CommVault is the best!
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September 26, 2019

CommVault is the best!

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with CommVault

We have been using CommVault for over 10 years and backup pretty much everything with it across our entire enterprise. Currently we are backing up 25 virtual servers, 6 physical servers and multiple SQL databases. Once setup it's an amazing product that works extremely well, everything is controlled from a central Commcell console that makes management, deployment and monitoring much easier.
  • Centralized management
  • World class support
  • Can backup anything anywhere
  • Confusing licensing model
  • Expensive
  • Backup media costs greatly reduced
  • High ROI acheived
  • Solidified disaster recovery plan
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.
The product works very well but there have been occasions where we need to contact support. Placing a support is call is easy and fast, depending on the severity of the incident they call you back exactly within the time frame indicated. I have spoken to New Jersey based support people who have expert knowledge of the problem.

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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.

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
Live recovery
Recovery verification
Business application protection
Multiple backup destinations
Incremental backup identification
Backup to the cloud
Flexible deployment
Management dashboard
Platform support
Retention options