I to am a service provider / partner with both Veeam & Appassure and just want to say why we choose Appassure over Veeam in certain circumstances.
- Veeam obviously doesn't support physical servers
You have to have separate jobs for backup / replication
WAN replication is a lot higher with Veeam than Appassure
You require Enterprise edition to make sure your data is recoverable (although Veeam SureBackup is heads and shoulders above anything else in the market place for comfort)
With Appassure I can backup my data, Exchange & SQL servers every 10 minutes with minimal impact to the live system, even if it transfers the data across the production network the data transferred is far lower than with Veeam and so the load on the SAN is lower (also respects SIOC policies for that protected VM)
- With Veeam I simply know that whatever I had on the source server is simply there on my DR server. Have things like NLB in the source server, they work on the target, no finding hardware no anything difficult like that. This I really like, I also like the ease to restore a server with Veeam, I have full confidence that because i'm restoring everything including NIC, PCI slots, MAC addresses whatever that whatever I restore will be as it was on the source VM.
Support is more responsive with Veeam
For those of you using Veeam, do you snap your live SQL, Exchange and file servers every fifteen minutes?