We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"Dell EMC Avamar has many valuable features. It's very stable and it's easy to manage."
"The backup and recovery speed is very fast."
"The deduplication feature is the best aspect of the solution."
"It's a good solution."
"Duplication and the speed of backup are great."
"The initial setup is easy."
"The solution integrates well with Unix, Windows, Hyper-V and VM."
"Essentially, it replaced our tape backups."
"EMC has discontinued their Avamar hardware version. They only advertise the Avamar virtual edition."
"It's not the best solution for big databases."
"I would like to see better integration with third-party applications and platforms."
"The solution is not very strong on the Cloud. They should work out how they can use this as a backup as a service."
"The management of this solution is a little bit difficult for IT administrators. They have to be trained before going through the system."
"It's an expensive solution."
"It would be helpful if there was cloud support."
"A benefit would be support for either Azure Cool Storage or AWS Glacier."
"I would like to see more improvement in the GUI."
"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."
"The cost of the solution is very expensive."
"Its price should be reduced. It would be good if you could pay as per usage, and there is a subscription model like VMware. There should be some flexibility because sometimes, the customer only uses the backup for one month or three months. Currently, I have to pay whether I use it or not. Its licensing should be flexible and based on consumption."
"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 time. Because Avamar and Data Domain are tied together, they have an integrated pipe. You can separate them, but basically, they're designed to work as a couple. Because the Data Domain backend is designed to do dedupe and compression, we get 60:1. When you count it, you count it as a straight compression, but of course, that's with dedupe and some other stuff. You have to buy the hardware, the licensing, and the software at the same time. So, it's not just software."
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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.
InfiniGuard provides fast, reliable data backup and restore for business continuity/disaster recovery. Built with InfiniBox to optimize performance and target-side dedupe to maximize effective capacity for multi-petabyte datasets.
Dell EMC Avamar is ranked 11th in Backup and Recovery Software with 30 reviews while INFINIDAT InfiniGuard is ranked 30th in Backup and Recovery Software with 1 review. Dell EMC Avamar is rated 7.8, while INFINIDAT InfiniGuard is rated 10.0. 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 INFINIDAT InfiniGuard writes "Fast data recovery for large scale datasets". 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 INFINIDAT InfiniGuard is most compared with Cohesity DataProtect, Veritas NetBackup and Veeam Backup & Replication.
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