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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.

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IBM provides an open license policy, which is more like a gentlemen's agreement.One can go with either a PVU licensing model or a capacity based licensing model. Either solution does not block the usage, if over used.The licensing fees are on a yearly basis, which for us it is about R400,000 (approximately $27,000 USD).The pricing is a little expensive for our current employer, so they want to move to a cheaper solution.The pricing of the solution is high in comparison to other products on the market. For example, IBM and Symantec have less costly options.

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Top Answer: Veritas doesn't have manual labeling of the tape library via GUI, Commvault somehow created a backup destination other than what I assigned it. Data consistency for the backup for both the software is… more »
Top Answer: All workloads can be integrated with Commvault. If we use a new technology, Commvault integrates with it. Commvault is a data management solution with support for building the DR side of things. With… more »
Top Answer: The biggest difference is that Data Domain is an appliance storage system (SW + HW storage) but Spectrum is a software (licenses) solution only.
Top Answer: SPIR is Instant Recovery for Spectrum Protect. It sends snapshots using space efficiently and blocking backups to the Spectrum Protect server. It provisions the snapshot from the backup server to the… more »
Top Answer: IBM provides an open license policy, which is more like a gentlemen's agreement. One can go with either a PVU licensing model or a capacity based licensing model. Either solution does not block the… more »
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IBM TSM, IBM Tivoli Storage ManagerVSO Backup And Disaster Recovery Appliance
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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 Spectrum Protect (Tivoli Storage Manager) is a data protection platform that gives enterprises a single point of control and administration for backup and recovery. It is the flagship product in the IBM Spectrum Protect (Tivoli Storage Manager) family. It enables reliable, cost effective backups and fast recovery for virtual, physical and cloud environments of all sizes.

StoneFly, Inc, is an innovator of cost-effective, full-featured enterprise storage, backup and disaster recovery solutions. Our products include hyperconverged, hyperscale, iSCSI storage appliances, scale out nas Storage, backup and disaster recovery solutions, cloud storage and backup for organizations in education, oil and gas, legal, non-profit, healthcare, government and many other industries.

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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 CompanyCERN, Einstein Healthcare, Nyherji, Allianz Australia, TZM, ABT Online, NCT, Kindred Healthcare Inc., Cobalt Iron, TransGrid, Baptist Health of Northeast Florida, Cash America, Piedmont Healthcare, RWGV, Arkansas Tech University, British Columbia Institute of TechnologyDepartment of Defense, Western Michigan University, Carnegie-Mellon University, Disney 
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Comms Service Provider18%
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Energy/Utilities Company9%
Government9%
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Financial Services Firm20%
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Computer Software Company46%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise44%
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Large Enterprise84%
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IBM Spectrum Protect is ranked 12th in Backup and Recovery Software with 15 reviews while Stonefly VSO Backup And Disaster Recovery Appliance is ranked 67th in Backup and Recovery Software. IBM Spectrum Protect is rated 8.0, while Stonefly VSO Backup And Disaster Recovery Appliance is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Protect writes "Instead of taking three different backups of your systems, you're taking only one but their support is lacking". On the other hand, IBM Spectrum Protect is most compared with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and Rubrik, whereas Stonefly VSO Backup And Disaster Recovery Appliance is most compared with .

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