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2019-01-22T19:58:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for StarWind Virtual Tape Library?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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Indeep G - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Systems Administrator at Prism Economics & Analysis
Real User
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2020-11-18T02:05:00Z
18 November 20

We were looking for physical tape backups to protect against DR situations but were concerned about the fact that it would require manual intervention, with respect to the changing of tapes and sending them offsite. This is something that we could easily forget. Luckily, I came across Starwind VTL. This product is the same as having a physical tape library without the hassle of changing tapes. The whole process is automated and we have the option of choosing between multiple cloud storage providers such as Amazon, Wasabi, Azure, etc. It's been six months and it has been working well without any issue. The jobs are completed within 24 hours, which meets our RTO. In regards to the cost, we ended up saving a few thousand dollars as well, due to the high cost of the physical tape library.

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reviewer1217457 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-10-24T19:28:00Z
24 October 19

We currently use Veeam as our backup solution and wanted to save some backups to Backblaze. StarWind VTL allowed us to keep using Veeam and Backblaze for an easy and affordable solution to our backups. The software has excellent performance, and it is straightforward to set up given the extensive tutorials hosted on their website, online help, and remote assistance from the beginning, all for free with no initial costs involved.

Kevin Sipma - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Technology Officer, Founder | We Help SMB Businesses Leverage Technology & Reduce Risk at Neuron Computer Services, LLC
Consultant
2019-01-22T19:58:00Z
22 January 19

Our objective for using StarWind's VTL to Backblaze B2 was to get away from sneakernet backups of Veeam data for offsite storage and archiving. We have approximately 20TB of data that needs to be backed up on a GFS schedule. We're able to do this with StarWind's VTL to Backblaze B2 app very easily.

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Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 14, 2021
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
2 out of 3 answers
reviewer1217457 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
24 October 19
We currently use Veeam as our backup solution and wanted to save some backups to Backblaze. StarWind VTL allowed us to keep using Veeam and Backblaze for an easy and affordable solution to our backups. The software has excellent performance, and it is straightforward to set up given the extensive tutorials hosted on their website, online help, and remote assistance from the beginning, all for free with no initial costs involved.
Indeep G - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Systems Administrator at Prism Economics & Analysis
18 November 20
We were looking for physical tape backups to protect against DR situations but were concerned about the fact that it would require manual intervention, with respect to the changing of tapes and sending them offsite. This is something that we could easily forget. Luckily, I came across Starwind VTL. This product is the same as having a physical tape library without the hassle of changing tapes. The whole process is automated and we have the option of choosing between multiple cloud storage providers such as Amazon, Wasabi, Azure, etc. It's been six months and it has been working well without any issue. The jobs are completed within 24 hours, which meets our RTO. In regards to the cost, we ended up saving a few thousand dollars as well, due to the high cost of the physical tape library.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 14, 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 3 answers
reviewer1217457 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
24 October 19
If you currently have Veeam there is no other solution that is as easy and affordable as StarWind.
Indeep G - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Systems Administrator at Prism Economics & Analysis
18 November 20
The initial purchase already includes one year of maintenance support. The initial setup and deployment are also covered in the purchase at no additional cost.
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