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Score 7.2 out of 100
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Score 7.4 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

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

For a purely virtualized environment, I love it. I recommend using it with fast storage if you want to benefit from the Instant Recovery feature. If you have slow storage like a USB disk drive - Instant Recovery may not be fun for you.
John Piercy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Dell EMC Avamar
8.3
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.4
Universal recovery
Dell EMC Avamar
8.3
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
8.0
Live recovery
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
8.0
Recovery verification
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.0
Business application protection
Dell EMC Avamar
8.7
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.0
Multiple backup destinations
Dell EMC Avamar
8.2
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
8.0
Incremental backup identification
Dell EMC Avamar
9.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
8.0
Backup to the cloud
Dell EMC Avamar
8.6
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.0
Deduplication and file compression
Dell EMC Avamar
9.2
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.0
Snapshots
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.0
Flexible deployment
Dell EMC Avamar
7.1
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
Management dashboard
Dell EMC Avamar
7.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
Platform support
Dell EMC Avamar
8.9
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
Retention options
Dell EMC Avamar
9.4
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
Encryption
Dell EMC Avamar
8.6
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

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

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

  • No licensing! Any new operating systems or file systems added to the backup appliance can be added on the fly without having to reach out to a sales rep.
  • It supports nearly every operating system for backup and restore purposes.
  • Built in bare-metal backups for Windows allows you to restore a virtual machine to a physical box if needed, and vice versa.
  • VMWare instant recovery allows the appliance to become a datastore for virtual environments in a pinch.
Jeremy Judnic | 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

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

  • If you want to recover something from exchange, that is a separate piece of software. Wish that was integrated.
  • There are four extra HD slots on our appliance that you cannot expand to. Would be great if they allowed the appliance to be filled and re-striped.
  • A little annoyance is that the appliance doesn't have a faceplate. That could just be my issue though.
Steven Hiersche, Jr. | 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

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance 8.9
Based on 15 answers
We have grown very attached to the Unitrends appliances and their use for recovery and other file restoration needs as well as data archival, data replication to other appliance and data migration to other servers or long term storage requirements. The appliances work well and the support for them is very good as well.
Jason Rainsforth | 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

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance 8.1
Based on 9 answers
I have never used such an easy product that is stable and scalable like Unitrends. I have been running backups for MANY years. On premise, tape, disk, cloud, you name it. Unitrends is very flexible, stable and has incredible reporting features. It's nice when management requests a report and it takes you 5 minutes to run it and dump it to PDF. How can you beat that?
Anita Simoni | 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

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance 7.9
Based on 16 answers
Initial deployment services were terrific, and the couple of times I required support I received timely support from very knowledgeable support staff. These people are some of the best support staff I have encountered in my 20 year IT career.
Ian Fuchs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC Avamar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance 8.1
Based on 8 answers
The Unitrends employees involved in the installation were very friendly and knowledgeable. A certain degree of hiccups can be expected during any installation but never shook my confidence because of the friendly and knowledgeable team that was assigned to my project.
Brett Williston | 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

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

With the installation of the Unitrends appliance, we now have a flat cost structure, clients can be added/dropped without affecting operating costs. Whenever issues with the appliance are encountered, either questions about the OS, setting up backups/archives, doing recovery or hardware related the Unitrends support team has been exceptional in their assistance, a total change from the cost and support structure of the previous product.
Howard Colwell | 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

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

  • There are no negative impacts on our organization using the Unitrends device.
  • I have used the unitrends device to recover individual files lost by users, servers because of disc failures, servers because of malware or ransomeware, and desktops that I just thought it would be cool to show people how the baremetal product works.
Sean Bastick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Dell EMC Avamar

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

Pricing Details

Dell EMC Avamar

General

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

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Avamar
7.5
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Avamar
9.5
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
8.9

Usability

Dell EMC Avamar
8.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
8.1

Support Rating

Dell EMC Avamar
8.8
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.9

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC Avamar
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
8.1

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