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Syed FasihUr Rahman
Reseller
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»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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»
Mehmet Erdogan
Real User
Data Storage and Protection Team Leader at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jan 19 2020

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.

How has it helped my organization?

With Commvault, we provided trusted environment to our customer and increased our incomes with new customers.

What needs improvement?

Virtual machines backup window in GUI is not user friendly. Some improvements should be done to better user experience.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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… 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.
Real User
Chief System Engineer at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 29 2019

What needs improvement?

The back of virtual machines needs improvement. I know they're working on it. They're always doing new things but I think they still have a little bit more to do. In the next release, I would like to see disaster recovery options for the cloud. It was always off the scope because they're not really meant to be a disaster recovery solution but now they're getting there. From what I see, that there's no reason why they can't do disaster recovery, they have everything they need for it. They're beginning to do things but I'd like to see them delve more into that.

What other advice do I have?

One thing is the pricing. I think they're expensive. They're very good, but they're pretty expensive. It's a complex system that you have to sit on a little bit. You have to work on it. You have to be very aware of any backup program but here specifically, because it does so much, you have to always be conscious of what's happening. I would rate it a nine out of ten.
JoaoLavrador
Reseller
Pre-Sales at Arrow Electronics, Inc
Nov 19 2019

What is most valuable?

It's a complete software that can protect all the main applications. Perhaps that's the feature I like most. The integration with the NetApp and other apps is also very nice.

What needs improvement?

I think the one thing that could be improved is the customer experience. The interface should be more user friendly. The price could perhaps be lower as well.

What other advice do I have?

Perhaps, my best advice is to look for an integrator with expertise in Commvault to help deploy this solution. It's not that easy to install. It's not even possible after they all installed it. Customers should have someone with good expertise with Commvault to supply it. I would rate this solution… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated other options, but Commvault is a very complete solution. In the end, it's a very useful tool. Our customers will already know Commvault. Their software always compares well with other vendors.
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»
Consultant
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…

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What is Commvault?

Commvault can help you transform your data into a powerful strategic asset, with data protection and information management solutions that enable you to protect, access and use all of your data anywhere and anytime.

Commvault customers

Aberdeenshire Council, Acxiom, BAM Group Ireland, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, CI Investments, Clifford Chance, Alliant Credit Union, American Municipal Power, American Pacific Mortgage, AstraZeneca, Dongbu Steel, Denver Health, Dow Jones, Emirates Steel, Penn State Health, Prime Healthcare, Sonic Healthcare, Sony Network Communications, TiVO, UCONN Health, The Weitz Company

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Highlights
It's an enterprise product. It's a stable product. We have good support. Almost all databases are in the scope.
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 your life easy to reach the data that you need within the minimum downtime when it's required.
In the VM, we have Live Recovery, Live Mount, and Live Sync.
It is much more scalable and flexible than everything else in the market.
It's the leader in backup and archiving.
We are using a KVM system in our cloud, and this solution works very well with it.
It's very stable.
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