Commvault vs. Veeam Backup & Replication

As of March 2019, Commvault is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 8 reviews vs Veeam Backup & Replication which is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 35 reviews. The top reviewer of Commvault writes "One of the biggest features is the global deduplication of our data sets". The top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "User-friendly backup of the whole virtual server". Commvault is most compared with Veritas NetBackup, Veeam Backup & Replication and Rubrik. Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Commvault and VMware SRM. See our Commvault vs. Veeam Backup & Replication 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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Features with the most value are Instant VM Recovery, SQL Explorer and Exchange Explorer.It helps with process restoration. With Veeam, we never had backup or restoration issues.Veeam is the gold standard for backup and recovery. The ease of use and reliability of this solution are real assets. Also, it has an ease of use to work with a third party vendor.The most important part is that you actually know you have a backup of the whole virtual server.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.It is a good solution for backups and reporting.It is a good product, in regards to performance, as well as data protection.

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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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Physical backup is always where room for improvement could be but Veeam has always stated they are not going in that direction.I would like to see a storage application in the next version of the product.The virtual sandboxes seem complex to setup, so I have not invested time in leveraging this feature. It would be nice if this feature was more user-friendly.I have also been struggling with the storage and in some cases I need to move things due to performance.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.The tech support needs improvement.

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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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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.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.I would suggest to others that they buy the full license when purchasing this solution.Setup cost and licensing of Veeam are nothing to complain about when compared to similar products for enterprise backup recovery solutions.I think the price is good when you choose the Essentials Suite, but when you buy a full featured version (for instance the Enterprise Plus) the price is a little bit expensive.The price is a bit high. Licensing type is VMware friendly, so it is easy.Since pricing is per socket, it is not expensive to add capacity as you go along.

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Also Known As
Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite
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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.

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.

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Sample Customers
Aberdeenshire Council, Acxiom, BAM Group Ireland, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, CI Investments, Clifford ChanceVodafone, American Standard Brands, Welch’s, University of Florida, Tata Global Beverages Limited, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, MacLean-Fogg Company
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm20%
Healthcare Company13%
Insurance Company12%
Comms Service Provider9%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm15%
Government13%
Healthcare Company11%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm17%
Healthcare Company15%
Manufacturing Company9%
Real Estate/Law Firm9%
Company Size
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise56%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise25%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise48%
Large Enterprise37%
Find out what your peers are saying about Commvault vs. Veeam Backup & Replication and other solutions. Updated: March 2019.
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