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2019-03-28T08:19:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Commvault?

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Top 10MSP

The pricing has improved. It is simplified compared to the way that it was a few years ago. It is fairly straightforward and pretty easy to articulate to customers, which is handy.

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

The pricing falls somewhere in the middle of what the market offers. It's not overly expensive. The licensing model is quite good. Everything is included under it.

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

It is cheaper than NetBackup, but its price can be lower. If a good solution can be cheaper, it is always an advantage. Its licensing is on a yearly basis.

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

We bought the solution and the agreement was for three years. We simply pay in installments for three years. We'll do the payment at the beginning of every year.

2020-12-24T12:38:06Z
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Top 20Real User

Its cost is reasonable, but anybody else can do better benchmarking.

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

Capacity licensing is very good with Commvault.

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

In India, this is a very expensive product.

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

The price is not cheap, but when you compare it to the other products they are all almost the same level in terms of price.

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

The price is a little bit high.

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

One of the issues with backup vendors is that they overprice, or overvalue their products.

2020-11-04T12:10:12Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The price could always be lower. I do not have the exact pricing information but I know it's not cheap.

2020-11-02T18:58:24Z
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Top 10Real User

The licensing costs are determined on a yearly basis. It might be around $40,000 or $50,000. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.

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

As I once heard from a car salesman in California: every car has its girlfriend / boyfriend. Here it is more or less the same, for each case it is necessary to study which is the best backup tool, basing ourselves first on the technical aspect and then on the financial one.

2020-07-12T11:48:00Z
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Top 5Reseller

Commvault changed their model to make it easier for partners and customers to understand. Before there were 16 licenses for one area but now they've made it easier to work.

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

We work with Commvault and a partner on our environment needs according to capacity, licensing, pricing, components, modules, etc. Additional costs depend on your backup needs.

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

I don't know much about the pricing and licensing, but I do know it is very expensive.

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

It was not very popular because of its previous cost, but they have been working on the pricing, and now anyone can afford to use Commvault. They changed the modeling criteria for their pricing. Previously, there was only the capacity modeling based on your content capacity. In this case, they would give you a license and you would have to pay it. Now, most of the environment is virtualized so you can have the best CPU, VMs, etc. You buy whatever you need and pay for what you need.

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

Some years ago, Commvault had a huge price. Now, it is cheaper than Veeam. It's also available per VM license or per socket or per storage capacity and you can mix licenses. You can have some VM licenses and some socket licenses, for example.

2020-05-27T08:03:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Our deployment is primarily on-prem. We are trying to assess the cloud capabilities but it looks like the cloud is more expensive if you want to have the whole infrastructure.

2020-05-24T06:44:00Z
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Top 10Consultant

Commvault has advanced its licensing in the last year with its complete licensing solution. The complete license gives us options for all the features. Commvault does not license based on storage or the management components. It can integrate with any storage vendor. That means that when we are out of storage and need more, we can integrate without additional licensing. In my opinion, Commvault needs to reduce the licensing cost by 20 to 40 percent to make it cost-efficient.

2020-05-20T06:52:00Z
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Top 10Consultant

Commvault's licensing is very flexible.

2020-05-19T07:27:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Commvault licensing is a perpetual license so only the support is being renewed yearly.

2020-03-15T08:07:00Z
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Top 20Real User

There is a bit of cost involved with signing up the entire solution. It's not a cheap solution.

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

It's not cheap but it's not too expensive. We have a yearly contract for support from Commvault. Of course, even for that, we need to go through a public procurement process, because there are a few Commvault partners in our country. Our yearly cost is around €20,000. There are no additional costs to the standard licensing fees. If we want to add a new feature or to buy new licenses for new clients, of course we have to pay more. The cost is based on the number of users and the amount of data. They sell it per terabyte. We have a contract with Commvault through our local partner so that every year we enter into a new contract for the coming year for updating, upgrading, and support. That enables us to download and deploy every new version, service pack, and hotfix. The latest one is service pack 18 so that is what we are using. That was part of our requirements for a solution: to have the possibility of continuing with it, rather than buy it once and then stop updating. Our goal was to always have the newest version and to have support for tickets. Whether the licensing model is cost-efficient depends. Government has needs that are different from the private sector. Banks and financial institutions, for example, have other needs. It depends on how they work with backups. Do they need a backup restored in five minutes or in five hours? For my system, if a computer doesn't work one day, it's not a big deal. But in a bank, if you cannot get your money in five minutes you get mad. But overall, the pricing is okay. For what you get, it's a good price compared to the market.

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

Our cost is around $20,000 per month. The previous year, it was around $30,000 per month. It now costs less because Commvault changed the licensing type for providers. It's not that we are using Commvault less, but it's just due to a licensing change.

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

The pricing for the solution used to be very expensive, but over the last year or so it's been lowered.

2019-08-12T05:55:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

The licensing is very simple, and one of the advantages of this solution. They have a subscription-based license, as well as a perpetual option, but that is all they have. It is easy to understand. There are no additional costs beyond the standard licensing fees. The licensing fees depend on the size of the solution and the kinds of workloads. There are hardware costs, software costs, licensing, subscription, and support costs. Support contracts can be for one, two, or five years. All of this needs to be considered. Overall, this solution provides value for the money. In my experience, compared to solutions like Veritas and Veeam, while they do have their technical pluses and minuses, Commvault can save you on average 40% initially, and then 20 to 25% annually.

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

It is not expensive. The prices are competitive. Other vendors are now adjusting their prices to compete with Commvault. Compared to other competitors and vendors the pricing is fair.

2019-03-28T08:19:00Z
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