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Score 7.2 out of 100
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Score 8.6 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

Veeam on IBM Cloud

Veeam on IBM Cloud is very well suited for doing data backup from the storage environment in the data center. It does this job well with an easy and straightforward user interface. There is minimal learning curve to get started. We wanted to use the cloud for backup instead of expanding storage in the data center and hence went with this solution. We do data recovery on a regular basis and have been able to retrieve data from Veeam backup in a very straightforward manner meeting the recovery time and recovery point objectives
Shiv Shivakumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Dell EMC Avamar
8.3
Veeam on IBM Cloud
8.3
Universal recovery
Dell EMC Avamar
8.3
Veeam on IBM Cloud
8.1
Live recovery
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
Veeam on IBM Cloud
8.0
Recovery verification
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
Veeam on IBM Cloud
10.0
Business application protection
Dell EMC Avamar
8.7
Veeam on IBM Cloud
8.1
Multiple backup destinations
Dell EMC Avamar
8.2
Veeam on IBM Cloud
8.1
Incremental backup identification
Dell EMC Avamar
9.0
Veeam on IBM Cloud
8.0
Backup to the cloud
Dell EMC Avamar
8.6
Veeam on IBM Cloud
8.0
Deduplication and file compression
Dell EMC Avamar
9.2
Veeam on IBM Cloud
8.1
Snapshots
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
Veeam on IBM Cloud
8.5
Flexible deployment
Dell EMC Avamar
7.1
Veeam on IBM Cloud
8.2
Management dashboard
Dell EMC Avamar
7.0
Veeam on IBM Cloud
8.2
Platform support
Dell EMC Avamar
8.9
Veeam on IBM Cloud
8.3
Retention options
Dell EMC Avamar
9.4
Veeam on IBM Cloud
8.1
Encryption
Dell EMC Avamar
8.6
Veeam on IBM Cloud
8.0

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

Veeam on IBM Cloud

  • File-level restores are incomparably quick
  • Complete file server restores in minutes vs. hours - perfect for a critical situation
  • Images for application upgrades
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

Veeam on IBM Cloud

  • The reporting could use some work. If you have a client who has some serious audit controls in place, you may find yourself creating the report versus depending on the system do that piece for you.
  • My complaint would be with the notification emails. They are not configurable and come out regardless of whether a backup set completed or is still running.
  • The scheduling is a little clunky. It would be much nicer if the backup could be "continuous" anytime it's connected to the Internet (similar to Carbonite).
David Johnson | 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

Veeam on IBM Cloud

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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

Veeam on IBM Cloud

Veeam on IBM Cloud 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Veeam is very easy to use once fully on-boarded and trained. Part of the reason we can respond to a critical situation swiftly is that it is so easy to use. We did take 2 years to be fully comfortable with the product as we tested it with others, but once we committed to Veeam, there was no question about it.
Anonymous | 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

Veeam on IBM Cloud

Veeam on IBM Cloud 8.7
Based on 2 answers
At the moment I cannot say anything bad about the overall provided services. It's holding me back to put the mark even higher as other cloud solutions have their advantages as well, so I can't rate this one higher than competitor ones. However the experience is really positive to the moment and it has delivered always.
Anonymous | 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

Veeam on IBM Cloud

We wanted the reliability of IBM and they deliver. The other vendors do not have a long history of customer service. It made it an easy sell with our executives to trust that a cloud operation delivered by IBM would be successful and worthy of their reputations. They did not trust many of the latest startups.
Anonymous | 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

Veeam on IBM Cloud

  • We save on staff time by reducing the man-hours required for backups
  • Customers wait less time for data (they were waiting up to hours before)
  • Complete system recovery for application upgrades - we had data loss problems with this before
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

Veeam on IBM Cloud

General

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

Veeam on IBM Cloud Editions & Modules

Edition
Veeam Availability Suite$151
Veeam Backup and Recovery$111
Veeam Physical Agent$181
  1. per VM
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Avamar
7.5
Veeam on IBM Cloud
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Avamar
9.5
Veeam on IBM Cloud

Usability

Dell EMC Avamar
8.0
Veeam on IBM Cloud
10.0

Support Rating

Dell EMC Avamar
8.8
Veeam on IBM Cloud
8.7

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