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We performed a comparison between NetApp AltaVault and Veeam Backup & Replication based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Backup and Recovery solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed NetApp AltaVault vs. Veeam Backup & Replication Report (Updated: March 2024).
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Pros
"Its initial setup is easy.""The most valuable features of the solution stem from the fact that it is easy to use and integrate with whichever operating systems you use, providing you with a complete view, especially when you plan to migrate to some other operating system.""It's pretty simple. Once you set it, it goes; and then the idea of being able to get it to the cloud very quickly. It's kind of a set-it-forget-it.""It's so easy to work with.""The deduplication engine. Right now, we're at about 10.5 to 11 times deduplication of our backup data.""The most valuable feature is the portability of large archived data. You're able to put things on large on-prem, low-cost storage and then augment that with even lower cost storage in the cloud.""You can store backups for a while.""The solution can be used for all Office 365 applications."

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"The solution is a user-friendly interface.""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.""The standout feature for us is instant recovery.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the recuperation of the weaker machines.""It is a good solution for backups and reporting.""Veeam Backup has many valuable features and every feature is different. I have created backups for file-level backup, VMware or hypervisor virtual machines, physical machines, and workstations as well. Every time, I learn something new.""The pricing of the solution is fair.""The features that I have found most valuable are its ease of management, it is not complicated, it is very reliable, has good support and a lot of knowledge on the market for integrators."

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Cons
"More capacity with the basic model of the AltaVault would probably help out.""What could be helpful is different user base authentication so then maybe we could allow different customers to point to a single appliance and they only see the backups and things that they have.""The initial setup phase of the tool was difficult.""It would be nice if the solution was more complete. Many customers are looking for a single solution or silo that they can manage everything from. It would be nice, instead of having different products, if everything a client needed was in one solution.""More than a 500 volume limit. At the moment, it only supports up to 500 volumes for SnapMirror and that's a problem. We've got 750, so a larger limit for volume replicas for SnapMirror.""The solution needs faster indexing.""There are some bits it could do better. With tighter integration maybe with Veeam, or something like that, it'd be really good.""It's a good product, but it's becoming outdated and moving to their other primary architecture."

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"The physical server backups and direct storage connectivity need improvement.""The parallel backup process from the Veeam server to Veeam has some limitations. The number of parallel backups should be increased and the compressional is very low. Sometimes it is half or one-third, but other backup solutions' compression levels are very high.""There is a lot of room for improvement, but the primary issue we have is that it's not built for the cloud.""Integration with other equipment could be improved.""In the future, I would like to see better support for direct backup to tape.""I cannot recall coming across any features that were lacking.""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.""The virtual sandboxes seem complex to setup, so I have not invested time in leveraging this feature. It would be nice if this feature was more user-friendly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's quite cost-effective."
  • "The pricing is not too bad, but could be a little better."
  • "It is a rather expensive program."
  • "You could compare it to a Dell EMC or ECS, and I think it's probably a little less costly than that. Within the marketplace, it's a medium cost."
  • "In one use case, and we have several, to run for a particular customer, the price is about $375,000 a year."
  • "There is a need to make yearly payments towards the licensing costs attached to the solution, which comes to around 3,000 USD."
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  • "If you have Exchange, Oracle, SQL, or a supported SAN, then I suggest getting at least an Enterprise edition. It’ll pay for itself in no time."
  • "The pricing and licensing is better than the competitors, but it could be better."
  • "Room for improvement is actually more in the way of licensing. The really good and useful features are in the Enterprise plus edition, and that one is really expensive."
  • "Since pricing is per socket, it is not expensive to add capacity as you go along."
  • "The licensing is based on the number of cores you have in your ESX or Hyper-V environment."
  • "The price is a bit high. Licensing type is VMware friendly, so it is easy."
  • "I think the price is good when you choose the Essentials Suite, but when you buy a full featured version (for instance the Enterprise Plus) the price is a little bit expensive."
  • "Setup cost and licensing of Veeam are nothing to complain about when compared to similar products for enterprise backup recovery solutions."
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    Top Answer:Hello. Yes, it is compatible with AWS but the great thing about it is that it's actually working with so many cloud providers, it may be just for everyone. Besides the Amazon cloud services, NetApp… more »
    Top Answer: Hello, you can definitely use NetApp AltaVault for reducing your data and giving yourself some more storage. This product offers you deduplication and compression, helping you achieve that. I'm sure… more »
    Top Answer: My organization is very happy with the security that NetApp AltaVault gives us for our data on the cloud. First, it gives us the option for data recovery, which is very good, especially if someone… more »
    Top Answer:Comparing the features of the four is not the right approach. You need to develop a list of requirements for backup and DR that are specific to your organization and then compare each of the four… more »
    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 »
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    AltaVault
    Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite
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    Overview

    NetApp AltaVault is a cloud-integrated storage solution created to increase recovery capabilities and lower cost and risks. It is better than traditional backup and recovery solutions because they are considerably slower, more expensive, risky, and can be too complex for the comprehension of many users. NetApp AltaVault solves issues related to backup, archival, and restoration. Compared to on-premises solutions, this software claims to be up to 90% less expensive while solving multiple issues related to data storage in the cloud. AltaVault presents three solutions to its customers: backup and recovery, cold storage and archives, and disaster recovery.

    1. NetApp’s backup and recovery solution works with Kerne-Based Virtual Machine, Microsoft Hyper-V, and VMware vSphere, creating a solution for mid-sized businesses as well as for bigger companies that want to protect their offices in different locations. The usable local cache capacities of this solution range from 32TB to 383TB, providing clients with enough storage for their important data while giving them the option to retrieve it if something goes amiss.

      2. NetApp AltaVault can be configured in cold storage mode and used for data that is not often used. The solution is scalable, thus allowing minimal costs for operating with cold data and allowing fast access to it at the same time.

        3. AltaVault offers disaster recovery for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. Your data will be secured on the cloud, providing you with a secure backup if the need for disaster recovery arises.

          NetApp AltaVault Features

          NetApp AltaVault’s many valued features include:

          • Data reduction: NetApp AltaVault applies deduplication and compression, reducing data up to a 30:1 ratio.

          • Network and cloud optimization: AltaVault can increase data transfer speed by up to 4 times due to its built-in WAN optimization.

          • Data restoration: Because data is restored from the local cache, recoverability is up to 32 times faster than other methods.

          • Deployment and scale: Users can choose their preferred method - virtual, physical, or cloud-based in Azure or AWS. Since NetApp AltaVault starts at 2TB and can scale up to 57PB, it is one of the most scalable products in its category.

          • Compatible with existing backup software: NetApp AltaVault is compatible with NetApp SnapMirror, EMC, IBM, Commvault, Veritas, and Veeam, meaning it offers a vast array of options for its users when it comes to backup software.

          • Cloud choice and agility: AltaVault supports NetApp StorageGRID, Azure, Google, IBM, and AWS. This provides users with the assurance that their data is safely stored, even if their cloud provider experiences technical issues.

          NetApp AltaVault Benefits

          The benefits of using NetApp AltaVault include:

          • Efficient solution for data reduction
          • Compatible with leading public and private cloud storage providers
          • Provides data encryption

          Reviews from Real Users

          A Pre-sales Manager at a computer software company says NetApp AltaVault has fair pricing with a good GUI and a straightforward setup.

          Veeam Backup & Replication is a comprehensive backup and disaster recovery solution designed primarily for virtual environments. Veeam Backup & Replication offers a blend of simplicity and efficiency, making it a go-to solution for businesses seeking to protect their data. It supports a wide range of virtual platforms, including VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V. According to the reviews, what sets Veeam apart is its ability to provide high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified recoverability, leveraged data, and complete visibility. 

          Veeam Backup & Replication delivers availability for cloud, virtual, Kubernetes and physical workloads. Through a simple-by-design management console, users are offered what is presented as fast, flexible, reliable backup, archival, recovery and replication functionality.

          Backup capabilities

          • Continuous Data Protection
          • Fast, reliable application-aware, image-based backups
          • Unlimited capacity and cost savings for long-term data retention on object storage with new Veeam Cloud Tier
          • Enterprise application support for Veeam Plug-ins for SAP HANA and Oracle RMAN

          Replication capabilities

          • Instant recovery for NAS, Microsoft SQL and Oracle
          • Recover individual files easily with Instant VM and File-level Recovery
          • Easy portability and recovery to AWS, Azure and Azure Stack with NEW Veeam Cloud Mobility

          Recovery capabilities

          • Recover individual files with Instant VM and File-level Recovery
          • Portability and recovery to AWS, Azure and Azure Stack with NEW Veeam Cloud Mobility
          • Fast, item-level and application recovery for Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Active Directory, and SQL Server and Oracle

          Reviews from Real Users

          Veeam Backup & Replication is a solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. Some of its major advantages are its ease of set up, the fact that it is agentless, and that it has an intuitive dashboard. 

          A Network Operations Manager at an educational organization says, "Integration with VMware is excellent with very granular recovery."

          An Inside Solutions Architect at a tech services company mentions, “I like that it's agent-less, easy to set up, and hardware-agnostic.”

          An Account Manager at a tech services company states, “The dashboard is very, very easy to understand. We do demonstrations all the time with customers just to show them. If they've lost particular files because of a server going down, we can retrieve those files for them and quickly bring those files back up.”

          Kerem C., Director of Professional Services/Senior Solution Architect/Trainer at a tech services company, explains, “It's good for backup performance management and backup window management.”

          Sample Customers
          Blach Construction, NASA, Riggs, Counselman, Michaels & Downes, Seminole County Public Schools and Spot Trading
          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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          Media Company25%
          Energy/Utilities Company17%
          Healthcare Company17%
          Computer Software Company17%
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          Financial Services Firm11%
          Manufacturing Company10%
          Real Estate/Law Firm10%
          Government9%
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          Financial Services Firm14%
          Computer Software Company12%
          Government7%
          Comms Service Provider6%
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          Computer Software Company16%
          Manufacturing Company8%
          Government8%
          Comms Service Provider7%
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          Small Business36%
          Midsize Enterprise7%
          Large Enterprise57%
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          Small Business23%
          Midsize Enterprise13%
          Large Enterprise64%
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          Small Business45%
          Midsize Enterprise24%
          Large Enterprise31%
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          Small Business30%
          Midsize Enterprise18%
          Large Enterprise53%
          Buyer's Guide
          NetApp AltaVault vs. Veeam Backup & Replication
          March 2024
          Find out what your peers are saying about NetApp AltaVault vs. Veeam Backup & Replication and other solutions. Updated: March 2024.
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          NetApp AltaVault is ranked 53rd in Backup and Recovery with 17 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery with 328 reviews. NetApp AltaVault is rated 7.8, while Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of NetApp AltaVault writes "Though the solution's configuration phase can be difficult, the tool offers stability and scalability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Beneficial pricing model, user friendly interface, and many free features". NetApp AltaVault is most compared with Commvault Cloud, Veritas NetBackup, Rubrik, AWS Storage Gateway and Dell PowerVault, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Acronis Cyber Protect, Azure Backup, Rubrik, Veritas NetBackup and Zerto. See our NetApp AltaVault vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.

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