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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".
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.
It is a good backup tool.
We are satisfied with the stability of the product.
In the global business world, Veritas has a very good name. I think they have a good solid product, and they are always trying to improve it, and update it. ;They know what the client actually needs, and they are up to the challenge of satisfying those needs.
The backup solution comes in different versions to support different platforms.
It is one of the most stable backup solutions.
Backup Exec 2012 R2 is a very good product for the Windows file system and SQL backups. It is very user-friendly, but the next version Backup Exec 2014 that is released and the other next versions of Backup Exec product is not so friendly.
One of the valuable features is the instant recovery for VMs. It reduces the RTO (Recovery Time Objective) drastically.
The interface easy to use and it is compatible with most backup devices.
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.
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.
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.
I would like to see this solution improve on faster restoration. Currently, it takes a long time to restore my data.
It would be nice to improve the backup acceleration and the fast restoration required.
Enhanced support for cloud backup needs to be added.
Initial setup is a bit complex and needs some expertise for troubleshooting when something goes wrong.
It is not a recommended software when it comes to large environments where there has to be a minimal Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and/or Recover Point Objective (RPO).
Firstly, the GUI for 2014 is mostly confusing, i.e., if you need to add any additional technical features, then it doesn't require a change to the GUI.
There still a lot of room for improvement in synthetic technologies, especially when targeted to deduplication media.
More stable environment in a WAN infrastructure.
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.
I would like to see a better licensing model. They changed it and it's just horrendous.
It is cheap compared to the other backup technologies. It all depends on the requirements.
Depending on the scenario, it can cost less than half of the price of other methods.
Pricing is similar, but they don´t offer the same options/technology.
If your company can afford it, go for it.
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Also Known As
|Backup Exec, Symantec Backup Exec|
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.
Backup Exec delivers powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery to protect your entire infrastructure whether built upon virtual, physical, or a combination of both. Backup Exec is licensed per media server, agent and option.
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