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Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC Avamar vs. Veritas NetBackup and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"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.""The solution is easy to use and has high performance.""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.""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.""Effective in protecting the virtualization system and end points.""Scheduling is valuable. It does a good job of backing up, and it does a good job of restoring. Nobody has got a problem with that. The agents are well supported.""The most valuable features are image backups and file backups.""We are talking about a complete end-to-end solution which comes with its own hardware storage to back up the data on tape-less."

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"The backup and restore functions are very valuable aspects of the product.""The documentation is good.""It is easy to use, and you can run it with all kinds of client software environments. It works well with the most popular software, file systems, and operating systems. It is very useful to us.""It was especially useful with the appliances we use on a daily basis.""I like the virtual server backup.""Veritas released a new feature in version 8 of NetBackup called VRP. It's kind of like replication management from VMware. The great thing about this feature is that Veritas gave it to us for free.""I have found it to be the simplest solution to the market. It gives us a complete end to end solution. We are using this solution, Veritas Appliance and another one for access archiving. It is convenient to have all the support from one vendor.""The most valuable feature is the disaster recovery functionality."

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Cons
"It lacks support for certain plugins, like SAP HANA, for example.""The user interface needs to be improved. It's not as good as it could be.""When you get down to doing certain things, such as somebody wants a particular file restored, the process by which you do that is stupid. You kind of have to know exactly where to look for in order to find it. Even on older backup products that I've used, I didn't have that kind of problem. If we were looking for a file with a particular kind of a name, the solution would find that file anywhere irrespective of where it resides within the backup system. So, we didn't have to know the name of the specific server, the specific timeframe, almost all the characters of the file name, and all kinds of data in order to find a file. In Avamar, we got to know these details. We've gone around and around with them on that, and their attitude seems to be that it is working just fine. There is nothing for them to improve. The organizational system of other products that I'm working with, such as Zerto and Cohesity, seems to be centered around the tasks that you would most commonly do and want to do, as opposed to we've laid it out in a really neat technical hierarchy.""Avamar is dependent on the hardware. It can't be implemented with ordinary storage. It can only be implemented with an EMC product. We want to have a backup solution that allows us to use independent storage and other hardware. It would be good if they can simplify its technology and make it possible to implement it with another storage. This is probably not possible because Avamar is an EMC product, and EMC would like to sell its own products.""I would like to see better integration with third-party applications and platforms.""The solution could improve by having better integration and more flexibility.""It's not the best solution for big databases.""Its ability to back up very large objects can be improved. In terms of new features, they can include the ability to use cloud services, like S3, more natively."

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"The implementation process could be simplified to make it quicker.""It is a very expensive solution. They should have a different scheme for selling it. They should also make it easy for us to switch from Solaris to Linux. We are having some trouble in migrating our actual catalog from Solaris to Linux.""The pricing is a bit of a concern. If could be lower.""NetBackup is expensive and should be cheaper. That is why we are moving on to another solution.""Like the other enterprise solutions, Veritas NetBackup isn't easy to implement. It's a little bit hard compared to other solutions like Data Protector for HPE. You have to struggle to learn a lot of features that Veritas NetBackup offers to customers.""Main area that could be improved is the pricing, to make it more competitive""I do not really like NetBackup as it is coming from a mix of other software packages.""The deployment time is longer than it is with other products."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price of this product should be lower.""When it comes to competition the price is not what is important, it's not the problem.""The price is fair.""Licensing fees are paid annually.""It's a very high-end solution and comparable to Rubrik and Cohesity.""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.""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.""The cost of the solution is very expensive."

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"Veritas NetBackup's pricing is a bit steep when compared to other tools. It is very costly, but service-wise and overall, the Veritas NetBackup is a good product.""If you have a source size of one terabyte then they will charge for a one terabyte license, although what is actually being stored is much less.""Veritas NetBackup is considerably cheaper than that of Druva, the former being quite affordable.""A better price would make this product more competitive.""It's expensive when comparing to other solutions on the market.""The price is okay.""NetBackup is expensive. They need to work on the pricing side. I find it comparatively on the higher side when I compare the terabyte backup costs.""Price-wise, most of the backup products are similarly priced, and NetBackup is the same."

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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.

NetBackup reduces the staggering complexity of enterprise data protection, outpaces the relentless growth of the data center, and increases the agility IT needs to transform from traditional cost center to service-oriented business enabler. Enterprises trust Symantec.

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Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Cap Atlantique, Getronics, Lewisville Independent School District, EnvisionRxOptions, Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions
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Top Industries
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Computer Software Company19%
Healthcare Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Manufacturing Company13%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm17%
Insurance Company11%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise53%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise59%
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Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise72%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC Avamar vs. Veritas NetBackup and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,873 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Dell EMC Avamar is ranked 10th in Backup and Recovery Software with 35 reviews while Veritas NetBackup is ranked 7th in Backup and Recovery Software with 51 reviews. Dell EMC Avamar is rated 7.8, while Veritas NetBackup is rated 7.8. 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 Veritas NetBackup writes "Short-term recovery options help our clients easily get lost data back into production". 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 Azure Backup, whereas Veritas NetBackup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas Backup Exec, Commvault, Azure Backup and Veritas SaaS Backup. See our Dell EMC Avamar vs. Veritas NetBackup report.

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