server 2012 backup solutions recomended

Currently using Symantec Backup exec, don't really like windows backups, have multiple servers, Symantec constantly crashing was a 2008 version, 12.5. Any ideas for a better software and some links to research. Need for 3 servers network, and backup 2 desktops.
thanks for suggestions.
Avi LeibzonAsked:
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GURU Inc.Commented:
We have been using Datto backup solutions for our clients and they have some great features.

It backs up entire servers and allows for multiple recovery options. Data backs up to local storage on the appliance which then replicates off-site.

Configuring backups is almost effortless. Type in the machine name or IP address and the device installs an agent automatically and starts backing up the entire server. After a full initial backup it takes snapshots in intervals in as short as 5 minutes.

Restoring is just as easy with options to restore to .vhd, image for bare metal recovery or granular data recover and  more.

There are lots of options to customize your backup config.

I have even used it to virtualize servers. I recently virualized an exchange server by backing up the entire server and restoring on a VM. Took me less than 15 minutes.

Their Alto line of product may be suitable for your needs.

Let me know if you have any questions.
WORKS2011Austin Tech CompanyCommented:
I highly recommend StorageCraft, it's easy to configure, fast and efficient. If you've ever been involved in a full recovery after a catastrophe  you'll know how much pressure is involved until the data is completely restored. I continue to use StorageCraft and it's never let me down.

Bare metal restore or file level, restores are fast as well as imaging.

On the other end of the spectrum I highly recommend staying away from Acronis, literally no support and product is bloated making it slow, especially recovering data.
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Should it be a centrally managed software? Or one which you configure separate on each system?
Avi LeibzonAuthor Commented:
thanks will research, also has anyone used the new veritas 15 with the physical and cloud option?
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