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Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows Primary Use Case

Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees

The solution is an agent. It can be used to back up almost from Windows Servers 2008 up to Service Pack 1, up until 2019. It integrates with Veeam Backup & Replication, which can enable you to restore to the cloud or back up a cloud workload as well.

It clearly used to do image-based backups. The main reason Veeam came up with the Agent was that they were mainly focusing on virtual environments before and that was a major challenge for their existing customers. Not everyone is going with a fully virtual environment. Virtualization has many advantages, however, the virtual architecture design will remain physical if an organization's architecture is probably architected.

We had the challenge that Veeam has many VMware customers who have a Microsoft kind of infrastructure set up on VMware. They were basically using shared virtual disks and part of the limitation was that VMware was conducting snapshot full backups.

They created the Agent for these two use cases, to back up VMs that VMware cannot conduct a snapshot for, Windows VMs, and to back up physical servers that any customer would like to do so. At the end of the day, the main is that Veeam is paired with VMware.

We get more customers that want to back up and change it themselves. Veeam created this agent as a VMware-based backup of Windows operating systems.

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IT manager at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees

We use Veeam for backing up our entire infrastructure, which is running on a hyper-converged solution. We back up our Windows servers to disk and to tape.

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Steve Lowrey - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner / IT operator at Fairview Schools

We primarily use the solution for business continuity and backup and recovery.

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Buyer's Guide
Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows
July 2022
Learn what your peers think about Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2022.
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Rudolf Kozdon - PeerSpot reviewer
IT specialist - Monitoring and security at Operator ICT

We bought the Veeam Enterprise license for Linux and Microsoft backup for the virtual machines running on those operating systems. The reason we bought this software is that I have a lot of experience with Veeam software. When I compare Veeam with the storage manager from IBM or data protocol from HP or Exeter or some backups from Dell, Veeam is superior. I could buy these other products but Veeam is best because it is very user-friendly as well as being a very great solution.  

In addition to my personal experience and opinion, when we bought this software, our virtualization software only had a standard license and it did not have a replication function. Veeam Enterprise has the replication of function. We chose this backup software because Veeam has a backup and replication center which is additional functionality that we needed.  

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Wira Chinwong - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Director at scsi co.,ltd

We primarily use the solution for backup purposes. 

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System Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

We are resellers for Veeam Agent and more people are buying it for Microsoft Windows. They are buying Veeam Agent for Windows as a solution for allowing and maximizing the performance of Veeam for Windows and they are also buying Veeam as a product. These agents are very popular. We sell Veeam Agent to 50% of the Windows customers looking for a backup and recovery system and we sell other products to the other 50%.  

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Amgad Soliman - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System & Security Administrator at a legal firm with 51-200 employees

The solution is primarily a backup and recovery software, offering data protection and disaster recovery solution for physical virtual machines, for the local virtual machines on the physical servers using the Veeam backup solution. 

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Tommy Myo Min Aung - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees

My primary use case is for protection and disaster recovery. We have Hyper-V servers in our offices and when we want to back up the host — the whole Hyper-V server, not the VMs — we use Veeam in case of power failure. That way, we don't have to reconfigure the network and everything from scratch. This is deployed on-premises, but our data centers are in different geographic locations, so you could say it's a private cloud. 

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Lead Presales at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

We have one customer that has three or four servers and those are Windows servers. We have to use the agent only.

Any laptop or desktop that is Windows can use it, as well as physical servers. We don't use this with virtual servers.

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Business Development Manager at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

If you need to back up a Windows environment, then Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is a good choice, because it works. This is our use case for the solution.

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Kevin Honde - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Solution Architect at Econet Wireless Zimbabwe

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is used for backup, restore, and recovery.

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Senior Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees

We are using it to back up the physical servers of our customers who are working on-prem. It is deployed in the environment of our customers. We are using its latest version.

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Director at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

We have one solution that is purely on-premise and another where we make the initial backup on-premise but send a copy to the cloud provider.

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.

We currently have between two and three users for this solution and one team member responsible for the maintenance and deployment.

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IT Director at UAGM

I use Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows for my VMware environments, all my production workloads, and Unix database boxes. It's for production and developers.

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Enayat Galsulkar - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Information Security Consultant at Future Telecom

The solution is useful for taking backups for end-user laptops and end-user workstations where data is involved. An example would be that of my CEO's laptop, which contains political business. We simply take a backup of it and store it in an external drive. 

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Ben Ndunda - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Support at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees

I primarily use Veeam Agent for backing up data and restoration. 

This solution is deployed on-premises. I'm not sure which version we are using, but it should be the latest one. 

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Backup Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

We use this solution in Windows and in Linux, to pick up individual files to create a system image on the server.

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Yogesh (Datamotive) - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder at a tech company with 11-50 employees

We are customers of Veeam Agent and I'm the VP of technology. 

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Manager, Service Delivery at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Buyer's Guide
Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows
July 2022
Learn what your peers think about Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2022.
620,319 professionals have used our research since 2012.