Azure Backup vs Veritas NetBackup comparison


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Executive SummaryUpdated on Sep 6, 2022

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Azure Backup
Ranking in Backup and Recovery
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Veritas NetBackup
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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 Veritas NetBackup is 5.1%, down from 5.4% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Mar 19, 2020
Simple to configure and easy to use
I would rate Azure an eight out of ten. 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. There is a cost for downloading data on Azure or on-prem. If I would like to have a copy on-prem I need to pay more for the data. Azure should modify its policies. I am a consultant. We discuss what the customer is looking for and we'll recommend this solution based on their environment. Azure is easy and simple to configure. It's easy to use. If there are other requirements, I would recommend another software.
Oct 11, 2023
A comprehensive and versatile data protection with certain reporting limitations
Enhancing reporting across the board would be beneficial. We need an easier way to access information, such as the number of backups conducted in the last month, data quantities, and more, so that we can quickly provide this data to our superiors when needed. There is room for improvement in the updating process, especially when working on Linux and similar platforms. It's crucial to have a solution that's not only more efficient and faster but also secure. Updates should be risk-free, allowing for easy rollbacks in case something goes awry, ensuring that we can revert to the previous state without significant hassle or disruption.

Quotes from Members

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


"Azure Backup is easy to configure and restore."
"You can select the tiering for your backup and manage your cost."
"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."
"We are happy with this product and have not found any issues while using it."
"All of the core features are valuable to us."
"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 storage backup is very efficient."
"You have the flexibility to encrypt your backups and choose the storage capacity you're comfortable paying for."
"It has been around for so long, and it is very in-depth. It has a solution for everything that you can cover."
"The reporting is very good, with all of the details highlighted and very clear."
"I think the support is fine. We haven't had issues with it."
"I think this is the best backup solution that we have. It is very good for the infrastructure."
"It was especially useful with the appliances we use on a daily basis."
"Deduplication is quite efficient. It is not a complex product. It is quite simple."
"Its ability to cover a large spectrum of products and operating systems is invaluable. We evaluated other products but always found certain limitations like some products had only intel-based virtualization, while others had power servers."
"The features are good."


"In the next release, I would like to see the ability to back up to different cloud providers."
"On-prem can be complex to set up but the cloud is simple."
"The user interface is a little bit confusing and it could be better."
"It still does not have a lot of customization, especially if your workloads are not in Azure."
"The compression ratio of the backup data should be improved."
"The product must improve on a database level."
"The monitoring and tagging features could be improved."
"Azure Backup must include features similar to enterprise solutions."
"The restore tool is not friendly to newcomers."
"Enhancing reporting across the board would be beneficial."
"NetBackup's reporting features are a little poor."
"It would be extremely helpful if the solution offered near-zero recovery time for SQL."
"Veritas NetBackup has some limitations and it would be a benefit if we had better documentation."
"The user interface could improve, it seems a bit out of date."
"It would be better if it had a cloud integration feature. I would like to use a single product for the cloud instances and the on-premise instances. The price could also be better."
"There could be granular control over metadata components, specifically in the context of JSON data for the product."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The price is pretty good, maybe $30 for a machine, I can't complain."
"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."
"This is an expensive solution in the Bangladesh marketplace."
"The product's pricing is a three or four out of ten, where one is inexpensive, and ten is costly."
"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."
"It is incredibly cost-effective and offers fixed pricing, with no additional fees for the licensing."
"We do not have any additional costs for Azure Backup."
"Pay as you go is the pricing model."
"The price of NetBackup is okay. I think it's a little bit expensive but manageable. It has a lot of features, and the backup is better than most applications, so I think the price is competitive."
"So far I can only say that the license structure could be looked at to be aligned as either capacity-based or traditional."
"A better price would make this product more competitive."
"When you compare NetBackup's software licensing system with Veeam's, which is simpler and based on instances (or how many physical machines or virtual machines you want to protect), NetBackup isn't that competitive for smaller scale companies. However, if you're running many large workloads, then NetBackup may be the better option."
"The solution is expensive."
"It is an expensive solution."
"The solution is expensive compared to other products."
"Pricing is good, under our budget, and flexible."
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Top Industries

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Computer Software Company
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Manufacturing Company
Financial Services Firm
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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.
What is the best next generation backup tool?
Assuming you have an onprem ecosystem which runs the VMware, physical systems on Win, Linux and Unix and run both traditional DB's and nosql DB's like mongo, then Netbackup (NBU) will be the right ...
What do you like most about Veritas NetBackup?
The most valuable feature of cloud integration is the ability to send data outside of your location. This can be achieved by integrating cloud tier options or other object storage solutions.

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Sample Customers

Russell Reynolds Associates, Somerset County Council, Kardem, PCL Construction
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