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Executive Summary
Updated on April 10, 2022

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.

  • Ease of Deployment: Most reviewers of both solutions agree that the installation is a straightforward process.
  • Features: Users of both products are happy with their stability and scalability. Veeam Backup users say it is high performing, flexible and user-friendly. Several Veeam Backup users note that better integration options are necessary. VMware SRM users say it has good replication and recovery capabilities but can be difficult to synchronize with other environments.
  • Pricing: Veeam Backup reviewers feel that it is an expensive solution. Some VMware SRM reviewers say that the price of the product is fair, while others say it is expensive.
  • ROI: Veeam Backup reviewers report seeing an ROI. VMware SRM reviewers do not mention ROI.
  • Service and Support: Most users of both solutions report being satisfied with the level of support they receive.

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.

To learn more, read our detailed VMware SRM vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report (Updated: August 2022).
633,952 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"I like all the backup features in Veeam.""There are many valuable features, for example how Copy Job is controlling the band with accelerators. The Enterprise Manager is a valuable feature. There are many very useful features. We can push in the market, because we have an advantage over the other solutions.""The initial setup was very easy.""It is a flexible, simple, and scalable software-based solution. It has agentless functionality with specific hypervisors and agent-based functionality with specific operating systems. It gives you the flexibility to use your own hardware and back up physical Windows, Linux, IBM AIX, and Oracle Solaris systems as well as VMware VMs, Hyper-V VMs, and Nutanix VMs from one console. It also has integration with major applications that most companies are using, such as Active Directory, SQL, Exchange, or SharePoint. It has integrations, not just for the backup on the image, host layer, or hypervisor, but also for performing an application-consistent backup. It is helpful in backing up to the tape, cloud, DR site, etc. It is really flexible. It is really amazing that you can restore any backup on VMware, Azure, or AWS. As compared to the other solutions in the market. Veeam has really integrated a lot in the past years. It has the best performance and perfect replication.""This is very user-friendly.""My customers find the backup and recovery ease of use is the most beneficial feature.""Its ease of use for restore is really good. For Exchange, the Exchange Active Directory is great.""Veeam Backup & Replication is a great alternative to what is out there. Some of the backups just allow an agent backup to the cloud. You can back up a thousand different ways, but this is a great way to keep a customer and a company in compliance in that they've got their data secure onsite and offsite. The data being transferred to the NAS at the customer's location and also the data being sent to the cloud is encrypted in transit and it's also encrypted at rest so that nobody is going to be able to hack into that. No one will have the keys to do that."

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"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.""The UI is very user-friendly and testing is easy.""VMware SRM's most valuable features are its convenience and its use of stretched clusters.""SRM's best feature is automation.""The installation and initial setup are straightforward.""VMware SRM is very effective between two sites with identical twin storage, you can have synchronization between the two sites.""VMware SRM is a very nice tool for disaster recovery for virtual environments."

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Cons
"The replicating from Veeam Backup Replication to Azure cloud could be improved.""They have an integration with MS SQL, and you have to license MS SQL. This is something they need to change. They should go for an open-source database or a free SQL because you're already buying this product, and you shouldn't have to buy another product.""I don't see much room for improvement except that the price could be better.""I like the Acronis backup solutions on the block-based part of backups or snapshots. That's a nice functionality that Veeam doesn't have.""The solution needs more detailed reporting.""The user interface needs to be improved. It could be simpler to use.""Pricing can be improved.""They need to improve their technical side."

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"The price, in general, could be lower.""There needs to be better stability during heavy capacity in future releases.""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.""Technical support needs improvement, they are not very responsive.""Sometimes it can cause a bit of downtime during switchovers.""Lacks stability and as a result requires continuous monitoring.""It would be good if this solution could integrate configuration management software such as Chef Infra.""An improvement for SRM would be better interface compatibility with other products."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "Its pricing is really good."
  • "Veeam Backup and Replication is a cost-effective solution"
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  • "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."
  • "The price could be lower, in general. My clients pay for an annual license."
  • "VMware SRM is quite expensive."
  • "SRM is reasonably priced for the functionality it provides."
  • "The level of licensing required for this solution is dependent on the server instances in use."
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    Questions from the Community
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    Also Known As
    Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite
    VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
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    Overview

    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:

    • Disaster recovery
    • Disaster avoidance
    • Data center migrations
    • Site-level load balancing
    • Maintenance testing for enterprise applications

    As a disaster recovery tool, VMware SRM:

    • Provides replication technology.
    • Supports policy-based management of backup programs.
    • Lets you run non-disruptive testing of disaster recovery plans.

    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:

    • Integration: VMware SRM integrates with other VMware technologies and architectures.

    • Non-disruptive testing: VMware SRM allows you to conduct tests during business hours without disruptions.

    • Reduced recovery time: By using automated orchestration workflows, VMware SRM helps to decrease recovery time to just minutes.

    • Automated failback: With automated failback, you can resume business operations as normal very quickly.

    • Extensibility for custom automation: With VMware SRM, you can use the Orchestrator plug-in to build custom automation workflows.

    • Automated network mappings: You can automatically map network settings across the two sites when creating a recovery plan.

    • Eliminate the need to re-configure IP addresses: With VMware SRM’s automated recovery of network and security settings, it is not necessary to e-configure IP addresses on recovered VMs via integration with NSX. Configurations are also reduced post-recovery by implementing security policies.

    • Centralized recovery plans: VMware SRM’s centralized recovery plans help you protect thousands of VM’s and also make it possible to eliminate manual runbooks.

    • Protect investments: With supported replication, VMware SRM helps protect investments and tailor RPOs.

    • Lower TCO: By using VMware SRM, you can lower your TCO and incur lower expenses for disaster recovery.

    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."

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    Buyer's Guide
    VMware SRM vs. Veeam Backup & Replication
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    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 18 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 "Good replication and integration capabilities with a straightforward setup". Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Azure Backup, Rubrik, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Nakivo and Dell Avamar, 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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