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Score 7.2 out of 100
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Score 8.7 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

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

Are you in the Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP, other) -- you won't be able to use SRM. This does not give visibility into block and/or object storage.Do you have high-performance, multi-tiered storage solutions from vendors like HP, Dell, IBM, or others? Do you have a VMware environment hosted by your shared storage solution? Then this is the tool to link everything together for you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Dell EMC Avamar
8.3
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Universal recovery
Dell EMC Avamar
8.3
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Live recovery
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Recovery verification
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Business application protection
Dell EMC Avamar
8.7
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Multiple backup destinations
Dell EMC Avamar
8.2
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Incremental backup identification
Dell EMC Avamar
9.0
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Backup to the cloud
Dell EMC Avamar
8.5
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Deduplication and file compression
Dell EMC Avamar
9.2
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Snapshots
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Flexible deployment
Dell EMC Avamar
7.1
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Management dashboard
Dell EMC Avamar
7.0
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Platform support
Dell EMC Avamar
8.9
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Retention options
Dell EMC Avamar
9.4
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Encryption
Dell EMC Avamar
8.6
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

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

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

  • Granular visibility of IOPS and IO.
  • Capacity Planning.
  • The ability to link storage to databases through Orion DPA.
  • Alerting and Reporting.
Rob Bates | 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

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

  • I have not found any cons of this product
Ryhlen Schoeberl | 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

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It has helped me prove that we need more storage as well as faster storage to management
Ryhlen Schoeberl | 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

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to set up and start. Out of the box alerts which you can tweak to your needs. Easy to use interfaces as well
Ryhlen Schoeberl | 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

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Do not have to contact support for issues often and when i do it is fast to get response and resolve my issues
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC Avamar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Easy to use set up wizard went off without a hitch.
Ryhlen Schoeberl | 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

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

We have a full suite of SolarWinds products and did not evaluate other options for a full package. For selective monitoring we log into the devices, but this has made that much easier as we have a dashboard rather than logging into devices one at a time.
Richard Phillips | 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

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

  • Real-time monitoring and alerting to surpass those of native vSphere and in some occasions, better than manufacturer written software.
  • Historical monitoring of environment with charts and graphs to assist with ever changing environment loads.
David Yezersky | 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

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Avamar
7.5
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Avamar
9.5
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
8.0

Usability

Dell EMC Avamar
8.0
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
9.0

Support Rating

Dell EMC Avamar
8.8
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
8.0

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC Avamar
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
8.0

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