We just raised a $30M Series A: Read our story
2018-08-01T07:08:00Z

What do you like most about Commvault?

53

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Commvault?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

ITCS user
Guest
4343 Answers

author avatar
Top 20MSP

The backup and restore capabilities are key. The most useful things to us about Commvault, in general, is the breadth of the applications that it can protect as well as the features inside of it, like deduplication and encryption. When people get their data encrypted, Commvault has a way to tell if somebody is being attacked through a cybersecurity threat because their data changes. So, Commvault has what they call honeypot files out there to look to see if anybody is changing these files. Only Commvault knows which files those are, so nobody should be messing with those files. If it changes, then it will alert you to say, "Oh, I potentially have somebody messing with my files." It will alert you to something going on in your environment that probably shouldn't be happening. We deploy that with all our customers so they have this capability as well.

2021-06-08T20:32:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

The user interface is very easy to navigate.

2021-04-08T10:54:09Z
author avatar
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It is easy to use and stable. It delivers what has been promised. When it says it can do something, it can actually do it, as opposed to some of its competitors.

2021-04-07T13:32:50Z
author avatar
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Commvault has a unique administration platform with more features than its competitors.

2021-01-11T12:18:48Z
author avatar
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

When an interruption takes place due to an incident, the signaling and notification are very extensive.

2021-01-06T15:46:39Z
author avatar
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Commvault's many features can be explored to get more value from more solutions.

2021-01-06T15:11:28Z
author avatar
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The product is a reliable solution.

2020-12-24T12:38:06Z
author avatar
Real User

We can use it on-premises and in the cloud.

2020-12-22T13:49:49Z
author avatar
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It's very user-friendly. It supports a wide range of workloads. It's quite easy to use, it's very powerful and it's scalable.

2020-12-16T21:05:06Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

The initial setup is straightforward.

2020-12-08T09:00:24Z
author avatar
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The most valuable features are the ease of use, the graphical interface, and it's high speed.

2020-11-22T15:44:00Z
author avatar
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This product has allowed us to recover data when we've had issues.

2020-11-06T20:07:24Z
author avatar
Top 5Real User

Scalability, as well as stability, are a couple of important parts of this solution.

2020-11-04T12:10:12Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

This is a very stable product.

2020-11-04T07:23:41Z
author avatar
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Commvault is both very stable and scalable.

2020-11-02T18:58:24Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

They have a strong development team and are market leaders in the space.

2020-10-31T09:11:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

The solution also provides me with a complete view of our data. I write scripts to report information from the Command Center daily. I report it in HTML and have the status of the last day for the whole environment.

2020-07-12T11:48:00Z
author avatar
Top 5LeaderboardReseller

Commvault software is a single platform where you can enable whatever you want to use, like endpoint protection. You can enable those licenses on a single platform screen. This is where I see the value ad. This is a single management tool.

2020-06-10T08:10:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

Its compression and deduplication allow us to store more backups and save storage space. The reporting is great; we are able to obtain critical business reports and infrastructure/usage information very easily.

2020-06-02T08:40:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

The solution’s user interface for managing the on-prem environment is good.

2020-05-27T16:23:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

What I find valuable is restoring the complete server. Restoring files is also valuable, but I like restoring the server because you don't have to rebuild a new one.

2020-05-27T16:23:00Z
author avatar
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The Command Center is provided from the web interface. You can back up the data for everybody, but also you can give everybody the ability to view and restore their data. For example, if a laptop, machine, or environment is owned by X, then X can look in and see the environment and data that he has backed up. He can see everything that he owns and can manage the environment as he wishes. It gives him an excellent view of his environment and infrastructure. Also, if you are a service provider, you can back up data for multiple companies and give everyone an interface for their environment to manage, backup, and restore data. Commvault has done excellent work in this area.

2020-05-27T08:03:00Z
author avatar
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

One of the most valuable features is the encryption which helps save you from ransomware. Because the data is already encrypted, it cannot be encrypted again.

2020-05-27T08:03:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

The data is well-protected. It doesn't age off until it's copied. That's a big feature right there. When you reach the end of your retention, it does not expire until the secondary copy is completed. That allows you to hold onto data that otherwise would have aged off by retention. I like that feature. It's hard to just delete or lose data using the Commvault platform.

2020-05-24T06:44:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

Among the best features are the BMR (Bare Metal Recovery), Live Sync, and IntelliSnap, which is used for snapshots of hypervisor storage. It's predefined so you only need to enable it and it works. I haven't seen anything like this in other backup tools like Veritas NetBackup or Dell EMC or TSM. We will use snapshotting for all our machines.

2020-05-24T06:44:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Consultant

All workloads can be integrated with Commvault. If we use a new technology, Commvault integrates with it. Commvault is a data management solution with support for building the DR side of things. With Commvault we can rapidly back up and restore any application we add to our environment.

2020-05-20T06:52:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Consultant

Commvault has support for backing up operating systems and servers.

2020-05-19T07:27:00Z
author avatar
Real User

We use Commvault Command Center for backups and restores and for the creation of new clients. We use it for other functionalities as well. In terms of VMware, I can go directly to the Command Center, enter VMware, and I can search it directly. Command Center is very useful and it can be used for more advanced techniques.

2020-05-07T08:21:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

The most important feature is that everything can be controlled using a single console.

2020-03-15T08:07:00Z
author avatar
Consultant

The solution's interface is easy to use. For manageability, it doesn't matter where the resource is coming from or going to. That's the great power of the Control Panel: It's easy to use and does not matter if you manage on-prem or cloud resources.

2020-02-06T11:37:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

I'm a big fan of the reporting. You can build your own reports; it's very customizable. You can have individual reports going to groups of people or individuals. You can have them go out multiple times a day. It's basically a free-for-all as far as reporting goes. If anybody wants a specific job report every day, you can build it, schedule it, and have it go out and never touched it again. It's pretty nice.

2020-02-06T11:37:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

It provides us a good holistic view of everything that we have backed up so far. It also provides us all the recovery points. If we look at an an object that has been backed up, we can tell how many retention copies it has, how far we can go, and recover any data, if needed.

2020-02-02T14:59:00Z
author avatar
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The most valuable feature is sharing data sets like they're in a private cloud. We call it our "private cloud" because we can share anything that is inside our backup set with our colleagues or with other people, and yet, everything is still in Belgrade, in Serbia. It's not somewhere else on cloud servers. Everything is in our environment.

2020-01-26T09:26:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

The multi-tenancy is the most valuable feature for us because it's the only software that is fully multi-tenant and that has all the features we need to provide to all our tenants. It provides us with advanced features for MySQL and Oracle, among other platforms

2020-01-26T09:26:00Z
author avatar
Real User

The solution provides us with a single platform to move, manage, and recover our data across on-premise locations. Some of the guys have been using it to move a virtual machine from VMware to the Microsoft solution, Hyper-V. They back it up and then they restore to the different virtual machine provider, and that works great.

2020-01-23T14:14:00Z
author avatar
Top 20Real User

It's a complete software that can protect all the main applications. Perhaps that's the feature I like most. The integration with the NetApp and other apps is also very nice.

2019-11-18T07:26:00Z
author avatar
Real User

It's very stable.

2019-09-29T07:27:00Z
author avatar
Real User

It's the leader in backup and archiving.

2019-08-12T05:55:00Z
author avatar
Real User

We are using a KVM system in our cloud, and this solution works very well with it.

2019-08-12T05:55:00Z
author avatar
Reseller

It is much more scalable and flexible than everything else in the market.

2019-06-23T09:40:00Z
author avatar
Consultant

Global deduplication and the indexing of the data object are the most valuable features. It saves costs on the product side by doing compression and deduplication. It will help you and make your life easy to reach the data that you need within the minimum downtime when it's required.

2019-03-28T08:19:00Z
author avatar
Consultant

In the VM, we have Live Recovery, Live Mount, and Live Sync.

2019-02-21T08:22:00Z
author avatar
Real User

It's an enterprise product. It's a stable product. We have good support. Almost all databases are in the scope.

2018-08-01T07:08:00Z
Learn what your peers think about Commvault. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
542,823 professionals have used our research since 2012.