Dell EMC Avamar Valuable Features

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Trainstore67
Trainer, storage consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

I am impressed by the ease of troubleshooting due to the internal database. You can get a lot of information from the backup jobs and that is very useful. For example, the program has a very nice importer called Clientele Activity.

Sometimes when you run backups for products, you will get the information about the backups - some successful some unsuccessful. You also often get information about some clients who don't run any data backups. So from a troubleshooting point of view, it offers valuable information that you can work on. 

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A Z
Presales Engineer at Eta2u

Dell EMC Avamar has many valuable features. It's very stable and it's easy to manage. It can be used instead of NetBackup or HP Data Protector backup.

Customers like it exactly like it is. They don't want new features from Avamar. Dell EMC is linked appropriately to VMware and they can implement some mechanisms from VMware more deeply than other vendors. This is one of the keys with Avamar.

The implementation is very simple. And, of course, EMC has a complex dashboard that can integrate all their backup solutions for the clients. They can use this software tool for backup and another one for disaster recovery and they don't need a complex dashboard.

Everything is pretty simple in this product.

It's based on HTML5 which allows for dashboards to have the maximum integration. It is up to date technology.

It also allows you to make a robot backup from a remote site to a central site with a very good compression

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Haseeb Sheikh
Assistant Manager IT Infrastructure at ufone

Avamar's source-side deduplication is very strong, it can easily back up remote sites' data, and not much bandwidth is required on the Avamar side.

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reviewer1029222
Storage Management Specialist at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees

I like that the solution integrates well with the different platforms that we have. Unix, Windows, Hyper-V and VM. Not all the solutions do that. 

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reviewer1294890
Data Protection Specialist at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

Dell transformed disk-based backups. Basically, we moved from tape to disk-based backups. We moved from IBM PSM on tape, to Dell-based backups using an appliance. These appliances are purpose-built backup appliances. Avamar and DataDomain are both purpose-built and they are extremely popular — soon to be number one in the backup appliance market. Avamar is associated with compliance, and DataDomain is more of our target. They are extremely reliable and scalable — they provide the best de-duplication on the market. They are very easy to use, set up, and manage. 

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reviewer1588236
Senior Cloud Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Its stability and deduplication capabilities are most valuable.

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Anteneh Asnake
Modern Data Center and Cloud Engineer II at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The duplication capabilities are very helpful.

The native data protection capability and remote data protection capabilities make it a unique solution. It makes it possible so that it will fit with any kind of vendor the customer needs.

The backup features. for example, the exclusionary statement, are excellent.

Overall, the solution offers some really great reporting.

It's very flexible when it comes to the end-user device backup.

In general, the product has been extremely easy to use. It's one of the best aspects.

The solution is very stable.

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Shehan Attapattu
head of presales at a integrator with 11-50 employees

The source site replication feature is valuable. 

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reviewer1289250
Storage Administrator at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The duplication is the solution's most valuable aspect.

The initial setup is easy.

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Rishiraj Nandedkar
Deputy General Manager ( Practice Head Data Protection and Migration) at Netmagic Solutions (An NTT Communications Company)

The best feature is the duplication and the speed of backup, which really made the difference for us. 

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reviewer1540497
Snr. Systems Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

Graphically, it's very user interactive. It's got a very nice interface. Compared to NetWorker, although Avamar is more user-friendly, it lacks support for certain plugins, like SAP HANA, for example. In this particular project that I'm working on, they need to back up SAP HANA but Avamar does not support that. Also, regarding compliance, they need to tape out. Avamar does not support that out of the box. 

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Martin De Silva
HSSE Director at a wellness & fitness company with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature of Avamar would have to be the way it works over needing very little bandwidth to move data across a WAN or LAN.

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reviewer1202265
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees

We sell Avamar with Data Domain. Data Domain and Avamar work really well together and their compression ratios are very high compared to Veeam, Commvault, and all the other backup software on the market.

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reviewer1267071
Senior Consultant at a tech company with 11-50 employees

Using Avamar for VM backup is pretty good, but we've used it for other purposes as well.

It works quickly and is very stable.

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MuathAlhwetat
SAN and UNIX Administrator at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature is D2 and conversion with the Data Domain because other solutions are not able to use the Data Domain.

Integration with VMware is great.

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Hermann Eric Steve ZE MVONDO
Expert IT Infrastructure and Systems at ITGSTORE CONSULTING

It's a good solution.

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Michel Taung
System Engineer for Business Solution Department at PT. Mastersystem Infotama

The implementation is very easy. It's not difficult to set up at all.

The product is very powerful and offers very good performance.

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reviewer1544718
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

The solution is very stable.

We've found the solution to be scalable.

The initial installation is pretty straightforward and quick to set up.

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Systemdmn67
System Admin at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees

It was very simple to deploy the solution to the client that wanted to backup.

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SunilGupta1
Director at F1 INFOTECH

The deduplication feature is the best aspect of the solution.

The solution is always coming up with new features year over year. They are consistently updating their offering to continuously offer better and broader functionality in their product.

By using a single software you can do a back up of all of your servers as their products have several virtual servers. That's the benefit of going with the Dell EMC set up.

The solution is very stable.

The scalability of the solution is very good.

Technical support has always been very helpful.

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reviewer1043256
Principal Architect at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The data reduction feature and the ease of enabling a server in a DR location are the most valuable. 

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reviewer1345311
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Dell EMC Avamar is very good with endpoint backups.

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reviewer1315983
User at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable features are image backups and file backups.
Image backups are very good to use, since they don´t require a backup agent.

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Mina-Magdy
Senior Infrastructure Solutions Specialist at Fiber Nisr

Avamar is a very effective product when it comes to protecting the virtualization system and end points. Data Protection Suite has three recovery and backup protection solutions and Avamar is one of them. It's a very effective product and can be used for replication and high-end enterprise applications. The solution doesn't require a specific backup admin in the environment, every application admin will perform their own backup and data protection process. It's very easy to use. 

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Absar Khan
Backup Administrator at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature is the virtual backup.

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Redouane Chtioui
Responsable des Systèmes Départementaux at CIH BANK

We love the instant recovery functionality. It's very useful. 

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Maciej-Kieliszek
Owner at EXnIT Sp. z o.o.

I think the biggest advantage it offers is backup, for end-users as well as computers, not only servers and storage paths. The solution can also backup end users. One of the most important things is also deduplication.

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Mohamed-Ashraf
System Operation Engineer at Stayfit

The backup is the solution's most valuable feature. It's very reliable.

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Michel Taung
System Engineer for Business Solution Department at PT. Mastersystem Infotama

The integration with host domains is very good.

The backup and recovery speed is very fast.

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