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Veeam vs. Rubrik

Security Without Lock-in

  • Complete Data Protection
  • Software-Defined Flexibility
  • Affordability
  • Reliable and Trusted
  • Modern Technologies
  • The Definitive Guide to Veeam Whitepaper
  • Veeam vs. Rubrik Executive Brief
  • Veeam Data Platform Feature Comparison

Break Free From Rubrik’s Limited Capabilities

Rubrik’s backup appliances may be easy to set up, but they result in hardware lock-in, a proprietary file system, limited hardware options and stick you with costly capacity-based licensing.

Complete Data Protection

Consolidate backup, archival, replication, continuous protection, recovery orchestration, cloud protection, data reuse, monitoring and analytics and more into a single powerful platform.

Software-Defined Flexibility

Deploy Veeam on any hardware or cloud and scale linearly with your needs. Integrate with storage arrays to leverage native snapshots for backup, recovery and data reuse.


Lower your TCO by leveraging existing hardware or purchasing any hardware that fits your budget. Realize the cost efficiencies of instance-based licenses that do not penalize you for data growth.

Reliable and Trusted

Join more than 450,000 customers, including 81% of the Fortune 500 and 72% of the Global 2000 who trust Veeam to protect their most critical asset – their data.

Modern Technologies

Leverage the low costs, speed, scale and security of direct backup to immutable object and cloud storage with Veeam and remove all limits on productivity.

Veeam Is the Choice for More Than 450K Organizations Around the World

Data Replication and Protection Software Worldwide
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Feature Comparison

5 Reasons to Choose Veeam Over Rubrik


Veeam Benefits

Rubrik Limitations

Instant recovery for all workloads

Immediately and securely recover

VMs, databases, cloud instances, NAS data and more to VMware vSphere to ensure operations resume quickly after any outage.

Face extended downtime as Rubrik must fully recover most data before it can be accessible. With no cross-cloud recovery or on-premises recovery of cloud instances, cloud workload outages can result in significant impact to business operations.

Fast, built-in native replication

Simplify disaster recovery

by creating an exact copy of a VM in its native format on a secondary virtual infrastructure with RPOs of seconds. Easily orchestrate recovery and create dynamic compliance reports to lower management overhead.

Anticipate business disruptions as Rubrik has no native VM replication capabilities and even requires a second Rubrik appliance for simple backup copies. With no DR documentation, expect manual work each time your DR process changes.

Universal licenses that make sense

Recognize significant cost and management savings

with simple instance-based licensing across all major workloads, including VMs, physical servers, workstations, NAS data and cloud instances.

Deal with increased licensing costs as your data grows due to legacy capacity-based licensing models for all workloads – even SaaS-based platforms such as Microsoft 365.

Fast recovery from storage snapshots

Recover VM data instantly

thanks to integrated recovery from storage snapshots. Veeam can even recover from native storage snapshots that were taken on the storage array.

Expect extended recovery times from backups with few integrations within the rest of your environment. Rubrik can back up from storage snapshots from very few hardware vendors but relies on legacy recovery features to restore.

Ransomware detection

Identify a potential ransomware attack in near real-time

with customizable agentless monitoring tools that identify the symptoms of a ransomware attack on production VMs. Scan VMs using trusted antivirus definitions before recovering to production.

Learn about an attack hours after the fact as Rubrik only scans backup data using a proprietary machine learning algorithm. By the time an attack is detected by Rubrik, the entire environment may have been infected, leading to significant recovery costs and time.

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  • Veeam vs. Rubrik Executive Brief
  • Veeam Data Platform Feature Comparison


Veeam Protects the World’s Biggest Brands

  • Fujitsu
  • Siemens
  • ING
  • Make-a-wish
  • Victorinox
  • Puma

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Organizations That Chose Veeam Over Rubrik


Before we standardized on Veeam, we used a variety of solutions from Rubrik and Commvault, our backup was complicated and recovery was almost impossible,” said Philippe Sakwinski. “Everything runs smoothly now, and the virtual lab feature enables us to be confident that we can recover data and VMs perfectly.


We narrowed our choices down to Veeam or Rubrik, and selected Veeam because that freed us from purchasing specific backup hardware,” Garrido said. “Veeam is winning market share as more organizations, including us, discover the compelling functionality its solutions offer.

City of New Orleans

“Veeam provides excellent data protection,” said Kimberly LaGrue, CIO for the City of New Orleans. “Everyone who was part of the ransomware recovery process is breathing a big sigh of relief.”

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