Commvault Pricing and License Cost

Head of Information Technology Group at Ministry of Environmental Protection
It's not cheap but it's not too expensive. We have a yearly contract for support from Commvault. Of course, even for that, we need to go through a public procurement process, because there are a few Commvault partners in our country. Our yearly cost is around €20,000. There are no additional costs to the standard licensing fees. If we want to add a new feature or to buy new licenses for new clients, of course we have to pay more. The cost is based on the number of users and the amount of data. They sell it per terabyte. We have a contract with Commvault through our local partner so that every year we enter into a new contract for the coming year for updating, upgrading, and support. That enables us to download and deploy every new version, service pack, and hotfix. The latest one is service pack 18 so that is what we are using. That was part of our requirements for a solution: to have the possibility of continuing with it, rather than buy it once and then stop updating. Our goal was to always have the newest version and to have support for tickets. Whether the licensing model is cost-efficient depends. Government has needs that are different from the private sector. Banks and financial institutions, for example, have other needs. It depends on how they work with backups. Do they need a backup restored in five minutes or in five hours? For my system, if a computer doesn't work one day, it's not a big deal. But in a bank, if you cannot get your money in five minutes you get mad. But overall, the pricing is okay. For what you get, it's a good price compared to the market. View full review »
Jean-Christophe Bettinelli
Data Retention & Backup Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Like with other vendors, you have to have a good discussion regarding the price and get the best discount you can get. Something that we put in place with Commvault was the Enterprise support program. That means we have a support account manager assigned to our account as well as a technical account manager, and that really makes a difference. These two people really care about us and they really proactively support us, helping us to escalate a case if necessary. They are really doing a good job. I would recommend to people, if they can afford it, because it has a price, to definitely go with Enterprise support. View full review »
Brijesh Parikh
Senior Architect, Cloud Infrastructure at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
There is a bit of cost involved with signing up the entire solution. It's not a cheap solution. View full review »
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Filip Hasa
Backup Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Our deployment is primarily on-prem. We are trying to assess the cloud capabilities but it looks like the cloud is more expensive if you want to have the whole infrastructure. View full review »
Mostafa Atrash
Sr. Enterprise Solutions Engineer at CMC
It was not very popular because of its previous cost, but they have been working on the pricing, and now anyone can afford to use Commvault. They changed the modeling criteria for their pricing. Previously, there was only the capacity modeling based on your content capacity. In this case, they would give you a license and you would have to pay it. Now, most of the environment is virtualized so you can have the best CPU, VMs, etc. You buy whatever you need and pay for what you need. View full review »
Head of Virtualization and Backup Infrastructure at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
As I once heard from a car salesman in California: every car has its girlfriend / boyfriend. Here it is more or less the same, for each case it is necessary to study which is the best backup tool, basing ourselves first on the technical aspect and then on the financial one. View full review »
Data Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Our cost is around $20,000 per month. The previous year, it was around $30,000 per month. It now costs less because Commvault changed the licensing type for providers. It's not that we are using Commvault less, but it's just due to a licensing change. View full review »
Syed FasihUr Rahman
Enterprise Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The licensing is very simple, and one of the advantages of this solution. They have a subscription-based license, as well as a perpetual option, but that is all they have. It is easy to understand. There are no additional costs beyond the standard licensing fees. The licensing fees depend on the size of the solution and the kinds of workloads. There are hardware costs, software costs, licensing, subscription, and support costs. Support contracts can be for one, two, or five years. All of this needs to be considered. Overall, this solution provides value for the money. In my experience, compared to solutions like Veritas and Veeam, while they do have their technical pluses and minuses, Commvault can save you on average 40% initially, and then 20 to 25% annually. View full review »
Senior Technical Support Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Commvault licensing is a perpetual license so only the support is being renewed yearly. View full review »
CTO at Greenware Technologies LLC
Some years ago, Commvault had a huge price. Now, it is cheaper than Veeam. It's also available per VM license or per socket or per storage capacity and you can mix licenses. You can have some VM licenses and some socket licenses, for example. View full review »
Amin Ibrahim
Senior Systems Consultant | Virtualization at eSky IT
Commvault has advanced its licensing in the last year with its complete licensing solution. The complete license gives us options for all the features. Commvault does not license based on storage or the management components. It can integrate with any storage vendor. That means that when we are out of storage and need more, we can integrate without additional licensing. In my opinion, Commvault needs to reduce the licensing cost by 20 to 40 percent to make it cost-efficient. View full review »
Thamer Salah
Senior Presales Consultant at OFFTEC International
It is not expensive. The prices are competitive. Other vendors are now adjusting their prices to compete with Commvault. Compared to other competitors and vendors the pricing is fair. View full review »
Director of Technology Infrastructure at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We work with Commvault and a partner on our environment needs according to capacity, licensing, pricing, components, modules, etc. Additional costs depend on your backup needs. View full review »
Infrastructure Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Commvault changed their model to make it easier for partners and customers to understand. Before there were 16 licenses for one area but now they've made it easier to work. View full review »
Technical Consultant at Beta Information Technology
Commvault's licensing is very flexible. View full review »
System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I don't know much about the pricing and licensing, but I do know it is very expensive. View full review »
Expert System Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The pricing for the solution used to be very expensive, but over the last year or so it's been lowered. View full review »
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