Veeam Availability Suite

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Veeam Availability Suite Includes Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE.

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Veeam review by <span>Racey C.</span>
Racey C.
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"Nearly a fire and forget solution"

What do you like best?

As with anything, there's a bit of a learning curve depending on the complexity of your environment, what you're backing up, how, to where, and over what infrastructure. However, if you either built your environment or have worked with it enough to know exactly how it's laid out, the initial configuration is pretty straight forward. The thing I love most about Veeam is that once you have it set up correctly and it's working as expected, you pretty much never have to touch it again. Old restore points will roll off so you can project storage usage, that sort of thing. And if Veeam ever "breaks" it's almost guaranteed to be because something in your environment changed that broke it, not Veeam itself. I have used Veeam for years now and would never consider another backup solution for critical business and accounting data.

What do you dislike?

Cost. If I had to come up with a con it would be the cost. Veeam isn't cheap. But then again, I think the stats are something like 40% of businesses who lose most or all of their data are out of business in less than a year. Compare the cost of Veeam to the cost of losing your companies data and it won't seem that expensive. That's how you need to be thinking about it, in which case Veeam is a no-brainer.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There's a reason Veeam is arguably the #1 name in DR.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The assurance that the possibility of a total loss of my data is as close to zero as it can be.

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Veeam review by <span>Simon C.</span>
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"Perfect backup and replication solution for Hyper-V business environment"

What do you like best?

We like absolutely everything about Veeam, it's extremely easy to deploy, extremely easy to use and extremely easy to manage. It always work and never fail. For an IT administrator like me, this product is the most "worry-free" software solution of my entire IT infrastructure. When I need to recover datas from backup, Veeam is always here to help me. We are totally amazed also to see how the data-deduplication and compression features inside Veeam are powerful because it decreased backup and replication times a lot! The integration with Veeam Cloud Connect (online cloud storage) is also amazing and definitely fits ours business needs.

What do you dislike?

We don't have much to complain about Veeam, the only thing we currently have problem with at first deployment is that the software is do huge on ressources that if you don't set throttling rules/schedule, you can completely drain all system ressources of the entire servers infrastructure during backup and replication sequence.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Veeam products are outstanding and the quality of the company's support makes it the perfect solution for backup and replication in your organization.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We formerly performed backup using a file copy level script, which is very slow and long because it have to compare all files. Now with Veeam we have 10x more efficient backup as it's working with block changes tracking. We also gained a way longer backup retention period because of the amazing features of deduplication and data compression.

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Veeam review by <span>Jason D.</span>
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"Great product for VMware disk to disk backups."

What do you like best?

How fast the nightly backups take. The ability to not backup deleted files on a file server is huge! Fast restore options as well make restoring files or full servers very easy and fast. Also the interface is easy to maneuver once you get it down. I really cannot think of a better option to backup our environment.

What do you dislike?

A little steep learning curve if you delve into the more advanced features. Still the product delivers especially when running in a virtualized environment.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Newer versions of Veeam let you bypass deleted files. Make sure you select this option because it can save you lots of space when backup up a file server.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backup of mission critical data is crucial knowing we can be backup and running in hours should a catastrophe happen.. We can backup more in less time with Veeam.

Veeam review by <span>Alexander W.</span>
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"Great for replicaiton!"

What do you like best?

Setup is easy and you can set up to 48 points of replication, which is great for our time sensitive systems that process money. Getting a system back up and running when the original VM has failed is also easy, and makes everyone's life SO easy.

What do you dislike?

I haven't found a way to push backups (full backups) to AWS or Azure yet via a plugin that exists somewhere, but I can't find it. It would be nice if that plugin was easily available.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Figure out how much data you can lose, and make sure you spread out your replication points to meet that need. We do about every two hours, but only so we have a longer replication history to go back to.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have several high up time servers that can't be down...ever. Veeam allows us to quickly and easily get our setup back up and running in the event of a catastrophe. We have had to use it twice in the 3.5 years I have been here, but not since we upgrades our back end. One thing we realized our first time was that we weren't setting enough replication points, which changed rather quickly once we realized this.

Veeam review by <span>Austin S.</span>
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"Veeam Just Works, And It's Quite Refreshing"

What do you like best?

We have had Veeam for almost two years now, and it has been nothing but a joy to use. The interface is clean and simple, the recovery process is easy and fast, and the server-side client gives you more than enough tools to effectively manage your backups and endpoints. Even for bare metal restores, the process is very simple. In under an hour, your dead computer is completely restored, as if nothing ever happened. This does require some effort on your part though, as it is up to you to create the recovery media needed for bare-metal restores for each end user. However, once everything is set up, you generally don't have to worry about it. Another element of Veeam that sets them above the competition is their support. There is a cost to access their premium support, but it is well worth it. They are there when you need them, and are very knowledgeable about their product. They will get you up and running again very quickly. Overall, this product is outstanding, we will continue to use them for years to come. We are now looking into their offsite cloud solution to host our secondary backups as well, and I am sure that their quality will not falter even when hosting our data off-premise.

What do you dislike?

I have heard that this may be coming out in a future update, but there is still no centralized management for end user workstations. That means if you need to update the settings, or change the back-up destination, time, or time-frame, you have to go to the actual computer and update it there. It's not a big deal if you don't change your settings often, but it can be a hassle when you do.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it out. You will be glad you did the first time you restore a completely broken computer without issues.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Endpoint, server, and VM backups. Plain and simple. The best thing about Veeam is the ease of use. The interface is simple, but also very powerful. On the end-user's computer, the agent is very simple, and does not contain too much information, whereas, on the client-side, the reporting tools hold a huge amount of data that you can mine for information on your backup architecture.

Veeam review by <span>Randy M.</span>
Randy M.
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"Worthwhile investment for small to medium sized companies!"

What do you like best?

1. Ease of use - Compared to previous systems, Veeam has the best GUI and it's easy to get comfortable with the product. Training new users on it is a breeze.

2. Speed - We are enjoying the backup speeds compared to similar products, and having it work so effortlessly makes it easy to schedule jobs.

What do you dislike?

1. Support response time could be faster. We had a long running quirk since 9.5 update 1 that took two months to make any progress on. We have it working correctly now, but there's still a configuration that we can set to trigger this problem again. Support also seems to be in non-US time zone(australia I believe,) so you'll hear from them at the beginning of the work day and maybe once again at the end of the day.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Research options in storage to accompany the Veeam Suite. HPE StoreOnce appliances are nice, but they add an additional layer of dissection when it's time to solve a problem.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having offsite replication set up using change block tracking saves a ton of bandwidth and gives more resiliency in the event of a disaster. WAN accelerators further speed up our replication jobs. Tape jobs can utilize one stream per drive for awesome speed as well. All of this combines into a platform that saves us a ton of time and resources that our previous solution did not.

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