Compare NetApp SnapCenter vs. SolarWinds Backup

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Commvault Logo
34,762 views|22,757 comparisons
NetApp SnapCenter Logo
3,957 views|1,811 comparisons
SolarWinds Backup Logo
1,669 views|1,309 comparisons
Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about NetApp SnapCenter vs. SolarWinds Backup and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
442,845 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
"Global deduplication and the indexing of the data object are the most valuable features. It saves costs on the product side by doing compression and deduplication. It will help you and make your life easy to reach the data that you need within the minimum downtime when it's required.""In the VM, we have Live Recovery, Live Mount, and Live Sync.""It is much more scalable and flexible than everything else in the market.""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."

More Commvault Pros »

"It's all together managing both storage and backup, which makes it easier for troubleshooting issues and the automation part of it""It has greatly improved our DR activity.""The initial setup was straightforward.""It's a centralized, easy-to-use solution empowering RBAC management, monitoring, notifications, extensive logging, and backup schedules for standalone as well as groups of the same types of environments. The cloning capabilities accelerate development.""It allows us to easily take a Snapshot and use it with any backup tools. We can also take Snapshots on the application side. We can also take Snapshots on the application side. If we want to restore an SAP or an Oracle machine, a normal Snapshot won't do it, but we can do so with SnapCenter.""The most valuable feature is that it's centralized. In the old SnapManager days, we had software for each server. Now, with a centralized system, we're able to manage all systems remotely, and all agents remotely, and update them remotely. That's a huge benefit for us.""The simplicity of backup and restore directly with VMware is an advantage and the time to backup and restore is reduced.""The Exchange plugin is the most valuable because we have a lot of customers that use SnapManager Exchange and have to migrate to SnapCenter."

More NetApp SnapCenter Pros »

"The most valuables feature is the alerts and monitoring that catches the failed backups.""The monitoring makes it very easy to check whether a backup has gone bad.""The most valuable feature by far is the Virtual Disaster Recovery. On top of that is the bare-metal recovery. The recovery options that we have are great. We have tested the Virtual Disaster Recovery and the bare-metal recovery in just about any scenario you can think of. We have even restored bare metal, a full server, to a laptop, and had full functionality. It's just insane how well it works and how simple it is. It does most of the work for you.""It provides a single dashboard for all types of data protection, we monitor everything through a single dashboard. It simplifies everything overall. It allows us to see everything, whether passing or failing any issues, any problems through a single pane of glass that we don't have to click through or adjust as we go forward.""I know I won't have an issue if the data is there. The reliability and the confidence that we have is amazing. It doesn't matter. We've had customers have ransomware. We've had customers that have had corruption. We've had customers that have had employees destroy their data. As long as it's been backed up, I know that I can get it back and I know I have nothing to worry about. Our confidence level is very high.""We use a neat feature called VDR status, Virtual Disaster Recovery status. It only works on servers... It's automated. Once or twice a month it will virtually mount the backup and provide a screenshot and advise whether or not there have been any errors.""The most valuable feature is that it's hands-off. I log in every morning and there are pre-canned filters that I've created to make my life easier. I have something called server status color bars, and that gives me all the servers and, in a nutshell, I can see: if any errors are being reported; when the last backup was; if one is not working, should there be one, and it literally jumps off the page."

More SolarWinds Backup Pros »

Cons
"The setup is not that straightforward or easy. Even the documentation is not generic or public like other products. You have to be a partner or you have to have a specific account and download it from the vendor themselves.""We previously had difficulty with the support being foreign.""Support for this product needs to be improved because I have seen a couple of cases where it is taking more than the required time to solve issues.""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."

More Commvault Cons »

"I want to see a few more features add that will help our team in managing solution better.""We have experience some difficulties with our current support. We are engaging in engineering level support because some of our problems are more technical.""We would like to see more granular repording and reporting in bigger sets available in SnapCenter.""The Dashboard view needs to be more compressed with better ease of access and drill-down features. They should also reinstate Linux filesystem backups of storage volumes (which existed in the prior version).""The replication feature needs improvement in future releases.""We have hundreds of servers and systems and hundreds of customers and they're separated in a multi-tenancy way in NetApp SVM. Right now, the problem is that it always scan all SVMs. If I backup Customer A, it scans all SVMs, or tries to scan all SVMs, if there is a backup relationship on the storage. But it doesn't have the permissions, so we run into timeouts or the backup just takes too long. They're fixing that in the upcoming release...""The compatibility with other manufacturers, like Oracle and Hyper-V, could be improved. I would like to see it be more compatible with other software.""The tool could be faster."

More NetApp SnapCenter Cons »

"We would like to have better reporting.""Integration with a hybrid cloud is something that I found complicated.""A better default view on my dashboard would be great. There is a lot of useless information there that it pulls up. They could present the dashboard slightly better, in terms of the extra information after the first five columns. The first five columns are awesome. After that, I don't care about the rest, and there are another seven things after that.""The reporting feature and functionality need improvement. We would like to see a little bit more detailed reporting that offers more CEO or C-level focused reporting options.""The one thing they don't are Linux servers, it's Windows only. I understand that directive. I have another product that I use for our Linux servers and stuff, but it would be nice if they had that flexibility on the Linux side. I understand the development and the world is geared towards Windows in 365, I know that's where the clienteles are and the business and the money is.""An area for improvement that would really work out well would be if there were a little bit more of an elegant handshake relationship between SolarWinds RMM and the PCs that are being backed up, to advise regarding "up" status... Since RMM is an agent that feeds back that a machine is alive and on, I don't see any reason why they can't either tap into that one feature or build the same exact polling within the backup agent, to update right away and say the system is online or offline."

More SolarWinds Backup Cons »

Pricing and Cost Advice
"Compared to other competitors and vendors the pricing is fair.""In my experience, compared to solutions like Veritas and Veeam, while they do have their technical pluses and minuses, Commvault can save you on average forty percent initially, and then twenty to twenty-five percent annually.""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."

More Commvault Pricing and Cost Advice »

"It's free. The license is included with other NetApp products.""We see a financial value with SnapCenter because we don't have to license Commvault, which is pretty expensive.""We have a site license, so it comes with the product.""The license for SnapCenter was included with the storage array.""It comes free with the amount of equipment we purchase from NetApp. In terms of pricing, zero is my favorite number.""Pricing is very good because if you already have NepApp controllers, then it's included.""The licensing is well-designed because it's already included in some packages with NetApp storage. Therefore, for most customers, it's okay as the SnapCenter license is already included in some NetApp bundles."

More NetApp SnapCenter Pricing and Cost Advice »

"The pricing of SolarWinds seems to be fair compared to the rest of the industry."

More SolarWinds Backup Pricing and Cost Advice »

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Backup and Recovery Software solutions are best for your needs.
442,845 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Both have their place. I am not telling you which one is the best for you-- as I am not familiar with your… more »
Top Answer: All workloads can be integrated with Commvault. If we use a new technology, Commvault integrates with it. Commvault is a… more »
Ask a question

Earn 20 points

Top Answer: The most valuables feature is the alerts and monitoring that catches the failed backups.
Top Answer: We would like to have better reporting.
Top Answer: We use this solution to provide a simple, easy to manage backup solution for our clients
Popular Comparisons
Compared 14% of the time.
Compared 12% of the time.
Compared 5% of the time.
Compared 7% of the time.
Compared 17% of the time.
Compared 9% of the time.
Compared 2% of the time.
Also Known As
SnapCenterSolarWinds MSP Backup & Recovery, SolarWinds MSP Backup
Learn
Commvault
NetApp
SolarWinds
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.

Unified, scalable platform for application-consistent data protection and clone management. This software simplifies backup, restore, and clone lifecycle management with application-integrated workflows.

SolarWinds MSP Backup & Recovery Console is an all-in-one platform for backup service providers and system administrators. Using the Console, a company can manage its user and reseller network, customize access to the service, manage storage and backup/recovery processes.
Offer
Learn more about Commvault
Learn more about NetApp SnapCenter
Learn more about SolarWinds Backup
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 CompanyAll for One Steeb AG, AccentureComputer Depot, Leading Edge Computers, IT Logic Australia
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider18%
Healthcare Company14%
Manufacturing Company9%
Pharma/Biotech Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government6%
Media Company6%
REVIEWERS
Pharma/Biotech Company18%
Healthcare Company18%
Integrator9%
Retailer9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Manufacturing Company23%
University7%
Comms Service Provider6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Construction Company19%
Comms Service Provider11%
K 12 Educational Company Or School9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise42%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business6%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise82%
REVIEWERS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise45%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business4%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise83%
REVIEWERS
Small Business86%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Find out what your peers are saying about NetApp SnapCenter vs. SolarWinds Backup and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
442,845 professionals have used our research since 2012.
NetApp SnapCenter is ranked 8th in Backup and Recovery Software with 21 reviews while SolarWinds Backup is ranked 28th in Backup and Recovery Software with 6 reviews. NetApp SnapCenter is rated 8.0, while SolarWinds Backup is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of NetApp SnapCenter writes "Takes minutes for it to completely rebuild and restore a VM". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds Backup writes "Drastically reduces the time spent on backup administration; we can manage every computer from one easy console". NetApp SnapCenter is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Cohesity DataProtect, IBM Spectrum Protect, Rubrik and Oracle Data Guard, whereas SolarWinds Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, Veeam Backup for Office 365, MSP360 Backup and Unitrends. See our NetApp SnapCenter vs. SolarWinds Backup report.

See our list of best Backup and Recovery Software vendors.

We monitor all Backup and Recovery Software reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.