EMC Avamar vs. Unitrends

EMC Avamar is ranked 19th in Backup and Recovery Software with 2 reviews vs Unitrends which is ranked 13th in Backup and Recovery Software with 17 reviews. The top reviewer of EMC Avamar writes "​Source based deduplication is the most attractive feature as it drastically reduces the backup window​". The top reviewer of Unitrends writes "We can remote manage, monitor and report multiple client sites, but there's no support for dual VPN utilization". EMC Avamar is most compared with EMC NetWorker, Veeam Backup & Replication and EMC Data Domain. Unitrends is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup and Rubrik. See our EMC Avamar vs. Unitrends report.
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Pros
Client deduplication.Source based deduplication is the most attractive feature as it drastically reduces the backup window.

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Unitrends has helped us cut down the time that it takes to restore a server to its original configuration.Iinstant recovery (allows a spin-up of your image as a VM on the appliance).VM backup is much faster and more reliable, as I can test my backups with Data Copy Access jobs.It is very easy to set up and get started. Almost too easy. We racked this device and had it up and running in less than 15 minutes.It is an easy system to use. The support, if needed, is always willing to help.It is a quick and easy way to organize my backups and to keep track of them.The ability to diversify jobs within the same server helps break down a large chunk of data into more manageable and concentrated chunks.The simple and fast restore routine.

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Cons
Backup image browse times should be faster.Desktop-laptop backups and backup over the WAN needs lot of improvisation. For DTLT there must be a provision to push agents from the management console.

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The amount of updates which are being released. Updates should be limited to two or three a year, focusing more on quality instead of a rushed bug release.No appliance update notifications.It would be great to have the job throttle/limit the max number of backups on a single ESXi host.It could be a little more customizable.The ability to run just differentials without pulling the full on your archive.There are a few quirks where the GUI, agent, and back-end are not precisely meshed.Network-based storage stability could be improved.​​Follow up for the DRaaS service setup. I'm still waiting to schedule a DRaaS test after upgrading several months ago.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It is very expensive. It's a trust based licensing. So that's an ethical challenge.

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You should be aware how much the monthly costs are to use, what the initial costs for hardware are, and what the options to expand are, if needed.Pricing model constantly changes.We found that the cost of Unitrends was about the same as the Dell DR6300. We liked the fact that the Unitrends appliance was all-in-one.The cost of Unitrends definitely draws you in. The licensing is all included in the appliance, which is a great incentive.Talk with the sales guys. They can work with you on the best package.Initial pricing is competitive. Renewal pricing is steep, so make sure to project costs for the lifetime of the appliance(s).When you purchase initially, get into the program which gives replacement hardware for free when you renew your support agreement.Make sure you do the homework to size the solution properly. Buy the Enterprise Plus licensing if you can afford it.

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Also Known AsAvamar
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Unitrends
Overview
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.

Unitrends increases uptime, productivity and confidence in a world in which IT professionals must do more with less. Unitrends leverages high-availability hardware and software engineering, cloud economics, enterprise power with consumer-grade design, and customer-obsessed support to natively provide all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity. The result is a “one throat to choke” set of offerings that allow our customers to focus on their business rather than backup.
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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersComanche County Memorial Hospital, Cap Atlantique, Getronics, Lewisville Independent School District, EnvisionRxOptions, Cincinnati Bell Technology SolutionsNHL Players Association, Salvation Army, Sligro Food Group, Mason General Hospital, Tec Group, Saldab IT, Baker Tilly, Clinton Savings Bank, Ennit Magna Bank, Manukau Institute of Technology
Top Industries
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
18%
Comms Service Provider
13%
Healthcare Company
11%
Manufacturing Company
7%
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Non Tech Company
20%
Financial Services Firm
7%
Transportation Company
7%
Energy/Utilities Company
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider
14%
Government
11%
Healthcare Company
9%
Non Tech Company
8%
Company Size
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
7%
Midsize Enterprise
32%
Large Enterprise
61%
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Small Business
29%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
36%
Midsize Enterprise
38%
Large Enterprise
26%
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