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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

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

HPE 3PAR StoreServ is a great storage device for both file and block-level storage needs. You can use it in place of SAN devices required by database servers. It provides an amazing compaction ratio and, hence, reduces overall storage footprint and cost. This is, however, slightly costly if your environment doesn't really see high transactions most of the time.
Amanda Decker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Dell EMC Avamar
8.3
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
Universal recovery
Dell EMC Avamar
8.3
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
Live recovery
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
Recovery verification
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
Business application protection
Dell EMC Avamar
8.7
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
Multiple backup destinations
Dell EMC Avamar
8.2
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
Incremental backup identification
Dell EMC Avamar
9.0
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
Backup to the cloud
Dell EMC Avamar
8.6
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
Deduplication and file compression
Dell EMC Avamar
9.2
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
Snapshots
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
Flexible deployment
Dell EMC Avamar
7.1
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
Management dashboard
Dell EMC Avamar
7.0
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
Platform support
Dell EMC Avamar
8.9
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
Retention options
Dell EMC Avamar
9.4
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
Encryption
Dell EMC Avamar
8.6
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

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

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

  • We are using HP 3PAR storeServ 8200 for both our file level and block level storage.
  • I really love the amazing compaction ratio provided by HP 3PAR. Some of our disks have compaction ratio above 25:1, which is super amazing. You can definitely look for around 75% reduction of storage footprints.
  • It has a great user friendly web console "SSMC"(StoreServ Management Console). This is an additional bonus and can be used by even non-storage people like DBA and Network to take a look at storage performance.
Ravinder Gupta | 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

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

  • The system requires a physical or virtual system to manage upgrades and patches and for call home features. Most other systems have this integrated into the array. Just another piece of infrastructure to manage.
  • There are some system jobs that come pre-scheduled in the initial setup, but there is at least 1 job that should be added to this by default. When you delete storage, you also need to run a job to compact the CPG (a group where the luns all reside) to reclaim the previously used storage as free. This should be done by default at least monthly in the background.
  • There are 2 different GUI front ends that can still be used. The older version (3 PAR management console) is being phased out (has been for 3 years).
Anonymous | 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

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We are very satisfied with 3PAR performance and especially the IOPS (Input Output Per Second) is pretty amazing. It is easy to configure and doesn't require much knowledge of storage for Tier 1 support team.
Ravinder Gupta | 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

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

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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

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage 10.0
Based on 3 answers
With their phone home technology, we usually have a replacement part on its way by the time we wake up in the morning, or if the event occurs overnight. We have had great support when we had questions or events that required a call.
Shawn Karr | 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

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

We still use NetApp storage enclosures at each plant for our routine file shares (CIFS) but I would love to swap them out for the HPE 3PARs as we use for our ERP app data. The 3PARS are simply faster and much better at near-instant replication. But even more importantly we can get the reporting that we need from the 3PAR within a few minutes, even custom reports. 3PARs are much easier to manage than NetApps in general and I think that the only place that they compete is in compaction.
Jane Updegraff | 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

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

  • We grew unexpectedly, which forced us to buy a lot of expensive HP SSD's.
  • We have never had any performance issues with this storage.
Mario Jost | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell EMC Avamar

General

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

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

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
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Avamar
9.5
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
10.0

Usability

Dell EMC Avamar
8.0
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage

Support Rating

Dell EMC Avamar
8.8
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
10.0

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