We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The price is fair."
"It's a very high-end solution and comparable to Rubrik and Cohesity."
"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."
"There is a license required for this solution."
"It was very expensive before, but after integrating it with Dell EMC Avamar Data Protection suite licensing, we are getting better discounts."
"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."
"Licensing fees are paid annually."
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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.
StorageCraft Data Analytics, including StorageCraft File Backup and Recovery with Backup Analyzer, is different from other file-based backup and recovery products on the market. It expands the StorageCraft Recovery Solution through intelligent data analysis. StorageCraft’s Backup Analyzer recognizes which files on a computer that are critical and those that are not. The StorageCraft File Based Backup solution also includes a Manage Anywhere web-based dashboard for centralized licensing, installation, deployment, configuration, monitoring and reporting. These tools maximize control, minimize unnecessary backup and allow for a faster recovery time objective of an organization’s critical data when the need arises. This next-generation approach to intelligent tiered data architecture provides a forward-thinking data backup process for organizations of all sizes.
Dell EMC Avamar is ranked 10th in Backup and Recovery Software with 35 reviews while StorageCraft Backup Analyzer is ranked 68th in Backup and Recovery Software. Dell EMC Avamar is rated 7.8, while StorageCraft Backup Analyzer 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 StorageCraft Backup Analyzer is most compared with .
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