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2018-08-01T07:08:00Z

What is your primary use case for Commvault?

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Top 20MSP

We are a managed service provider, so we offer backup as a service to our customers. We do a combination of on-prem, cloud, and hybrid Commvault, so we have a little bit of everything. We do a lot with on-prem, but we have a lot of customers that have been moving to the cloud. We also have a number of customers who are exclusively in the cloud and customers who are talking about exclusively going to the cloud. There has been a definite shift to the cloud and using Commvault in the cloud. We deploy private clouds. We have also done AWS hybrid cloud and Microsoft Azure.

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

We do a lot of backups daily, and mainly we just keep the operating system images. We do take database and active directory backups as well. We handle all types of backups using this product.

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

I used it during a POC, and now, it is in production. We opted to go for the N minus one release and not the latest one. We use it for the backup of servers. It is also used when users need to take a backup of their laptops or mail archiving.

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

We are the most important communications company in Argentina. We deal with a large variety of customers. We are partners of Commvault and I'm the company founder. Our company provides IT solutions.

2021-01-11T12:18:48Z
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Top 5Real User

We are using Commvault as our main backup software.

2021-01-06T15:46:39Z
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Top 5Real User

We prefer Commvault because they are backup agents who have a vision about what we can do with applicable backup solutions. I have one solution with five local backups and remote backups between the five. First-line core backup and synthetic full backup for applications. These are our policies and logic to access the files and take over or restore files.

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

We primarily use the solution for all infrastructure. We're using it for the five pillars and for database backups and management.

2020-12-24T12:38:06Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It's an enterprise backup tool. It is the competitor to Dell and IBM, TSM and Symantec NetBackup, or rather what's called Veritas NetBackup. It's an enterprise data protection tool. It's almost in the top three or four solutions out there. We have one environment with 500 servers, and another environment with 1,000 servers. We definitely plan to continue using Commvault. We basically support the customers, their MSP. We use Dell as our own data center MSP product but we are supporting this for other customers.

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

We are a service and solution provider, and we use Commvault to secure our client's data. Our motto of security is to secure the data and using this is very important. We are providing services to commercial and financial companies, so our data is critical. We have two options for backing up data. We have a DR site, and we can also back it up on-premises.

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

We are using it for backing up all of these services in the full infrastructure.

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

I am primarily using Commvault for backing up the physical and virtual servers.

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

We are using Commvault to protect some of our workloads in the public cloud. We are using it in AWS SAM and Office 365.

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

We are a solution provider and we offer Commvault to our customers. In my company, we are also using it for backup and recovery.

2020-11-04T07:23:41Z
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Top 5Real User

We use Commvault as our main backup solution. Commvault is also a very reliable backup solution; this is one of our main use cases. There are several other use cases, but backup is the most dominant feature. Our organization has between 500 to 1,000 employees. The IT department and a few admins use this solution.

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

We primarily use the solution as a backup.

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

We previously had two different backup solutions, one that covered physical machines and another one that covered the virtual machines. We decided to go ahead with an enterprise tool and we chose Commvault to back up both. It's backing up more than 1200 VMs and more than 150 physical machines.

2020-07-12T11:48:00Z
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Top 20LeaderboardReseller

We use it mostly for backup and sell it to our customers. We are moving more into data management. Our customers also use it for data classification, it's becoming a major role.

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

It is the primary backup/recovery solution for our VMware platform.

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

So far we have tested the backups, add-on based backups and VM-based backups, as well as snapshot-based backups. We have done restores, file-server backups, and object-based restoring. We have done database backups as well. DR is the most important thing. For other things it seems comparable to other backup solutions, but right now, we do not have any DR site. Using this, we are planning to set up DR.

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

We use it to back up some servers and to restore things.

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

I've done almost everything with Commvault, e.g., back and forth centralization for file systems and applications like SQL, Oracle, VMware, and Hyper-V. Commvault does a lot of integration. Most of our installations are on-premise, but I remember doing one installation on the cloud. We always work with the latest version of the solution.

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

We are a partner and a service provider for Commvault in the Middle East. We use it for both backup and recovery, and sometimes for replication. It has on-prem solutions and we are also going with Azure.

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

We have full functionality as a complete data warehouse, and I've been tasked to leverage the multiple features and licenses that Commvault has, as they apply to our business. We're using every feature and what we are not using, we plan to be using. We back up multiple platforms in our environment: Windows, Red Hat, Linux, Oracle. We have hypervisors, a large VMware environment. So it's a pretty enterprise-class environment. We use it for custom reporting to better manage our backup environment and there is a lot of discovery in that area too. The better question might be how we're not using it right now. We try to leverage every feature that's out there, as a complete data warehouse. It's a hybrid. It's an on-prem, but we're in Azure now, too.

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

We're using it mainly to back up operating systems like Windows, Linux, and databases such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL.

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

We are a partner for Commvault and our role is to implement the solution for our customers. Our customers in Egypt are in the banking and financial sector. They use Commvault to back up their data. We help in sizing the workload of the customer, designing the solution and implementing it. We also support the customer if they face any issues. We have a hybrid implementation. The first target for the backup is on-premises and the offsite backup is on Azure cloud.

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

We are a systems integrator and we sell Commvault to our customers. One of our customers has Oracle Cloud and we needed to create a backup for that. Only two solutions can do that, Commvault and Veritas. Our customer compared Commvault and Veritas by doing a PoC of each. We displayed the features of each one and the customer chose Commvault. We have another customer with a different environment. They have virtualization and they have a physical infrastructure and many operating systems and environments. They compared different backup solutions like Commvault, Veeam, and Veritas, and Commvault was the only solution that could cover all the operating systems and the whole virtual and physical environment. Another customer is in the petroleum sector. They have different sites and they need replication between the sites and they also need to back up their main sites and their remote sites. Commvault is one of the best solutions for this scenario.

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

Right now we are using on-premise and cloud backups. We run 300 to 400 jobs per day.

2020-05-07T08:21:00Z
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Top 10Real User

We are mainly using it for backing up our VMware environment, some file servers, and some SQL databases. We also use it for some replication.

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

We use it in the most traditional way: for backup and restore. We don't use it for all the other things that are also possible with it because we are quite a big company. We have all the specific tools we need for specific purposes. We tested Commvault in the past for archiving, but in those days it was not really stable yet. So we selected other solutions for that. We use Commvault on everything. We are using it in our own data centers but also in the cloud. We use Azure for most things, but we also are working on testing some things on AWS.

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

Commvault is our primary solution for all backup and recovery; for index, for analytics, for everything.

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

We use it to backup and protect our virtual environments. We do Active Directory, SQL, file server, and some application levels backups. We do Office 365 and SharePoint backups too. We back up everything locally first, then store it in the cloud.

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

How we implement this solution in a government institution is a little tricky; it's more closed. One of our most important use cases is how we protect and back up documents and files from users outside of our building because we must follow security standards. We use only HTTPS protocols, a special proxy server, etc.

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

We use it for backup as a service for our tenants. We are service providers. We host Commvault partially on our cloud and we also use some physical servers for a part of the Commvault infrastructure.

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

We use it to back up NetApp shares, servers, and virtual servers. We also use it for Active Directory and databases. We used to use it to back up Exchange servers, but we're moving that to the cloud. It has a lot of features but we mostly use it to back up and recover stuff.

2020-01-23T14:14:00Z
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Real User

This solution is mainly used for virtualization and Oracle data protection. The customers I work with use it to protect their machines and active databases.

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

Our primary use case is for backing up the .NES file system. I backup VMware and Windows cloud servers. It's deployed on-prem.

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

Our primary use case for Commvault is to archive our files. It allows us to move images from temporary storage to permanent storage. Commvault moves everything from the source to the destination, with categorization of the image archive.

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

We are using this solution to backup our public and private cloud data. It is very compatible with all backup types and environments. It backs up our databases, as well as other systems such as email and files. We are using a KVM system in our cloud, and this solution works very well with it.

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

We provide our clients with this solution. Most of my customers use Commvault as a backup solution only.

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

For the past five years, I was part of a big team as a solution architect that was designing Commvault as a solution for different connector projects and enterprise sectors within the region: the Middle East, North Africa, and so on. Commvault is unique in the backup and recovery category. It has many features. If you are using the Commvault as a backup, you don't need any additional software to have an archiving solution. While with other products, you do. We use Commvault for backup, recovery, and archiving.

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

It's for the file system backup, reel backup, and databases. We have been using the solution for four years.

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

We have it in our data center, and it's primarily used for our servers. We take backups of the data to protect ourselves. If by mistake we delete some data from the primary storage, we can restore the data from the backup. For the last six months, we have been providing a graphical user interface for our customers for Commvault so they can, themselves, restore files and folders.

2018-08-01T07:08:00Z
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