We just raised a $30M Series A: Read our story

Compare Dell EMC Avamar vs. Quest NetVault

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Dell EMC Avamar Logo
16,331 views|12,821 comparisons
Quest NetVault Logo
1,747 views|1,238 comparisons
Featured Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC Avamar vs. Quest NetVault and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
553,954 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
"Dell EMC Avamar is very good with endpoint backups.""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 under four hours.""The product is very powerful and offers very good performance.""Dell EMC Avamar has many valuable features. It's very stable and it's easy to manage.""The most valuable features are image backups and file backups.""They are extremely reliable and scalable — they provide the best de-duplication on the market.""The installation of the solution is easy.""Quick incremental backups and product replication are the two highlights of the product. Once you capture a full backup, incrementals are pretty quick. It is fairly efficient from that perspective."

More Dell EMC Avamar Pros »

"Having the web-based interface is important to us because we can access it from any computer in the network, rather than having it installed and available for use only on a specific one.""The user interface is good.""Its dashboard is quite well done. When you log into the GUI, you can basically see everything you need to know. There is also the possibility to edit the view as you like, which is great."

More Quest NetVault Pros »

Cons
"EMC has discontinued their Avamar hardware version. They only advertise the Avamar virtual edition.""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 larger install base, so you can't just rapidly change. We also use another product called Veeam, and it has this new feature called Continuous Data Protection, which basically lets you get very close to the way the system was in time. We have a system or two up there on which we have set 10 minutes Continuous Data Protection. So, we can roll it back to whatever it was 10 minutes ago, 20 minutes ago, or 30 minutes ago. This feature doesn't exist in Avamar Data Domain. That's the one feature I'd like to see first.""The solution is not very strong on the Cloud. They should work out how they can use this as a backup as a service.""It's an expensive solution.""When we used the solution, it was still new, and so the customer service/technical support was not the best.""It would be better if we could integrate easily with other platforms.""The management of this solution is a little bit difficult for IT administrators. They have to be trained before going through the system.""The UI is not easy to use. There are other products such as Veeam that are easy to use for the end-user which is why they are moving away from Avamar or Networker."

More Dell EMC Avamar Cons »

"There are command-line limitations. There is not a very strong possibility to work with the command line. The commands that are there are not that powerful, and you need to be very good at scripting, for example, in PowerShell or in Bash in case it is running on Linux systems. You need to combine a lot of commands together, and still, you will not get a great output that is presentable to others. You cannot work with it as easily.""I would like to see the option of cloud-based management.""There are certain issues with the product that we report to Quest, and we get offered a workaround instead of a fix. There could be better interaction with the development teams, perhaps in terms of transparency."

More Quest NetVault Cons »

Pricing and Cost Advice
"There is a license required for this solution.""It is expensive. The maintenance comes with it for five years. So, you buy the whole thing for five years, and your maintenance is included with it, but it's a big chunk of change upfront. We like capital expenses because we can CapEx them. We pay once every five years, so we spend a big chunk of change. You'd have to divide that out by the five years to come up with how much it costs. It's just about three-quarters of a million dollars for five years.""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.""It's a very high-end solution and comparable to Rubrik and Cohesity.""When it comes to competition the price is not what is important, it's not the problem.""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.""Licensing fees are paid annually."

More Dell EMC Avamar Pricing and Cost Advice »

"The price of our 12-month contract is approximately $1,500 AUD ($1,100 USD)."

More Quest NetVault Pricing and Cost Advice »

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Backup and Recovery Software solutions are best for your needs.
553,954 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: From the very beginning, Dell EMC NetWorker considers users and those who might potentially become users. In terms of both pricing and setup, this product offers an experience that is significantly… more »
Top Answer: The product has a proven track record of good backups without much of a failure ratio. It also has a good backup in terms of the compression ratio.
Top Answer: Having the web-based interface is important to us because we can access it from any computer in the network, rather than having it installed and available for use only on a specific one.
Top Answer: We are unable to use the latest version due to hardware incompatibility. We need to upgrade our infrastructure to be able to run the latest version of NetVault. With the version we are running, when… more »
Top Answer: We use this product to do backups in VMware.
Ranking
Views
16,331
Comparisons
12,821
Reviews
31
Average Words per Review
500
Rating
7.8
Views
1,747
Comparisons
1,238
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
912
Rating
6.7
Comparisons
Also Known As
Avamar
NetVault Backup, Quest NetVault, Quest NetVault Backup
Learn More
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.

Cloud-ready data recovery software for the hybrid data center. Protect your applications and data on-premises and in the cloud — from one intuitive console — with this scalable data backup and recovery software. NetVault® by Quest supports multiple server and application platforms in both physical and virtual environments. That means you can ensure continuous availability of your business-critical systems, applications and data.

Offer
Learn more about Dell EMC Avamar
Learn more about Quest NetVault
Sample Customers
Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Cap Atlantique, Getronics, Lewisville Independent School District, EnvisionRxOptions, Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions
intel, Mars, MERK, Microsoft, Uber, Visa
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company19%
Manufacturing Company13%
Healthcare Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government7%
Healthcare Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise53%
No Data Available
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC Avamar vs. Quest NetVault and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
553,954 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Dell EMC Avamar is ranked 10th in Backup and Recovery Software with 34 reviews while Quest NetVault is ranked 44th in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews. Dell EMC Avamar is rated 7.8, while Quest NetVault is rated 6.6. 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 Quest NetVault writes "A simple solution with a well-done dashboard, but there are command-line limitations and it needs better reporting and scheduling". 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 Quest NetVault is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, Azure Backup and Dell EMC NetWorker. See our Dell EMC Avamar vs. Quest NetVault report.

See our list of best Backup and Recovery Software vendors.

We monitor all Backup and Recovery Software reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.