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.
"The backup and replication features of this solution are most valuable."
"The most valuable feature is the instant recovery."
"I have found the most valuable feature to be the new CDP features. It is very popular for my customer's needs."
"The most valuable feature is the ease of use."
"Simple and stable."
"One of the best things about Veeam is that they have consistently improved on themselves since they started. Personally, I've been using Veeam since around 2013/2014 when it was only supporting certain hypervisors such as HyperV, and since then it has become truly mature enterprise-level software with a lot of versatility."
"Veeam is highly scalable. In one scenario, we started with 2,000 users and scaled up to 24,000."
"It's a pretty complete product."
"VMware SRM is a very nice tool for disaster recovery for virtual environments."
"The UI is very user-friendly and testing is easy."
"The solution is simple to use and has effective automation."
"The installation and initial setup are straightforward."
"VMware SRM's most valuable features are its convenience and its use of stretched clusters."
"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."
"This SRM solution can improve your footprint within a data center."
"VMware's tech support gets a nine-out-of-ten. They are responsive and get you a useful reply."
"There's a lot of room for improvement surrounding the backup process."
"think backing up from physical servers and ransomware security needs some improvements."
"It's a great product, but only if you have everything virtualized."
"The data duplication should be improved."
"A backup and replication solution should be able to back up a system and do recovery very fast. Even though Veeam Backup & Replication is able to meet most of our needs, it would be better if they can make it faster for backup and restore."
"The solution requires a lot of bandwidth."
"If a single file is corrupt then the restoration of the entire backup will fail."
"If you upgrade too quickly, you may have issues."
"There needs to be better stability during heavy capacity in future releases."
"The solution could improve by removing some of the limitations we have been facing. There could be better integrated."
"Technical support needs improvement, they are not very responsive."
"I would like to see this solution be more scalable."
"This product is not appropriate for those moving to a broader cloud footprint."
"You cannot use VMware SRM in conjunction with storage replication software."
"The biggest issue for us is that this product does not have any demo for customers."
"We've had configuration issues on occasion. We start to fail over, and then we have to call it off because the configuration is not right, or the data stores aren't configured correctly in the secondary data center. Oftentimes, it is just the experience level of the team, and we have to bring in the vendor to help and validate our configuration."
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.https://www.veeam.com/vm-backup-recovery-replication-software.html
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 164 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 7.8. The top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Dynamic and reliable backup solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware SRM writes "Good replication and integration capabilities with a straightforward setup". Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Azure Backup, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Nakivo and Zerto, whereas VMware SRM is most compared with Zerto, Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines, VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery, Azure Site Recovery and Nutanix Xi Leap. See our VMware SRM vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.
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