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posted by Mark Playford  on March 20, 2020, 3:08 p.m. (2 months, 11 days ago)
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Good evening all,

 

Hope everyone is doing ok with the manic helpdesks!

 

I wanted to find out what people are doing with the new subscription based licenses from Veritas and Veeam.

 

I am currently with Veritas using netbackup but I'm having issues with throughout and getting all the data backed up Inna decent time. I want to use a snapshot method for backups from Veeam but the charges are very high.

I currently have 25tb but this is going to jump to 300tb over the next few months so both Veritas and Veeam are going cost about £8k for licenses to backup so a jump to 300tb with be a huge jump.

 

What are people using for backups and how is your companies handling the large cost? Is it acceptable to hammer the suppliers for a higher discount? 

 

We are a medium company but I find that it's hard getting the best pricing at our size.

 

Many thanks

Mark

 


Response from dbc321 @ April 14, 2020, 5:14 a.m.

Hey Mark,

 

We're in a similar position and it'd be good to hear what you end up doing. To answer one of your questions you should ask for discount as in the end all they can do is say no! Ultimately the decision will come down to financing, the cost of losing one day / one week / 300TBs of data has to be accounted for and the management must be aware of the limitations of not fully funding a BackUp/ DR scenario. 

For now we are still in the early days of our own project but would love to know if anyone has tried VEEAM with WAN acceleration or has used RiverBed or similar to reduce the bandwidth/time in getting data off site?

 

Cheers

 


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