Dell EMC Avamar Valuable Features
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.View full review »
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 compressionView full review »
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.
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
Senior Cloud Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Its stability and deduplication capabilities are most valuable.View full review »
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.View full review »
The source site replication feature is valuable.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
It's a good solution.View full review »
The implementation is very easy. It's not difficult to set up at all.
The product is very powerful and offers very good performance.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dell EMC Avamar is very good with endpoint backups.View full review »
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.
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.
The most valuable feature is the virtual backup.View full review »
Responsable des Systèmes Départementaux at CIH BANK
We love the instant recovery functionality. It's very useful.View full review »
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.View full review »
System Operation Engineer at Stayfit
The backup is the solution's most valuable feature. It's very reliable.View full review »
The integration with host domains is very good.
The backup and recovery speed is very fast.View full review »