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"It's the leader in backup and archiving.""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."

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"We have a lot of backups, and this tool helps us with the RMAN Backup.""The product is good for backups.""We love the instant recovery functionality. It's very useful.""It was very simple to deploy the solution to the client that you wanted to backup.""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."

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"If you use the NetBackup Appliance you do not need to have separate media servers and hardware. You can configure the same storage as a media server and master server as well as a storage port. This helps to reduce the hardware costs of the media server.""The most valuable feature of this solution is that it can be used in many different kinds of systems.""The intelligent policies feature is used in order to protect the VMware infrastructure. One of the things that makes a big difference for our company is the usage of these intelligence policies. The system automatically provides extra protection for any VMware server application or service. From a backup administrator's point of view, this is what we call peace of mind. It reduces the workload and therefore reduces resources needed from the company.""They are a large company with good best practices, and they give good support.""We rarely need their help. I would give their technical support an 8.5 out of ten. We are satisfied.""Compared to a homemade installation, this appliance is very stable.""We have good data backup coverage.""The most valuable feature is that the backup and restoring process is very fast."

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"Its competitor, Veeam, includes backup and replication in the same product. I don't know if Commvault has it or not, but they should if they don't.""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."

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"There are limitations when trying to use this solution with Hyper-V.""The client caches and deduplication system have a few problems.""The licensing model is not very flexible. Every time we upgrade our storage size, we need to upgrade the Avamar license.""It was challenging to back up our Exchange database, which is one of the reasons we did not continue using this solution.""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."

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"With technical support, it feels like they aren't well trained and it takes forever to get answers out of them.""Technical support for this solution needs to be improved.""The only drawback for NetBackup, and of course for Veritas, is that they have stuck to the same environment and to the same UI - User Interface. This needs to be improved in future releases. It needs to be more dynamic.""I would like to see a product that requires less expertise to manage it.""They need to make the licensing more clear. They should give all of the licensing details for the portals and be more clear. I have accidentally purchased the incorrect license because it's not clear.""The scalability isn't great. Every time you want to add storage, you can't just add a little bit, you need to add a lot.""This solution has to have better integration with the cloud, as well as with other solutions such as Business Intelligence products.""We had some problems with the backup of the physical server."

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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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"This solution is less expensive than Veeam for us, although it depends on the customer because we get a great discount.""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."

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"The licensing costs for this solution are very high.""The licensing costs are approximately 150,00 Saudi Riyals.""The price of this solution is very high compared to other solutions.""It costs more to license support for this solution, compared to others.""Appliances do not come cheaply.""Overall, Veritas is a good solution; the problem is the cost.""I cannot say whether our licensing costs are on a monthly or annual basis, as we have a global contract.""The licenses are purchased on appliances with the capacity they require."

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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: Veritas Netbackup is more logical and it's easy to understand the technicality behind the product. It has its own logs… 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: 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… more »
Top Answer: Its licensing is weird. It is not just the licenses; we also purchase hardware. With most software products, such as… more »
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: The initial setup gets easier the more you do it.
Top Answer: We have a contract, a global contract, and we are providing services using that contract to different customers… more »
Top Answer: If you compare the solution to, for example, Dell Data Domain, it looks that the deduplication ratio is even higher than… more »
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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.

The NetBackup Appliances feature the entire NetBackup Platform suite on performance a single turnkey solution for backup, storage, and deduplication. Deploying an appliance when refreshing media servers, consolidating point products, protecting remote offices, or modernizing protection in the data center reduces operating expenses and integration complexity.
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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
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Government16%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company8%
Retailer8%
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Comms Service Provider19%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Computer Software Company24%
Healthcare Company16%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm12%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Financial Services Firm30%
Energy/Utilities Company20%
Manufacturing Company10%
Insurance Company10%
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Comms Service Provider23%
Manufacturing Company7%
Government6%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise48%
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Large Enterprise80%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise51%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise43%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC Avamar vs. Veritas NetBackup Appliance and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
523,535 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Dell EMC Avamar is ranked 8th in Backup and Recovery Software with 32 reviews while Veritas NetBackup Appliance is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery Software with 20 reviews. Dell EMC Avamar is rated 8.0, while Veritas NetBackup Appliance is rated 8.0. 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 Appliance writes "Reduces the workload and therefore reduces resources needed from the company". 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 Veritas NetBackup, whereas Veritas NetBackup Appliance is most compared with Dell EMC Data Domain Boost, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), HPE StoreOnce, Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance and Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager. See our Dell EMC Avamar vs. Veritas NetBackup Appliance report.

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