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Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

I feel that Commvault's Active Directory Recovery and Testing of the recovery could be improved, but this could very well be a situation where I am not fully understanding the scope. Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery is spot-on in all other areas and will be a perfect fit for anyone with a decent-sized IT footprint.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC Networker

Networker is only suited for one thing: being a front end for good hardware. We love our Data Domains, the dedupe is insane and they ingest data rapidly. You'd be better off using Veeam, which can talk to the Data Domains natively (that's what we're doing now).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.1
Dell EMC Networker
4.1
Universal recovery
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.6
Dell EMC Networker
3.0
Live recovery
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.7
Dell EMC Networker
5.5
Recovery verification
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.5
Dell EMC Networker
4.5
Business application protection
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.8
Dell EMC Networker
3.5
Multiple backup destinations
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.3
Dell EMC Networker
4.0
Incremental backup identification
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.3
Dell EMC Networker
3.0
Backup to the cloud
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.9
Dell EMC Networker
3.0
Deduplication and file compression
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.6
Dell EMC Networker
7.5
Snapshots
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.3
Dell EMC Networker
5.5
Flexible deployment
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.0
Dell EMC Networker
1.5
Management dashboard
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.9
Dell EMC Networker
1.0
Platform support
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.1
Dell EMC Networker
5.9
Retention options
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.5
Dell EMC Networker
3.5
Encryption
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.5
Dell EMC Networker
5.9

Pros

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

  • Commvault is the Swiss Army knife for data protection in an Enterprise environment. You name the environment and Commvvault has something to protect it. Very helpful in this on-prem/off-prem world that is developing into a DevOps world.
  • Improves our Disaster Recovery
  • Starting to utilize for data migration for VMware in places where Zerto is too expensive
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC Networker

  • When used with a Data Domain appliance, using either DDBOOST or a VTL, it is quick and does a wonderful job of deduplication. We have 2.3 PB stored on a 140 TB DD 4500. While this is expensive storage, the cost for 2+ PB would be even higher.
  • It does a good job of brick-level backups of Exchange mailboxes, and does so in very good time. A few hours backs up our entire organizations mailbox stores in a way that provides object level restore.
  • Used in combination with DPA (Data Protection Advisor), it has a very good reporting capability. DPA, however, requires more than just surface knowledge in order to get really good reports, and the DDOS changes can wreck havoc with customized reports.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

  • Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery has developed the concept of plans that work great in smaller institutions but can hamstring large enterprises by the limited flexibility. There are situations where plans appear to be forced into decisions. Ideally, providing the ability to disable plans would be beneficial.
  • The security model is granular in respects to permissions and ability to implement it for a single object (client, user, job). Implementing the correct collection of permissions can sometimes feel like opening a padlock. This appears to be a great place to implement a wizard for guiding administrators through desired behaviors and building the appropriate security role.
David Lester | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC Networker

  • Networker's customer service could use a bit of improvement. While some problems are handled quickly, complex issues sometimes have limited responses with difficulty to escalate up the chain.
  • Networker prior to version 9 is using outdated policy configuration which tends to make some backup windows and obligations awkward.
  • Networker needs a bit better method for accommodating plugin integration with other applications, and better documentation on implementation of those modules.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 8.3
Based on 7 answers
It is serving it's purpose and for companies that have a smaller IT staff, it is not time consuming to manage. Support for the product when needed has been very good and they are responsive when tickets are opened for support. The product is scalable so as we grow we can easily increase the resources as needed on the backend.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC Networker

Dell EMC Networker 1.0
Based on 1 answer
There are three reasons for not renewing our use of NetWorker: 1) the rising and extremely high cost of support and proprietary hardware needed for deduplication, 2) the complete unreliability of the product (we couldn't recover from a true disaster if we wanted to), and 3) the horrible support from EMC for the product
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 9.0
Based on 6 answers
They product is built very well with all the features and support to different types of data but as an end user it is not simple to explore the server. Not easy to setup the features and make it operational as compared to the other competitor in the market.
Pradeep Kabbur | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC Networker

Dell EMC Networker 3.0
Based on 2 answers
Use this, and then use Veeam. Or literally just about anything else. It's a powerful engine with a crappy paint job and a rusty frame.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 9.5
Based on 77 answers
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery support is a Gold Standard for us. We are a ESP customer and have a designated Support Account Manager (SAM) & a Technical Account Manager (TAM) who we meet with every other week to go over any existing issues and upcoming version revisions release. But of course not all companies or organization will need this type of level of support but we have proven that this works for us due to the shear size of our environment and the number of offices we support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC Networker

Dell EMC Networker 7.0
Based on 3 answers
The support team has always been good, and there is never an issue that can't be resolved. The techs are competent and know the product. The slightly less than perfect rating I'm giving is because Support shouldn't carry the burden themselves. We hear from Dell sales people all the time, but they never call and ask about this product, nor do they offer to upsell it or make it better. That lack of sales support and coherence hurts the overall rating a bit. When I spend my company's money on your product, I expect you to at least ACT like you care, if not actually care for real. It influences my opinion and future purchasing habits.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 8.8
Based on 6 answers
Plan well and make sure you collect all the required information and details before going for implementation. Organize it in step by step or break the setup into different modules to make it simple.
Pradeep Kabbur | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC Networker

Dell EMC Networker 1.0
Based on 1 answer
How can anyone build a house without a blueprint? NetWorker was ramrodded into place here without a design or implementation plan. The result was a setup that was doomed from the start and never worked reliable over the full three years of our contract obligation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

I was not part of the decision to adopt Commvault, and having developed and used many other backup/recovery tools I was a little skeptical that it could do everything that we needed, but I can say that I'm glad that they chose Commvault. It has delivered even more than we had counted on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC Networker

We've been actively looking at other products such as Rubrik or Cohesity in order to get a better experience as well as lower our overall time invested in running backups. Dell EMC Networker fails to stand up to these products in most ways. In our evaluations it was both easier to understand the different systems as well as talk to the software/hardware via APIs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

  • The ease of use and reliability of Commvault have enabled us to support the entire environment with less personnel than other products. We can support hundreds of clients and 500TB of protected systems with a single person.
  • Their per TB pricing can get rather expensive often forcing you into an agent based pricing model and that can be less that ideal to mange.
Keith Luken | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC Networker

  • Networker has helped reduce risk of data loss. We have many compensating controls for business user level data but Networker has been helpful with full image recoveries. Sometimes an IT mistake can be hard to back out of and/or rebuilding from scratch isn't a good option. Networker has helped save lots of IT engineer's time in our company.
Josh Dix | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

General

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

Dell EMC Networker

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.2
Dell EMC Networker
2.5

Likelihood to Renew

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.3
Dell EMC Networker
1.0

Usability

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.0
Dell EMC Networker
3.0

Support Rating

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.5
Dell EMC Networker
7.0

Implementation Rating

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.8
Dell EMC Networker
1.0

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