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Score 7.2 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Druva inSync

I can't think of scenarios it would be less appropriate or suited for, but it is well suited for an organization looking to keep their files in a safe environment with version tracking and audit trails. That is pretty much any organization in this day and age. Computers are great but hardware breaks down intermittently so knowing you have your files in a secure location that won't ever fail is fantastic
Frank Troglauer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Dell EMC Avamar
8.3
Druva inSync
Universal recovery
Dell EMC Avamar
8.3
Druva inSync
Live recovery
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
Druva inSync
Recovery verification
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
Druva inSync
Business application protection
Dell EMC Avamar
8.7
Druva inSync
Multiple backup destinations
Dell EMC Avamar
8.2
Druva inSync
Incremental backup identification
Dell EMC Avamar
9.0
Druva inSync
Backup to the cloud
Dell EMC Avamar
8.6
Druva inSync
Deduplication and file compression
Dell EMC Avamar
9.2
Druva inSync
Snapshots
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
Druva inSync
Flexible deployment
Dell EMC Avamar
7.1
Druva inSync
Management dashboard
Dell EMC Avamar
7.0
Druva inSync
Platform support
Dell EMC Avamar
8.9
Druva inSync
Retention options
Dell EMC Avamar
9.4
Druva inSync
Encryption
Dell EMC Avamar
8.6
Druva inSync

Pros

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

Druva inSync

  • Restoring users and deleted files from both Cloud and desktop applications, with only a few button click.
  • The InSync dashboard allows me to see where all my assets are and when their last backups occurred.
  • The installation process was VERY easy. So getting everyone up and running was painless.
Marty Goldstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Druva inSync

  • As part of the initial setup, we had a few issues surrounding large numbers of accounts being backed up at the same time. This was more a Microsoft issue than anything, and with help from support, we resolved the issue.
  • The email reports can be a little useless on occasion. For example, I don't need an email every day with a failed backup report if there are no failures.
  • Again with email, the weekly backup report has so much information in it that the email sometimes fails to load. A simple email with a link to click would be better.
Martin Tillbrook | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 8.1
Based on 11 answers
We live in the cloud, Microsoft has some wonderful features, but the fact that you can't search and filter the recycling bin is a huge issue for us Admins
Marty Goldstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 9.2
Based on 39 answers
Aside from Druva taking away the Share feature just to push folks to the cloud, it's perfect for what it does and should have just continued to grow not have clueless management decide they wanted to migrate the on-premise customers to the cloud version and offer the share tool for them, this was just wrong and remains wrong.
Nadeem Nasir | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Dell EMC Avamar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Sometimes or many times Druva is always available. No downtime issues.
S Seethalakshmi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Dell EMC Avamar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The software is fast and responsive.
John Rivers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Dell EMC Avamar

Dell EMC Avamar 8.8
Based on 4 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

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 8.6
Based on 43 answers
Most issues I have can be solved without opening a ticket. But if I need to get in touch with a support agent, I can open a chat request and within minutes have a tech on the end assisting me. The few tickets I had to open were resolved on the first call.
Tyler Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Dell EMC Avamar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 9.1
Based on 1 answer
They are very well knowledgeable. They conducted a two day training session and they explained each and everything.
S Seethalakshmi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Dell EMC Avamar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 10.0
Based on 2 answers
As an administrator, if I had a user who needed additional training, it was available. As an Administrator, the product was so easy I didn't need it
Marty Goldstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC Avamar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 8.6
Based on 102 answers
In consultation with a Druva support person we configured a few policies first for several groups of users. Once that was done it was easy to add users and generate emails that contained links and instructions to download/install the app. Once installed, the app applied the appropriate policy and the sync of data began. We had 40 or so devices to protect, and in a week or less they were all protected. The delays usually were on the part of the user who needed to schedule some time (15-30 minutes at most) to accept the invitation and download/install the app.
Kevin Staley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Druva inSync

My biggest requirement for looking at Data Protection as a Service is security, both in transit and at rest. Druva inSync offers one of the best security models where if a key is chance it does not affect the current session. Furthermore, we did not see the same dedupe savings with other services.
David Cordell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Dell EMC Avamar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Very easy to scale
John Rivers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Druva inSync

  • Anytime a user does his/her own restore it has saved his or her own time in not having to redo the lost changes made and it doesn't involve IT staff to do a restore for them or to try looking for or recovering the lost/deleted/corrupted file. This savings in money and time spent is apparent, numerous and possibly priceless.
  • Druva is an affordable product; it's per user cost is acceptable and is affordable for even small businesses
Kristopher Mitchelson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Dell EMC Avamar

Pricing Details

Dell EMC Avamar

General

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

Druva inSync

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Avamar
7.5
Druva inSync
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Avamar
9.5
Druva inSync
8.1

Usability

Dell EMC Avamar
8.0
Druva inSync
9.2

Reliability and Availability

Dell EMC Avamar
Druva inSync
10.0

Performance

Dell EMC Avamar
Druva inSync
10.0

Support Rating

Dell EMC Avamar
8.8
Druva inSync
8.6

In-Person Training

Dell EMC Avamar
Druva inSync
9.1

Online Training

Dell EMC Avamar
Druva inSync
10.0

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC Avamar
Druva inSync
8.6

Scalability

Dell EMC Avamar
Druva inSync
9.0

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