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Pros
"The fact that Azure Backup is integrated is one of its biggest advantages.""The feature that I have found the most valuable is that it is easy to create a backup by using Azure Backup. It also has a good user interface and nice features for sending notifications when any backup fails or there is a change in the status of virtual machines.""The MARS agent makes it easy to use.""First of all, you can schedule a backup for the client. You can schedule it as you like. You can also control the bandwidth, so the backup will not utilize. The internet will depend on the bandwidth.""I have no issues with the stability at all. So I don't necessarily care about the stability of the product. I look more at whether or not can I recover. And I haven't had a failed recovery yet. I've got no failed recoveries of all my years.""The hardware is always updated and it's saved us a lot of money.""It's very simple to configure which is very useful. It's not complex to configure it.""We are happy with this product and have not found any issues while using it."

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"It's a pretty complete product.""This product is user-friendly. The interface is easy to use.""I have been in contact with technical support and they are very good.""The data backup replication has been the most useful feature. Previously, we copied the data hub to an external hard drive but now we are able to store the backup on one of the depository service.""The features that I have found most valuable are its back up and recovery. It is a simplified backup because you can do both databases - VM and HyperV. It's a faster backup than the conventional methods because it takes up the bare metal.""Veeam Backup & Replication is a scalable solution.""The documentation is very good. It's also easy to install Veeam Backup and Replication.""Veeam Backup Replication has good performance and can do location-to-location backups. Additionally, it is user-friendly and easy to manage."

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Cons
"The monitoring and tagging features could 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.""On-prem can be complex to set up but the cloud is simple.""I would like to see better integration with more products, and more services.""We would like to see some kind of notification given to the user that a file was not synchronized well or what may have happened.""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.""In the next release, I would like to see the ability to back up to different cloud providers.""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."

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"If you do not use the standard software and you go with a third-party solution such as this one, it might not work the same. There is an integration issue I understand between the database standards.""I would like to see the replication and a recovery plan of the servers in the cloud. It's very important.""In terms of what could be improved, when creating a backup job with Veeam, you can create a daily backup, but it doesn't do it within that job. It does not give you the ability to also set the terms for monthly and/or weekly backups. It has to be a separate job. It gets clunky to manage the timeframes where you don't want a daily to run on this day and creating weeklies. And you don't want a daily to run on this day doing monthlies. That is hard to deal with. It would be really nice if you could do it through a single command line or a single interface.""While the Veeam Backup Replication tool can mostly back up all the data in the environment, the AIX from IBM backup capabilities nowadays could stand improvement as they are not featured on a single pane of glass.""CDP also requires a lot of development, because there are a lot of restrictions now for CDP. There is a chance to improve CDP and make it much easier for the customers.""think backing up from physical servers and ransomware security needs some improvements.""The data duplication should be improved.""They need a better solution for backend storage."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This is an expensive solution in the Bangladesh marketplace."
  • "We are paying about $100,000 USD per year, just for a couple of servers."
  • "The price is pretty good, maybe $30 for a machine, I can't complain."
  • "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."
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  • "We have increased our scalability while being able to free up senior resources from recovery activities. I estimate our overall savings to about $20,000 per year."
  • "Veeam is more reasonably priced than some competing products."
  • "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."
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    Answers from the Community
    Netanya Carmi
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    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
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    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 »
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    I like that it's a simple system.
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    Price-wise, it's similar to AWS. It's always better to see a lower price.
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    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 »
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    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 »
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    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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    Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite
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    Overview

    Data is the heart of any organization and backing up this data is a key part of a business strategy. Azure Backup is a scalable solution with zero capital investment and minimal operational expense. With the optional integration with System Center Data Protection Manager, you can protect advanced workloads running in your datacenter in VMs or on physical servers.

    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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    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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    Azure Backup is ranked 13th in Backup and Recovery Software with 16 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 141 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, Veritas NetBackup, Dell EMC NetWorker, Dell EMC Avamar and Acronis Backup, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Nakivo, Commvault, Cohesity DataProtect and Veritas NetBackup. See our Azure Backup vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.

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