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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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"The most valuable features are the Self-Service, and the ability to search the data.""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 command-line interface is good."

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"The most valuable features are the flexibility and stability of the product.""This is a good product with a simple environment.""The initial setup was straightforward. It was very easy. Deployment only took about one hour with configuration and everything considered.""Application awareness is very good and the speed of this solution is good.""I like working on the Azure platform.""A full-featured option for managing virtual machines with an instant recovery feature.""The interface of this solution is quite good.""The user interface is good. It provides a lot of information."

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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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"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 configuration wizards are still complex and hard to navigate. These should be easier to manage.""Setting up the system to work with legacy equipment is a bit complex at times."

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"I would like to have more flexibility in terms of reporting details about the backup.""I would like to have a more automated installation process.""Maybe in the future, they could do something better with the user interface and the performance, but so far it's a really good, efficient solution.""The stability of this solution needs to be improved.""I am not very impressed by the technical support I received when I had an issue.""Updating and configuration can sometimes be a little bit of a hassel, but once you know the product better it is easy to use.""An area that this solution could be improved would be with the licensing.""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."

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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 very expensive."

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"Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis.""Pricing is based on license packaging and duration. Longer term licenses are less per year and license packages also offer a discount.""There are costs in addition to the standard licensing fees, and pricing can be a disadvantage or a weakness for this solution.""We purchased a three-year license, and I think that the prices are ok.""The pricing is good.""The licensing fees are billed on a yearly basis, and the fees are much lower than what I pay for NetBackup.""The pricing model is based on CPU and must be declared as Microsoft or VMware licensing.""We have a cloud provider agreement with Veeam. We are also paying for the agent."

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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 »
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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.

IBM TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway is designed to meet the disk-based data protection needs of the enterprise data center while enabling significant infrastructure cost reductions. The solution offers industry-leading inline deduplication performance and scalability up to 1 petabyte (PB) of physical storage capacity per system, and can provide up to 25 PB or more backup storage capacity. Combined with IBM or third-party storage, TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway provides a powerful disk-based repository to improve the performance, retention and availability of backup and archive data in a small footprint for energy and cost efficiency.

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is a simple backup agent that’s designed to ensure the Availability of your Windows‑based servers and workstations, both on‑premises and in the public cloud. The built‑in integration of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows with Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to leverage your on‑premises Veeam backup repositories or your Cloud Connect provider to get your on‑premises backups off‑site.

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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
Durham Police Department, Re-Store LLC, CenterGrid, pixx.io GmbH, Australian Government Department of Defence, QD, Refresco Gerber
ContinuitySA, Landmark Information Group
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Government16%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company8%
Computer Software Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider18%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Financial Services Firm5%
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company18%
Comms Service Provider18%
Retailer9%
Transportation Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider43%
Computer Software Company19%
Government7%
Media Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise80%
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Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise26%
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IBM ProtectTIER is ranked 48th in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews while Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is ranked 15th in Backup and Recovery Software with 21 reviews. IBM ProtectTIER is rated 6.0, while Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of IBM ProtectTIER writes "A stable and scalable solution that reduces data domain risks". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows writes "Flexible and stable with good technical support". IBM ProtectTIER is most compared with Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, Veritas NetBackup Appliance, Rubrik and HPE StoreOnce, whereas Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, IBM Spectrum Protect and Rubrik. See our IBM ProtectTIER vs. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows report.

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