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Consultant
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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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.
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 impact to the network or users.

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 solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

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 time of reducing hardware being required to then add a media server a comm server… more»
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Vendor
Systems Administrator at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 27 2016

What do you think of Commvault?

CommVault - Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances five times in a row. Looking at the competition in the market, big names comes up; so how possibly CommVault has maintained this position in the last five years? Let us go over a few points that stands out in the Simpana 10 software suite: 1. Deduplication - this leads to a reduction in data being written to the selected storage for your backups. You can have deduplication on your primary as well as your secondary backup copies (tape, cloud, disk). 2. Bug fixes and hotfixes - Commvault has build their software from scratch; no acquisitions were made to build the suite up. We can therefore say that they have a very talented R&D and global team. Added to that their support…

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

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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