick Veeam because of its price."
"Veeam Backup Replication has good performance and can do location-to-location backups. Additionally, it is user-friendly and easy to manage."
"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."


"AWS Backup could improve because you cannot use Glacier or anything but EFS."
"If AWS could also add some hybrid cloud features to AWS Backup, that would be a significant improvement. For example, currently, AWS Backup only backs up to the S3 and Amazon Cloud, and you can only restore from the Amazon Cloud only. However, some people have hybrid environments. They have some workloads on-premises and some workloads in the cloud."
"When it comes to encrypting data, it is not so convenient."
"This backup tool does the full backup of the entire snapshot server. I would like to have the option to not do the full server backup."
"Only the price could be improved."
"If AWS Backup were a hybrid solution that also supported on-premises backups then it would be very helpful, especially if you are doing a migration to the cloud."
"The service disconnects a lot."
"There are some limitations to partial backup in AWS Backup."
"The replication functionality only works for VMware environments. Veeam has a backup agent for AIX operating systems, and we will like to see the replication functionality available for the AIX operating system. Additionally, if the backup functionality for AIX to be included in the Veeam console would be an advantage."
"The cost needs to be considered."
"It would be ideal if users could know that their data is backed up and have some security functionality where you can actually use the backup to spin up a new cluster and take it from there."
"There's a lot of room for improvement surrounding the backup process."
"They can improve the features and Veeam Enterprise Manager. The interface and features are kind of limited. It would be good if they can provide more features and a better interface. For example, if I want to provide certain users with the privilege to back up and restore and do day-to-day tasks, I cannot do it in the current version. It is like you either give everything to everyone or no user can have access to anything. In version 9, a lot of features were missing, and it wasn't clear. Version 10 is easier from the communication perspective, and the disk backup option is very clear."
"It would be preferable if they could introduce a complete Linux version instead of relying solely on Microsoft for management. There should be a unified integration of all their products. Currently, there are various products like cloud backup and others that exist separately. It would be better if they could create a single comprehensive platform or product, as opposed to having disparate products that lack proper communication between them."
"I would want them to improve some technical features that are still missing because we are working with NetApp NVMe and they're not fully supporting it yet. But both NetApp and Veeam know about it and they're working on it."
"It would be useful if we could integrate our on-premise VM solution with the Azure workload backup from the existing console. This would assist our customers in reducing the cost of hardware."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The clients pay for the whole AWS bundle. It is an affordable solution."
"Price-wise, I rate the solution a six out of ten. One only has to pay for the storage cost of AWS solutions, which is the standard cost provided by AWS."
"AWS Backup is a very cheap solution."
"Our customers pay a monthly AWS fee that includes the AWS Backup service."
"There are no licensing costs for AWS Backup. You pay only for the amount of backup storage you use and then the data transferred between regions. Overall AWS Backup is priced reasonably."
"We don't use a lot of space, only approximately 900 GB, so the price is reasonable. For standing, it's okay. We normally do a payment to SSML, and they are the ones who pay over there. It is around $100 monthly."
"The pricing is okay."
"The solution's price is reasonable."
"Setup cost and licensing of Veeam are nothing to complain about when compared to similar products for enterprise backup recovery solutions."
"It's expensive and costs about 4000 a year."
"Veeam is more reasonably priced than some competing products."
"Our licensing runs for five years, and after that time we do the renewal. There haven't been any further costs beyond our initial licensing plan because our customer is satisfied with the setup that has been configured and the overall backup environment."
"They could work at providing a better price."
"The price of this product is very good."
"The product is expensive for small businesses."
"This solution requires a license and the organizations I was involved in were using an enterprise license."
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Comparison Review

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Nov 9, 2014
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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about AWS Backup?
The solution's most valuable features are its backup capability and tight integration with other AWS services.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for AWS Backup?
AWS Backup is free of cost, but we need to pay for the backup storage being used.
What needs improvement with AWS Backup?
There are some limitations to partial backup in AWS Backup. If we have five volumes attached to EC2 and want to take backup for only three volumes and skip two volumes, it is not feasible in AWS Ba...
Major Differences Between These 4 Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions?
Comparing the features of the four is not the right approach. You need to develop a list of requirements for backup and DR that are specific to your organization and then compare each of the four ...
How do the backup solutions of Veeam and Veritas compare?
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 Netbac...
How does Nakivo compare with Veeam Backup & Replication?
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 sol...

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Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite



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
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