We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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.
Quantum's DXi series deduplication solutions provides patented variable-length deduplication that not only reduces disk usage and capital expenditures, but also enables efficient data movement across the WAN to other sites and to the cloud.
Dell EMC Avamar is ranked 11th in Backup and Recovery Software with 30 reviews while Quantum DXi Series is ranked 52nd in Backup and Recovery Software. Dell EMC Avamar is rated 7.8, while Quantum DXi 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, 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 Quantum DXi Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), HPE StoreOnce, Dell EMC Data Domain Boost, ExaGrid EX and ExaGrid EX Series.
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