Altaro VM Backup Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Altaro VM Backup

Virtual machine backup and replication for Hyper-V & VMware

4.76/5 (114 reviews)

Altaro VM Backup overview

What is Altaro VM Backup?

Altaro VM Backup is a virtual machine backup and replication solution for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware environments. The cloud-based application ensures business data is always secure with tools for automatic backup, WAN-optimized data replication, cloud storage management, continuous data protection (CDP), and more. Designed for IT departments, IT resellers and consultants, as well as managed service providers (MSPs), Altaro VM Backup provides robust, streamlined, enterprise-level functionality for backup, replication, and deduplication.

Data backup and replication can be managed within Altaro VM Backup through features including augmented inline deduplication to speed up backups, WAN-optimized replication to any remote site, continuous data protection (CDP) for more frequent data backups, and concurrency to facilitate more backups simultaneously. All backed-up VM versions can be booted from the backup location at any time in the case of a disaster, and individual files can be retrieved from VM backups in a few clicks. The Altaro VM Backup backup health monitor continuously tracks backup storage health to ensure data is available at all times, and any corruption is automatically repaired as part of the next backup.
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Pricing

Starting from
$485
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
One time license
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 other markets, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, French, German
Altaro VM Backup screenshot: The dashboard provides users with an overview of ongoing backups, as well as upcoming and past operationsAltaro VM Backup v7 DemoAltaro VM Backup screenshot: Users can configure continuous data protection (CDP) to backup their servers at pre-defined intervalsAltaro VM Backup screenshot: WAN-optimized replication allows VMs to be replicated to a remote site continuously

Altaro VM Backup user reviews

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Anthony S.

Easy to use and gets the job done

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-19
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Great Price Easy to setup and to use Great Support Team Local and Cloud Backups are both great and easy to configure Keeps backup sizes to a minimum

Cons
Would like to have possibility to have a backup of a physical server

Response from Altaro Software


Many thanks for your review! We greatly appreciate it.

We will soon be providing backup of physical machines -- we will notify our customers and followers about this. Stay tuned!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Si T.

It really does what it says on the Tin!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-22
Review Source: Capterra

The whole experience wrapped up is just - Good!! We had a situation causing us to move away from another backup vendor due to issues (not being able to depend on a backup to simply do its job causes sleepless nights after a while). We installed Altaro VM Backup, configured it - all in 15 minutes, including set-up of the email alerts and left it for the evening. Next day - Emails are usually our first encounter as to what occurred overnight - They were all Green! Seriously - a big wow from us! 7 Virtual Machines all backed up successfully and in a time window that seriously made me look twice. The compression and the speed of backups - wow!

Pros
I have a few things I like - but the most nicest thing: The user interface on Altaro product always seems so simple, and logical. Being in IT support, I dread those times when it takes 20 minutes to work out the GUI or interface to try and restore a file or check a backup log.

Cons
OK - Not being funny - I'll have to come back to this question, because I struggle to think of something I really don't like right now.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ricardo B.

Poor Support and issues with disk space

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-03-08
Review Source: Capterra

We use Altaro to backup our hosts with hundreds of VMs. We are now migrating to a different plataform, due to the lack of support to ReFS and the other limitations stated above.

Pros
Easy of use. It take some time to learn the software schema, but after that, it is very easy to use on the day to day experience.

Cons
Support is almos informal. There is a ticket number, but the follow up is poor. Chat is almost always offline. About disk space, the backups keep groing indefenitely, even if the VM has not much updates. The optimization tool to recover space does not work properly, takes too long to execute, while it runs, it blocks ALL backups funcionality and at the end there is almost no space freed. There is no limit for backup space per VM or per storage. You need to always keep following up the disk usage. There is no support for ReFS, what is a shame for a software that runs on Windows Servers and ReFS has been around for a while already.

Response from Altaro Software


We are sorry that your experience with our support team has not met our usual high standards. Our support team prides itself on the great feedback it receives from customers, so feedback like this really does stand out. We answer support calls within 22 seconds on average and follow up email tickets within 2 hours on average. Our customers have the option to use chat or phone for quicker responses, our chat is online 24 hours a day.

Do email support@altaro.com with more information about when you were dissatisfied, and we'll be glad to investigate further.

Your backup repository will grow only if the VM has new data - our deduplication and CBT make sure of that. Re the optimization tool, we are working on a better backup format that uses the freed-up space more efficiently. We're sharing your feedback about no limit for backup space as a feature request - thanks. Our recently launched `Mount Virtual Disk' option allows users to grab their backed up files from ReFS partitions.

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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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ANTONIO L.

VERY HAPPY WITH THIS BUY

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-02-03
Review Source: Capterra

We are using it in a offsite backup system recommended by our it supplier NEWLIME CONCULTING

Pros
It's very reliable and easy to deploy and use.

Cons
I cant remember any downturn to this cool backup software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Bünyamin I.

Altaro - Best Choice for me

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-11-19
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
very easy to use. Nice Dashboard with a lot of first sight information.

Cons
German Language! Not everyone can understand it.

Response from Altaro Software


Many thanks indeed for your review of Altaro VM Backup. We have taken note of your request to have a version of the product in German, but cannot make any commitments about this at this point.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Altaro VM Backup pricing

Starting from
$485
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
One time license
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Pricing varies depending on number of hosts, starting at €485 per host for one host using the standard edition.

Contact Altaro for more information on pricing.

Altaro VM Backup features

API
Dashboard
Drag & Drop
Monitoring
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Access Controls/Permissions (409 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (323 other apps)
Activity Tracking (180 other apps)
Alerts / Escalation (179 other apps)
Alerts/Notifications (331 other apps)
Audit Management (180 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (255 other apps)
Compliance Management (227 other apps)
Data Import/Export (275 other apps)
Data Visualization (221 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (226 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (290 other apps)
Reporting/Analytics (414 other apps)
Third Party Integrations (353 other apps)
Workflow Management (216 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Altaro VM Backup

Key features of Altaro VM Backup

  • Archiving & retention
  • Augmented inline deduplication
  • Backup log
  • Backup management
  • Backup scheduling
  • Capacity monitoring
  • Compression
  • Continuous backup
  • Continuous data protection (CDP)
  • Disaster recovery
  • Encryption
  • File filter
  • Granular restore
  • Graphical user interface
  • Incremental backup
  • Multiple system support
  • RESTful API
  • Remote server options
  • Replication
  • Retention policy
  • Secure data storage
  • Virtual machine encryption
  • Virtual machine monitoring
  • Web access / restoration
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Benefits

• Manage backup of VMs with features including backup scheduling, continuous data protection (CDP), 3-2-1 backup, cloud backup to Azure, grandfather-father-son archiving (GFS), and more.

• Be prepared for any disasters or loss of data and instantly boot any VM version from backup logs, and utilize granular restoration of full VMS or individual files.

• Monitor and manage all Altaro VM Backup installations from one central dashboard, configure all backup jobs remotely, and queue or schedule backup jobs for later.

• Backup VMs from the Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware platforms within one single console, and backup, restore, or replicate multiple VMs at any one time.

• Replicate VMs using Altaro VM Backup’s WAN-optimized replication tool which allows users to replicate to a remote site continuously.