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Executive Summary
Updated on March 17, 2022

We performed a comparison between Azure Backup and Veeam Backup & Replication based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Ease of Deployment: Reviewers of both solutions agreed that the installation was a straightforward process. A handful of Veeam Backup users felt that the cloud setup was a bit complex.

  • Features: Both solutions received good reviews from users. Azure Backup reviewers say that it is easy to use and performs well. A number of users felt that the restoration process was slow. Veeam Backup users are very satisfied with the product. They find it to be user-friendly, flexible, stable, and high performing. While some users mentioned being satisfied with the Veeam Backup’s integration abilities, a few users said better integration options for external services were necessary.

  • Pricing: Reviewers of both solutions note that their prices are relatively high.

  • ROI: Users of both solutions report being satisfied with the ROI.

  • Service and Support: Azure Backup users have mixed reviews for the service and support they receive. Most Veeam Backup users are satisfied with the product’s support, although a small number of Veeam users felt the support could be improved.

Comparison Results: Both products received high marks from users, but Veeam Backup & Replication wins out in this comparison. In addition to being a powerful and reliable backup tool, Veeam Backup also has restoration capabilities superior to those of Azure Backup. In addition, Veeam Backup has a slight edge over Azure Backup in the service and support department.

To learn more, read our detailed Azure Backup vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report (Updated: May 2022).
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Pros
"The MARS agent makes it easy to use.""One of the most valuable features is security and connectivity to the data.""With a couple of buttons, we can configure a VM for a backup and use the wall service, the storage wall service, pretty seamlessly.""The most valuable feature is the ease in which it backs up our data.""We are happy with this product and have not found any issues while using it.""The best aspect of the solution is its backup functionality.""The initial setup was very easy.""It's stable."

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"The solution just works consistently. I never have issues with it.""This is very user-friendly.""The backup and replication features of this solution are most valuable.""This is easy to use with a simple restore feature.""It's relatively easy to use and the ability to recover in a short period of time has been great.""Veeam Backup & Replication is a scalable solution.""It is a stable product with useful snapshot and replication features.""I'm pleased with the ability to search for documents; it's very useful."

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Cons
"The solution is quite technical. I wouldn't describe it as user friendly. It could be simplified a lot to make it more accessible to the average user.""I once tried restoring a Linux environment, and the size of the Linux VM or the data disk was really huge. It took a really long time to restore the environment and send the data from the storage to the disk. It took around 25 to 30 minutes, which was much longer than I anticipated. They can improve the duration of such restore operations. In the next release, it would also be good if they could reduce the duration for transferring the data from their storage to the actual storage while creating a virtual machine. They can reduce the duration or increase the data transfer rate.""Technical support can be slow to respond at times.""Lacks an AI system that would enable easier upgrading of the hardware.""The monitoring and tagging features could be improved.""We have a concern with the backup when were are working with VMs that are running in Barracuda Firewall because it usually fails.""I would like to see more automation, integration, and security. The price could be better.""The time required to restore files should be a little faster."

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"The user interface needs to be improved. It could be simpler to use.""I would like to see the Veeam cloud solution and Microsoft Office 365 included all in one platform.""Some of the best practice documentation could be improved.""All our customers would like a cheaper license and more flexible deployment.""Unfortunately, the software only runs on Windows.""The cost needs to be considered.""The recovery and integration features of Veeam Backup Replication could improve. For example, all VM integration could improve, such as with Hyper-V and VMware.""The backup and integration could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is a bit costly initially, but it is well worth it in the long run, especially for fighting against a number of threats, such as ransomware, which the IT industry is facing."
  • "Price-wise, it's similar to AWS."
  • "The price is somewhat high and could be lower."
  • "Support payment works by the level of partnership and the number of shares."
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis."
  • "The price should be cheaper, but it's affordable if you use the yearly subscription."
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  • "My understanding is that it is a fairly small price point."
  • "Its software solution has a fee."
  • "It is more expensive than other solutions."
  • "If you tell Veeam that you're competing with, for example, NetBackup or Backup Exec, or Dell or Micro Focus then they may lower the price. They are very competitive."
  • "I don't know what the costs are for sure, but I think that it's on a yearly basis."
  • "Its price is reasonable for a big company or a big client. It is not too much. It is cheaper than VMware."
  • "Its pricing is really good."
  • "Veeam Backup and Replication is a cost-effective solution"
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    Answers from the Community
    Netanya Carmi
    Karthik_C - PeerSpot reviewerKarthik_C
    Real User

    The Major difference between third party tool (Veeam) versus native backup(Azure or AWS). in azure backup client/user will be locked with OEM . Where is in Veeam you can keep data in Azure blob or AWS bucket.  

    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: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 (Veeam… more »
    Top Answer:The price should be cheaper, but it's affordable if you use the yearly subscription.
    Top Answer: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 Netbackup is a… more »
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer: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 screen to… more »
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    Also Known As
    Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite
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    Overview

    Azure Backup is a scalable backup solution with zero capital investment and minimal operational expenses that can help a company achieve maximal data protection. Azure Backup’s System Center Data Protection Manager provides optional integrations that can enable you to protect both advanced workloads running in your datacenter in VMs as well as those that are on physical servers.

    Azure Backup has many features that make it a most effective product. Included among these is its ability to easily scale up your storage capacity. It taps into the cloud to give you the ability to expand on a massive scale. This can be done without any monitoring or maintenance overhead.

    Benefits of Azure Backup

    Some of the benefits of using Azure Backup include:

    • The ability to control and track the performance of your network from a single centralized location. Azure Backup has a “single pane of glass” interface that enables users to monitor, operate, govern, and analyze their backups from one place. This eliminates any need to add additional management infrastructure. You can manage different workload types, subscriptions, vaults, and regions with Azure’s Backup Center.

    • A wide array of security features allows you to prevent malicious users from doing damage to the system, receive alerts if an unauthorized action takes place, and recover from any damage that results. Azure Backup has authentication requirements built in to protect vital functions, such as the ability to delete backed up data from unauthorized users. If something that impacts the backed up data takes place, users are immediately notified. Azure Backup saves any and all deleted backup data for two weeks. This enables administrators to use recovery points to recover their lost data.

    Reviews from Real Users

    There are a number of characteristics that make Azure Backup extremely effective. Two of these are the flexibility that it offers users and its overall effectiveness.

    PeerSpot user Ayman Y., an IT manager at NOMAC, notes all of the different backup options that Azure Backup offers. He writes, “It has many features. First of all, you can schedule a backup for the client as you like. You can do a backup from the whole virtual machine as an image. You can do a backup only from files and folders. It has every option. All options are available for the backup, for the restore, for the bandwidth utilization to do backups, even virtual machines or a physical machine. If you need to do a backup of the whole image from the virtual machine, all these options are there.”

    PeerSpot user Muzammil M., a senior operations engineer at the AlGosaibi Group, notes the effectiveness of Azure Backup when he writes, “Azure Backup is good because it is entirelycloud-based, which means that you can be 99.9% sure that your backup is safe. This is the reason that I suggest its use for companies that need to back up critical data.”

    Veeam® Availability Suite™ delivers something fundamentally different — Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ — leveraging IT investments in server virtualization, modern storage and the cloud to help organizations meet today’s service-level objectives, enabling recovery of any IT service and related applications and data within seconds and minutes.

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    Buyer's Guide
    Azure Backup vs. Veeam Backup & Replication
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    Azure Backup is ranked 13th in Backup and Recovery Software with 14 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 164 reviews. Azure Backup is rated 8.0, while Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Azure Backup writes "Secure, good connectivity, easy to scale, and gives our clients peace of mind". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Dynamic and reliable backup solution". Azure Backup is most compared with Commvault Complete Data Protection, Veritas NetBackup, Acronis Backup, Dell NetWorker and Dell Avamar, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Nakivo, Acronis Backup and Cohesity DataProtect. See our Azure Backup vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.

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