5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 6, 2016
I did not deal with Veritas much directly as the support contract was through Sun Microsystems. Most of my dealings with Veritas was with their support web site which was good. All of the updates I needed as well as knowledge base articles were available there.
Look at how much the product scales to your environment with respect to capacity and transfer speed. A backup solution consists of hardware and software. Make sure your data growth will be manageable by your backup server. If an older server takes more than a week to back up a system, that is not an effective backup server.
While there is a GUI that makes it easy to perform some things, there is also command like scripts that, withthe right options, can produce the same information. Those scripts allow me to automate some functions.
The cost of support. It's insane and for a medium sized organization such as my deparement, we cannot afford it.
Not get bought out by Symantec. For the size of our organization the older, less fancy versions are sufficient. All the new features do nothing for us.
In my initial install I would have planned data retentions and volume pool setup a little better. Over the years I made those improvements and when we change platforms (Solaris to Linux), I implemented those changes right away.
3 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 6, 2016
Great start and good product.
Be careful with just the Netbackup product, it is a little rigid and difficult to undo key decisions
lack of managment reporting
incorporate data managment into the core product
Include data management
2 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 5, 2016
high cost per tb and poor responses form vendor
Be wary of the license model
How they license the hardwar and not have such buggy software/firmware
Would have got with a diffenret solution and used this for legacy backups
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 5, 2016
The Symantec to Veritas Migration was a bit bumpy at times. The team is seeing some competition within Veem, CommVault, Rubric and Actifo. Many teams continue to utilize and use the advanced features of NBU and the NBU appliances.
Watch the innovation of Veritas for the following products: Veriatas Dark Data Veritas Resumption Planing (VRP) Veritas Recovery Advisor (VRA)
The Vertias team continues to evolve and listen to thier clients.
Pricing and renewals.. it is ugly
Price product for the mid market and not just the large enterprise..
I would utilize the NBU applicances faster than predicted.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 5, 2016
seems like they out sourced the spport
purchase liciences bundles from the start
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 5, 2016
Both the 3rd party vendors and Veritas theselves were very knowledgeable and helpful. They engaged there value add departments to help us build a very well thoughout and thorough business plan.
Always do your research! The Netbackup platform will effectively do a lot of things but if you leverage a lot of functionality in your current solution you may need additional software to fill the gaps. As was the case for us,
Ease of implementation was a huge factor. The comfortability with the solution itself was key. When i need my backups I want to know they are there.
There are no complaints.
Between the free trials, the site visits, the discoveries there was not a bad experience had end-to-end. I have no complaints or things i wish the vendor would do instead.
Engage the value add departments of Veritas more quickly in order to deliver and effective business plan to the business leveraging their key drivers.
3 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 18, 2016
If you plan on using the software out of box following all of the specs, it will be a great product for you. But when things change it will be painful.
The functionality is great.
There is not stagnant unified log.
Have better support.
Look at practically as much functionality as possible.
Responses to the inquiries is slow at best and doesn't resolve the issues.