We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The initial setup is pretty straightforward, it's not complex."
"For regular backup and restore solutions, this product is fine."
"This product has allowed us to recover data when we've had issues."
"What I find valuable is restoring the complete server. Restoring files is also valuable, but I like restoring the server because you don't have to rebuild a new one."
"The data is well-protected. It doesn't age off until it's copied. That's a big feature right there. When you reach the end of your retention, it does not expire until the secondary copy is completed. That allows you to hold onto data that otherwise would have aged off by retention. I like that feature. It's hard to just delete or lose data using the Commvault platform."
"Commvault software is a single platform where you can enable whatever you want to use, like endpoint protection. You can enable those licenses on a single platform screen. This is where I see the value ad. This is a single management tool."
"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 most important feature is that everything can be controlled using a single console."
"The user interface is very easy to navigate."
"The backup and restore capabilities are key. The most useful things to us about Commvault, in general, is the breadth of the applications that it can protect as well as the features inside of it, like deduplication and encryption. When people get their data encrypted, Commvault has a way to tell if somebody is being attacked through a cybersecurity threat because their data changes. So, Commvault has what they call honeypot files out there to look to see if anybody is changing these files. Only Commvault knows which files those are, so nobody should be messing with those files. If it changes, then it will alert you to say, "Oh, I potentially have somebody messing with my files." It will alert you to something going on in your environment that probably shouldn't be happening. We deploy that with all our customers so they have this capability as well."
"The user interface, customer support, and the recovery time for the current customer query could use improvement."
"I would like to see better support for creating and working with archives."
"Could be easier to implement."
"Commvault's price is quite high."
"With so many features, sometimes you cannot find what you are looking for in the interface and you have to dig into books online to find out how to solve an issue."
"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."
"We get an alarm if a lot of files are deleted, for example. That could look like ransomware, even if it is not."
"What I need is deeper CLI documentation for both QCommand and SQL queries."
"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."
"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."
"Its cost is reasonable, but anybody else can do better benchmarking."
"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."
"We have checked some other products, but we are not testing them because price-wise, Commvault is better than the other solutions."
"One of the most interesting aspects is that the licensing model can be modified. We're paying for our licensing by the client, as opposed to the size of the footprint of the backup, which decreased our cost by about 20 percent."
"There is a bit of cost involved with signing up the entire solution. It's not a cheap solution."
"The price is not cheap, but when you compare it to the other products they are all almost the same level in terms of price."
"It was not very popular because of its previous cost, but they have been working on the pricing, and now anyone can afford to use Commvault. They changed the modeling criteria for their pricing. Previously, there was only the capacity modeling based on your content capacity. In this case, they would give you a license and you would have to pay it. Now, most of the environment is virtualized so you can have the best CPU, VMs, etc. You buy whatever you need and pay for what you need."
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CloudEndure Disaster Recovery is ranked 48th in Backup and Recovery Software with 2 reviews while Commvault is ranked 3rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 50 reviews. CloudEndure Disaster Recovery is rated 6.6, while Commvault is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of CloudEndure Disaster Recovery writes "Straightforward to set up and is scalable for large nodes". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Commvault writes "Enables me to work on other things because I know the system is handling backups by itself". CloudEndure Disaster Recovery is most compared with Azure Site Recovery, Oracle Data Guard, Zerto, Veeam Backup & Replication and Actifio, whereas Commvault is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Veritas NetBackup, Azure Backup and Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain). See our CloudEndure Disaster Recovery vs. Commvault report.
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