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Score 8.5 out of 100

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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

For our use case the product is good. I am unsure if scaling to a much bigger environment would work as well as some competitor products. Reporting is sufficient in this product, although, as we use it not for our big production environment, we do not have to deal with all the big compliance rules so reporting is more of a technical purpose.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Dell EMC Avamar
8.3
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.8
Universal recovery
Dell EMC Avamar
8.3
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.8
Live recovery
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.2
Recovery verification
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.5
Business application protection
Dell EMC Avamar
8.7
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.6
Multiple backup destinations
Dell EMC Avamar
8.2
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.8
Incremental backup identification
Dell EMC Avamar
9.0
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.5
Backup to the cloud
Dell EMC Avamar
8.6
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.3
Deduplication and file compression
Dell EMC Avamar
9.2
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.8
Snapshots
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.0
Flexible deployment
Dell EMC Avamar
7.1
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Management dashboard
Dell EMC Avamar
7.0
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Platform support
Dell EMC Avamar
8.9
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Retention options
Dell EMC Avamar
9.4
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Encryption
Dell EMC Avamar
8.6
NAKIVO Backup & Replication

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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • Creating G-F-S backups of virtual servers in a completely automated fashion.
  • Restoring data easily when needed, either as specific individual files or entire servers (and the run-from-backup option is just neat, although we've rarely had use for that).
  • Storing Data in a de-duplicated, compressed format has allowed us to store many many backups in a space that is many many times smaller than it would take to keep multiple full copies of each server.
Anonymous | 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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • You can only backup virtual machines.
  • Although you can easily set up NAKIVO, the more specific or complex your configuration, the more reliant you become on tech support. Knowing Linux would be a big plus with these types of configurations.
  • Updating the software could be a little more user-friendly.
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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's great. It works, it's cost effective and it's easy to maintain. I don't see us ever changing away from Nakivo Backup and Replication to any other product. We are very impressed and satisfied with the results.
David Judice | 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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Because it is very easy to use.
Aba-Mark Mihaly | 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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 8.8
Based on 4 answers
As with any support, it can always improve, but since the result has always been getting my issue resolved quickly I can't complain. Nakivo support has been great to work with when I have needed them, which hasn't been often.
David Judice | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC Avamar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was simple and easy to implement and went very quickly
David Judice | 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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

Altaro offers a competitive price but not VMware support which is our preferred virtualisation product.The Vembu Cloud DR is more expensive to implement, less flexibile (requires a Windows server) and it is a product with a lot of space for improvements, however excellent support when needed.StorageCraft Cloud Backup same as Vembu is pricier and less flexible in deployment options.
Adrian Takacs | 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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • Provides a robust service at an affordable cost.
  • Intuitive web interface along with the technology itself provides a path for quick, easy restores.
  • Not supporting S3 compatible storage for off-site storage of backups has required us to add an additional piece of software to the workflow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Dell EMC Avamar

Pricing Details

Dell EMC Avamar

General

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

Dell EMC Avamar Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

General

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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro Essentials$1991
Enterprise Essentials$2991
Pro$3991
Enterprise$5991
  1. per socket
Additional Pricing Details
The product is licensed per physical CPU socket for each ESXi server on which you back up or replicate VMs.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Avamar
7.5
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Avamar
9.5
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
10.0

Usability

Dell EMC Avamar
8.0
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
10.0

Support Rating

Dell EMC Avamar
8.8
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.8

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC Avamar
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
10.0

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