Most Helpful Review
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
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.
It's very stable.
We are using a KVM system in our cloud, and this solution works very well with it.
It's the leader in backup and archiving.
It is much more scalable and flexible than everything else in the market.
In the VM, we have Live Recovery, Live Mount, and Live Sync.
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.
It's an enterprise product. It's a stable product. We have good support. Almost all databases are in the scope.
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.
Whenever you have a crash or your service is not working, you can just live-boot the machine and have your service up and running.
The product is easy to install and use while doing what it is expected to do.
We perform backup drills to test the functionality, and we don't have any problems.
Easy, immediate protection for data that is virtually infinitely scalable.
The scalability of the product is fine.
In terms of stability, I've found it to be very stable. I've walked into the server room when it was at 60 degrees Celcius, and it was still running fine.
The most valuable features are the Self-Service, and the ability to search the data.
I think the one thing that could be improved is the customer experience. The interface should be more user friendly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We previously had difficulty with the support being foreign.
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 the vendor themselves.
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.
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.
I would like to see the Live Boot feature extended to Hyper-V machines, in addition to VMware machines.
Some features like CIFS are not supported that would help speed and flexibility.
I would like to see the automatic backup of critical applications to the cloud.
The solution needs fine-grained backup capabilities to service individual users. But this is a minor issue considering all that the product does.
It is not always stable.
The configuration wizards are still complex and hard to navigate. These should be easier to manage.
I would like the possibility to back up the infrastructure and then replicate it upon on restart, without having to orchestrate the starting of the VM.
Pricing and Cost Advice
The price could perhaps be lower as well.
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.
Compared to other competitors and vendors the pricing is fair.
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.
The price of the five-year contract was approximately three million Rupees ($42,000 USD).
Low, fixed cost with great savings.
This solution is very expensive.
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