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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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"The most valuable feature is the deduplication rate.""It is very simple to perform an upgrade of the system and the environment."

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"The solution can be used for all Office 365 applications."

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Cons
"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 price could be lowered slightly, to make it more competitive.""The two-factor authentication is missing from Dell products."

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"It would be nice if the solution was more complete. Many customers are looking for a single solution or silo that they can manage everything from. It would be nice, instead of having different products, if everything a client needed was in one solution."

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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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"The licensing is billed on a monthly basis. Dell is bundled so that when you order IDPA, you get everything together with the license."

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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: Well both are comprehensive backup solutions. comm-vault has management One UI, Built-in security features, ransomware… 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: It is very simple to perform an upgrade of the system and the environment.
Top Answer: When you purchase a new appliance from Dell, you will get an IDPA, but you will no longer get a separate Avamar… more »
Top Answer: The biggest issue is with the SSO, which is missing. With other products, you login into a single user and have access… more »
Top Answer:  It gives you an option to back up to the cloud or back up to on-premise, or to backup to cloud storage.
Top Answer: The pricing is more or less the same as what we'd get from Veeam on Office 365, so it's fine.
Top Answer: There are still a few things on SharePoint that they need to correct in terms of how they backup and restore. That's… more »
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Dell EMC IDPA, Dell IDPA, EMC IDPA
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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.

The Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) delivers simply powerful backup and recovery for data everywhere in a single appliance. Starting at 8TB, IDPAs offers complete backup, replication, recovery, deduplication, instant access, and restore, search and analytics and tight VMware integration — plus, cloud readiness with disaster recovery and long-term retention to the cloud. All in all, it’s a powerful enterprise data protection solution for organizations of all sizes at a low cost-to-protect.

NetApp Cloud Backup (formerly AltaVault) cloud-integrated storage provides secure, fast back up data to any cloud at up to 90% lower cost compared with on-premises solutions. Cloud Backup gives you the power to tap into cloud economics while preserving investments in your existing backup infrastructure and lets you meet your backup and recovery service levels.

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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
Under Armour, Christian Brothers University, Presidio
Blach Construction, NASA, Riggs, Counselman, Michaels & Downes, Seminole County Public Schools and Spot Trading
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Government16%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company8%
Retailer8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government13%
Healthcare Company4%
REVIEWERS
Media Company33%
Energy/Utilities Company22%
Healthcare Company22%
Individual & Family Service11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company13%
Government6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise78%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise70%
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Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance is ranked 35th in Backup and Recovery Software with 2 reviews while NetApp AltaVault is ranked 37th in Backup and Recovery Software with 1 review. Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance is rated 8.6, while NetApp AltaVault is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance writes "Stable, easy to upgrade, has good DPS search included, and has good reporting". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp AltaVault writes "Easy to use, easy to install, and simple to retrieve backups". Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell EMC Avamar, Veritas NetBackup Appliance, Dell EMC NetWorker and Zerto, whereas NetApp AltaVault is most compared with Veeam Backup for Office 365, AWS Storage Gateway, Veritas NetBackup, Veritas SaaS Backup and Cohesity DataProtect.

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