We performed a comparison between Veeam Backup & Replication and VMware SRM based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: Veeam Backup & Replication comes out on top in this comparison due to its robust performance and user-friendly interface. Veeam Backup & Replication also has a significant ROI.
"A quick-working solution that is very user friendly."
"The product’s configuration and settings are very easy."
"The most valuable features I have found to be Instant Recovery, quick restore and rollback, and asynchronous copy. It is a complete solution for our needs."
"I like all of Veeam's features, but the most important ones are the tape backups and replication. Those are the two options available for us, and it's enough for our needs."
"Veeam is easy to use."
"The product could be improved if they wrote more PowerShell scripts for controlling Veeam."
"The solution's best features are its ease of use and replication."
"The interface is very user-friendly."
"It's very reliable. The solution is stable."
"The most valuable feature of VMware SRM is its integration with the VMware platform."
"In terms of recovery, if you have a test job script, you can put it on top of it. You can create custom steps so that it will be more granular. It will be an easy, one click solution when it comes to the recovery application."
"VMware SRM's most valuable features are its convenience and its use of stretched clusters."
"SRM's best feature is automation."
"The solution is strong when it comes to protection and analytics, with the latter being added later on."
"The solution is scalable."
"The most valuable feature of the solution is that you can independently run the disaster recovery without disturbing the production instances."
"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."
"Integration with other equipment could be improved."
"The initial setup can get complex."
"Unfortunately, the software only runs on Windows."
"It is always nice to get products cheaper."
"Veeam Backup & Replication could improve by making it more user-friendly."
"Backup speed should be increased, and there should be more functionality."
"The Veeam portal should be better integrated with all the parts of the new release. But there's always a workaround to replicate the new solution. I'd like to have better integration with other solutions like SAP."
"An improvement for SRM would be better interface compatibility with other products."
"SRM has to be installed on two separate data centers, so both have to be coordinated very well, which becomes complicated when configuring the software for disaster recovery."
"We would like the patching management function of this product to be improved."
"The user experience could be more friendly."
"VMware SRM's platform agnostics should support on-cloud usage as well."
"The back sites sometimes are very, very complicated."
"It would be good if this solution could integrate configuration management software such as Chef Infra."
"The price, in general, could be lower."
Veeam’s® premier product, 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 a fast, flexible, reliable Backup, archival, recovery and replication.
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.”
VMware SRM (Site Recovery Manager) is a business continuity and disaster recovery solution that is part of the vSphere virtualization suite. It helps you plan, test, and run the recovery of virtual machines between a protected vCenter Server site and a recovery vCenter Server site. VMware SRM aims to minimize data loss and system downtime by letting you automate backups and orchestrate the recovery of entire VMware storage systems. VMware SRM is offered on-premises and on the AWS cloud.
VMware SRM is most commonly used for:
As a disaster recovery tool, VMware SRM:
VMware SRM Key Features
Some of VMware SRM’s key features include:
Good scalability and stability, fast and reliable recovery, automated orchestration workflows, automated recovery of network and security settings, non-disruptive recovery testing, orchestrated cross-vCenter vMotion, stretched storage support, and self-service provisioning.
VMware SRM Benefits
The main benefits of using VMware SRM include:
Reviews from Real Users
Below are reviews from PeerSpot users who are currently using the solution:
PeerSpot user Eslam E., Senior Solution Architect at ICT Misr, explains his experience using the solution and says that "VMware SRM is very effective between two sites with identical twin storage, you can have synchronization between the two sites."
A founder at a comms service provider commented on the solution's efficiency, noting, "If you want to do failover, it works without any problem."
Reviewer Rakesh-P., who is a consultant at Ashtech Infotech (India) Pvt.Ltd., mentions why he finds VMware SRM to be a good product, commenting that “The most valuable feature is disaster recovery testing. The reports are very good.”
Ahmed F., a consultant at Daniyals Inc, says that the solution doesn’t require a lot of resources and that "The UI is very user-friendly and testing is easy."
Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 105 reviews while VMware SRM is ranked 6th in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 22 reviews. Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.4, while VMware SRM is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Dynamic and reliable backup solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware SRM writes "Stable, useful, and offers great technical support". Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Acronis Cyber Protect, Azure Backup, Rubrik, Veritas NetBackup and Cohesity DataProtect, whereas VMware SRM is most compared with Zerto, Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines, VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery, Azure Site Recovery and Nutanix Disaster Recovery as a Service . See our VMware SRM vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.
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