Compare Compellent vs. EMC Avamar

Compellent is ranked 7th in Deduplication Software with 7 reviews while EMC Avamar is ranked 5th in Deduplication Software with 10 reviews. Compellent is rated 8.2, while EMC Avamar is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Compellent writes "Very simple to use, it's very efficient, and a customer won't make many mistakes when using it". On the other hand, the top reviewer of EMC Avamar writes "Good for backups and is easy to troubleshoot ". Compellent is most compared with Dell EqualLogic PS series, HPE 3PAR Flash Storage and IBM Storwize, whereas EMC Avamar is most compared with EMC NetWorker, EMC Data Domain and Veeam Backup & Replication. See our Compellent vs. EMC Avamar report.
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Pros
The interface is easy to use which makes the product user-friendly.The setup and installation is much simpler now, because Dell has standardized the configure process.I think that Dell EMC is one of the best technical support services in Ukraine.It is just as stable as any other high-end solution.Technical support is very good. I do use it from time to time and it's always excellent.The solution is stable; we've had no problems at all.

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The backup is the solution's most valuable feature. It's very reliable.We sell Avamar with Data Domain. Data Domain and Avamar work really well together and their compression ratios are very high compared to Veeam, Commvault, and all the other backup software on the market.I think the brand is very good. Support is also very nice for end users and integration with EMC products for businesses.It was very simple to deploy the solution to the client that you wanted to backup.We love the instant recovery functionality. It's very useful.The product is good for backups.We have a lot of backups, and this tool helps us with the RMAN Backup.

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Cons
The connection should be better integrated with the network to offer a better view of the system.Compellent comes in the form of a component that's not true of a unified storage platform.While the price is competitive, in the next release it would be better if they could reduce the fees.I don't think the solution is very scalable.The cost of the solution could be better.The lower model, the 3000, should have duplication. It doesn't right now. It's only from 5000 that this is offered, but it depends on the performance. It could be they don't offer it on lower models because the duplication is too much of a burden to the performance.

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The configuration and expansion aspects of the solution need improvement. They're complicated and don't really integrate well.I think they could also move more towards cloud solutions. It already has some cloud tiering, but I think that could be more extensive. They should work with all cloud providers and I think in the future they will be on all cloud platforms.The interface could be more helpful for people.It was challenging to back up our Exchange database, which is one of the reasons we did not continue using this solution.The licensing model is not very flexible. Every time we upgrade our storage size, we need to upgrade the Avamar license.The client caches and deduplication system have a few problems.There are limitations when trying to use this solution with Hyper-V.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing of this solution is competitive.

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The price is the main thing I'd like to see them change. If they can come down in price, that would be a good thing. It's very cost competitive in the entry level range, because Veeam pricing is much cheaper than Avamar.I'm not sure, but perhaps the pricing could be done better at the moment.This solution is less expensive than Veeam for us, although it depends on the customer because we get a great discount.

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7th
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6,139
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4,944
Reviews
6
Average Words per Review
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8.5
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11,729
Comparisons
9,634
Reviews
9
Average Words per Review
367
Avg. Rating
8.2
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Help extend the life of your storage investments with Compellent Storage Center solutions. Flexible, non-disruptive storage options including flash-optimized solutions that offer flash at the price of disk, enable your data center to grow seamlessly without forklift upgrades.

Avamar is fast, efficient backup and recovery through a complete software and hardware solution. Equipped with integrated variable-length deduplication technology, Avamar facilitates fast, daily full backups for virtual environments, remote offices, enterprise applications, network-attached storage (NAS) servers, and desktops/laptops.

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TelecityGroup, Wilson Sons, Service King, Fujian University of Technology, LifeChurch.tv, Cofely Germany, FinderComanche County Memorial Hospital, Cap Atlantique, Getronics, Lewisville Independent School District, EnvisionRxOptions, Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions
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Software R&D Company26%
Retailer15%
Comms Service Provider13%
Healthcare Company11%
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Healthcare Company30%
Manufacturing Company10%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company32%
Manufacturing Company12%
Comms Service Provider10%
Government8%
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