Compare Commvault vs. Rubrik

Commvault is ranked 11th in Backup and Recovery Software with 8 reviews while Rubrik which is ranked 2nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 24 reviews. Commvault is rated 8.8, while Rubrik is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Commvault writes "A simple and unified backup solution that scales well and keeps our customers happy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rubrik writes "Rubrik, Your One Stop Shop For Data Management & Peace of Mind". Commvault is most compared with Veritas NetBackup, Veeam Backup & Replication and Rubrik, whereas Rubrik is most compared with Cohesity, Veeam Backup & Replication and Commvault. See our Commvault vs. Rubrik report.
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Find out what your peers are saying about Commvault vs. Rubrik and other solutions. Updated: July 2019.
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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.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).

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The tech support is extremely helpful.The live mounting and compatibility of different operating systems is great.Rubrik can also serve as a secondary host for emergency recoveries.Features we have requested are typically added to the next product release.Product support team is excellent, with issues typically being resolved on the same day.A Google-like file search, system scaling, and a frequent development cycle are some positives that this solution offers.Rubrik has led to improvement by reducing the amount of failed backups, leading to a reduced workload in IT operations.It has a streamlined user interface, provides an improved tech support experience, and reduces time required to locate and restore data.

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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.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.

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Its cost is high.I would like to have a built-in index searching ability of files/system files within the Rubrik interface to determine if a file or item exists, rather than just recovering it, and then doing a search for the file afterwards.Global management of multiple systems is lacking, as is reporting across multiple installed units.Improving PowerShell integration would greatly simplify Rubrik management.A singular system is needed to manage all of the clusters.It is an expensive product.It does not offer image-level backups for Hyper-V 2012.Needs integration with video CD (coming in the next release) and a multi-tenant GUI.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.Licensing could be better explained. Sometimes, it's unclear what features are available in different licensing models.

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It is a great value, but its cost is still a bit high.The product is not cheap, but for good reason. It simply works and is very fast.Rubrik is not cheap. Hopefully, you can archive your data on cheap storage to keep the investment minimal.The cost was less than our previous provider, and this is a much better product.Rubrik is an all inclusive price. No additional implementation costs or licencing.The setup cost is a bit high, but the solution is an all-in-one solution.It’s simple, straightforward, and we were able to see 50% hard savings.When we compared the overall costs, Rubrik was cheaper because the engineering and operational side required FAR LESS dedication. So, all in all, they actually were cheaper than the competition.

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Brandon MorrisReal User

If you would like a solution that requires constant babysitting and restarting agents, then Commvault is for you. If you would love to be upsold to backup more than your backup server can handle, then Commvault is for you. If during that process you would like your deduplication engine to die, and lose the ability to use all of your backups, then Commvault is for you.

If you would like something that just works and keeps doing it without further effort, then Rubrik is for you.

08 August 18

If you have a simple environment with a small infrastructure team and Rubrik will do everything you need, Rubrik is a strong solution. Commvault is the most complete data protection solution if you have a complex environment and need a more flexible range of recovery methods, but you will need dedicated Commvault administrators because it’s a beast.

Another point is that in general, I don’t like physical appliance-based solutions like Rubrik, because the hardware and software go EOL together. Software solutions like Commvault retain their value through successive hardware life cycles, you just keep updating the software and replacing the hardware.

07 August 18
Chidanand AnkolekarConsultant

not being biased.

Commvault and Rubrik both are good, they have there own use cases, looking for autoscaleout and hardware based architecture, protecting more VM's or VM's only Rubrik can be considered.

Commvault is good in all, scaleout is new, they have very good hand on Applications and they develop continuously for support.

Software only solution no vendor hardware lockin go for commvault.
looking for all in one and scaleout, less application heavy Rubrik/Cohesity can be considered.

08 August 18
Hesekiel KoeberUser

from my Opinion at the Moment CVLT is the better Solution than Rubrik because of following aspects:

- flexible Deployment options (Physical, Virtual and Cloud)
- highly scalable Software only Solution
- mature and feature-rich Code Base (Deduplication, Compression, Secure Access, HW Snapshot, Blocklevel, Instant Access)
- nearly any APP, System or Cloud can be integrated without Scripting
- nearly unlimited Tuning parameters to customize this as the product has been grown more than 10 Years on the market
- Company with long year focus and real life experience in enterprise projects
- Open Platform no Vendor Lock-In Strategie
- Great Engineering and Support organization

In the past pricing / licensing structure has been often the killer for Midsize Companies to buy into a CVLT solution – that’s why Veeam has been successful
with the new Licensing schema and pricing this should be fixed.

Rubrik to my eyes primarily pushes the market with the following messages:
- ease of use (Preconfigured Policies)
- quick installation (Appliance Design)
- Webscale Architecture
- Instant Access for Test/DEV (near zero RTO)

A Customer must greatly benefit from most of these as the total cost of the Rubrik solution might be higher than a “legacy” CVLT Solution.
The risk is that Rubrik currently has only / limited mainstream Application Support, DEV Team may require a long time to cope with upcoming Customer requests.

08 August 18
Jonathon ManciniReal User

We looked at Commvault and Rubrik and ended up going with Cohesity. We are using it both to store backups and as a file server to replace windows file servers so Cohesity was the best fit for us.

07 August 18
MS AlamReal User

As per my opinion. Rubrik is better than Commvault.

05 September 18

I have not used either product. Recently, I became a reseller partner for Datto, which only sells through the (MSP) channel.

Right now, I am focusing on their business continuity tools for Office 365 and G Suite.

Their main business continuity tool for businesses with on-premises servers is the SIRIS 3 appliance, which is an excellent fit for healthcare.

In software-based solutions, I look most heavily at Veeam,

10 August 18
Oscar QuinteroUser

Really for me, ARCSERVE UDP is the best answer for your ask. It does both questions very well.

Your Strategy for SMB, integrating Backup (Tape, Disc, Cloud), Appliances, DRP, BC, Archiving is the winner.

09 August 18
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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.

Rubrik provides the industry's first Converged Data Management platform with the Rubrik r300 Series Hybrid Cloud Appliance, fusing enterprise-class data management with web-scale IT. Organizations use Rubrik to deliver live data access to recover from failures and accelerate application development. Our team has helped build products such as Google File System, Google Search, YouTube, Facebook Data Infrastructure, VMware Virtualization, Data Domain File System, and Amazon Infrastructure.

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Transportation Company14%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise29%
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