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"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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"It's very helpful because SnapCenter is already integrated with VMware Snapshot, so it's very easy to use."

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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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"I have an issue with SnapCenter because sometimes a VM cannot be backed up... The way SnapCenter works is that it makes a backup of all the VMs and then it removes all the old backups. If one VM cannot be backed up for some reason, it has already created a new backup for all the VMs but it cannot remove the old backups. It ends up creating so many backups in VMware and it will cause a performance problem if the condition is not fixed."

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"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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Top Answer: Most of our users work from home and we use Avamar to backup our users' data.
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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.

Unified, scalable platform for application-consistent data protection and clone management. This software simplifies backup, restore, and clone lifecycle management with application-integrated workflows.

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Sample Customers
Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Cap Atlantique, Getronics, Lewisville Independent School District, EnvisionRxOptions, Cincinnati Bell Technology SolutionsAll for One Steeb AG, Accenture
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company23%
Healthcare Company18%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Pharma/Biotech Company17%
Computer Software Company17%
Healthcare Company17%
Integrator8%
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Computer Software Company28%
Manufacturing Company24%
Comms Service Provider9%
University5%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise52%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise45%
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Small Business3%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise90%
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Dell EMC Avamar is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 24 reviews while NetApp SnapCenter is ranked 12th in Backup and Recovery Software with 1 review. Dell EMC Avamar is rated 8.2, while NetApp SnapCenter is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Dell EMC Avamar writes "Good for backups and is easy to troubleshoot ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp SnapCenter writes "Integration with VMware Snapshot makes it easy to use". Dell EMC Avamar is most compared with Dell EMC NetWorker, Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Commvault and Rubrik, whereas NetApp SnapCenter is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Cohesity DataProtect, IBM Spectrum Protect and Actifio.

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