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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

EMC RecoverPoint

In this competitive market please prefer to adopt reliable and enterprise solution for your mission critical systems/applications as they are your assets. We are VMware shop and recoverpoint well suited our requirement.
Kunal Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

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

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

EMC RecoverPoint

  • EMC recoverpoint does it's core functions of DVR like replication extremely well. It integrates perfectly with VMware vsphere and SRM and is relatively simple to configure.
  • EMC recoverpoint handles failover and failback very well, either manually or through the SRM interface.
  • EMC recoverpoint physical is relatively easy to run once installed and configured!!
David Yezersky | 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

EMC RecoverPoint

  • EMC RecoverPoint isn't easier to install and or set up. You will need to know how to zone, understand SAN and networking.
  • It's hard to understand how many disks to use based on the RTO and RPO for the replication set.
  • Will still need professional service and training to really understand how to use the software.
Khanh Thai | 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

EMC RecoverPoint

EMC RecoverPoint 10.0
Based on 1 answer
EMC been good to use as of now.
Khanh Thai | 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

EMC RecoverPoint

EMC RecoverPoint 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Product is easy to use with details what is replicated and you can easily tag your datastores
Kunal Gupta | 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

EMC RecoverPoint

EMC RecoverPoint 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I don't really have to call support too much, but when I have to they are always there to help.
Khanh Thai | 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

EMC RecoverPoint

Zerto was selected to compete against recoverpoint.. Zerto was a virtual solution that doesn't work for physical solutions. Recoverpoint was chosen over Zerto because of the need to replicate and protect physical systems, versus just VMs. Zerto is under strong consideration as the environment is becoming more virtualize through the next few months.
David Yezersky | 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

EMC RecoverPoint

  • We perform DR test in every six months and recoverpoint (vRPA) simplified our DR strategy. The solution saved lot of time and helped our team to minimize the DR window. It provides a reliable and repeatable automated DR workflow that increases data protection and recovery operational efficiencies. Silent test recovery and replicate VMs without impacting production site and bring down our RPO/RTOs to meet business needs is one of the key benefit.
Kunal Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell EMC Avamar

General

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

EMC RecoverPoint

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Avamar
7.5
EMC RecoverPoint
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Avamar
9.5
EMC RecoverPoint
10.0

Usability

Dell EMC Avamar
8.0
EMC RecoverPoint
10.0

Support Rating

Dell EMC Avamar
8.8
EMC RecoverPoint
10.0

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