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Business Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jun 29 2017

What is most valuable?

Source based deduplication is the most attractive feature as it drastically reduces the backup window.

How has it helped my organization?

I've helped several organizations reduce the backup window and they could spend time on optimizing other bits of IT infra.

What needs improvement?

Desktop-laptop backups and backup over the WAN needs lot of improvisation. For DTLT there must be a provision to push... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

It is very expensive. It's a trust based licensing. So that's an ethical challenge.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Ability to manage both DTLT and server backup using the same console, and reduced backup window and data footprint,... more»

What other advice do I have??

Have your inventory ready and priorities set. Make sure initial backup is taken during off-production hours as the... more»
Chin Pak
Real User
Lead - Data Protection at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 15 2017

What do you think of EMC Avamar?

Valuable Features: Client deduplication. • Improvements to My Organization: Reduced backup times. • Room for Improvement: Restores should be faster. Backup image browse times should be faster. User interface is very dated. No accurate backup size utilization of clients. • Use of Solution: Six years. • Deployment Issues: No. • Stability Issues: No. • Scalability Issues: Yes. • Customer Service and Technical Support: Customer Service: Very good. Technical Support: Fair. • Previous Solutions: NetBackup. We needed faster backup times for NAS and server clients. • Initial Setup: Straightforward. • Implementation Team: Vendor team. They did a good job. • Other Solutions Considered: Veeam, Commvault. We wanted to get away from managing...


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What is EMC Avamar?

Avamar is fast, efficient backup and recovery through a complete software and hardware solution. Equipped with integrated variable-length deduplication technology, Avamar facilitates fast, daily full backups for virtual environments, remote offices, enterprise applications, network-attached storage (NAS) servers, and desktops/laptops.

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