openBench Lab Review: Veeam Backup & Replication vs. Symantec Backup Exec

Posted on September 02, 2011


The gulf between IT’s expectations of the benefits that can be derived from virtual infrastructure and the reality of the lagging data protection measures put into place highlights the fact that highly flexible host infrastructure does not solve the knotty issues IT faces trying to protect applications and data running on VMs.

In a series of backup and restore tests, openBench Labs compared the functionality of Veeam Backup & Replication v5, designed explicitly for VMware virtual infrastructure, with Backup Exec 2010 R2, designed as a full-featured data protection package for small to medium sized enterprises. By tightly integrating with VMware’s APIs for Data Protection (VADP), running VMs directly from backup files, and applying all backup and restore options to full and incremental backups equally, these tests demonstrate how Veeam is able to backup and restore deduplicated data in a fraction of the wall clock time required for a legacy backup process.

Read the full openBench Review.

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