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2019-07-29T10:12:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about Veritas NetBackup Appliance?

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Veritas NetBackup Appliance?

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PeerSpot user
19 Answers
JD
ICT-architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-02-24T20:43:06Z
24 February 21

The initial setup gets easier the more you do it.

Ahmed Sabry - PeerSpot reviewer
Team Leader at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-16T17:07:21Z
16 February 21

The solution uses minimal resources.

ZO
Junior Database Administrator at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-01-23T07:10:12Z
23 January 21

The policy-based backup feature is very helpful.

Aziz Serbouti - PeerSpot reviewer
General Manager at curetech
Real User
Top 10
2020-11-03T03:53:20Z
03 November 20

NetBackup is based on really good architectural hardware, and Veritas has the best backup and replication technology in the world.

Muksith Thangal - PeerSpot reviewer
Backup and Storage Specialist at a sports company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-10-08T07:25:20Z
08 October 20

I can confidently say that I have managed more than 30 or 50 appliances over different time periods, and yet I never had a single hardware failure.

Pradeep Kabbur - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
MSP
Top 5
2020-10-04T06:42:00Z
04 October 20

The reporting is very good compared to other tools.

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HN
Lead Technical Architect/Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-08-24T05:54:30Z
24 August 20

It has been our go-to product for backup.

IH
General Manager at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-08-11T06:17:31Z
11 August 20

The solution has a very easy-to-navigate user interface.

AS
Associate at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-08-12T05:55:00Z
12 August 19

The most valuable feature is that the backup and restoring process is very fast.

PeerSpot user
IT Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2019-08-08T07:02:00Z
08 August 19

We have good data backup coverage.

Mahdi Bahmani - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2019-08-08T07:02:00Z
08 August 19

It is very capable of scaling and very good for heterogeneous environments.

JG
Chief Scientist at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-08-06T07:17:00Z
06 August 19

They are a large company with good best practices, and they give good support.

JR
Director of the Enterprise Department at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-08-05T06:24:00Z
05 August 19

The most valuable feature of this solution is that it can be used in many different kinds of systems.

VP
DBA at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-08-04T07:38:00Z
04 August 19

The intelligent policies feature is used in order to protect the VMware infrastructure. One of the things that makes a big difference for our company is the usage of these intelligence policies. The system automatically provides extra protection for any VMware server application or service. From a backup administrator's point of view, this is what we call peace of mind. It reduces the workload and therefore reduces resources needed from the company.

MH
Network Administrator at KING FAHD MILITARY MEDICAL COMPLEX
Real User
2019-08-01T05:43:00Z
01 August 19

We rarely need their help. I would give their technical support an 8.5 out of ten. We are satisfied.

PeerSpot user
Storage Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-07-31T05:52:00Z
31 July 19

Compared to a homemade installation, this appliance is very stable.

it_user713355 - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at BhPart
Real User
2019-07-30T10:41:00Z
30 July 19

Installing this solution is very simple and takes perhaps five or ten minutes.

MA
System Administrator at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-07-30T10:41:00Z
30 July 19

The solution is very scalable.

AK
IT Team Leader at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2019-07-29T10:12:00Z
29 July 19

If you use the NetBackup Appliance you do not need to have separate media servers and hardware. You can configure the same storage as a media server and master server as well as a storage port. This helps to reduce the hardware costs of the media server.

Related Questions
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Feb 24, 2021
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
2 out of 8 answers
AK
IT Team Leader at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
29 July 19
I don't know anything specific in regards to pricing, but I do have friends that say there's an IBM solution that's less expensive than NetBackup.
MH
Network Administrator at KING FAHD MILITARY MEDICAL COMPLEX
01 August 19
The licensing costs are approximately 150,00 Saudi Riyals. It's a costly enterprise.
Nurit Sherman - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Operations Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 13, 2021
Hi community,  We all know it's important to conduct a trial or do a proof of concept as part of the buying process.  Do you have any advice for our community about the best way to conduct a trial or PoC?  How would you conduct a trial effectively? Are there any mistakes which should be avoided?
2 out of 16 answers
Gary-Cook - PeerSpot reviewer
Alliance Architect at Commvault
06 August 18
I am not sure if this question comes from a vendor or customer so the response is somewhat generic. If you are the technical customer or end user, try to be involved in the process start to end. If possible, be the hands on the keyboard. No better way to understand the solution if you are going to be the user of it in the future. If you are the vendor promoting ease of use, there is no better way to sell your product to the technical team. I have managed a lot of data replication, protection, and archiving POCs. Two requirements always stand out. Success criteria and POC type. As a vendor delivering the POC, you will fail 90% of the time without clearly defining these up front. As a customer, you should have a clear idea about why you are investing your time in POC and what you expect to gain from it. POCs should not be a training exercise. They are a path to purchase a solution for a budgeted project. If you are just kicking the tires, consider the free or self-paced options provided by many vendors. These include on-line labs and downloadable virtual machines or trial software. These cannot be considered a POC in my book. Now the two key components for a successful POC. #1 - Define as a Functional or Performance POC Decide whether you are running a functional or performance-based POC. If you are the vendor, make sure the customer is aware of the limitation of a functional POC in a limited resource environment. Don't allow a Functional POC to become a Performance POC. Been there. Done that. It's never a success. Functional testing is easier. There is no requirement for measured performance so sizing the environment is a minor issue. Just has to be "fast enough" to keep your attention. They usually cover base installation, backup target configuration, agent configuration, test backups and restores, reporting, alerting, etc. Data sets are generally small. It can be executed in a limited environment with virtual machines. Sometimes the vendor can supply access to a remote lab environment such as the VMware vSAN lab. Sometimes it can be delivered as a preconfigured VM downloaded from the vendor. Performance testing is complicated. Speeds and feeds matter. You will not be able to backup your entire live environment so you have to build a test environment to mimic it as close as possible if you are looking for GB/sec measurements. Success Criteria become golden in performance tests. You will be following the recommended hardware configuration supplied by the vendor. #2 - Success Criteria Define clear success criteria and stay with the plan. This will avoid scope creep where testing has no endpoint. A test plan can be extremely difficult to create from scratch. Take the time because it is key to a fair and complete test. It will make you think about the purpose of the test. Most vendors have boilerplate POC documents. They are a good starting point but they almost always focus on the strength of the product. If you are the customer performing comparison testing, blend them into a single document. Some or all of the success criteria should meet the "must have" requirements of a published RFP if it exists. Test criteria should not be too detailed, especially to favor a particular solution UNLESS that is a pass/fail test. Define a start and end date based on the testing requirements. Testing should be sequenced. Test backup of app A, app B, os C.. Don't jump back and forth between Oracle and Sharepoint for example. Complete one, deal with any issues, check the boxes, and move on. DR, Performance, and SLA testing absolutely require detailed planning. Too much to detail in this short response. Imagine a POC where you are faced with "I need to recover my 50 TB Oracle server off-site with an RPO of 5 seconds and an RTO of 5 minutes". In a large POC, you might have regularly scheduled meetings or conference calls for updates on the progress and to deal with issues. Include a site survey covering security and the network configuration, Prepare to deal with fixed IPs, firewalls, ports, Active Directory, etc. Nothing like a backup solution to break a network and bring the testing to a standstill. Make sure you have a clear understanding of the environment. I once had a POC where they were migrating some AD domains that were part of the test infrastructure. Unknown to me. Needless to say, we faced constant failures. Define the hardware and configuration requirements on a per server basis. OS, partition sizes, network, etc. This applies to the backup infrastructure servers and the servers that will be the source of the backup data. Include all the key contacts with access information to servers. Make sure you have ALL the required resources (human and compute) resources available on the start date. For example, you might need help from an Oracle DBA or SME on day 2 to continue the installation. Define a process to modify the plan. I've seen cases where another department sees the shiny new object and wants to jump into testing their app after the plan was approved and tests begin. Plan to deal with this exception in the testing procedure but not deviate from accomplishing the original success criteria. It should be approved by management. Define what is considered critical to the success of the test, what is a nice to have feature, and optionally, what doesn't matter at all. Be specific. Include application versions if it matters. You might judge the test completion as pass / partial pass / no pass or a percentage of how it meets the criteria. Don't use subjective rankings. Add a column next to the test for comments for subjective comments. If you are comparison testing two or more solutions, make sure you can test "apples to apples" across the POC candidates. All vendors should be tested to the same standard. It can be difficult to compare an appliance to an enterprise software solution. The appliance will win the easy to install checkbox but might fail in the ease of expansion category because it requires a new, larger box. Consider the future in a POC, not just how it functions today. For example, you should think about the process to add additional capacity locally or bring on new sites/servers. NOTE: Content here subject to updates if I think of something new or helpful.
MichaelWeimann - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Infrascale
06 August 18
Was going to write a lengthy response but yours is spot on Gary. I will only add that the front end and back end of every SMART goal is to be Specific and Timely. Document what is important to test and what the criteria for passing are BEFORE you ever take delivery. Then put an expected time for this POC to complete and what would be a successful test. The only other thing I would add is if the vendor is not providing technical resources to drive and/or assist during the POC...don't waste your time. But, if you expect the vendor to devote the resources, you can also expect the vendor to hold you to a purchasing decision when/if everything passes with flying colors.
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