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CommVault

Top Rated
52 Ratings

Actifio Enterprise

3 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

CommVault

Top Rated
52 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Actifio Enterprise

Actifio is a good fit for anyone looking for draas or backup as a service with Bluechip.co.uk being able to tailor a solution to fit your need if you are a medium size business looking to protect over 20TB of source data on a mix of virtual and physical servers in your datacentre our hosted within our state of the art datacentres.
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CommVault

Well Suited: Large and complex environments with high retention and varied data sets. If VTL is desired this solution is amazing. Less Well Suited: Highly virtualized environments who need a simple turn key solution with fast recovery times.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Actifio Enterprise
9.3
CommVault
8.9
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
CommVault
8.8
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
CommVault
7.9
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
CommVault
8.5
Business application protection
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
CommVault
9.0
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
CommVault
9.1
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
CommVault
9.1
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
CommVault
9.1
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
CommVault
8.9
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
CommVault
8.8
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
CommVault
9.3
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
CommVault
8.4
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
CommVault
8.9
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
CommVault
9.4
Encryption
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
CommVault
9.1

Pros

  • Reliable and easy to deploy backup solution with low administration overhead.
  • Fast backup solution with low impact on production systems as it backs them up.
  • Dedup and replication of backed up data between sites and with streamsnap very quick recovery on dr site.
  • Great customer support with quick response to changing demands.
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  • Recent major release upgrades provide tools for pre-flight checks on the management servers if the environment is fit for upgrades or requires attention or fixes prior to a successful upgrade.
  • Recently we went through a management server consolidation exercise and it worked flawlessly and the process was pretty straightforward and easy to follow.
  • Support team is very responsive and provides confidence in solutions and good follow through until the problem is rectified or solved.
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Cons

  • Single file restore has always been an issue but hopefully will be added soon.
  • Physical server backup restoring has always been tricky but achievable.
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  • Dash Copy feature has some cons where replication time can amount to more time compared to other products due to the algorithm which it has. Commvault's team should improve that.
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Likelihood to Renew

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CommVault3.0
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I feel like our previous solution was more reliable and flexible.
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Usability

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CommVault7.6
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Not a simple solution to use and one with a lexicon and vocabulary you will need to be familiar with in order to use the product to its potential.
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Alternatives Considered

Actifio is quicker to deploy easier to manage and capacity plan with less components to keep patched.
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IBM TSM has Commvault beat in true HSM, but TSM is so complex to mange and run and is probably a tad lighter on resources, but not enough to warrant using it. NetBackup was the speed king for years, but after Symantec virtually abandoned the product their are years behind in innovation. The NetBackup UI is ancient and the reporting is weak. Veeam has a very specific target audience and that is the purely virtualized SMB what does not have much to protect. Veeam's deduplication is barely works and their compression is just OK. Veeam underlying disk usage is very wasteful and can quickly add up, Commvault is far more space efficient for the backup target than any of the competitors that offer deduplication
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Return on Investment

  • We have managed to scale up the size of our environment without the need for extra admin overhead.
  • Over 99% backups complete.
  • Solution is robust and quick to scale to meet demands.
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  • We had a great return of investment with commvault mainly because of their integration with AWS cloud (like supporting S3-IA and Glacier).
  • Easy to operate and need fewer people to monitor and configure.
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Pricing Details

Actifio Enterprise

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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CommVault

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details