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Pros
"The most valuable features are that it is able to restore quickly and that it is able to virtually restore on Hyper-V.""The ability to switch between different hardware platforms and utilization tools are some of this solution's most valuable features."

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"Vendor integration for many of the enterprise features have allowed for us to have greater performance from our storage vendors further improving on our commitments to protect our clients' data.""It is a rock-solid backup solution. That's all, and that's what we were asking for.""The solution works well in two different environments, whether it is on-premises, cloud, or a combination.""For virtualization it's perfect.""Veeam Cloud Connect has helped us to reduce the cost of cloud storage for an offsite solution using their archive storage feature.""While I do not recall whether the latest version is 10.0 or 11.0 I do know that it allows one to make a back up repository that is very scalable and simple.""Its simplicity and the fact that it just works are most valuable. We kind of set it up and generally forget about it. It does what we need it to do in the background, and it doesn't involve a lot of management.""I am not a direct user of this product, but my technical guys tell me that they like the product, and it is easy to use. We don't have any issues with it."

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Cons
"Licensing is an area that needs improvement.""A lot of their new technologies are not very good."

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"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.""Veeam Backup is not enhanced. There aren't any enhancements yet and they are still using traditional methods for snapshots and to perform the backup, like many other vendors. Another improvement would be simplifying and integrating their software.""If you upgrade too quickly, you may have issues.""It needs to offer an automatic check for backups.""I would like to see the Veeam cloud solution and Microsoft Office 365 included all in one platform.""The solution could improve by having a version to be compatible with the Linux system. They have improved the storage depository using the Linux proxy and Linux storage, but it can completely run on the Linux environment it would be much better.""The price is an issue. If one has a large number of servers, say... 100-plus, and wishes to add more, an exhausted budget may hinder this ability.""Sometimes Veeam is not that effective when it comes to legacy environments."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is approximately $400 to purchase a virtual service outright."
  • "Pricing is most likely comparable."
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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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    The ability to switch between different hardware platforms and utilization tools are some of this solution's most valuable features.
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    Pricing is most likely comparable. Some are more costly than others. They are somewhere in the middle, in my opinion.
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    A lot of their new technologies are not very good. The older products were fantastic. They invested in ShadowXafe, OneBox, and other companies, where they purchased hardware and attempted to reinvent… more »
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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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    Also Known As
    ShadowProtect
    Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite
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    Overview

    Fast, flexible recovery starts with a solid backup. StorageCraft ShadowProtect SPX is the cornerstone of the StorageCraft Recovery Solution, providing comprehensive backup protection, reliable recovery, and system migration in a single, cross-platform solution that supports Windows and Linux systems on virtual and physical machines.

    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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    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Wholesaler/Distributor8%
    Government7%
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    Financial Services Firm15%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Government6%
    Comms Service Provider6%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise30%
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    Small Business23%
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    Large Enterprise54%
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    StorageCraft ShadowProtect is ranked 13th in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 2 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 144 reviews. StorageCraft ShadowProtect is rated 9.0, while Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of StorageCraft ShadowProtect writes "Transitions easily from physical to virtual servers, reliable, with comparable pricing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Dynamic and reliable backup solution". StorageCraft ShadowProtect is most compared with Acronis Disaster Recovery, MSP360 Backup, Datto Cloud Continuity, Nakivo and Azure Site Recovery, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Nakivo, Commvault, Cohesity DataProtect and Acronis Backup. See our StorageCraft ShadowProtect vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.

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