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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM ProtectTIER vs. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The solution also provides me with a complete view of our data. I write scripts to report information from the Command Center daily. I report it in HTML and have the status of the last day for the whole environment."
"We use Commvault IntelliSnap a lot. It's a very good product and has the functionality to enable a snapshot of a vendor's storage... It really helps to speed up the backup process for some of our environments."
"Its compression and deduplication allow us to store more backups and save storage space. The reporting is great; we are able to obtain critical business reports and infrastructure/usage information very easily."
"The solution’s user interface for managing the on-prem environment is good."
"What I find valuable is restoring the complete server. Restoring files is also valuable, but I like restoring the server because you don't have to rebuild a new one."
"One of the most valuable features is the encryption which helps save you from ransomware. Because the data is already encrypted, it cannot be encrypted again."
"The Command Center is provided from the web interface. You can back up the data for everybody, but also you can give everybody the ability to view and restore their data. For example, if a laptop, machine, or environment is owned by X, then X can look in and see the environment and data that he has backed up. He can see everything that he owns and can manage the environment as he wishes. It gives him an excellent view of his environment and infrastructure. Also, if you are a service provider, you can back up data for multiple companies and give everyone an interface for their environment to manage, backup, and restore data. Commvault has done excellent work in this area."
"The data is well-protected. It doesn't age off until it's copied. That's a big feature right there. When you reach the end of your retention, it does not expire until the secondary copy is completed. That allows you to hold onto data that otherwise would have aged off by retention. I like that feature. It's hard to just delete or lose data using the Commvault platform."
"The command-line interface is good."
"In terms of stability, I've found it to be very stable. I've walked into the server room when it was at 60 degrees Celcius, and it was still running fine."
"The most valuable features are the Self-Service, and the ability to search the data."
"Veeam helps to create a stable environment with virtual servers."
"The initial setup is very straightforward."
"Veeam is very user-friendly and intuitive software."
"This is a reliable system that supports Veeam backup and recovery for Windows."
"The most valuable feature is the ease of use."
"The Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is easy to use and performing a recovery is easy to do."
"I love Veeam because it is very easy to work with."
"The user interface is good. It provides a lot of information."
"What I need is deeper CLI documentation for both QCommand and SQL queries."
"The software is good, but I always have issues with the documentation and, especially, the communication regarding new functionality. Commvault has a new maintenance release every three months, and it's always hard to know exactly what has changed in the software. They have improved a bit on that topic by communicating what has changed, but there is still a lot of room for improvement on that side."
"The solution requires constant attention. Commvault is very complex. We are constantly making adjustments and working through hotfixes, updates, and issues."
"Suppose I am restoring a particular file. If I want to restore the permissions only from that particular folder, that is not possible. I have to restore all the data for that particular folder. If there was an option to just restore the permissions, that would be better."
"We get an alarm if a lot of files are deleted, for example. That could look like ransomware, even if it is not."
"It takes a lot of technical expertise to implement. Commvault could increase the training it provides to customers and partners."
"I would like them to keep working on the new web interface to migrate out of the old interface because the old interface is a bit complex. It was driving customers away because of the complexity. If they migrate everything (100 percent of the features), this would make the product be perfect."
"Commvault likes to be ahead of the game when it comes to merging with other platforms, but sometimes it's before they have the solution truly baked in. Office 365 is an example. I feel that my company might be a litmus test for their solution, because we have such a large environment. Some of the promised solutions that we received from Commvault were more like testing solutions. They weren't really validated, meaning they were possibilities. There have been a lot of hot fixes for the solution that we're using right now, more than we expected."
"Setting up the system to work with legacy equipment is a bit complex at times."
"The configuration wizards are still complex and hard to navigate. These should be easier to manage."
"I would like the possibility to back up the infrastructure and then replicate it upon on restart, without having to orchestrate the starting of the VM."
"The solution could use some updates to minor details omitted from current reporting."
"There really are no cons. The product simply has to maintain development to keep up with changes in the operating system."
"If you are doing an AIX backup then you have to use the CLI because it doesn't appear on the console, the way that Windows and Linux jobs do."
"I would like to see the capability for remote installation of third party applications added( Like installing WinRar MS Office etc..) , and Firewall for servers."
"It is not always easy to update this solution to the newer version, so the update process needs to be improved."
"The predictability of the solution needs improvement. Sometimes, if it's doing something at the back end, it may go slow. Today, the backup completion took four hours, but sometimes it can do the backup in 30 minutes or an hour. With solutions like NetBackup, I can predict to a much higher degree of certainty how long something will take to complete."
"I've found a lot of difficulties on the initial setup and especially in terms of credentials. We really need a Window OS. It doesn't like the domain admin account. it's a primary permission issue."
"An area that this solution could be improved would be with the licensing."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"We work with Commvault and a partner on our environment needs according to capacity, licensing, pricing, components, modules, etc. Additional costs depend on your backup needs."
"We have checked some other products, but we are not testing them because price-wise, Commvault is better than the other solutions."
"It is cheaper than Veeam."
"It was not very popular because of its previous cost, but they have been working on the pricing, and now anyone can afford to use Commvault. They changed the modeling criteria for their pricing. Previously, there was only the capacity modeling based on your content capacity. In this case, they would give you a license and you would have to pay it. Now, most of the environment is virtualized so you can have the best CPU, VMs, etc. You buy whatever you need and pay for what you need."
"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."
"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."
"Commvault licensing is a perpetual license so only the support is being renewed yearly."
"There is a bit of cost involved with signing up the entire solution. It's not a cheap solution."
"This solution is very expensive."
"The pricing model is based on CPU and must be declared as Microsoft or VMware licensing."
"The licensing fees are billed on a yearly basis, and the fees are much lower than what I pay for NetBackup."
"The pricing is good."
"We purchased a three-year license, and I think that the prices are ok."
"There are costs in addition to the standard licensing fees, and pricing can be a disadvantage or a weakness for this solution."
"Pricing is based on license packaging and duration. Longer term licenses are less per year and license packages also offer a discount."
"Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis."
Questions from the Community
Question: Which software would you recommend for enterprise backup -- Commvault or Veritas Netbackup?
Top Answer: COHESITY beats both.
Top Answer: Veritas doesn't have manual labeling of the tape library via GUI, Commvault somehow created a backup destination other… more »
Top Answer: The command-line interface is good.
Top Answer: The licenses are capacity based. We have a certain capacity, but we are able to condense it.
Question: What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows?
Top Answer: To my knowledge, It's completely free for up to 10 instances if it is a VM. Use it with Veeam B&R community edition. And… more »
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