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Find out what your peers are saying about Arcserve UDP vs. Dell EMC Avamar and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"It's very stable.""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.""We are using a KVM system in our cloud, and this solution works very well with it.""The solution provides us with a single platform to move, manage, and recover our data across on-premise locations. Some of the guys have been using it to move a virtual machine from VMware to the Microsoft solution, Hyper-V. They back it up and then they restore to the different virtual machine provider, and that works great.""The multi-tenancy is the most valuable feature for us because it's the only software that is fully multi-tenant and that has all the features we need to provide to all our tenants. It provides us with advanced features for MySQL and Oracle, among other platforms""The most valuable feature is sharing data sets like they're in a private cloud. We call it our "private cloud" because we can share anything that is inside our backup set with our colleagues or with other people, and yet, everything is still in Belgrade, in Serbia. It's not somewhere else on cloud servers. Everything is in our environment.""I'm a big fan of the reporting. You can build your own reports; it's very customizable. You can have individual reports going to groups of people or individuals. You can have them go out multiple times a day. It's basically a free-for-all as far as reporting goes. If anybody wants a specific job report every day, you can build it, schedule it, and have it go out and never touched it again. It's pretty nice.""The solution's interface is easy to use. For manageability, it doesn't matter where the resource is coming from or going to. That's the great power of the Control Panel: It's easy to use and does not matter if you manage on-prem or cloud resources."

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"The most valuable feature is the duplication.""There are many backup options available in this solution. For example, you are able to do backups of servers, email, OST files, and users. This is a complete backup solution which is very good."

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"I think the brand is very good. Support is also very nice for end users and integration with EMC products for businesses.""We sell Avamar with Data Domain. Data Domain and Avamar work really well together and their compression ratios are very high compared to Veeam, Commvault, and all the other backup software on the market.""The backup is the solution's most valuable feature. It's very reliable.""Avamar's source side deduplication is very strong, it can easily back up remote sites' data, and not much bandwidth is required on the Avamar side.""Dell EMC Avamar has many valuable features. It's very stable and it's easy to manage.""The backup and recovery speed is very fast.""The deduplication feature is the best aspect of the solution.""It's a good solution."

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Cons
"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.""I think the one thing that could be improved is the customer experience. The interface should be more user friendly.""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.""Just to keep it running is time-consuming. There are five people on my team. Commvault was supposed to be one of the less time-consuming solutions, but in reality it takes 60 percent of our time just to keep it running, and that's not even fine-tuning it; that's just to keep it running.""There is room for improvement in its user interface and web console, called Command Center. They are improving it every year so if they continue in that direction, I think it will be a very reliable console.""They can always improve the interface design to make it easier. Sometimes, you need to click two or three times to do something. They should look at what tabs are used most and make them more accessible, to cut the time it takes to get to that information.""Command Center definitely gives us a complete view of our data. But finding some of the granular, very small items that we sometimes have to find, such as auxiliary copies for tapes, I still find that it's easier to navigate and, sometimes, only possible to find them using the CommCell tool.""The solution's breadth and depth of cloud support are good, but could be better. Some cloud features that are common-sense, especially on AWS, are not completely integrated yet in the product. They are a work-in-progress."

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"Based on my experience, whenever we need support, there are difficulties with communication when trying to resolve the issue.""The solution can use a lot of bandwidth when the scheduling is not done, it should auto-schedule itself. For example, if there are 50 users connected in the network at 12 o'clock and the backup is not scheduled. At this time the network offices are going to have performance issues when it is doing a backup. Having a feature to auto-schedule a time when the network is not being used often would be beneficial."

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"The interface could be more helpful for people.""I think they could also move more towards cloud solutions. It already has some cloud tiering, but I think that could be more extensive. They should work with all cloud providers and I think in the future they will be on all cloud platforms.""The configuration and expansion aspects of the solution need improvement. They're complicated and don't really integrate well.""EMC has discontinued their Avamar hardware version. They only advertise the Avamar virtual edition.""It's not the best solution for big databases.""I would like to see better integration with third-party applications and platforms.""The solution is not very strong on the Cloud. They should work out how they can use this as a backup as a service.""The management of this solution is a little bit difficult for IT administrators. They have to be trained before going through the system."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price could perhaps be lower as well.""Our cost is around $20,000 per month. The previous year, it was around $30,000 per month. It now costs less because Commvault changed the licensing type for providers.""Our yearly cost is around €20,000... The cost is based on the number of users and the amount of data. They sell it per terabyte.""There is a bit of cost involved with signing up the entire solution. It's not a cheap solution.""Commvault licensing is a perpetual license so only the support is being renewed yearly.""The complete license gives us options for all the features. Commvault does not license based on storage or the management components. It can integrate with any storage vendor. That means that when we are out of storage and need more, we can integrate without additional licensing. In my opinion, Commvault needs to reduce the licensing cost by 20 to 40 percent to make it cost-efficient.""We went from Veritas NetBackup to Commvault. We switched due to upfront licensing and costs. We have more visibility into what we're actually purchasing. It seemed like, overall, the cost of Commvault was cheaper.""It is cheaper than Veeam."

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"The price of this product is high and it should be lower.""There is an annual license required for this solution and it is priced well."

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"I'm not sure, but perhaps the pricing could be done better at the moment.""The price is the main thing I'd like to see them change. If they can come down in price, that would be a good thing. It's very cost competitive in the entry level range, because Veeam pricing is much cheaper than Avamar.""It was approximately $70-80,000 when it was under support, but right now EMC has not been supporting this product for two years.""Licensing was generally on a per VM or terabyte basis. They changed their licensing model a couple of times and turned it into socket-based licensing, which is an improvement in their licensing model.""When it comes to competition the price is not what is important, it's not the problem.""The price of this product should be lower.""It was very expensive before, but after integrating it with Dell EMC Avamar Data Protection suite licensing, we are getting better discounts.""The cost of the solution is very expensive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I have never used Commvault before but I have been using Veritas NetBackup for many years and I am very satisfied with… more »
Top Answer: Good day. Well, in my view the journey of Veritas from 1993 as BackupPlus then NetBackup with OpenV and move forward… more »
Top Answer: The backup and restore capabilities are key. The most useful things to us about Commvault, in general, is the breadth of… more »
Top Answer: There are many backup options available in this solution. For example, you are able to do backups of servers, email, OST… more »
Top Answer: There is an annual license required for this solution and it is priced well.
Top Answer: The solution can use a lot of bandwidth when the scheduling is not done, it should auto-schedule itself. For example, if… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable features are scalability and integration.
Top Answer: It's a very high-end solution and comparable to Rubrik and Cohesity.
Top Answer: The problems are, that it has issues with support. Dell has issues in that area. I think the other problem is, that when… more »
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Overview

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.

Arcserve UDP is a comprehensive solution that empowers even a one-person IT department to protect virtual and physical environments with a high degree of simplicity. It allows you to design and manage your entire data protection strategy with a unified management console, and enables you to scale your data backup coverage as your organization grows with the push of a button.

Avamar is fast, efficient backup and recovery through a complete software and hardware solution. Equipped with integrated variable-length deduplication technology, Avamar facilitates fast, daily full backups for virtual environments, remote offices, enterprise applications, network-attached storage (NAS) servers, and desktops/laptops.

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Sample 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
ITPS, North Hertfordshire Homes, SEMIKRON, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, Test Valley Borough Council, EK Services
Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Cap Atlantique, Getronics, Lewisville Independent School District, EnvisionRxOptions, Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions
Top Industries
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Government16%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company8%
Retailer8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Manufacturing Company29%
Non Tech Company14%
Construction Company14%
Wholesaler/Distributor14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company4%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company21%
Healthcare Company14%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise78%
REVIEWERS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise43%
Large Enterprise21%
REVIEWERS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise53%
Find out what your peers are saying about Arcserve UDP vs. Dell EMC Avamar and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
535,015 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Arcserve UDP is ranked 50th in Backup and Recovery Software with 2 reviews while Dell EMC Avamar is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 32 reviews. Arcserve UDP is rated 6.0, while Dell EMC Avamar is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Arcserve UDP writes "Responsive technical support, plenty of backup options, and scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC Avamar writes "Unlimited scalability, very stable, and ties very well with VMware API". Arcserve UDP is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, Veritas Backup Exec, Rubrik and N-able Backup, whereas Dell EMC Avamar is most compared with Dell EMC NetWorker, Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager and Veritas NetBackup. See our Arcserve UDP vs. Dell EMC Avamar report.

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