I support 7 clients that have Windows servers SBS 2008/2011, 2008 Std, and 2012 Std. Most of them use Symantec Backup Exec, Windows Server Backup, or Retrospect. Managing and maintaining backups has become a burden. There are always problems at one point or another with each server. They all use RD1000 cartridges as well.
I want to move away from using these products so that I can manage all backups from one console and on that offers easy backup and restore management. Some of these offices use Exchange on premise as well, so granular restores are necessary. I would like BMR capability for each protected server, backup to a local drive (USB, RD1000) and then also mirroring to a hosted data center. Continuity would be great too (spin up a temp VM of protected host), but the costs may be out of reach. One of the offices has about 550Gb in total to backup the server and the other offices have about 250 to 350Gbs respectively. I really am not looking to make money off of this, so that is not my primary intention. I desire a fail safe backup and recovery solution that is not expensive, and is easy to manage for multiple clients. I would also like to rebrand it as well, but that is not crucial. American based support that is available 24x7 is also highly ideal. Do you know of any cost effective solutions that is reliable and easy to manage? I am trying to avoid hidden costs with initial seeding, full system recovery, etc. Thanks