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Ralph Kuehn
Real User
Backup Systems Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Jan 17 2019

What is most valuable?

* Image level backups * Replication for DR * Almost instant access restores * The access to the logs for each backup allows for easy… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The simplicity of use and the ease of updating physical client software is one of the best features.

What needs improvement?

It would be nice to have a truly native SQL backup solution. All of our DBAs are looking for a truly native solution. They are satisfied with the… more»

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

The set up is really easy. They have a virtual edition for smaller environments, and the documentation for doing the install is really good. For… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used to have Veeam and NetBackup. We moved to Avamar as it had more features; it helped reduce the number of environments we had to support. It… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Ability to manage both DTLT and server backup using the same console, and reduced backup window and data footprint, were… 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»
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PaulLemmons
Real User
Lead Systems Software Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 25 2018

What is most valuable?

File level, SQL Server and NDMP (NetApp) backups. Both backup and recovery work well for all three types of data.

How has it helped my organization?

The product works. It does, however, require a significant amount of handholding from support. The support is good, but we should not have to reach out to them so often.

What needs improvement?

* Stability has improved since we first started using it, but it still has a ways to go. The systems also collect metadata that builds over time. It will build until it cannot build anymore and fills up your nodes. I have plenty of space on my… 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?

What is most valuable?

Client deduplication.

How has it helped my organization?

Reduced backup times.

What needs improvement?

Restores should be faster. Backup image browse times should be faster. User interface is very dated. No accurate backup size utilization of clients.

For how long have I used the solution?

Six years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Yes.

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: Very good. Technical Support: Fair.

Which solutions did we use previously?

NetBackup. We needed faster backup times for NAS and server clients.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward. …
ADRIAN AHUMADA
Real User
Manager of Production Systems with 1-10 employees
Feb 20 2019

What do you think of EMC Avamar?

What is our primary use case?

Backup of virtual machines.

How has it helped my organization?

Very reliable tool.

What is most valuable?

The speed of backups.

What needs improvement?

Reports generation.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

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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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