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Executive Summary
Updated on March 30, 2022

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

  • Ease of Deployment: Rubrik and Veeam Backup & Replication reviewers all say the solutions were straightforward and easy to deploy.
  • Features: Users of Rubrik liked the ability to retrieve data fast and were able to spend less time managing their backup environment, but felt the reporting in the dashboard needed improvement and overall felt the solution required more security.

    Users of Veeam Backup & Replication loved its adaptability and intuitive interface. On the other hand, users felt there was room to improve scalability and felt the reporting feature needed improvement.
  • Pricing: Reviewers felt Rubrik was expensive, yet justifiably so. In contrast, users had mixed reviews regarding Veeam Backup & Replication; some felt it was expensive, while others thought it was reasonably priced compared to similar products on the market.
  • Service and Support: Users of Rubrik were exceptionally pleased with the level of support. Most users of Veeam Backup & Replication were satisfied with the support, though a few felt it could improve a bit.
  • ROI: Most reviewers of Rubrik said they saw ROI within a few months. Some expressed that their ROI was the peace of mind they felt from having their data protected. Veeam Backup & Replication reviewers also said that they saw some level of ROI.

Comparison Results: Rubrik and Veeam Backup & Replication have a similar user rating regarding ease of deployment, features, service and support, and ROI. In terms of pricing, Rubrik users thought the solution was expensive yet worth the price, while Veeam Backup & Replication users gave its pricing mixed reviews.

To learn more, read our detailed Rubrik vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report (Updated: July 2022).
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Q&A Highlights
Question: Which would you choose - Rubrik or Veeam Backup & Replication?
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 screen until you have completed the installation. While there is no standard length of time that it takes to complete the install, an hour or less is a fairly standard range. By coupling this ease of setup with affordability and versatility, Veeam proves itself to be an extremely useful and valuable tool. Veeam considers their customers from the very first interaction that they have with the product. They provide a version that is absolutely free for those small- to medium-sized companies that cannot afford pricey program licenses. This edition is robust enough to allow for a vast majority of companies to run until such a time as they might have the capital to invest in a license. Additionally, it is extremely versatile. Users can choose from a vast variety of features. Furthermore, there are numerous options available in terms of how users can back up their data. These backup options encrypt the data and protect it from malicious parties. Veeam Backup & Replication uses specialized support teams to respond to each unique issue that may come up. The effect of providing teams that are dedicated to solving particular problems is that experts are on call to address any and all problems that users may face. This is not something which Rubrik can offer. Rubrik does allow users to recover their data within seconds. This speed allows any mistake involving the data to be rectified nearly instantaneously. It also has a simple-to-operate interface which allows for various tasks to be automated with ease. However, in the long-term Rubrik is an expensive product, which is a disadvantage. Conclusion I would choose Veeam Backup & Replication over Rubrik. The cost as well the kind of support that Veeam Backup & Replication offers is what would ultimately convince me to go with their product.
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Pros
"In terms of usage, Rubrik has allowed us to retrieve data 80 to 90 percent faster than our previous technology.""The management and ease of installation are the most valuable features.""Rubrik is cheap, and you get good performance.""We have a great success rate for backups with Rubrik and because of the ease of automating tasks, we also run periodical restores to check the quality of the backups.""The most valuable features of Rubrik are the restoration and ease of use.""The ease of use and innovation are the features that stand out for us.""The feature that I found most valuable is Live Mount. You can either mount a virtual machine from a snapshot, or you can mount a volume from the snapshot. You can mount one disk to the server to retrieve data, or you can mount the whole VM, rename it, and use it as a test VM. If your VM gets corrupted, you just mount one from the snapshot, and you have your production VM's backup. So, Live Mount is definitely the best feature for me as an end-user.""Rubrik is stable and easy to use."

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"This product is user-friendly. The interface is easy to use.""It's simply very good software for backup purposes.""The most valuable feature of Veeam Backup Replication is application awareness. Additionally, the solution is user-friendly and it has been working very well.""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.""This solution is very flexible and user-friendly — it's very good. It's very good with our virtual and physical infrastructure.""I like how Veeam intuitively integrates with Zerto.""Veeam Backup Replication's snapshotting and cloning are the most valuable features.""Its performance is fine. It supports us very well. It is able to support our policy for RTO, RPO, and other things that we need."

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Cons
"Looking at how the data is broken down, we can see the total story, but sometimes it's difficult to see how big a particular snapshot is. Across 90 days of snapshots, which one is a particularly large one? Looking at the data holistically could be a lot easier.""I would like to see Rubrik better integrate with Microsoft Active Directory. Instead of just backing up a full domain controller, I would like the solution to have Active Directory object knowledge so we can restore specific objects in Active Directory versus restoring the whole domain controller.""It is a lot more expensive than other solutions, but you get what you pay for.""I would like to see more information on encryption with the next release.""The main pain points we experienced was the stability of the system. We received a lot of instability when we have upgraded from a certain version to a new version. The newer version was completely filled with bugs and we needed to purge the system every week until we update to a newer version that was available one year later. The stability of the code is the main problem, they need to make it better.""I would like to see the entire Office 365 product suite backed up by Rubrik. For instance, they do SharePoint and Exchange online, but they don't back up Microsoft Teams. So, I would like to see more of the Office 365 suite added into their backup capabilities.""There is room for improvement in pricing. After the licensing, the price tends to go up as time goes by.""They should give more access to the backend capabilities. From a customer point of view, you do not have access to all the features on the system. You have to engage their support to perform some of the tasks. It would be helpful for an experienced engineer to be able to go and do some of those tasks prior to contacting the support."

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"Scalability, as well as licensing costs, need to be improved.""The solution is rather weak when it comes to database integration.""The DR component should be part of the comprehensive package, not separate.""I like the Acronis backup solutions on the block-based part of backups. That is a functionality that Veeam does not provide.""They fixed everything that I was hoping for. It is pretty good. There were a few things in 9.x that I was wishing for, and they came true in version 10. We were looking for retention without having to make a copy job. We're getting ready to migrate m365 to the cloud. I haven't dived into it to make sure, but I wish the m365 backup would integrate into the current console so that we don't have to use two different consoles.""Its licensing needs to be improved. Its licensing has become complex since last December. They have changed the way the product is licensed, and there is a lot of confusion. Sometimes, when a new version comes, it seems that it has not been tested enough because I usually find some bugs in it. It could also have more integration with other virtualization products, such as desktop virtualization products and open-source virtualization products.""The tech support could be better.""There should be better use of the external hard drives."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We do perpetual licensing... It was all based on the amount of storage we needed to use. We did a cost analysis compared to Tivoli and it was in line with other solutions."
  • "Originally, we bought the units on perpetual licenses. Now, we have switched to Rubrik Go. I think the Rubrik Go subscription is a better model, where it is based on your onsite environment and you consume what you use."
  • "Due to this effective, faster backup and recovery solution, we are now able to focus on other creative tasks to meet our entire pipeline. So, we have seen ROI in terms of the improvement of productivity in our team. We save around one million dollars a year."
  • "Rubrik was probably the most expensive solution but in the long run, it's justified by the value of the data that it protects."
  • "Rubrik is not the cheapest solution, but we've been happy with the time savings that we have seen. At least from what we have spent so far, we have been happy with the return on investment."
  • "The pricing and licensing of Rubrik is better than products that we've had in the past. It was quite a bit cheaper than Commvault and NetBackup."
  • "You need to understand what you're getting for the price. You are getting a backup solution, which is state of the art and works absolutely flawlessly. You are getting the storage needed to store your backups. You have all the sexy features that a modern backup solution can provide you, like deduplication, erasure coding, compression, fast execution time, secured data, and top-notch customer support. So, it might be expensive on paper. It's not free, but when you analyze what you are getting and the time you can spend on other stuff, then Rubrik is very cost-efficient."
  • "As a technical person, I don't have the details, but from what I have heard, it can be expensive."
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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
    AlanFink - PeerSpot reviewerAlanFink
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    I would choose Untrends all day long as it provides fully automated DR testing so when you need to recover from an incident you select the most recent validated copy in minutes. 


    The appliances (Physical, or Virtual where you have the storage and compute already) index blocks locally so there is less to pull back down from the cloud reducing data repatriation costs and they are the only single vendor solution that is fully integrated and 100% compatible with single-pane management for backup, DR/BC (replication and archiving), for M365, Google Workspace, AWS/Azure Workloads, DTC for home workers. 

    Questions from the Community
    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 »
    Top Answer:For us, Cohesity edged out Rubrik as the better solution. Rubrik was close, but because we have a lot (100+) remote sites with different capacity requirements, Cohesity edged out Rubrik during our… more »
    Top Answer:This is a centralized tool where we are able to schedule backups and perform monitoring.
    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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    Also Known As
    Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite
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    Overview

    Rubrik is a backup and recovery solution that can be used as a converged data management platform for physical, virtual, and hybrid environments. The solution works to protect your data and applications from ransomware, operational failures, and rogue employees, and also helps your organization simplify data management and accelerate cloud mobility. In addition, Rubrik is designed for cloud integration and infinite scalability to enable hybrid cloud for all enterprises.

    Rubrik’s software is also built to support most operating systems, databases, hypervisors, clouds, and SaaS applications, and the solution integrates with on-premises hardware if necessary.

    Rubrik Features

    Rubrik has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Instant recovery
    • Live-restore
    • Single console
    • Automatic incremental backups
    • Policy-driven automation
    • Instant search
    • Live Mount capability
    • Compliance and capacity customized reporting
    • Quick and efficient snapshots
    • Multiple backup destinations
    • Deduplication and file compression
    • Intuitive web interface
    • Good performance
    • Easy to use
    • Low maintenance
    • Flexible deployment

    Rubrik Benefits

    There are several benefits to implementing Rubrik. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Single policy engine: Because Rubrik is policy-driven, it functions through a single policy engine that orchestrates service level agreements (SLAs) across the data lifecycle. Management is automated through one programmatic interface.
    • Customized reports: With Rubrik, you can create customized reports and utilize data visualizations.
    • Advanced security: Regardless of location, data remains secure in transit and at rest throughout its lifecycle, as it is stored and backed up.
    • Compliance: With Rubrik, you gain granular role-based access control while automating compliance reporting, which helps complete various industry and internal audits.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Rubrik users.

    PeerSpot user Chadd B., System Administrator at a manufacturing company, says, “The solution is easy to use with an intuitive web interface, helpful support, good performance, and saves us time. The most valuable feature is the Instant Recovery, where we can restore a VM or SQL database or any server or application, and have it up and running on their appliance within a few seconds. The VM backup and the SQL backup are blazingly fast for both backup and recovery.”

    A Storage Administrator at a healthcare company explains that the solution “Cut our backup management time significantly, and the near-instant recovery reduces our downtime. He also comments that “The scalability is wonderful. That is one of our biggest advantages with this.”

    Burhan S., Systems Engineer at Harvard University, mentions, "There is a live-restore feature, their Live Mount, and the way it works we can instantly recover a VM, a past backup, to be directly attached to our VMware environment. Rubrik will act as a disk for it. It's like an instant restore. Within a few minutes our VM is up and running. And then, if we want to restore it, we can just migrate it to our actual storage."

    Kevin M., Head Of Operations at University of Reading, states, “The solution’s SLA-based functionality means we don't have to manually manage backup windows, and recovery times have been notably reduced. Its web interface is really easy to use. It's just click and go. It's fast and intuitive. We've never had any problems in navigating.”

    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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    Sample Customers
    Driscoll's, Red Hawk Casino, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Wabash National, Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Galliker Transport & Logistics
    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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    University13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Healthcare Company11%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government7%
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    Financial Services Firm14%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Government7%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
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    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Rubrik vs. Veeam Backup & Replication
    July 2022
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    Rubrik is ranked 2nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 34 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 164 reviews. Rubrik is rated 9.2, while Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Rubrik writes "Easy to use with an intuitive web interface, helpful support, good performance, and saves us time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Dynamic and reliable backup solution". Rubrik is most compared with Cohesity DataProtect, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Veritas NetBackup, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and Zerto, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Azure Backup, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Nakivo, Acronis Backup and Cohesity DataProtect. See our Rubrik vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.

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