Commvault vs. Micro Focus Data Protector

Commvault is ranked 10th in Backup and Recovery Software with 9 reviews vs Micro Focus Data Protector which is ranked 5th in Backup and Recovery Software with 28 reviews. The top reviewer of Commvault writes "One of the biggest features is the global deduplication of our data sets". The top reviewer of Micro Focus Data Protector writes "It is easy to use. You can drill down amongst several backup versions to the specific files you want back". Commvault is most compared with Veritas NetBackup, Veeam Backup & Replication and Rubrik. Micro Focus Data Protector is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and IBM Spectrum Protect. See our Commvault vs. Micro Focus Data Protector 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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It's supports Unix, Linux, all of the OS's. It's very stable software.It is very easy to use and the interaction with various systems is very handy.Backup of SAP/Oracle -- they are more robust than the competition.The file system backup (by far, the most used) is the most valuable feature.The reliability of HP Data Protector is the most valuable feature for us.The installation was simple and provided an easy way to install even on Unix servers. It has excellent features like deduplication.Ability to automatically detect and secure new data sources without requiring manual configuration intervention.

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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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The new backup systems are using new mechanisms for the recovery phases; for example, VM, recovery and testing the backup before recovering it. These features are not available in Data Protector.Faster VEAgent RestoresVirtualization.Integration with the market applications must be improved, such as MS Exchange, MS Active Directory, SAP and Oracle. Other backup tools are more efficient with the integrated backups.The graphical interface needs to be improved.VM backups needs to be improved. They need to make it similar to the way Veeam and Commvault are doing the virtual backups.It can occasionally be inaccurate in its backup/recovery time estimates.

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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.If budget allows using the per socket license and not the agent based with per GB counter for Dedup is the way to go.

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In Data Protector, if you need extra features, you need to buy the agents for these features. Some of the features are Terabytes, some of them are agents. There's some complexity in the pricing and licensing.Avoid using many LTO drives; when using fewer drives, the price will be extremely good.It is fast, reliable, and its licensing policy is great.The licensing structure provides cost savings to business.Pricing/licensing is Data Protector's single best offering. In its most basic environment, the only license required is for whatever target device is required.

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Also Known AsData Protector, OmniBack, HPE Data Protector
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Overview
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.

Built on a unified architecture that leverages analytics and automation, Micro Focus Data Protector delivers comprehensive data protection, real-time intelligence, and guided optimization to ensure simple, reliable, intelligent and cost-effective backup and recovery that is just as agile as your current and future IT environments. By standardizing the backup and recovery of information spread across locations, applications, formats, storage platforms, operating systems, and hypervisors, Data Protector provides assurance for mission critical information from the core to the edge, across physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures.

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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersAberdeenshire Council, Acxiom, BAM Group Ireland, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, CI Investments, Clifford ChanceGSK Vaccines, Repsol, Vodafone Group, Siemens AG, Medium Enterprise Transportation Services Company
Top Industries
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
16%
Healthcare Company
13%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Insurance Company
9%
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Manufacturing Company
16%
Healthcare Company
11%
Financial Services Firm
11%
Insurance Company
9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Healthcare Company
19%
Media Company
8%
Comms Service Provider
8%
Energy/Utilities Company
7%
Company Size
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
30%
Midsize Enterprise
30%
Large Enterprise
40%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
19%
Midsize Enterprise
29%
Large Enterprise
52%
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Small Business
14%
Midsize Enterprise
23%
Large Enterprise
64%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
22%
Midsize Enterprise
32%
Large Enterprise
46%
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