Systemdmn67System Admin at a energy/utilities company
Chris ChilderhoseLead Infrastructure Architect at ThinkON
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"We have a lot of backups, and this tool helps us with the RMAN Backup."
"The product is good for backups."
"We love the instant recovery functionality. It's very useful."
"It was very simple to deploy the solution to the client that you wanted to backup."
"I think the brand is very good. Support is also very nice for end users and integration with EMC products for businesses."
"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."
"The backup is the solution's most valuable feature. It's very reliable."
"Avamar's source side deduplication is very strong, it can easily back up remote sites' data, and not much bandwidth is required on the Avamar side."
"The solution can scale up to one petabyte right now. It's very good for enterprise-level organizations."
"The initial setup was straightforward. Deployment takes about two weeks."
"The deduplication feature is the most valuable part of the solution."
"We have never had any issues with Data Domain. It has been stable."
"The most valuable features are the deduplication and compression and the Data Domain Boost."
"It's very easy to use the domain once it's been set up. The interface is also user-friendly."
"The solution's most valuable feature is the integrated deduplication function."
"The product provides good backup and compression services."
"There are limitations when trying to use this solution with Hyper-V."
"The client caches and deduplication system have a few problems."
"The licensing model is not very flexible. Every time we upgrade our storage size, we need to upgrade the Avamar license."
"It was challenging to back up our Exchange database, which is one of the reasons we did not continue using this solution."
"The interface could be more helpful for people."
"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 configuration and expansion aspects of the solution need improvement. They're complicated and don't really integrate well."
"EMC has discontinued their Avamar hardware version. They only advertise the Avamar virtual edition."
"The pricing should be adjusted. Customers continuously talk about the price. They know it is a good solution and they really need the type of storage the solution offers, but it costs somewhere around $100,000 and up. It's not cheap, but it's very important for data vendors."
"The pricing model needs to be improved."
"EMC is very expensive for small customers."
"We are not able to deal directly with the OEM we have to go to their partners in Nigeria."
"We have had deduplication and replication issues. When we used another backup software we noticed that it didn't have the same issues."
"The firmware upgrades could be simplified. I'm in the process of struggling to upgrade right now."
"The pricing could be better, but it's still not too expensive."
"The licensing model was the biggest concern for our company, but the poor support after the initial implementation is of equal concern."
"This solution is less expensive than Veeam for us, although it depends on the customer because we get a great discount."
"I'm not sure, but perhaps the pricing could be done better at the moment."
"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."
"It was approximately $70-80,000 when it was under support, but right now EMC has not been supporting this product for two years."
"Licensing was generally on a per VM or terabyte basis. They changed their licensing model a couple of times and turned it into socket-based licensing, which is an improvement in their licensing model."
"When it comes to competition the price is not what is important, it's not the problem."
"The price of this product should be lower."
"It was very expensive before, but after integrating it with Dell EMC Avamar Data Protection suite licensing, we are getting better discounts."
"Pricing is related to size. A lower range solution might be about $33,000. My customers use higher range versions with a price of around $100,000. That's the price for both the hardware and software."
"In Naira it was twenty-five or twenty-seven million (approximately $75,000 USD) for the implementation and maintenance cost for three years."
"There are many options in the pricing structure which can cause some confusion and necessitate the purchase of additional licensing."
"This is one of the more expensive backup solutions on the market."
"Its price is reasonable."
"It could be more competitively priced. Its licensing was for five years. Obviously, the support will get renewed at some stage, but that's it."
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.
Dell EMC Avamar is ranked 2nd in Deduplication Software with 32 reviews while Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is ranked 1st in Deduplication Software with 17 reviews. Dell EMC Avamar is rated 8.0, while Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Dell EMC Avamar writes "Unlimited scalability, very stable, and ties very well with VMware API". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) writes "Reliable solution that reduces the time and effort required to manage the system". Dell EMC Avamar is most compared with Dell EMC NetWorker, Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager, Rubrik and Commvault, whereas Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Rubrik and Cohesity DataProtect. See our Dell EMC Avamar vs. Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) report.
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