We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"Duplication and the speed of backup are great."
"The initial setup is easy."
"The solution integrates well with Unix, Windows, Hyper-V and VM."
"The most valuable features are the VMware VADP backups and the support for data domains."
"The VM portal and the CloudCatalyst are two of the solution's most valuable features."
"Good graphical user interface. It's easy to create policies and to do installs."
"The solution offers very good storage efficiency, so there's excellent compression and deduplication within the product that our clients really appreciate."
"The most valuable feature is the trouble-free operation, as we have not had many problems with it."
"The solution offers a lot of really great features that organizations can utilize and take advantage of."
"The most valuable feature is the disaster recovery functionality."
"The most valuable feature is its stability."
"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."
"It's an expensive solution."
"It would be helpful if there was cloud support."
"A benefit would be support for either Azure Cool Storage or AWS Glacier."
"In terms of improvement, it's very difficult to make it work with multiple business units. Its security model is too constricted."
"It would be helpful, in future releases, if the solution could add WORM (Write Once Read Many) support right within the product."
"Lacks a reporting feature."
"It would be extremely helpful if the solution offered near-zero recovery time for SQL."
"The speed of restoring data could be improved."
"The only pain point we have with this solution is the cost. It's very expensive. In fact, it's so expensive we are looking for other platforms. We want to move away from it in order to save our organization costs."
"The support for new technologies is limited."
"The SQL Server backup features are not up to date."
"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."
"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."
"It's expensive when comparing to other solutions on the market."
"My licensing model is based on capacity so as we grow, the price we pay increases and it becomes too expensive."
"Licensing fees are charged based on the number of CPU cores."
"We are happy with the pricing that we have, but it's expensive."
"It is very expensive. The licensing cost for this solution is on a yearly basis. It is approximately 50k. We will continue using it at least for the next year, but we are currently doing an analysis to switch to some other solution."
"Pricing is good, under our budget, and flexible."
"A better price would make this product more competitive."
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.
Dell EMC Avamar is ranked 11th in Backup and Recovery Software with 30 reviews while Veritas NetBackup is ranked 10th in Backup and Recovery Software with 45 reviews. Dell EMC Avamar is rated 7.8, while Veritas NetBackup is rated 7.6. 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 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 Cohesity DataProtect, whereas Veritas NetBackup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas Backup Exec, Commvault, Azure Backup and Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain). See our Dell EMC Avamar vs. Veritas NetBackup report.
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