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Find out what your peers are saying about VMware SRM vs. Veeam Backup & Replication and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"Its portability and being able to back up between different platforms are the most valuable features.""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.""I can't think of any improvements yet for Veeam because they are very good. It integrates very well with Microsoft applications. It is very easy to integrate. Micro Focus can also integrate but it's more complex. You have to know the product very well to be able to integrate. While Veeam, it's very user-friendly. You don't need to have certifications or anything to work on Veeam.""The backup and replication features are most valuable.""The replication is the most valuable feature for us.""I'm satisfied with tech support, because the solution is so stable that I haven't had the need to engage any of the engineers yet.""The solution is very easy to deploy.""Its ease of use for restore is really good. For Exchange, the Exchange Active Directory is great."

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"The most valuable features are the disaster recovery and testing.""The product functionality is fairly high-quality.""The installation and initial setup are straightforward.""The most valuable feature is the automation, where you press a button and everything fails over seamlessly.""The solution is simple to use and has effective automation.""VMware's tech support gets a nine-out-of-ten. They are responsive and get you a useful reply.""It is easy to implement for my clients.""The stability of SRM has been excellent. It gets a nine-out-of-ten."

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Cons
"When you want to restore files, you first need to restore the machine, and then you have to mount it, and then restore the files.""Immutability could be improved.""I have a problem with the VM. When we started doing a backup, it takes a snapshot for our virtual machines, but when we try it two or three times, in some cases, our virtual machines go to a consolidated state. I don't know why this problem happens. But I still think Veeam is a top-ranking solution.""The replication process is very slow. It takes too long to replicate a virtual machine.""The stability could be better, specifically in the cloud.""Technical support can be improved.""It needs to offer an automatic check for backups.""The recovery and integration features of Veeam Backup Replication could improve. For example, all VM integration could improve, such as with Hyper-V and VMware."

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"There needs to be better stability during heavy capacity in future releases.""The interface is not easy to use and can be made more user-friendly.""The configuration process could be improved.""You cannot use VMware SRM in conjunction with storage replication software.""The solution could improve by removing some of the limitations we have been facing. There could be better integrated.""Lacks stability and as a result requires continuous monitoring.""This product is not appropriate for those moving to a broader cloud footprint.""There are many functionality problems with the product currently. It is also slow and unstable."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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 price of this solution is on the expensive side."
  • "The cost of SRM is a little bit high, especially for smaller companies."
  • "The cost of SRM is on par with market rates."
  • "The licensing costs are increasing."
  • "It is about $3,000 a year for the 25 pack. The package gives you the ability to protect up to 25 virtual machines."
  • "There is an annual license to use this solution."
  • "The price of VMware SRM depends on how many VMs the customer has to move. There is a difference between the standard and enterprise license. I'm presenting the standard license to my customers because the total of VMs is not more than 50. The customer needs only the standard license and the cost is very effective for him."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 »
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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 »
    Top Answer: 
    If you want to do failover, it works without any problem.
    Top Answer: 
    We do have to pay a licensing fee in order to use the solution. We have an annual subscription.
    Top Answer: 
    The challenge it has is with the speed of failing over. Sometimes it can cause a bit of downtime during switchovers. Sometimes you realize that when you are failing over you can have downtime due to… more »
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    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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    VMware Site Recovery Manager is the industry-leading solution to enable application availability and mobility across sites in private cloud environments. Site Recovery Manager allows: Fast and reliable IT disaster recovery, simple and policy-based management, zero-downtime application mobility, and up to 50% lower TCO.
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    Sample Customers
    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
    Acorda Therapeutics, Columbia Sportswear, Mainfreight, Nippon Express, Sin Chew Media, Fisher & Paykel, Siam City Bank
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    Government6%
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    Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 141 reviews while VMware SRM is ranked 8th in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 15 reviews. Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.4, while VMware SRM is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Dynamic and reliable backup solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware SRM writes "Enables us to get a lot of server images successfully but it has connectivity issues with auto-recovery". Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Nakivo, Commvault, Cohesity DataProtect and Veritas Backup Exec, whereas VMware SRM is most compared with Zerto, Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines, Azure Site Recovery, Nutanix Xi Leap and VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery. See our VMware SRM vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.

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