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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 of… 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 method… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We often had scale issues with our previous vendor deployment or found other solutions were better for a particular system… 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 you… more»
Thamer Salah
Consultant
Senior Presales Consultant at OFFTEC International
Mar 28 2019

What is most valuable?

Global deduplication and the indexing of the data object are the most valuable features. It saves costs on the product… more»

How has it helped my organization?

From the cost perspective, it minimized the costs which reflected on the investment of the storage, even the investment on… more»

What needs improvement?

The setup is not that straightforward or easy. Even the documentation is not generic or public like other products. You… more»

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

It is not expensive. The prices are competitive. Other vendors are now adjusting their prices to compete with Commvault… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used to use Veritas. We switched because if I wanted to use a backup and recovery feature plus an archiving feature I… more»

What other advice do I have?

The advice that I would give someone considering this solution is that you need to have the right people and the right… more»
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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 problem… 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 criteria… more»
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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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 is… more»

What needs improvement?

Mostly controls, visibility, cost allocation. Other general features like backup protection (via multiple copies), storage optimization (like… more»

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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Yes, we had different solutions across locations. The decision was made to unify the backup solution across our branches. CommVault was chosen… 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 platform… 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 confused… 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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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.
Anonymous User
Reseller
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Apr 02 2019

What do you think of Commvault?

What is our primary use case?

It's for the file system backup, reel backup, and databases. We have been using the solution for four years.

How has it helped my organization?

We have a physical server with actual machines, applications, and databases running on it. We do a daily backup on these.

What is most valuable?

In the VM, we have Live Recovery, Live Mount, and Live Sync.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We are happy with the stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We are happy with the scalability. We have 30 to 40 physical servers with 100 VMs. With this product, it is not about users, but about the amount of nodes utilized. We will probably increase by two or three nodes in six months, depending on the requirements…
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, I… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No, it was in manual backup earlier, now it is an automated.
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