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We performed a comparison between Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and Veeam Cloud Connect based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Cloud Backup solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows vs. Veeam Cloud Connect Report (Updated: November 2022).
655,994 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"It is easy to deploy.""The solution is very affordable for small businesses.""If you have windows machine at home and you'd like a backup, you can always download their free edition and plug in an external hard disk, and do a full backup of your laptop.""The most valuable features of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows are the backups, ease of use, and report manager.""Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows's most useful features is the ease of use and user-friendly.""The installation of Veeam Agent is straightforward.""We found the initial setup to be quite simple.""The most valuable feature is the ability to navigate inside a backup point to look for a specific folder or data you want to recover."

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"The most valuable feature is the snapshot capability.""One of the most valuable features of Veeam Cloud Connect is it does not require the use of an extremely fast internet connection for it to work. The backup process is automated which is great.""Cloud Connect's best features are its simplicity, flexibility, and constantly-expanding options.""The most valuable features of Veeam Cloud Connect are its ease of use and the portal is very useful.""I like the fact that it gives you the possibility to set the data out of the customer on-premises site and to have an off-site copy in your Cloud Data Center.""I've found flexibility to the most valuable feature. I also like that it's scalable and that the stability is okay.""The most valuable quality of Veeam Cloud Connect is its reliability."

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Cons
"If they could let you can do replication to physical servers - a backup from physical servers and a replication to physical servers - that will be better.""With the currency exchange, the solution ends up being quite expensive.""The solution lacks instant recovery.""In the next release, I would like to see it easier to implement.""The price of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows could improve.""The solution's compression ratio and high speed for backing up can always improve. Aspects that need improvement are less time, better quality, higher security, and more compression. These are continuous requirements for any customer.""There isn't really anything I would like to improve. Maybe the solution could be more secure.""A feature I would like to see is universal restore. At the moment, restoration can only be smooth on the same hardware. Let's say you have a server and you back it up with Veeam Agent, in case it fails or crashes. If you later buy a new server because the same one isn't available on the market anymore, there's a high chance that Windows will not boot up if you restore from the Veeam backup because the hardware is now different. Acronis has the universal restore feature, so it will work with generic drivers and you can restore Windows in any dissimilar hardware. As far as I know, Veeam doesn't have this feature yet."

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"I think Veeam Cloud Connect could be more stable, scalable, and secure. I think better pricing is needed.""The dashboard could be more intuitive.""We encountered some issues with stability at the beginning.""The bandwidth optimization needs to be improved and have better efficiency so that you send fewer amounts of data from one site to the other.""There are some issues with the cloud providers for Veeam Cloud Connect that do not support all the features.""Some of the features I'd like added to the solution would be coming up in version 12, so the only area for improvement I saw in Veeam Cloud Connect was the need to have more support for object storage."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We have a cloud provider agreement with Veeam. We are also paying for the agent."
  • "We have a license package."
  • "The solution is inexpensive, more so than other products."
  • "We have the Community Edition and I believe we bought a license for 200 instances. Veeam Agent is mainly used for our branch offices. Those only have one or two Hyper-V servers, so it's covered with the Community Edition. Basically, it's free. I remember Veeam 7.0 or 8.0 wasn't free, but the Community Edition is."
  • "We pay for a three-year subscription to use Veeam Agent."
  • "For the licensing of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, the customer can choose to pay monthly or yearly. It's up to the customer."
  • "We are on an annual license to use Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. There are not any additional fees to use the solution."
  • "The solution is free of cost for end users but for enterprise use, a license per user is required."
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  • "The licensing fee is on a monthly basis."
  • "We are looking into how we can extend the license of this product."
  • "The price of the solution could be cheaper. There are monthly or yearly subscription options available. The annual subscription tends to be cheaper."
  • "It's not the cheapest solution on the market but it's reliable, so we find it cost-effective."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:If you have windows machine at home and you'd like a backup, you can always download their free edition and plug in an external hard disk, and do a full backup of your laptop.
    Top Answer:Veeam did a major revamp in their licensing schema over the past three years. A lot of changes have happened within a very short timeframe. They almost then seemed irrational at first. However, now… more »
    Top Answer:I can't think of an area where the solution is lacking in features. Overall, it's quite good, and more money is going into R&D already. That said, there are many things they can develop for the Linux… more »
    Top Answer:I've found flexibility to the most valuable feature. I also like that it's scalable and that the stability is okay.
    Top Answer:We are looking into how we can extend the license of this product.
    Top Answer:I think Veeam Cloud Connect could be more stable, scalable, and secure. I think better pricing would be nice too.
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    Also Known As
    Veeam Cloud Connect for the Enterprise
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    Overview

    What is Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows?

    Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is a robust, trusted data protection and recovery solution for both physical and virtual machines. This solution can be used to safeguard all kinds of machines and devices, such as desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. Veeam Agent for Windows can easily be installed on all Windows-based physical servers, workstations, desktops, and virtual machines, and works well in either a standalone or managed mode.

    It is widely understood that all users should back up all stored data on a regularly scheduled basis to protect all important data. In the event of a data disaster, data can easily be restored from the backup using this solution and one would never have to experience a loss of important information. Users can implement Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows to perform regularly scheduled backups automatically, or manually, as needed. Users can choose to back up individual folders and files, designate particular computer files, or even the entire computer image. 

    Backups can be saved in several different locations, such as:

    • Cloud Repository (Veeam Cloud Connect)
    • Backup Repository (Veeam Backup Server)
    • Network Shared Folder 
    • Local Computer Drive
    • Removable Storage Device (USB, CD, DVD, etc)
    • Microsoft OneDrive

    Veeam Agent for Windows users are able to:

    • Create a Veeam Recovery Media file on an external hard drive, CD/DVD/BD, internal hard drive, or choose to establish an ISO file using Veeam Recovery Media on disk.
    • Create a comprehensive system image backup and securely back up chosen computer volumes or specific personal folders with files. Users have the option to store backups in a network shared folder on an external hard drive, or use the Veeam backup repository, Veeam Cloud Connect Repository, or Microsoft OneDrive.

    Veeam Data restore offers two options:

    • Volume-level restore: Veeam Agent is able to restore the complete content of the entire volume. The solution retrieves the data blocks pertaining to the designated volumes and copies them to the desired location. A volume can then be restored to a new location or its original location.

    • File-Level Restore: Veeam Agent will use Veeam’s proprietary driver to publish backup content safely to a user's computer file system. Users can then access the content user Veeam’s Virtual Disk Driver (VDK), which is included with the solution. Users can then easily browse and copy the desired files and folders to use as desired.

    Veeam Recovery Media

    Veeam Agent for Windows allows users to create a complete recovery image of their computer using Veeam Recovery Media. This image contains all data necessary to run Microsoft Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) while supplying a viable option to run users’ computer systems.

    Reviews From Real Users:

    We use Veeam Agent for security as well as to ensure we have a backup should the server or discs fatally die. We are a small company with just one building, we want to be sure that should a server be gone we have a backup in the cloud so that we can survive.” - Director at a tech services company 

    “The compatibility of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows with other solutions is good. Its integration with other solutions is also good. I also find the product user-friendly.” - Business Development Manager at a tech services company.

    Veeam Cloud Connect for the Enterprise enables businesses to act as a disaster recover (DR) service provider to deliver off-site backup and replication services to internal customers. This eliminates complexity by removing the need to maintain a VPN connection and it improves security by encapsulating all backup and management traffic into a single port.

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    Sample Customers
    ContinuitySA, Landmark Information Group
    Worldwide Holdings, ContinuitySA, MPY, Linxdatacenter
    Top Industries
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    Energy/Utilities Company19%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government8%
    Retailer5%
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Wholesaler/Distributor29%
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Integrator14%
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business52%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise18%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Small Business55%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise15%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Buyer's Guide
    Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows vs. Veeam Cloud Connect
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows vs. Veeam Cloud Connect and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is ranked 10th in Cloud Backup with 16 reviews while Veeam Cloud Connect is ranked 14th in Cloud Backup with 7 reviews. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is rated 8.4, while Veeam Cloud Connect is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows writes "Flexible and stable with good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Cloud Connect writes "Technology-wise, it's mature; it's reliable, does what it's supposed to do, and has good technical support". Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, Rubrik, Veritas NetBackup and Microsoft DPM, whereas Veeam Cloud Connect is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Lumen SafeHaven, Azure Site Recovery, Veeam Backup for Office 365 and Acronis Backup. See our Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows vs. Veeam Cloud Connect report.

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