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Executive SummaryUpdated on Jul 19, 2023

Categories and Ranking

Azure Backup
Ranking in Backup and Recovery
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Cloud Backup (4th), Disaster Recovery (DR) Software (4th)

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Backup and Recovery category, the mindshare of Azure Backup is 4.8%, down from 5.4% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Rubrik is 8.4%, up from 7.0% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Cloud Backup
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Featured Reviews

SyedAbid Hussain - PeerSpot reviewer
Oct 2, 2023
The solution protects the infrastructure of an organization, but it should be made more application-aware
Azure Backup is a mandatory service. We have recommended every client to use Azure Backup. Many resources and databases are being backed up on Azure in different zones and regions We have multiple clients. Some of them have data centers. They have 100 to 200 virtual machines. We have set backups,…
Gus Thompson - PeerSpot reviewer
Feb 27, 2024
Provided us with peace of mind by offering immutable snapshots and backups, reducing concerns about data encryption
Rubrik has provided us with peace of mind by offering immutable snapshots and backups, reducing concerns about data encryption. We've successfully restored various systems without issues, even older versions. It allows us to temporarily restore systems in parallel with production, facilitating interaction or file transfer between them, which is particularly useful for setting up test environments. Regarding disaster recovery, Rubrik, coupled with cloud storage from Wasabi, enhances our capabilities by enabling us to restore to another data center in a different state. While Rubrik may not be ideal for immediate environment restoration, we leverage other technologies like VMware and Nutanix AHV for faster recovery with minimal data loss, ensuring critical systems are up and running within minutes.

Quotes from Members

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


"The solution helped us use R2 RBO to back up frequently."
"You can select the tiering for your backup and manage your cost."
"The daily backups have become easier since we no longer need to handle large backups. The use of Azure Backup as a service has proven reliable and simplified our daily operations. Previously, we relied on LTO backups for data retention, but after migrating to the cloud and adopting Azure Backup, the delivery process has become smoother."
"The product is cost-effective compared to other vendors."
"I like that it's a simple system."
"Azure Backup is very simple to use and user-friendly."
"Azure Backup is good because it is entirely cloud-based, which means that you can be 99.9% sure that your backup is safe."
"With Azure Backup, you can readily make your environment if your setup somehow fails on the cloud or on-premises."
"Rubrik has made the process to manage backup and recovery painless. This frees up more time to work on other projects."
"The initial setup is easy."
"The main benefit is that we are secured in terms of workloads. We know that if we need to restore any VMs, or even any files inside a VM, that we will succeed 100 percent. This means that we don't need to spend much time administering the backup environment because we know it is self-healing and efficient. So, we are spending that time on something else, which is always a plus."
"One platform for instant recovery."
"Cut backup remediation to nearly nothing."
"The file search feature across all backups has been helpful."
"It has a streamlined user interface, provides an improved tech support experience, and reduces time required to locate and restore data."
"We do like the instant recovery... Now, we say, "Okay, give me 15 seconds and I can get this back up for you." And within that 15 seconds it's on and the only thing that we have to do afterwards is vMotion it off of the Rubrik storage back to where it should rest."


"The compression ratio of the backup data should be improved."
"They need to improve the frequency of the backup. You can only backup one to three times a day. It would be better to back up continuously throughout the day."
"In the next release, I would like to see the ability to back up to different cloud providers."
"It still does not have a lot of customization, especially if your workloads are not in Azure."
"To make it a ten, it should have the ability to extend the retention and to perform a copy of the data outside of the subscription - with no additional costs."
"The product must improve on a database level."
"The solution should involve more redundancy types in the backup storage and support open-source OS."
"Azure Backup's licensing model is very challenging because it doesn't give a clear picture."
"The web interface could benefit from some improvement, particularly in terms of alerting and dashboard clarity. The cloud web interface is somewhat confusing and could use more development attention. Additionally, it's essential to ensure that local on-premise management options remain available alongside cloud-based solutions, as internet availability can affect backup management. Regarding features, cross-hypervisor restore functionality would be a valuable addition, allowing for greater flexibility in restoring VMs across different environments."
"I would like to see more openness for partners to access and assist in system management. Currently, access is limited, often handled by Rubrik personnel, likely due to security concerns."
"Collecting logs in Rubrik is very difficult compared to other tools."
"Rubrik could improve in customization options for dashboards."
"The open source database needs to be supported."
"Could be improved from an analytics point of view."
"The dashboard and user interface could be improved to make them more user-friendly."
"The licensing cost is quite high. That is something that needs to be worked out, because so many times it happens that the team does not have the budget or there are other issues at that time. Cost has become an important factor in deciding whether to continue with the Rubrik solution."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"It's around $10 to $15 per month per virtual machine, along with something extra based on the size of the data."
"Overall, its cost is better because the VMs are already there, and whatever you back up, there is only the additional cost of that storage, whereas if I have to use Avamar in Azure, a separate cost is there for the Avamar server, and in addition, whatever I take as a backup, there is a separate license with Avamar for that. So, there is a double cost if we have to use Avamar in the cloud."
"It is incredibly cost-effective and offers fixed pricing, with no additional fees for the licensing."
"We are paying about $100,000 USD per year, just for a couple of servers."
"The price is somewhat high and could be lower."
"The pricing of the solution does not depend on the service itself but rather on the minimum data volume encountered. This pricing approach seems reasonable and is on par with other competitors in the market. It is a good solution for on-premise needs because it is more cost-effective. When evaluating the overall financial expenditure, including operational costs and the impact on the IT team, Azure Backup is a favorable choice."
"This is an expensive solution in the Bangladesh marketplace."
"Considering the fact that our company's enterprise-sized customers use the solution, the product's price is fine and is not on the higher side of the spectrum."
"You need to understand what you're getting for the price. You are getting a backup solution, which is state of the art and works absolutely flawlessly. You are getting the storage needed to store your backups. You have all the sexy features that a modern backup solution can provide you, like deduplication, erasure coding, compression, fast execution time, secured data, and top-notch customer support. So, it might be expensive on paper. It's not free, but when you analyze what you are getting and the time you can spend on other stuff, then Rubrik is very cost-efficient."
"It is an expensive product."
"As a technical person, I don't have the details, but from what I have heard, it can be expensive."
"I rate the pricing an eight on a scale of one to ten, where one is low, and ten is high."
"We do perpetual licensing... It was all based on the amount of storage we needed to use. We did a cost analysis compared to Tivoli and it was in line with other solutions."
"Rubrik is an expensive solution."
"The pricing has been quite good from our perspective, in terms of being able to negotiate with the Rubrik team to get the product that we want and be able to sell that out to our end customers."
"Rubrik's support is definitely on the expensive side, but I consider it to be top of the line. We incur no additional costs beyond the standard licensing fees."
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Top Industries

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Computer Software Company
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Questions from the Community

How does Azure Backup differ from Veeam Backup & Replication?
Veeam has a version for Azure but there are organizations, like ours, that are considering moving to an Azure environment and wonder if Azure Backup is better than Veeam Backup and Replication (Vee...
What do you like most about Azure Backup?
Azure Backup is easy to configure and restore.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Azure Backup?
Azure Backup is a moderately priced solution. On a scale from one to ten, where one is expensive and ten is cheap, I rate the solution's pricing a five out of ten.
Which would you choose - Rubrik or Veeam Backup & Replication?
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 scre...
What do you like most about Rubrik?
It is a stable solution. Stability-wise, I rate the solution a ten out of ten.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Rubrik?
In many cases, the customers I speak with want to have a one or three-year license. Because it's for backup, they need the ability to increase or replace the solution as they need. They want to hav...

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