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Likelihood to Recommend

AWS Backup

AWS [Backup] does what it intends on doing. AWS [Backup] is very fast, however, for that speed, you'll end up with a high bill at the end of the month. Compared to competitors, AWS [Backup] is a lot more expensive than others. However, I believe it makes it up in it's versatility - there's no company more compatible with others than AWS.
Matt Hoffman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC Avamar

This software is well suited for companies that want to be very in control of their backups but need a simple tool. It could be convenient for them to just buy their own node, locate it in a different location, and set up the jobs for their machines to backup to the cloud with the specific plugins. However, it would not be convenient for companies looking to have a tool that needs to be secure and compliant, and that need to have different other options for business continuity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

AWS Backup
Dell EMC Avamar
8.2
Universal recovery
AWS Backup
Dell EMC Avamar
8.3
Live recovery
AWS Backup
Dell EMC Avamar
7.0
Recovery verification
AWS Backup
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
Business application protection
AWS Backup
Dell EMC Avamar
8.6
Multiple backup destinations
AWS Backup
Dell EMC Avamar
8.4
Incremental backup identification
AWS Backup
Dell EMC Avamar
8.8
Backup to the cloud
AWS Backup
Dell EMC Avamar
8.8
Deduplication and file compression
AWS Backup
Dell EMC Avamar
8.9
Snapshots
AWS Backup
Dell EMC Avamar
7.3
Flexible deployment
AWS Backup
Dell EMC Avamar
7.4
Management dashboard
AWS Backup
Dell EMC Avamar
6.7
Platform support
AWS Backup
Dell EMC Avamar
8.8
Retention options
AWS Backup
Dell EMC Avamar
9.3
Encryption
AWS Backup
Dell EMC Avamar
8.9

Pros

AWS Backup

  • Data backup.
  • Disaster recovery.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC Avamar

  • Avamar performs data deduplication on the remote host. This greatly reduces the amount of traffic that each backup requires. This even applies to the virtual environment through change block tracking. Backup times are reduced from hours to minutes.
  • The management interface makes it easy to configure and maintain data retention periods. Many times certain data must be kept for an extended period of time. There is a specific menu for managing retention periods.
  • The system is able to recover itself from a hard failure with virtually no loss of backups. There is a checkpoint taken each day that provides a recovery point in the event of a catastrophic failure. Since this is a node based system, the loss of more than one node could require a recovery be performed.
  • While another grid must be purchased, the replication utility allows all backups to be replicated to another grid at a remote location. This ensures the resilience of the backups in the event there is the loss of the primary data center.
  • Also works on HCI devices performing image-level backups as in our primary data center environment
  • There is also now an All-in-One appliance for smaller locations
Rodney Barnhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS Backup

  • add more services to support aws backups
  • optimized the total size of backups (used one)
  • try to make previews of backups
carlos bonilla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC Avamar

  • The client interface has constant JAVA issues and can be slow and chunky. We have often had issues with current versions of JAVA breaking it so it will not even run.
  • The backup clients are split out for function. Although this makes them light, it also makes it cumbersome to upgrade clients. The naming scheme can also be confusing for the clients.
Tim Knarr | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AWS Backup

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Dell EMC Avamar

Dell EMC Avamar 9.5
Based on 2 answers
I have been using the product for over five years. This has performed so well that with the current system reaching its End-of-Life with EMC next year, I have proposed replacing it with the latest version of the product. Now that it integrates with Data Domain, the cost has been greatly reduced. Instead of the need to purchase many nodes, one Data Domain can replace them creating a significant cost savings.
Rodney Barnhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AWS Backup

AWS Backup 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Very easy to use and is as plug and play as you can get. There are configuration options for multiple schemas that best fits your organization.
Chris Barretto | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC Avamar

Dell EMC Avamar 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The system overall is easy to monitor and see your backup/restore status. The user interface could use updating as it relies on Java and any updates to Java cause the interface to stop working need to be reinstalled
Brian Munn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

AWS Backup

AWS Backup 9.4
Based on 5 answers
With a HUGE online help base, and very knowledgeable and fast support teams. They also have reps on the Spiceworks forums actively helping members in real time and support a very large VAR and MSP / Re seller Networking that are all trained and hyper knowledgeable in the solutions offered by AWS.
Daniel Cauley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC Avamar

Dell EMC Avamar 8.8
Based on 8 answers
Support is very convincing, always eager to solve issues from the root rather than workaround, don't hesitate to take webex, describe the issues to the core and recommend configuration to avoid further issues. We can ask few questions other than the main issue. They don't hesitate to answer.
Ratnodeep Roy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AWS Backup

Being an AWS service, AWS Backup integrates in a native way with other AWS services, providing an easy way to backup those services. Being able to create separate backup plans that meet specific business and regulatory compliance requirements provides us with capabilities to face auditing processes.
Oscar Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC Avamar

Avamar has simplied the back up approach in their VE edition and is much easier to use than Data Protector. Backing up multiple VMs takes minutes instead of hours now. Creating policies, retentions, and schedules, is vastly improved and much easier.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS Backup

  • We use a lot of AWS services, so backup goals are now simpler to achieve.
  • We let auditors access the dashboard to check backup status.
Oscar Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC Avamar

  • Avamar served our organization very well for many years. It was absolutely the best solution of its day.
  • We did the fork-lift upgrade twice to continue with Avamar. We could not continue to support this model of upgrades.
  • Our final decision to replace Avamar was when the nodes filled with meta-data while we had plenty of data domain space for backups.
  • We've spent too much engineer time babysitting the product.
Paul Lemmons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AWS Backup

General

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

AWS Backup Editions & Modules

Edition
Backup Storage - Warm Storage$0.0951
Backup Storage - Cold Storage$0.011
Restore - Warm Storage$0.021
Restore - Cold Storage$0.031
Restore - Item-Level Restore$0.502
  1. per GB per month
  2. per request
Additional Pricing Details

Dell EMC Avamar

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Dell EMC Avamar Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS Backup
8.1
Dell EMC Avamar
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

AWS Backup
Dell EMC Avamar
9.5

Usability

AWS Backup
9.5
Dell EMC Avamar
8.0

Support Rating

AWS Backup
9.4
Dell EMC Avamar
8.8

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