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Arcserve Backup

19 Ratings

CommVault

Top Rated
53 Ratings

Arcserve Backup

19 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 101

CommVault

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53 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Arcserve Backup

Arcserve UDP is fully suited for small to large size environments that need complete data protection solutions with the ability to run the fastest backups, replications, instant VM and DR.
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CommVault

With the implementation of Commvault, we have backed up more information than we ever have than when we were using NetBackup. The agents that Commvault has to back up different types of data is so vast that I could almost guarantee they have what you need to get the job done. Is is a very diverse software that fits nearly every environment. The ability to replicate to a disaster recovery site has proven its worth recently when we did a DR test and it was incredibly successful as opposed to the way we had to do it with NetBackup last year.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Arcserve Backup
8.9
CommVault
8.9
Universal recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.8
CommVault
8.8
Live recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.6
CommVault
7.9
Recovery verification
Arcserve Backup
8.9
CommVault
8.5
Business application protection
Arcserve Backup
8.8
CommVault
9.0
Multiple backup destinations
Arcserve Backup
9.3
CommVault
9.1
Incremental backup identification
Arcserve Backup
8.4
CommVault
9.1
Backup to the cloud
Arcserve Backup
8.8
CommVault
9.1
Deduplication and file compression
Arcserve Backup
9.3
CommVault
8.9
Snapshots
Arcserve Backup
8.4
CommVault
8.8
Flexible deployment
Arcserve Backup
8.9
CommVault
9.3
Management dashboard
Arcserve Backup
9.3
CommVault
8.4
Platform support
Arcserve Backup
8.9
CommVault
8.9
Retention options
Arcserve Backup
8.9
CommVault
9.4
Encryption
Arcserve Backup
9.6
CommVault
9.1

Pros

  • Backup of Virtual and Physical Machines
  • Replication
  • Instant Virtual Machines
  • Copy to Tape
  • Automatic testing of Disaster Recovery environments
  • Virtual standby automatic restore of VM's and Physical machines
  • Backup using hardware snapshots
  • Backup of Exchange 365
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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

  • File System Archive is limited without stubbing
  • Virtual Standby is limited to Windows only
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  • CommVault's products can be confusing from an architecture standpoint. discovering where each piece plays a part can be hard without some additional support
  • Training is almost a necessity if you are like us, a small organization with limited time to just learn a product on the go.
  • Licensing could be better designed for the smaller guy. They have made attempts, but some additional work is need. Not all of us are big enough for capacity licensing to make sense.
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Likelihood to Renew

Arcserve Backup10.0
Based on 1 answer
Arcserve UDP provides our organization lots of benefits and it is much more than a simple backup and restore solution. We use it for cross platform DR, storage agnostic replications, DR solution instead of VMware SRM and more.
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CommVault3.0
Based on 1 answer
I feel like our previous solution was more reliable and flexible.
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Usability

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CommVault7.5
Based on 2 answers
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

We have selected ARCserve v.s the competition for several reasons - the Arcserve UDP data reduction was by far better than the competition, Additionally we found the solution easy to use compared to other alternatives, with the greatest replication and advanced features such as immediate access to backed up data without restore, SLA meeting and more.
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We initially compared only the two solutions, since at the time (2008) were the only two companies to provide NDMP support for NetApp (on the QVL at least). We selected CommVault since it did that and showed a superior approach to email compliance. Server backup was usually be done the same by everyone.
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Return on Investment

  • Using arcserve UDP we managed to reuse the storage used for the previous solution and extend the backup retention to 3 months from two weeks!
  • The cost of using a single solution for backup, DR and replication is much lower than using backup software, VMware SRM and storage replications.
  • BMR capabilities and v2v allows us to use VMware on the production mixture of VMware and hyper-v on the DR to reduce the costs.
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  • CommVault does not have a perceptible business impact on our bottom line from a product standpoint
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Pricing Details

Arcserve Backup

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

CommVault

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