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Paul Petty
Real User
Infrastructure team leader - senior infrastructure analyst, storage and virtualisation at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 22 2017

What is most valuable?

One of the biggest features is the global deduplication of our data sets. AWE have deployed a disk-to-disk-to-cloud... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have changed out approach to our ROBO backup solution. Utilising Commvault we can now automate the decommissioning... more»

What needs improvement?

The new HTML5-based management portals are very nice, but do not yet have all of the features of the Java-based client.... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is now a subscription based licence option that, depending on your environment, could offer a more efficient... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We often had scale issues with our previous vendor deployment or found other solutions were better for a particular... more»

What other advice do I have?

Take the opportunity when engaging the Commvault sales team to walk them through other data management challenges that... more»
Stefaan Debaste
Real User
Storage Architect for Datacenter Proximus at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Aug 08 2018

What is most valuable?

It's an enterprise product. It's a stable product. We have good support. Almost all databases are in the scope. I can't really say anything bad about it. It’s a good, stable product.

How has it helped my organization?

They are evolving. Any time we encounter a problem, an issue, we have a good relation with the development of Commvault, and they work tightly with us together to solve the... more»

What needs improvement?

You need quite a lot of human resources to maintain a Commvault environment, to keep it operational. Also, it would be nice to if there were an easier way set up some Commvault... more»

What other advice do I have?

Commvault is certainly a vendor that you have to take into consideration if you are looking into a backup solution. It’s worthwhile to have a look at it. The most important... more»
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Robert Horowski
Real User
Leader in Advanced Services department at a tech services company
Sep 17 2017

What is most valuable?

* There are many features that I value Commvault for, but to name only a few: * Wide support for different OSS and applications. You can backup... more»

What needs improvement?

Licensing could be better explained. Sometimes, it's unclear what features are available in different licensing models.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Evaluate different licensing models before buying. It can save a lot of money.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I use other solutions (TSM, Veeam, etc.) and Commvault is my number one for ability to easily manage very complex environments with very little... more»

What other advice do I have?

Commvault is very committed to their product, so with either a small or very large environment, you can't go wrong choosing Commvault.
Андрей Харитонов
Real User
Unix&SAN team lead at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 30 2017

What is most valuable?

A wide range of application-specific agents with very flexible options related to backup, recovery and data management. Also, pretty we

How has it helped my organization?

We have covered all our important applications by backup policy and ensure that application owners are aware, how data is backed up and what RPO... more»

What needs improvement?

Mostly controls, visibility, cost allocation. Other general features like backup protection were in place before we switched to CommVault.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Can't provide such advice. It highly depends on initial environment and estimated growth for year and more.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, we had different solutions across locations. The decision was made to unify the backup solution across our branches. CommVault was chosen... more»
Dan Gillman
Real User
Senior System Administrator at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Jan 04 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to backup over the dedicated Fiber Channel directly from SAN. There's no... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Backups happen over night instead of 3 days. Storage for backups has been reduced by 60%.

What needs improvement?

Bare-metal restore needs some work. It's not intuitive and seems to have been an afterthought.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

If budget allows using the per socket license and not the agent based with per GB counter for Dedup is the way to go.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Veritas

What other advice do I have?

The amount of hardware required to run the software and do the heavy lifting is this solutions biggest downside. In a... more»
AaronSolis
Real User
User
Sep 13 2017

What is most valuable?

There are a lot of good features. Here are some of them: * Capacity-based licensing * A very stable and scalable... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Since our corporation is big, it was really difficult to back up specific data types, manage admin roles, have true... more»

What needs improvement?

Reduce the complexity for better understanding of the reports. There are a lot of variables in which you can get... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Know which type of data you are going to backup/protect and select the most appropriate bundle for you.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, we used a different solution. We switched due to consolidation and cost effectiveness.

What other advice do I have?

Try it. Think in functionality and solution rather than conventional big names believing that there is nothing better.
Reviewer 43289
Real User
Sr.System Engineer with 11-50 employees
Oct 30 2017

What is most valuable?

Backup and archive with a single window, with a single backup job. You only need to type "c".

How has it helped my organization?

Earlier, the legacy was you needed to backup and, when you needed to do an archive, you needed to do an archive job again. With Commvault it is a single job, which does both backup... more»

What needs improvement?

Actually Commvault is good software. I just wanted to compare the features, which are there in EMC NetWorker, which are not available in Commvault. We have things using Networker,... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No, it was in manual backup earlier, now it is an automated.
reviewer603831
Consultant
Technical Consultant at a tech services company
Jul 18 2017

What is most valuable?

One-Pass (Archive) DataBase backup (Online Backup and Granular level restore), VM backup and restore.

How has it helped my organization?

Let's take the example of 5TB file data. Out of 5 TB, around 3 TB data is non-usable (Achievable). With Commvault, we... more»

What needs improvement?

Endpoint backup.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

New licensing is easy and affordable.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No.

What other advice do I have?

It's a good product, but consult with the Commvault team too, for proper hardware sizing and take suggestions on... more»
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