Simply a great enterprise data protection software out there
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February 21, 2017

Simply a great enterprise data protection software out there

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with CommVault

Commvault is our only enterprise data protection solution now in my organization. We use commvault to protect our physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure. [It's also used] for all our production and non-production data.
It is very easy to manage and a very robust solution for various [types of] data protection and it helped us to reduce our OPEX costs.
  • Seamless integration with various applications like VMware, databases and other applications. Storage integration with IntelliSnap.
  • It supports most of the cloud platforms backup destinations if your objective is to move to the cloud.
  • Single place to manage all the data protection activities and management.
  • Best support in each of my support call experiences.
  • This is not what I would expect from a data protection solution, but since it is connected with each of my infrastructures they could provide some monitoring solutions so I don't have to go with another monitoring vendor.
  • If it could support an install on Unix and allow other database users to align their strategy if they want to go with a non Microsoft option.
  • We had a great return of investment with commvault mainly because of their integration with AWS cloud (like supporting S3-IA and Glacier).
  • Easy to operate and need fewer people to monitor and configure.
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.
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.

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
8
Live recovery
10
Recovery verification
9
Business application protection
10
Multiple backup destinations
10
Incremental backup identification
10
Backup to the cloud
10
Deduplication and file compression
10
Snapshots
10

Using CommVault

As I mentioned earlier it is a very very easy and robust tool out there for this function.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
None
  • Configuring commvault initially is very easy and can start without much knowledge about it.
  • Convert a physical server to virtual by just right clicking.
  • Restoring from different copies just by changing precedence.
  • Upgrades, even though it is easy while upgrading preparation it's very hard to do testing on the database before if that has any compatibility issues.
Yes - It is mainly used for reporting and alerting and few tasks. I don't prefer using the mobile app for this kind of enterprise tool and it is not suitable.