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Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 9.2 out of 100

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

StarWind VTL

Starwind VTL is a great solution for customers that want the benefits of a physical tape library without the hefty price tag and the manual intervention required when changing tapes as it is automated. In addition, Starwind VTL virtual tapes are "air-gapped" as they are in LTO format.
Indeep Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.1
StarWind VTL
8.8
Universal recovery
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.6
StarWind VTL
Live recovery
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.7
StarWind VTL
Recovery verification
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.5
StarWind VTL
9.1
Business application protection
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.8
StarWind VTL
Multiple backup destinations
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.4
StarWind VTL
9.1
Incremental backup identification
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.3
StarWind VTL
9.1
Backup to the cloud
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.9
StarWind VTL
9.2
Deduplication and file compression
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.6
StarWind VTL
9.3
Snapshots
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.4
StarWind VTL
Flexible deployment
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.0
StarWind VTL
8.1
Management dashboard
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.0
StarWind VTL
7.9
Platform support
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.1
StarWind VTL
8.8
Retention options
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.5
StarWind VTL
9.2
Encryption
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.5
StarWind VTL
8.4

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

StarWind VTL

  • Allows you to use Veeam and other software that uses Virtual Tape Libraries while getting rid of actual tape drives and tapes
  • Backblaze B2 implementation is great - keeps storage costs low while automating backups to the cloud storage
  • Low cost and great support by the Starwind technical team
  • Feature-rich and in constant development
Kevin Sipma | 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

StarWind VTL

  • Set-up is confusing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 8.3
Based on 8 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

StarWind VTL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 9.0
Based on 7 answers
Commvault is an enterprise-level tool that we use to backup all kinds of workloads. I have implemented Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery in many Enterprise-level, Corporate banks and financial companies to mitigate their data loss and compliance with their audit requirements. I have implemented it across many platforms such as MS SQL, MySQL, Oracle, AIX, Exchange, VMware, Azure, Office 365, Hyper-V, Loutas Note, Windows FS/Unix FS backups and many cloud storage and virtual environments. Commvault DR option as well. We especially used Backup replication (Dash Copy), VM Replication (Live sync) and DB replication and VM life cycling process. Customers like the Commvault CommCell console, it is a single console solution.
Shalika Senadeera | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

StarWind VTL 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The initial setup took some time, however, with the help of the Starwind technical team, we were able to set it up from start to finish including seamlessly adding it to our existing backup solution. After that, there was no need for any additional setup or troubleshooting.
Indeep Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 9.5
Based on 78 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

StarWind VTL

StarWind VTL 8.1
Based on 2 answers
Great and reliable product with little need for support
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 8.8
Based on 7 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

StarWind VTL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

StarWind VTL

We've looked at physical tape backups, however, the infrastructure is too costly compared to Starwind VTL and it also requires manual changing of tapes that users will not want to do or forget to do. With VTL, it works exactly like a physical tape library with the same benefits and full automation.
Indeep Gill | 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

StarWind VTL

  • ROI was immediate as we got rid of expensive sneakernet backups with hard drives in a Pelican case
  • One-time cost of the product is very cost-effective
  • Support contracts are reasonable and we received excellent support throughout
  • We have much better peace-of-mind with our data being protected better
Kevin Sipma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

General

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

StarWind VTL

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
StarWind VTL
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.3
StarWind VTL

Usability

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.0
StarWind VTL
8.2

Support Rating

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.5
StarWind VTL
8.1

Implementation Rating

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.8
StarWind VTL

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