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Paul Sevick profile photo
September 26, 2019

CommVault is the best!

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I selected Back Exec because CommVault replaced that in 5 of our branch offices. Backup Exec worked well enough but we were managing 5 separate tape drives and 5 different Exec programs on each server. CommVault replaced all of that, now we backup everything to a disk array in our corporate data center, make an auxiliary copy to LTO tape and another copy out to cloud storage. CommVault is probably one of the best if not the best backup program out there.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We initially compared only the two solutions, since at the time (2008) were the only two companies to provide NDMP support for NetApp (on the QVL at least). We selected CommVault since it did that and showed a superior approach to email compliance. Server backup was usually be done the same by everyone.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Hands down, CommVault exceeds the functionality of all products that we've evaluated. Few products bring together the comprehensive feature set that CommVault brings to our environment.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Before CommVault, we had EMC Backup Solution and we evaluated IBM Backup Solution. We evaluated the features and also the investment over 5 years. So based on the features and licensing scheme, we prefered CommVault because we could have a flexible way to scale and have different retention policies and data aging. Also, we select the license per TB on the front end. Based on the global deduplication and compression predictions, we could have a 6x reduction of the storage consumption. Also, the support was a big factor because they have some great local partners that can quickly response to our needs.
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Score 8 out of 10
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When it comes to on-prem, we only use Commvault for data protection. Anything in Azure we use Azure Backup.
The main difference is there is more data protection types supported with Commvault. Although Azure Backup supports on-prem as well, you simply get much more options and a much better backup solution using Commvault for on-prem backups.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We selected it because it was the leader in the market and works really well for the needs that we address in our company. We changed 4 backup solutions for only one, reducing the administration time and the cost of licensing. In one place we can do backup directly to disk or tape depending on the scenario.
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  • Hyper V
Hyper V is the only other solution we looked at internally, but I know Zerto is another very popular one, and Nutanix is also a very strong competitor in this field. But I think CommVault is the best suited, best supported, and most scalable solution available, so that's why we went with it.
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Score 7 out of 10
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I used EMC Networker at a previous job. It was a very full featured backup solution, but also very costly. Commvault was a better fit for this size of organization and filled the needs of the company to meet compliance with archived backups. Other products of lesser cost, had less features and flexibility.
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Score 10 out of 10
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I am not familiar with other products, but it looks like it may be worth looking at other products now because integrations with HCI infrastructure are not up to some of the available products on the market. My expectations are met at the moment but I am not sure about the product road map and future HCI requirements.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Unlike the competitors, CommVault is a one-stop backup solution that can absorb any application or platform. The best thing about CommVault is you do not have to babysit it like its competitors. Due to our complex environment, CommVault was able to steal the platform and produce results that all the other solutions we have used in the past can't even come close to.
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Score 8 out of 10
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CommVault was selected years ago and had to try to fend off competitors like Veeam, Zerto, and recently Rubrik. CommVault was very stable and a proven solution both in the marketplace as a whole and at our company. This value made it hard for new players to compete for such a critical business task. CommVault has a lot of competition that was designed for the modern data center. CommVault has done an amazing job of evolving.
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Score 10 out of 10
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IBM TSM has Commvault beat in true HSM, but TSM is so complex to mange and run and is probably a tad lighter on resources, but not enough to warrant using it. NetBackup was the speed king for years, but after Symantec virtually abandoned the product their are years behind in innovation. The NetBackup UI is ancient and the reporting is weak. Veeam has a very specific target audience and that is the purely virtualized SMB what does not have much to protect. Veeam's deduplication is barely works and their compression is just OK. Veeam underlying disk usage is very wasteful and can quickly add up, Commvault is far more space efficient for the backup target than any of the competitors that offer deduplication.
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February 14, 2017

Commvault can do it.

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Commvault is a one stop shop. it is a single pane of glass for your backup, archiving, and disaster recovery solutions. They are constantly improving their product and their support has been stellar. The backup agents and the ease of operation / administration is infinitely more intuitive than other products I have used. Navigation through the GUI is very easy. The learning curve is minimal. I have other business groups restoring their own data, and I can tailor what they see in the commcell browser to fit their needs.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Easy to manage and [has] single place management of every option in commvault. It's reliable and has the best support compared to many backup vendors. Support provides quick fixes and good technical support.
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Score 10 out of 10
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We have evaluated Nimble, Tintri, and Pure as alternatives. All three of them are considerably more expensive as they require their own proprietary appliances. Also, I believe those three are great for first-tier storage that needs to be fast. However, for backups, you do not need overpriced, fast storage necessarily. You can go with something cheaper like Drobo. So for actual backups and disaster recovery, CommVault is a much better and affordable choice.
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Score 9 out of 10
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[We selected CommVault because it has] Much more flexibility, better support, easy to expand and grow, agnostic storage and dedupe options. Also, when speaking of backup to the cloud option, CommVault has a lot more experience, features, and flexibility. Also, built-in dedupe options and features were definitely a positive factor in determining which product to buy. In the end, it was the rich feature set that swayed us.
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Overall, Commvault is easier to implement and easier to manage than those products. The stability also seems to be must better. Upgrades are easily done on Commvault and can be done by the backup support team as opposed to relying on the system support teams. Reporting with Commvault is significantly better than the products listed. Cloud support is significantly better. The features of Commvault are more advanced. Commvault seems to be 2-3 years ahead of the competition.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Universal recovery (20)
8.2
Live recovery (21)
8.4
Recovery verification (23)
8.5
Business application protection (23)
8.8
Multiple backup destinations (21)
9.1
Incremental backup identification (24)
9.1
Backup to the cloud (18)
9.0
Deduplication and file compression (22)
9.5
Snapshots (21)
9.0
Flexible deployment (13)
9.1
Management dashboard (14)
8.6
Platform support (14)
9.0
Retention options (14)
9.3
Encryption (13)
9.2

About Commvault

Commvault is the eponymous data backup and recovery solution from the data management company headquartered in New Jersey. Its features support multi-cloud backup, protection for applications, databases, and virtual machines, end-point user data protection, and disaster recovery.

Commvault provides support for backup and recovery of files, applications, databases, hypervisors, and a variety of popular cloud storage options, including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Modalities can be cloud or multi-cloud, on-premises or cloud-only workloads.

Key Features

Cloud Backup and Recovery Options

  • Complete backup and recovery across files, applications, databases, virtual machines
  • Archiving for files and virtual machines
  • Encryption of data in flight and at rest
  • Compress and deduplicate data for moving workloads
  • Disaster recovery
  • Hardware snapshot management
  • Replication and virtual machine incremental replication
  • Backup operational reporting through Commvault Command Center
  • File sharing
  • Comprehensive view of data storage locations: on-premises data centers, public, and private clouds
  • Consistent service level agreements for hybrid IT environments
  • IT agility from tested data management practices
  • Policy control management for cloud and on-premises workloads
Categories:  Archiving,  Data Center Backup

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