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Pros
"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."

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"One of the main features is the landing zone, it is a particular space where the information is not duplicated."

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Cons
"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."

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"When speaking about a scale-out, you want to have better equipment. You cannot just add a disc to the foreign equipment. You have to buy another one and put it together, like parallel."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

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"The current agreement has 21 terabytes of free space and it cost approximately $35,000."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Every product is good and bad, but its claim to fame is that it is scalable. We're doing more than 3,000 VMs. Every single night a complete image backup to disks and replication are easily done in… more »
Top Answer: Its licensing is weird. It is not just the licenses; we also purchase hardware. With most software products, such as Veeam, Commvault, and Data Protector, there is no hardware purchase at the same… more »
Top Answer: It is very scalable, and that's its claim to fame, but that also makes it hard to make changes. Anytime there is a large piece of software, changing that piece of software is harder. You've got a… more »
Top Answer: One of the main features is the landing zone, it is a particular space where the information is not duplicated.
Top Answer: The current agreement has 21 terabytes of free space and it cost approximately $35,000.
Top Answer: Product support could be improved. It is next day support when it comes to parts.
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Overview

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.

The ExaGrid EX Series hyper-converged secondary storage for backup product line consists of eight appliance models. Each appliance is sized for a full backup and for long-term retention. Any ExaGrid appliance can be mixed and matched in the same scale-out system with any other size or age appliance, allowing customers to buy what they need as they need it. This pay-as-you-grow model allows up to 25 appliances in a single scale-out system.
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Sample Customers
Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Cap Atlantique, Getronics, Lewisville Independent School District, EnvisionRxOptions, Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions
NCI Group, North Attleborough Public School, North Kingstown School Department, NPS Pharmaceuticals, Prudential Douglas Elliman, Rathbone Brothers PLC, Rio Hondo College, Ruder Finn, Sarah Lawrence College
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company24%
Healthcare Company16%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm12%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company18%
Manufacturing Company7%
Government7%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise51%
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Dell EMC Avamar is ranked 2nd in Deduplication Software with 32 reviews while ExaGrid EX Series is ranked 14th in Deduplication Software with 1 review. Dell EMC Avamar is rated 8.0, while ExaGrid EX Series is rated 0.0. 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 ExaGrid EX Series writes "Useful landing zone feature, fast setup, and reliable". Dell EMC Avamar is most compared with Dell EMC NetWorker, Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager and Rubrik, whereas ExaGrid EX Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), HPE StoreOnce, NetApp FAS Series and Veritas NetBackup Appliance.

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