Commvault Primary Use Case

VladanKojanic
Head of Information Technology Group at Ministry of Environmental Protection
How we implement this solution in a government institution is a little tricky; it's more closed. One of our most important use cases is how we protect and back up documents and files from users outside of our building because we must follow security standards. We use only HTTPS protocols, a special proxy server, etc. View full review »
Sheron K Brown Sr.
Systems Engineer at PAREXEL International Corporation
We have full functionality as a complete data warehouse, and I've been tasked to leverage the multiple features and licenses that Commvault has, as they apply to our business. We're using every feature and what we are not using, we plan to be using. We back up multiple platforms in our environment: Windows, Red Hat, Linux, Oracle. We have hypervisors, a large VMware environment. So it's a pretty enterprise-class environment. We use it for custom reporting to better manage our backup environment and there is a lot of discovery in that area too. The better question might be how we're not using it right now. We try to leverage every feature that's out there, as a complete data warehouse. It's a hybrid. It's an on-prem, but we're in Azure now, too. View full review »
Jean-Christophe Bettinelli
Data Retention & Backup Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Commvault is used to back up all environments that we are hosting in our data centers. It goes from physical machines to virtual machines, and from legacy environments to our latest environments. It goes from Windows Servers, Linux servers, AIX for IBM servers, and we also back up a lot of databases, including Microsoft SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Db2, SAP Hana, and Oracle. It also handles specific workloads like Exchange and SharePoint. We also have a lot of physical agents that we use on Windows and Mac OS machines. We use a lot of agents in our environments. The solution is hosted on-prem and we're currently backing up only on-prem workloads. We are planning to back up cloud workloads in the future. We are going to start a proof of concept for backing up Office 365 and other things, but at the moment we only back up on-prem workloads. View full review »
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Brijesh Parikh
Senior Architect, Cloud Infrastructure at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
We use it to backup and protect our virtual environments. We do Active Directory, SQL, file server, and some application levels backups. We do Office 365 and SharePoint backups too. We back up everything locally first, then store it in the cloud. View full review »
Filip Hasa
Backup Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
We're using it mainly to back up operating systems like Windows, Linux, and databases such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL. View full review »
MatthewMagbee
Datacenter Manager at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Commvault is our primary solution for all backup and recovery; for index, for analytics, for everything. View full review »
reviewer1271601
Sr. Network Analyst at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
We use it to back up NetApp shares, servers, and virtual servers. We also use it for Active Directory and databases. We used to use it to back up Exchange servers, but we're moving that to the cloud. It has a lot of features but we mostly use it to back up and recover stuff. View full review »
Mostafa Atrash
Sr. Enterprise Solutions Engineer at CMC
I've done almost everything with Commvault, e.g., back and forth centralization for file systems and applications like SQL, Oracle, VMware, and Hyper-V. Commvault does a lot of integration. Most of our installations are on-premise, but I remember doing one installation on the cloud. We always work with the latest version of the solution. View full review »
Javier_Gonzalez
Head of Virtualization and Backup Infrastructure at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We previously had two different backup solutions, one that covered physical machines and another one that covered the virtual machines. We decided to go ahead with an enterprise tool and we chose Commvault to back up both. It's backing up more than 1200 VMs and more than 150 physical machines. View full review »
reviewer1273227
Data Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We use it for backup as a service for our tenants. We are service providers. We host Commvault partially on our cloud and we also use some physical servers for a part of the Commvault infrastructure. View full review »
Syed FasihUr Rahman
Enterprise Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We provide our clients with this solution. Most of my customers use Commvault as a backup solution only. View full review »
Michel Scheepers
Technical Consultant at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We use it in the most traditional way: for backup and restore. We don't use it for all the other things that are also possible with it because we are quite a big company. We have all the specific tools we need for specific purposes. We tested Commvault in the past for archiving, but in those days it was not really stable yet. So we selected other solutions for that. We use Commvault on everything. We are using it in our own data centers but also in the cloud. We use Azure for most things, but we also are working on testing some things on AWS. View full review »
MithilaPerera
Senior Technical Support Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We are mainly using it for backing up our VMware environment, some file servers, and some SQL databases. We also use it for some replication. View full review »
SIVASHANMUGAM NATARAJAN
CTO at Greenware Technologies LLC
We are a partner and a service provider for Commvault in the Middle East. We use it for both backup and recovery, and sometimes for replication. It has on-prem solutions and we are also going with Azure. View full review »
Amin Ibrahim
Senior Systems Consultant | Virtualization at eSky IT
We are a partner for Commvault and our role is to implement the solution for our customers. Our customers in Egypt are in the banking and financial sector. They use Commvault to back up their data. We help in sizing the workload of the customer, designing the solution and implementing it. We also support the customer if they face any issues. We have a hybrid implementation. The first target for the backup is on-premises and the offsite backup is on Azure cloud. View full review »
Praveen
Backup Administrator at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Right now we are using on-premise and cloud backups. We run 300 to 400 jobs per day. View full review »
Thamer Salah
Senior Presales Consultant at OFFTEC International
For the past five years, I was part of a big team as a solution architect that was designing Commvault as a solution for different connector projects and enterprise sectors within the region: the Middle East, North Africa, and so on. Commvault is unique in the backup and recovery category. It has many features. If you are using the Commvault as a backup, you don't need any additional software to have an archiving solution. While with other products, you do. We use Commvault for backup, recovery, and archiving. View full review »
reviewer1253568
Director of Technology Infrastructure at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
It is the primary backup/recovery solution for our VMware platform. View full review »
Arunesh Rajendran
Sr. IT Administrator at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
So far we have tested the backups, add-on based backups and VM-based backups, as well as snapshot-based backups. We have done restores, file-server backups, and object-based restoring. We have done database backups as well. DR is the most important thing. For other things it seems comparable to other backup solutions, but right now, we do not have any DR site. Using this, we are planning to set up DR. View full review »
Mehmet Erdogan
Data Storage and Protection Team Leader at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We are using this solution to backup our public and private cloud data. It is very compatible with all backup types and environments. It backs up our databases, as well as other systems such as email and files. We are using a KVM system in our cloud, and this solution works very well with it. View full review »
KobusRas
Infrastructure Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We use it mostly for backup and sell it to our customers. We are moving more into data management. Our customers also use it for data classification, it's becoming a major role. View full review »
HamadaFarag
Technical Consultant at Beta Information Technology
We are a systems integrator and we sell Commvault to our customers. One of our customers has Oracle Cloud and we needed to create a backup for that. Only two solutions can do that, Commvault and Veritas. Our customer compared Commvault and Veritas by doing a PoC of each. We displayed the features of each one and the customer chose Commvault. We have another customer with a different environment. They have virtualization and they have a physical infrastructure and many operating systems and environments. They compared different backup solutions like Commvault, Veeam, and Veritas, and Commvault was the only solution that could cover all the operating systems and the whole virtual and physical environment. Another customer is in the petroleum sector. They have different sites and they need replication between the sites and they also need to back up their main sites and their remote sites. Commvault is one of the best solutions for this scenario. View full review »
reviewer1320282
System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use it to back up some servers and to restore things. View full review »
ChiefSystemEngineer9
Chief System Engineer at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
Our primary use case is for backing up the .NES file system. I backup VMware and Windows cloud servers. It's deployed on-prem. View full review »
JoaoLavrador
Pre-Sales at Arrow ECS Portugal
This solution is mainly used for virtualization and Oracle data protection. The customers I work with use it to protect their machines and active databases. View full review »
Exprtsyseng67
Expert System Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Our primary use case for Commvault is to archive our files. It allows us to move images from temporary storage to permanent storage. Commvault moves everything from the source to the destination, with categorization of the image archive. View full review »
it_user633354
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It's for the file system backup, reel backup, and databases. We have been using the solution for four years. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Commvault. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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