Most Helpful Review
Researched Veeam Backup & Replication but chose Commvault: Saves administrators time due to minimal errors, and helps reduce infrastructure costs
Researched Veeam Backup & Replication but chose Barracuda Backup: Live Boot is helpful for quick recovery, but it should work without the need for a secondary server
Find out what your peers are saying about Barracuda Backup vs. Veeam Backup & Replication and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
All workloads can be integrated with Commvault. If we use a new technology, Commvault integrates with it. Commvault is a data management solution with support for building the DR side of things. With Commvault we can rapidly back up and restore any application we add to our environment.
Commvault has support for backing up operating systems and servers.
We use Commvault Command Center for backups and restores and for the creation of new clients. We use it for other functionalities as well. In terms of VMware, I can go directly to the Command Center, enter VMware, and I can search it directly. Command Center is very useful and it can be used for more advanced techniques.
The most important feature is that everything can be controlled using a single console.
It provides us a good holistic view of everything that we have backed up so far. It also provides us all the recovery points. If we look at an an object that has been backed up, we can tell how many retention copies it has, how far we can go, and recover any data, if needed.
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.
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 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 most important feature in Barracuda Backup is the ability to archive the backup of emails.
The most valuable feature is the speed of backup, which is very good compared to other solutions.
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 most valuable feature is the ability to verify that backups are valid.
Features with the most value are Instant VM Recovery, SQL Explorer and Exchange Explorer.
Before Veeam, we had backup infrastructure sprawl. Veeam was able to reduce our overall backup windows while reducing our dedicated backup infrastructure.
Vendor integration for many of the enterprise features have allowed for us to have greater performance from our storage vendors further improving on our commitments to protect our clients' data.
The user interface is good and it is very easy to use.
The whole replication aspect of the solution is excellent because it compresses the data so well.
Very flexible, all-in-one solution.
We get a lot of features with Veeam and we are happy to use this solution. After shutdown, the servers here automatically turn off and Veeam is keeping up all this. It's tension free work.
One issue we face is the complexity of the console. That could be improved on. It takes users time to get familiar with Commvault. On average, it takes our customers between one and three months to learn it. The console and the way you configure Commvault have very advanced settings. It takes time to understand how it works.
There is room for improvement in terms of data security.
I need documentation for Azure backups. One expectation that I have is regarding PDF documentation. When I was trying to browse the documentation, I could not locate that.
I would like them not to push Command Center. It is good, but I would like them to enable all the features for the Java console. Some things are not in the Java console, like Office 365 agents. In fact, they are there, but one of the engineers had to show me how to configure it. It's not done the same as in the Command Center.
It does not have an easy deployment. The deployment is not something that just anybody can go in and deploy.
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.
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.
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.
I would like to see a way to increase space.
In the next release of this solution, I would like to see cloud support and deduplication functionality.
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.
We would like to see support for some additional storage systems.
Physical backup is always where room for improvement could be but Veeam has always stated they are not going in that direction.
Multithreading of health check process: This can take too much time to process on large jobs and/or large VMs.
Additional executive summary reports for the entire infrastructure would be a nice to have.
One challenge that we have encountered was on the long-term retention of data. Be sure to look into a dedicated deduplication appliance.
I would like to have the capability of backing up a physical machine, as opposed to just a VM.
It would be ideal if users could know that their data is backed up and have some security functionality where you can actually use the backup to spin up a new cluster and take it from there.
Needs better integration with cloud service providers.
Pricing and Cost Advice
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.
Commvault licensing is a perpetual license so only the support is being renewed yearly.
There is a bit of cost involved with signing up the entire solution. It's not a cheap solution.
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.
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.
Veeam is more reasonably priced than some competing products.
We have increased our scalability while being able to free up senior resources from recovery activities. I estimate our overall savings to about $20,000 per year.
The price of Veeam is much lower than the IBM solution.
The product is competitively priced.
The pricing is good and affordable.
The price is slightly higher than its competitors.
The price is great. It's software related, and I know that might be a good thing because it's a cheap solution to buy and we have been looking for a program for backup and they fit the bill.
I would suggest to others that they buy the full license when purchasing this solution.
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Also Known As
|Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite|
|Commvault||Barracuda Networks||Veeam Software|
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.
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.
Veeam® Availability Suite™ delivers something fundamentally different — Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ — leveraging IT investments in server virtualization, modern storage and the cloud to help organizations meet today’s service-level objectives, enabling recovery of any IT service and related applications and data within seconds and minutes.https://www.veeam.com/vm-backup-recovery-replication-software.html
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