2019-08-18T07:52:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Dell EMC Avamar?

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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?

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Top 20Real User

Be sure it is what you need. We bought it simply because we're a VMware shop, and we knew we were going to grow that particular core from our business and discontinue using physical hardware altogether. If that's a model that you're doing, it's a nice product. If it's not, you don't need it. I would also upfront negotiate the licensing model with them so that you know what to expect before you get into it. What we did not do is buy the cloud extension or an archive solution, and that is now becoming a fairly predominant piece of the pie that we don't have any licensing for. So, make sure it fits your environment, and you get the pieces that we didn't—the more modern archive and cloud control—so that you can have part of your environment out in the cloud. Many people are doing that. We're doing that. We just don't back it up that way. I would rate Dell EMC Avamar an eight out of 10 simply because it is stable. It does a very good job of tying into the VMware API. EMC owns VMware, so they are more or less the same company. So, they're not going to make a change in VMware that adversely affects their software products. I've got to give it an eight just for that.

2021-07-02T21:31:27Z
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Top 20MSP

I would rate Dell EMC Avamar a seven out of ten.

2021-06-06T02:58:21Z
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Top 5Real User

We are Avamar partners. I'd rate the solution at a seven out of ten. I'd recommend the solution to other organizations.

2021-04-05T10:05:22Z
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Top 10Real User

I need to rate the Data Protection Suite as a whole, given that Avamar is no longer sold as a separate product. I rate the whole solution a nine out of 10.

2021-04-01T23:32:51Z
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Top 20Real User

My advice is that this product covers all of your needs as far as backup is concerned. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2021-03-07T16:38:16Z
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Top 5Real User

This is a product that I can recommend for small sites without anything special. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2021-01-25T13:49:22Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We're Dell partners. We have a business relationship with the company. While we work with newer versions of the solution, we tend not to use the latest one. We try not to deploy the latest so we can avoid any issues. We're likely on version 19.1 which we've used since last year. We upgraded from 7.5. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. It's been a pretty good experience overall.

2021-01-23T14:36:24Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I always see improvements on the Avamar side, and we are happy with that. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Dell EMC Avamar a ten.

2020-12-10T05:07:39Z
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Top 5Reseller

If my customer is already using an existing product then I will not recommend that they switch unless there are serious problems. If there is some heavy restructuring, for instance, because a previous person knew the environment very well, it will be difficult to take over. It is best if they have something very simple to manage. In general, it is not easy to switch from one backup platform to another because of incompatibility. My advice for anybody who is implementing Dell EMC Avamar is that it's always good to have a plan first. You want to know exactly what you have on-hand that you need to back up. Overall, this is a good product. The stability and backup speed are very good but the GUI and reports are not something that a new user can get used to. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-12-06T06:43:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would definitely recommend this solution. Dell EMC is definitely one of the top three to four solutions. I'd recommend it because I think the cost of ownership and the return on investment are both extremely good — very low. It's very stable, reliable and very fast. The backup center stores information extremely fast, the de-duplication is great. All of this is available under one hood. The complexity is hidden from you. With Dell, everything has been done for you. Out of the box, it's ready to go, and it's very, very fast. On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine.

2020-11-12T21:04:49Z
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Top 20Real User

I'm just a customer and don't have a professional relationship with Dell. Whether or not, I'd advise a new user to implement this product depends on their environment. It's very good. It's a very well distributed environment and it's probably the best product on the market. However, most companies today are engaging in leveraging the cloud, and in that case, my advice to them is to look at other technologies. On a scale from one to ten, I'd rate it a seven. If it offered better orchestration and cloud capabilities, for example, it would push it up to a nine. A cost reduction in their pricing model would push it up there as well.

2020-11-11T12:36:01Z
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Top 20Reseller

Our company is competent in Dell products. My colleagues and I have over ten years of experience with NetWorker and Avamar. I used to be an assistant consultant. Now, I'm working as a solution architect. I'm a bit far away from technical solutions. I would rate this solution a five out of ten.

2020-10-19T09:33:36Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate Dell EMC Avamar a six out of ten.

2020-10-01T09:58:03Z
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Top 20Real User

We're currently just customers with Dell. We don't have a business relationship with them. I'm not sure if I would recommend the solution as there's a new solution that will be replacing it. However, it's not a bad solution as it stands. Overall, I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. It's a pretty decent product.

2020-09-27T04:10:17Z
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Top 20Real User

The old version didn't have a comprehensive search. It was one of my pain points with the product when it came to restores. That has now been included so I'd recommend this solution with the all-in-one solutions that they have with their data protection units - that's how I'd recommend it be deployed. With the DP 4,400 which includes Avamar, data domain search, and backup management, I'd rate this solution a nine out of 10.

2020-09-22T07:16:11Z
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Top 20Real User

If you're enterprise, you are definitely going to use Avamar because it can save a lot of space because of its duplication feature, which is great. Just the backup speed is tremendous compared to other backup solutions. If you're enterprise and having issues with set up, then I'd definitely recommend Avamar. I would rate this solution a seven out of 10.

2020-08-09T07:19:59Z
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Top 20Real User

It's difficult to manage the Dell EMC Avamar template, so we try to avoid that program. The return process, when there was no space and we had to create some space, was very time-consuming. There are solutions that are simpler than Dell EMC Avamar. I would rate Dell EMC Avamar a six out of ten. From my IT experience, there are much simpler solutions than Dell EMC Avamar for management and recovery. Dell EMC Avamar would not be my first choice.

2020-08-04T07:26:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We're partners with Dell EMC. We are using the latest version of the solution, although I don't know what the version number is. I would recommend the solution. The solution is great. There are very little improvements needed on the solution, aside from better cloud improvements. I'd rate it nine out of ten.

2020-07-05T15:50:33Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This is a good product and I recommend it. Overall, I would say that Avamar is great for me. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-07-02T10:05:56Z
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Top 20Real User

In Romania we have a lot of enterprises. That means more than 200 servers and maybe hundreds to thousands of clients. If they have a lot of VM machines it's one of the best solutions. If they have over 30 percent of their database on other applications is not recommended. It's working, but it's not recommended. On a scale of one to ten, I would rate Dell EMC Avamar based on the environment. If they have a cloud implementation of virtual machines then I would rate it ten out of ten.

2020-06-15T07:33:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Because of the EOL issues, I would not recommend to anyone to use this product anymore. They have a newer virtual edition of Avamar. But Avamar is not available on the physical servers, as of now. I would give Dell EMC Avamar a seven out of 10.

2020-06-14T08:03:00Z
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Real User

We are using the on-premises deployment model of the solution. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

2019-10-10T09:25:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-10-06T16:38:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I can definitely recommend this product, but I don't have any other advice. I would rate this product around eight out of ten.

2019-10-03T07:51:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-09-12T09:06:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-09-09T07:52:00Z
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Top 10Consultant

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.

2019-08-29T09:32:00Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2019-08-18T07:52:00Z
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