Commvault vs. EMC Avamar

As of February 2019, Commvault is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 8 reviews vs EMC Avamar which is ranked 20th in Backup and Recovery Software with 4 reviews. The top reviewer of Commvault writes "One of the biggest features is the global deduplication of our data sets". The top reviewer of EMC Avamar writes "Access to logs for each backup enables easy troubleshooting". Commvault is most compared with Veritas NetBackup, Veeam Backup & Replication and Rubrik. EMC Avamar is most compared with EMC NetWorker, EMC Data Domain and Veeam Backup & Replication. See our Commvault vs. EMC Avamar report.
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Pros
It's an enterprise product. It's a stable product. We have good support. Almost all databases are in the scope.Backup and archive with a single window, with a single backup job. You only need to type "c".Cloud integration.Great archive feature, OnePass, for the file system and Exchange servers.A very stable and scalable platform (you can backup/restore/protect a couple of MBs or hundred of TBs as well from the same console/platform).One-Pass (Archive) DataBase backup (Online Backup and Granular level restore), VM backup and restore.Well documented SQL views and customizable reports, together with scripts and workflows provides ability to automate processes and ensure proper controls are in place.The cloud integration is a massive win for us, giving us a single backup service for all of our on-premise and cloud systems.

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Client deduplication.Source based deduplication is the most attractive feature as it drastically reduces the backup window.

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Cons
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.The HTML interface is a remarkable improvement. However, there are still some features that are not available in that interface that are available in the Java console, but I'm sure that will come with time.I just wanted to compare the features, which are there in EMC NetWorker, which are not available in Commvault. We have things using Networker.Training.Reduce the complexity for better understanding of the reports. There are a lot of variables in which you can get confused while elaborating on reports.Endpoint backup.Mostly controls, visibility, cost allocation.The new HTML5-based management portals are very nice, but do not yet have all of the features of the Java-based client.

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Backup image browse times should be faster.Desktop-laptop backups and backup over the WAN needs lot of improvisation. For DTLT there must be a provision to push agents from the management console.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Licensing could be better explained. Sometimes, it's unclear what features are available in different licensing models.New licensing is easy and affordable.There is now a subscription based licence option that, depending on your environment, could offer a more efficient method to licence the solution if you are OPEX cost driven rather than CAPEX.

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It is very expensive. It's a trust based licensing. So that's an ethical challenge.

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7.5
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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.

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 ChanceComanche County Memorial Hospital, Cap Atlantique, Getronics, Lewisville Independent School District, EnvisionRxOptions, Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm20%
Healthcare Company14%
Insurance Company12%
Comms Service Provider9%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise40%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise55%
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Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise71%
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