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We performed a comparison between Hornetsecurity Altaro VM Backup and Vembu BDR Suite based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Backup and Recovery Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Hornetsecurity Altaro VM Backup vs. Vembu BDR Suite report (Updated: September 2022).
633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"It is an excellent product. It is easy to deploy, stable, and fast. Their support is excellent."

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"The main difference I see between Vembu and the other solutions we've tried is that with Vembu, you don't need anybody to tell you what to do. Once you have done the installation you just look at the user interface — it's very friendly — and you can do things yourself without resorting to help from anybody.""It made it easy for us to handle the daily backup of endpoints.""The Vembu BDR product is very intuitive and easy to use.""Moving to cloud backups eliminated the need for clients to change USB drives or worry about drives being stored offsite.""You can restore all your data or partial parts of it. You can restore a specific version of the data. It has a lot of options for restore, so you can have the correct data that you want to restore. This is very important. You must know what you are going to restore. Otherwise, you may be overwriting correct data with other data. You must know what specific files you are restoring as well as which version. Partial restore is very important because there might be some files which are newer than the backup and some files that are corrupted. You need to restore some files from the backup, but not all the files.""We have seen ROI. The real return is when something bad happens. All the proof of concept work that we did, all the testing we did, it all panned out for us. We're already seeing a return on that.""The ability to map a drive and restore a separate file is most valuable. The restoration activity is good.""Its ease of use and price are most valuable. It is simple and straightforward. Someone who has never used any backup software will easily understand it from the first installation. It is that simple. Price-wise, it is much cheaper than its counterparts."

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Cons
"Basically, how it works is that you have a single local drive, and then you have a cloud backup. It'd be nice if you could rotate the single local backup drive. As of now, you can't."

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"It would be a great improvement if they can give a console to control the systems. All other vendors let you simply log in to the cloud console and control everything from there, but for Vembu, whether you choose Vembu Cloud Backup or Vembu Disaster Recovery, you still need to install the Vembu software on your on-premise system and configure it from there. It would be great if I can get a cloud console to manage the systems.""The dashboard should more interactive.""Maybe they can add some features regarding working with the vCenter cluster to be able to have more power over the cluster overall, not just over a single or specific host. Also, I would like some enhancements in technology for the web interface, e.g., some interactive technologies to advance the interface of Vembu. Although the current interface is very good, maybe they can use more advanced technologies for its web development.""Vembu BDR currently supports backups of O365, although it does not currently have an email archiving function to the O365 backups.""They need to improve their marketing because not many people are aware of it. People ask me what is Vembu, and I have to explain to them it is a good tool for backup and other things.""We do a lot of internal automation, so the Vembu API definitely has some gaps. The Vembu API could definitely use some improvement. We do rely a lot on automation outside of just the regular interface. We've noticed that the Vembu GUI is good, but we do leverage the APIs for a lot of stuff, and there's definitely some room for improvement there.""I have had issues with new client registrations. There are frequent connectivity issues to the cloud servers. Multiple times, I have had to prove to support that it wasn’t a problem on my end. It always works out in the end, but it is troubling to have the same issues repeated across different clients. Issues eventually get escalated to the cloud team and are mysteriously resolved with no changes on my end."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Its yearly maintenance fee is fairly high for me to renew for upgrades and support."
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  • "The pricing of Vembu could be better. They have a good product, and I know good products cost money, but they need to find a balance."
  • "Price-wise, it is much cheaper than its counterparts. I like its pricing, and its price is okay. The lesser they take, the more profit we can make, but we are happy with its price. It is very affordable. We were working with a client, and they were looking for backup software and had a very tight budget. When I told them that Vembu is only going to cost around $400 to $500, they were shocked. They didn't believe me, so I showed them the website so that they can check the price themselves. Of course, if they agree to that price, we get a 15% rebate as a managed service provider."
  • "The pricing of Vembu is one of its strong points. The license is not as much as other competitors, and it has a variety of licensing options: subscription-based, perpetual licenses, and a virtual machine license. You can design whatever license that you adopted to your environment, and that can support your environment without extra cost, providing more than you need. So, you can design a license that fits your environment and budget. The pricing is very good and can be used when the budget is tight."
  • "Its price is reasonable as compared to other solutions. There are no additional costs. While increasing the count on the server-side, we have to take care of managing or optimizing the license."
  • "The pricing is good. The tough part is estimating storage needs."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It is an excellent product. It is easy to deploy, stable, and fast. Their support is excellent.
    Top Answer:Its yearly maintenance fee is fairly high for me to renew for upgrades and support.
    Top Answer:The yearly maintenance fee can be improved. It is high. Basically, how it works is that you have a single local drive, and then you have a cloud backup. It'd be nice if you could rotate the single… more »
    Top Answer:The Vembu BDR product is very intuitive and easy to use.
    Top Answer:If backup and recovery performance is critical for your environment, then the hardware is just as important as the software. We deploy full servers as our backup appliances with only SSD disks and… more »
    Top Answer:With any backup that uses VMware snapshots, there is a disk ballooning issue where VMware reports that the server is using 100% of the assigned storage, even when the disk is thin provisioned, when… more »
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    Also Known As
    Altaro VM Backup
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    Overview

    Hornetsecurity Altaro VM Backup is a powerful, reliable and easy-to-use backup and replication solution for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtual machines (VMs) and physical Windows servers, to protect against enterprise data loss. The award-winning solution provides robust, streamlined and enterprise-level functionality.

    Reduce downtime and data loss: Thanks to Continous Data Protection (CDP) and WAN-optimized replication, your backup files are available in just minutes in the event of a data loss scenario and you can continue working as usual. The solution’s unique Augmented Inline Deduplication also gives you massive savings on your backup storage and dramatically reduces costs.

    Vembu has ventured into the Backup & Disaster Recovery market in 2002. Since then, the only focus is on building a comprehensive data protection solution.

    Vembu’s flagship offering - BDRSuite - is a Comprehensive Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution for Small/Medium Businesses, Enterprise Businesses, and Service Providers. 

    BDRSuite is designed to protect data across Data Centers/Private Clouds (VMware,

    Hyper-V, Windows, Linux, Applications & Databases), Public Clouds (AWS), SaaS Applications (Microsoft 365, Google Workspace), and Endpoints (Windows, Mac). 

    Watch BDRSuite Product Demo

    Our solutions are extremely affordable and are ideal for businesses of any size, with a tight budget. 

    Businesses can save up to 70% on backup costs using BDRSuite compared to the Industry Leader. We offer 24/7 technical support.

    Download BDRSuite's 30-day Free Trial Here.

    PRICING DETAILS

    VMware & Hyper-V VM Backup starts at $1.8/VM/Month 

    Windows Server Backup starts at $6/Server/Month 

    Linux Server Backup starts at $6/Server/Month 

    AWS EC2 Backup starts at $3/Instance/Month 

    Microsoft 365 & Google Workspace Backup starts at $1.2/User/Month 

    Endpoints Backup starts at $1.5/Endpoint/Month

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    Sample Customers
    Thomson Reuters, Microsoft, Amazon, Harvard University, MIT, Peugeot, Xerox
    NASA, Intel, CISCO, PHILIPS, Atos, HEXAWARE, Motorola
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Government18%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Healthcare Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Healthcare Company7%
    Retailer7%
    Non Profit7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Retailer9%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business70%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise15%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise48%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business67%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise18%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    Hornetsecurity Altaro VM Backup is ranked 36th in Backup and Recovery Software with 1 review while Vembu BDR Suite is ranked 7th in Backup and Recovery Software with 8 reviews. Hornetsecurity Altaro VM Backup is rated 9.0, while Vembu BDR Suite is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Hornetsecurity Altaro VM Backup writes "Excellent support, easy to deploy, stable, and fast". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Vembu BDR Suite writes "Its ease of use and price set it apart from other solutions". Hornetsecurity Altaro VM Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Nakivo, Veeam Agent for Linux, Acronis Backup and N-able Cove Data Protection, whereas Vembu BDR Suite is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines, Zerto, Nakivo and Commvault Complete Data Protection.

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