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Syed Fasih Ur Rahman
Real User
Enterprise Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 04 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the backup functionality. This solution is very good for server application backup, backing up laptops, desktops, file shares, etc. The… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution solves a lot of issues for the customers. Other solutions, such as EMC, offer an entire set of software products as part of the solution, whereas Commvault… more»

What needs improvement?

From the perspective of the enterprise cloud archiving software, it does not resolve all of the data solutions that the customers are expecting. It works, but it is not up… more»

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

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… more»

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

Our large telecom client switched to the Commvault solution because of both cost and complexity. This product provides them with a simplified, unified solution. What they… more»

What other advice do I have?

I have been using backup technology for more than fifteen years. Commvault claims that they are doing all kind of things with archiving and compliance, but I have… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are partners with several different vendors, and I evaluate solutions based upon the customer's needs. These include solutions from Veritas, Commvault, and others… 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 side by doing compression and deduplication. It will help you and make it easier… 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 the network side. The algorithm and the technology that Commvault is using… more»

What needs improvement?

The setup is not that straightforward or easy. Even the documentation is not generic or public like other products. You have to be a partner or you have to have a specific account and download it from… 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. Compared to other competitors and vendors the pricing is fair.

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 would need to buy more software. With Commvault, I only need one single license… 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 team to implement Commvault. Other than that it's a good tool. From the backup… 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. The fix then becomes available in the new service pack.

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 components. I don't know exactly when they came out with the new HTML interface because, until then, the interface was a… 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 when selecting a vendor are cost and, perhaps, new features that Commvault maybe doesn't have, like backups to public… 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 almost anything with Commvault. * Policy-based configuration, which allows for easily… 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 administrative effort. Also, resiliency is it's strong advantage, i.e., if you backup SQL DBs… 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.
Mehmet Erdogan
Real User
Data Storage and Protection Team Leader at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Aug 20 2019

What is most valuable?

The Commvault Console is very good, as it is capable of archive and backup in the same system. This solution is very successful at cross-platform replication.

What needs improvement?

This solution can be complex and difficult to administer because it supports all of the many platforms, so it would help if they could simplify it. Right now, replication is limited and we would like to see the limitation decreased.

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

We previously used Acronis as our backup solution in this company, but it is not a stable product. It fails as we need to restore a backup, and we needed a stable product. We also needed support for many different platforms. I had worked… more»

What other advice do I have?

This is a product that I recommend because it is stable and has good support. However, it still has some limitations and can be improved. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other options before we switched to Commvault from Acronis.
Exprtsyseng67
Real User
Expert System Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Aug 16 2019

What is most valuable?

Archiving and storage are very good. It's the leader in backup and archiving.

What needs improvement?

The solution needs higher availability. Its competitor, Veeam, includes backup and replication in the same product. I don't know if Commvault has it or not, but they should if they don't. Also, they should have a module for reporting and supervising, like Veeam.

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

The pricing for the solution used to be very expensive, but over the last year or so it's been lowered.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. Commvault is an industry leader. Also, the price is competitive with other solutions, like Veeam. In Morocco, all customers chose Veeam because it's very simple and also their price is not expensive. Now that Commvault has adjusted pricing, they are another… more»
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 and archive, so it does not touch the data twice.

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 just wanted to see what is the advantage over Commvault.

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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Symantec, Veritas. We chose this one because it was the first which had all available storage types, deep storage, cloud storage, and it has a global database system.
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