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Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC Avamar vs. Veeam Backup & Replication and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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"It's very stable.""It's a complete software that can protect all the main applications. Perhaps that's the feature I like most. The integration with the NetApp and other apps is also very nice.""We are using a KVM system in our cloud, and this solution works very well with it.""The solution provides us with a single platform to move, manage, and recover our data across on-premise locations. Some of the guys have been using it to move a virtual machine from VMware to the Microsoft solution, Hyper-V. They back it up and then they restore to the different virtual machine provider, and that works great.""The multi-tenancy is the most valuable feature for us because it's the only software that is fully multi-tenant and that has all the features we need to provide to all our tenants. It provides us with advanced features for MySQL and Oracle, among other platforms""The most valuable feature is sharing data sets like they're in a private cloud. We call it our "private cloud" because we can share anything that is inside our backup set with our colleagues or with other people, and yet, everything is still in Belgrade, in Serbia. It's not somewhere else on cloud servers. Everything is in our environment.""I'm a big fan of the reporting. You can build your own reports; it's very customizable. You can have individual reports going to groups of people or individuals. You can have them go out multiple times a day. It's basically a free-for-all as far as reporting goes. If anybody wants a specific job report every day, you can build it, schedule it, and have it go out and never touched it again. It's pretty nice.""The solution's interface is easy to use. For manageability, it doesn't matter where the resource is coming from or going to. That's the great power of the Control Panel: It's easy to use and does not matter if you manage on-prem or cloud resources."

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"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.""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."

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"The whole replication aspect of the solution is excellent because it compresses the data so well.""The user interface is good and it is very easy to use.""Before Veeam, we had backup infrastructure sprawl. Veeam was able to reduce our overall backup windows while reducing our dedicated backup infrastructure.""Vendor integration for many of the enterprise features have allowed for us to have greater performance from our storage vendors further improving on our commitments to protect our clients' data.""The most valuable feature is the ability to verify that backups are valid.""Features with the most value are Instant VM Recovery, SQL Explorer and Exchange Explorer.""The most valuable feature is adaptability, where it automatically adapts to the environment that it's being installed on.""The product is very simple in its design. We don't need it to perform complicated tasks."

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"The back of virtual machines needs improvement. I know they're working on it. They're always doing new things but I think they still have a little bit more to do.""I think the one thing that could be improved is the customer experience. The interface should be more user friendly.""This solution can be complex and difficult to administer because it supports all of the many platforms, so it would help if they could simplify it.""Just to keep it running is time-consuming. There are five people on my team. Commvault was supposed to be one of the less time-consuming solutions, but in reality it takes 60 percent of our time just to keep it running, and that's not even fine-tuning it; that's just to keep it running.""There is room for improvement in its user interface and web console, called Command Center. They are improving it every year so if they continue in that direction, I think it will be a very reliable console.""They can always improve the interface design to make it easier. Sometimes, you need to click two or three times to do something. They should look at what tabs are used most and make them more accessible, to cut the time it takes to get to that information.""Command Center definitely gives us a complete view of our data. But finding some of the granular, very small items that we sometimes have to find, such as auxiliary copies for tapes, I still find that it's easier to navigate and, sometimes, only possible to find them using the CommCell tool.""The solution's breadth and depth of cloud support are good, but could be better. Some cloud features that are common-sense, especially on AWS, are not completely integrated yet in the product. They are a work-in-progress."

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"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.""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."

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"It would be ideal if users could know that their data is backed up and have some security functionality where you can actually use the backup to spin up a new cluster and take it from there.""I would like to have the capability of backing up a physical machine, as opposed to just a VM.""Multithreading of health check process: This can take too much time to process on large jobs and/or large VMs.""Additional executive summary reports for the entire infrastructure would be a nice to have.""One challenge that we have encountered was on the long-term retention of data. Be sure to look into a dedicated deduplication appliance.""We would like to see support for some additional storage systems.""Physical backup is always where room for improvement could be but Veeam has always stated they are not going in that direction.""They need full cloud integration such that an on-premises backup can be offloaded to the cloud for storage."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price could perhaps be lower as well.""Our cost is around $20,000 per month. The previous year, it was around $30,000 per month. It now costs less because Commvault changed the licensing type for providers.""Our yearly cost is around €20,000... The cost is based on the number of users and the amount of data. They sell it per terabyte.""There is a bit of cost involved with signing up the entire solution. It's not a cheap solution.""Commvault licensing is a perpetual license so only the support is being renewed yearly.""The complete license gives us options for all the features. Commvault does not license based on storage or the management components. It can integrate with any storage vendor. That means that when we are out of storage and need more, we can integrate without additional licensing. In my opinion, Commvault needs to reduce the licensing cost by 20 to 40 percent to make it cost-efficient.""We went from Veritas NetBackup to Commvault. We switched due to upfront licensing and costs. We have more visibility into what we're actually purchasing. It seemed like, overall, the cost of Commvault was cheaper.""It is cheaper than Veeam."

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"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.""The cost of the solution is very expensive."

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"The price of Veeam is much lower than the IBM solution.""We have increased our scalability while being able to free up senior resources from recovery activities. I estimate our overall savings to about $20,000 per year.""Veeam is more reasonably priced than some competing products.""My understanding is that it is a fairly small price point.""Its software solution has a fee.""It is more expensive than other solutions.""If you tell Veeam that you're competing with, for example, NetBackup or Backup Exec, or Dell or Micro Focus then they may lower the price. They are very competitive.""I don't know what the costs are for sure, but I think that it's on a yearly basis."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I have never used Commvault before but I have been using Veritas NetBackup for many years and I am very satisfied with… more »
Top Answer: Good day. Well, in my view the journey of Veritas from 1993 as BackupPlus then NetBackup with OpenV and move forward… more »
Top Answer: The backup and restore capabilities are key. The most useful things to us about Commvault, in general, is the breadth of… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable features are scalability and integration.
Top Answer: It's a very high-end solution and comparable to Rubrik and Cohesity.
Top Answer: The problems are, that it has issues with support. Dell has issues in that area. I think the other problem is, that when… more »
Top Answer: In terms of pricing, our marketing department handles that. I don't really deal with that area. However, I can say that… more »
Top Answer: The primary use case of this product is for disaster recovery and ransomware protection. It's also used for testing… more »
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Overview

Commvault can help you transform your data into a powerful strategic asset, with data protection and information management solutions that enable you to protect, access and use all of your data anywhere and anytime.

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.

Veeam® Availability Suite™ delivers something fundamentally different — Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ — leveraging IT investments in server virtualization, modern storage and the cloud to help organizations meet today’s service-level objectives, enabling recovery of any IT service and related applications and data within seconds and minutes.

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Sample Customers
Aberdeenshire Council, Acxiom, BAM Group Ireland, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, CI Investments, Clifford Chance, Alliant Credit Union, American Municipal Power, American Pacific Mortgage, AstraZeneca, Dongbu Steel, Denver Health, Dow Jones, Emirates Steel, Penn State Health, Prime Healthcare, Sonic Healthcare, Sony Network Communications, TiVO, UCONN Health, The Weitz Company
Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Cap Atlantique, Getronics, Lewisville Independent School District, EnvisionRxOptions, Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions
Vodafone, American Standard Brands, Welch’s, University of Florida, Tata Global Beverages Limited, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, MacLean-Fogg Company
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Government16%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company8%
Computer Software Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company21%
Healthcare Company14%
Retailer11%
Comms Service Provider11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm16%
Computer Software Company9%
Government8%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise79%
REVIEWERS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise53%
REVIEWERS
Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise31%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise56%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC Avamar vs. Veeam Backup & Replication and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
534,768 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Dell EMC Avamar is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 32 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 73 reviews. Dell EMC Avamar is rated 7.8, while Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.6. 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 Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Reliable, affordable and user friendly". Dell EMC Avamar is most compared with Dell EMC NetWorker, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager, Rubrik and Veritas NetBackup, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Nakivo, Cohesity DataProtect, Acronis Backup and Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain). See our Dell EMC Avamar vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.

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