Anonymous UserSystems Administrator Team Leader at a retailer
Himanshu RanaCloud Analyst at Hanu Software
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"It is much more scalable and flexible than everything else in the market."
"It's the leader in backup and archiving."
"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."
"This solution allows me to restore either the VM or the data, depending on what is needed."
"The storage backup is very efficient."
"The backup features are very useful."
"One of the most valuable features is security and connectivity to the data."
"The fact that Azure Backup is integrated is one of its biggest advantages."
"It's very simple to configure which is very useful. It's not complex to configure it."
"It is easy to schedule backups."
"Azure Backup is good because it is entirely cloud-based, which means that you can be 99.9% sure that your backup is safe."
"Easy, immediate protection for data that is virtually infinitely scalable."
"We perform backup drills to test the functionality, and we don't have any problems."
"The product is easy to install and use while doing what it is expected to do."
"They are the best support that we have had so far. When you contact or email them, they are very quick to respond. They always have someone available for us. That's what we want as a customer, we want someone to listen to us."
"Most important is its ease of use. You plug it in, follow the steps, and you have your backup file."
"The most valuable feature is the speed of backup, which is very good compared to other solutions."
"The most important feature in Barracuda Backup is the ability to archive the backup of emails."
"The performance is good and the interface is user-friendly."
"Support for this product needs to be improved because I have seen a couple of cases where it is taking more than the required time to solve issues."
"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."
"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."
"The user interface is a little bit confusing and it could be better."
"The support for Office365 backup is atrocious and is something that has to be improved."
"The solution is still in its infancy; it's not a mature product yet."
"We would like to see some kind of notification given to the user that a file was not synchronized well or what may have happened."
"In the next release, I would like to see the ability to back up to different cloud providers."
"To make it a ten, it should have the ability to extend the retention and to perform a copy of the data outside of the subscription - with no additional costs."
"Technical support is in need of improvement."
"The compression ratio of the backup data should be improved."
"The solution needs fine-grained backup capabilities to service individual users. But this is a minor issue considering all that the product does."
"I would like to see the automatic backup of critical applications to the cloud."
"Some features like CIFS are not supported that would help speed and flexibility."
"We cannot backup Sun Micro systems. They are not currently supported."
"When we manage the box physically, we don't have as much control as we do when we manage from the cloud. The best management is from the cloud."
"In the next release of this solution, I would like to see cloud support and deduplication functionality."
"I would like to see a way to increase space."
"I would like to see better integration with third-party applications."
"In my experience, compared to solutions like Veritas and Veeam, while they do have their technical pluses and minuses, Commvault can save you on average forty percent initially, and then twenty to twenty-five percent annually."
"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."
"The pricing of this solution is ok, but I'm expecting that the price will decrease in the future."
"The pricing of this solution is good, and it is one of the easiest things that you can sell Azure with."
"Support payment works by the level of partnership and the number of shares."
"This is an expensive solution in the Bangladesh marketplace."
"We are paying about $100,000 USD per year, just for a couple of servers."
"The price is pretty good, maybe $30 for a machine, I can't complain."
"It is a bit costly initially, but it is well worth it in the long run, especially for fighting against a number of threats, such as ransomware, which the IT industry is facing."
"Price-wise, it's similar to AWS."
"Low, fixed cost with great savings."
"You don't need to buy an extra license or agent. With one box, you have licenses for any amount of devices that you want to backed up for whatever is backed up."
"You have two options, which we have. We pay for it bi-monthly. Then, you can purchase the project hours and support annually."
"What I like best about Barracuda Backup is the licensing model."
"The price of the five-year contract was approximately three million Rupees ($42,000 USD)."
"The licensing is charged yearly. It's my understanding that the cost of the solution is somewhere around $7,000 every two years."
"All the storage is included in Barracuda, so you're just paying for the package. I think with Veeam, you pay for the package, and you pay for the storage."
"It is about 6,900 or 7,000 a year. It goes up a little every year. Its price includes live updates, support, antivirus, and cloud storage. If I increase the cloud space, then the price would increase. It has been consistent for us."
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.
Data is the heart of any organization and backing up this data is a key part of a business strategy. Azure Backup is a scalable solution with zero capital investment and minimal operational expense. With the optional integration with System Center Data Protection Manager, you can protect advanced workloads running in your datacenter in VMs or on physical servers.
Barracuda Backup is designed from the ground up for the cloud-integrated systems. It gives you the flexibility to easily back up data wherever it resides - on premises or in the cloud - and to replicate the data to our secure cloud or to a private location of your choice. Simple to configure and manage, and totally automated.
Azure Backup is ranked 18th in Backup and Recovery Software with 17 reviews while Barracuda Backup is ranked 22nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 12 reviews. Azure Backup is rated 7.8, while Barracuda Backup is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Azure Backup writes "Secure, good connectivity, easy to scale, and gives our clients peace of mind". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Barracuda Backup writes "Backs up all the data from different branches into the same repository and has the ability to restore all accounts from a single backup". Azure Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, IBM Spectrum Protect, Dell EMC Avamar and MSP360 Backup, whereas Barracuda Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, Rubrik, AvePoint DocAve Backup and Restore and Unitrends. See our Azure Backup vs. Barracuda Backup report.
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