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September 26, 2019

CommVault is the best!

Score 9 out of 10
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CommVault can backup just a few servers but where it shines is in larger environments with many servers scattered in different offices running different OS's. You can everything up to single location, manage and deploy everything everything from one console. It can eliminate multiple backup hardware scattered all over the related individual backup problem and centralize everything.
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Score 9 out of 10
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CommVault is great for compliance and backup scenarios. The server backups are seamless and just work! Their NDMP backup for our NetApp appliances are fantastic and unless you have hardware issues, it works every time.

CommVault is less suited for those smaller organization that have a limited budget and are looking for a great backup solution. If you are only looking for server backup, CommVault may be less attractive.
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Score 9 out of 10
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It is difficult to imagine a scenario where CommVault is not well suited from a feature and functionality perspective. It can be difficult to understand licensing which can lead to feature misunderstandings but all in all CommVault is one of the best products in the data management arena
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Score 9 out of 10
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The solution is suited to medium and enterprise companies. If you're a small shop I think the solution is a little too complex and you will have to invest maybe more than you can afford. There are different licensing options, but you need to consider not just the initial cost but also the maintenance cost and HW upgrades. So in my opinion, if you are a small shop, maybe you will be better of looking for other cost-effective backup solutions that suit your needs.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Commvault is a great program for MSPs. As an MSP, you are usually supporting various different environments and Commvault allows you to backup various different applications using various different methods. For instance, Virtual Backups leverage VMware snapshots and is a very scalable option. Even if not an MSP, Commvault is well suited for companies that have a various range of infrastructure that needs to be backed up.
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Score 9 out of 10
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It is well suited when you need to do backups in just one place for your PCs, physical servers, and virtual environments. If you have a lot of servers, the deduplication really helps in saving storage space, so you will save money. The licensing methods work well for almost all the scenarios that you could have in your company. For example, you can license for elements, and elements can be a server, so if these servers host your DWH you could save some money. The negative is that you cannot mix the licensing methods, so you can pick for elements or for space. The best will depend on your needs.
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July 24, 2019

Try before you Buy!

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CommVault is an eEnterprise scale backup solution that is able to provide data protection from ROBO to Regional/Global DC. Application aware plugins provide hot backup. AuxCopy features provide a secondary level of data protection to any medium for long-term data protection.

Dedupe tools are excellent. However, there are limitations and it would not work for clients with a DB sitting on ROBO environment.

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CommVault is very well suited for an environment that is somewhat or completely virtualized and continuing that trend. It's for the data center manager that wants ease of functionality and manageability to be a driving force behind the purchase decision. The ideal customer would want to support multiple data recovery tiers, extending into applications and endpoints.
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Score 7 out of 10
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Commvault does a good job of backing up VMware VMs. We haven't expanded beyond that, and it can be pricey if you want to add the extra agents to do SQL or Exchange specific backups for example. The logging/error messages are pretty cryptic and do not help with figuring out why a backup might have failed.
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Score 10 out of 10
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CommVault is most suited for server-side backup since mostly all types of solutions are protected. I think this is the most favorite area of Commvault and I can see lots of innovations around this. But user endpoint protection needs more improvement, specifically on the connectivity of the roaming endpoints and client registration and management also need to improve.
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Score 7 out of 10
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Best use of CommVault backup and recovery and hyper-scale for on-prem and hybrid cloud solution which is the current industry trend.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Score 10 out of 10
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CommVault is well suited when it comes to large organizations that have different types of data: structured or unstructured. It is a one-stop solution that will satisfy any backup need but is quite costly. Smaller businesses may not have the need for the complexity or have the funding to implement this solution into their environment. If the company has a complex environment and wants a solid solution that requires little man hours to baby the product, then this is the product that will handle anything you can throw at it.
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Score 8 out of 10
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⁃Good for VMware backups and live sync, live mount and live browse features are very good.
⁃Intellisnap integrates with all the major hardware vendors storage arrays. Allows us to coordinate the snapshot/clone backups and replications from Commvault GUI.
⁃Makes DB Backups very easy and creates automatically.
⁃Reporting is excellent with custom dashboards and great views.
⁃Backup and Archive to cloud is great as it has cloud connectors to all cloud vendors.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Well Suited: Large and complex environments with high retention and varied data sets. If VTL is desired this solution is amazing.

Less Well Suited: Highly virtualized environments who need a simple turn key solution with fast recovery times.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Commvault's strength lies in its robustness and flexibility. It can protect workloads on many different platforms. The UI while intimidating is fairly quick to learn once you understand basic concepts and their terminology. There are very few products that can scale up into the largest enterprises and go low to medium sized businesses and Commvault is clearly one of them. Their SMB business has been slow due to heavy competition especially in VMware centric shops where Veeam has been a strong competitor, but Commvault quickly wins in any environment with more than a few dozen VMs or that has anything other than pure VMware of Hyper-V. Commvault really needs a smaller SQL express like build that supports say a very small SMB where Veeam is easier to set up and use, but far less space efficient on the backups. Commvault's support organization has had its ups and downs, but the last few years has been very solid. Unless you need a true HSM based solution then Comvmault is hard to beat. TSM is the better HSM based product for now, but I would not put it past Commvault to try and one up TSM over the years. We backed up over 500TB across 200+ locations and our main data center and can't think of a product that would have been any easier or more reliable to use. Version 11 is the version that is really a true Enterprise ready deduplication and protection system.
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February 14, 2017

Commvault can do it.

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With the implementation of Commvault, we have backed up more information than we ever have than when we were using NetBackup. The agents that Commvault has to back up different types of data is so vast that I could almost guarantee they have what you need to get the job done. Is is a very diverse software that fits nearly every environment. The ability to replicate to a disaster recovery site has proven its worth recently when we did a DR test and it was incredibly successful as opposed to the way we had to do it with NetBackup last year.
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Score 10 out of 10
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It is well suited for a wide variety of applications and scenarios. It's hard to pick one, however, if you have a heterogeneous environment I would suggest going with commvault. For small organizations, I don't think it is worth it.
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Score 10 out of 10
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I suppose if you are mostly virtualized, you may consider a VM-aware specific product like Tintri and that may work better. Otherwise, it works great for backing up both virtual and physical servers/PC's. You can use existing physical storage which is really nice.
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Score 3 out of 10
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In the large-scale enterprise where are many SQL Servers and you need different backup schedules for different databases and copy-only backups interfere with regular backups, this tool doesn't produce consistent results. If the schedule is simple and the same across all databases, it is a good solution.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Where any mix of physical, virtual, application, and array level snapshots and backups are extremely strong. Where things can really get challenging is if you want a simple, VM only design. It can be done but it's definitely not the product's strong point. That being said, it is getting better with each version.
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Commvault is well suited for most any size environment. Larger environments can take probably take better advantage to some of the more advanced features.
Commvault is mostly reliant on Windows for their infrastructure, but does support Linux for media agents.
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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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