If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Dell EMC Avamar, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
We are using the on-premises deployment model of the solution. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
You need to work with a specialist and EMC is a very huge company now. If, however, you go and talk to the right person who knows Avamar and data protection stuff, they can help you price the solution perfectly. That's not something that you should take for granted. There are so many tools available to do a proper sizing. I would rate Avamar as six out of ten. I would like to give it a seven or eight, but the price is too high. It depends on who wants this solution. For enterprise companies, I can rate it as eight or nine. For entry-level companies, I would say it's a six, or perhaps even lower, like a four, because the price point is very high compared to other companies.
I can definitely recommend this product, but I don't have any other advice. I would rate this product around eight out of ten.
This is a solution that I recommend. It is a good product. It's stable, it is easy to deploy, and the visibility of the backup and restore is good. If I had my way then we would be using this solution for other applications and we would be running them side-by-side as a comparison. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
We use the on-premises deployment model. I think it is a powerful tool. We use it on both our production and disaster sites. I would rate the solution nine out of ten.
Before you start using this program, you must know that you can't do everything with Avamar. There are some limitations like the size of the database. One lesson I've learned from working with Avamar is that you must follow the rules. Often people do not follow the rules for different products. Some products are very forgiving and you don't need to strictly follow the rules, but with Avamar, you have to follow the rules. You have to read the manual, you have to really know what you are doing, especially when you do the first implementation. The product is good for backups but if you look at the analytics, I would like to say that there is a possibility to improve the caches or to do something with the application process on the clients' side, and back-ups for the bigger objects like the databases of the processing systems. I rate this product 8.5. It could be nine, but it has a few limitations.
This is a solution that I recommend, although if you have Hyper-V then I would suggest you use Veeam. Veeam is fully integrated with Hyper-V, and there are more features in Veeam. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.