Commvault vs. Veritas NetBackup

As of February 2019, Commvault is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 8 reviews vs Veritas NetBackup which is ranked 7th in Backup and Recovery Software with 15 reviews. The top reviewer of Commvault writes "One of the biggest features is the global deduplication of our data sets". The top reviewer of Veritas NetBackup writes "Valuable features include SLPs for replication, duplication control, and AIR". Commvault is most compared with Veritas NetBackup, Veeam Backup & Replication and Rubrik. Veritas NetBackup is most compared with Commvault, Veritas Backup Exec and Rubrik. See our Commvault vs. Veritas NetBackup 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 saves time for the backup needs of our organization.The most valuable feature is that it is basically a replica of our SAND data. We archive the SAND data for recovery, if there is an issue on the fence.It is essential. We can't do without it.Its most valuable features are flexibility and reliability.Logs are very easy to read, parse, and use for diagnostics.Ease of installing, configuring, upgrading, and troubleshooting.AIR and duplication, overall management and troubleshooting.DLO: Client for laptops.

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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 interface should be improved.I would advise not to use this tool. I think between the licensing issues and the older solution mentality it is not a great solution.Some of the hardware is out of support.It needs support for Kernel-based Virtual Machines (KVMs).The product is not able to keep up with other competitors in the market.I have been involved in upgrades. They have not been straightforward. Some of them have required us to make changes to our architecture and production environment.The restore tool is not friendly to newcomers.There have been issues with performance and some features.

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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 licensing model is cost-prohibitive as you scale out.Acceptable if you need to implement it for larger environments, e.g. over 1000 clients. For smaller setups it might be too expensive.Pricing is pretty costly as compared to the other products but worth investing for the long term and high ROI.The software and license are very expensive.If you have a complex environment with dozens of different servers and apps, I recommend you look for TB licensing.So far I can only say that the license structure could be looked at to be aligned as either capacity-based or traditional.Smaller virtualized environments will want to stick to a traditional licensing model if possible. It will likely be cheaper, but it is a pain to manage all the individual licenses for each client.Licensing was very expensive and did not scale well if needed to move between license models.

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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.

NetBackup reduces the staggering complexity of enterprise data protection, outpaces the relentless growth of the data center, and increases the agility IT needs to transform from traditional cost center to service-oriented business enabler. Enterprises trust Symantec.

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Sample Customers
Aberdeenshire Council, Acxiom, BAM Group Ireland, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, CI Investments, Clifford ChanceBeta Offshore
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm20%
Healthcare Company14%
Insurance Company12%
Comms Service Provider9%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm22%
Comms Service Provider22%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Pharma/Biotech Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider13%
Insurance Company12%
University10%
Company Size
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise40%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise55%
REVIEWERS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise53%
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