Commvault Fits Almost Every Enterprise Datacenter Environment
June 09, 2021

Commvault Fits Almost Every Enterprise Datacenter Environment

Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

We currently employ Commvault Backup and Recovery in our high education institution as our primary backup, recovery, and DR platform for a variety of data classes and clients across the organization. Our central IT team has used Commvault for backing up individual VMs, files at the file-system level, databases such as Oracle, MariaDB, Postgres, and MSSQL, as well as cloud resources like EC2 instances.
  • Organized policy-based configuration
  • Variety of client types
  • Deduplication of Backup Data
  • It is a complicated environment for the new user
  • Copy rules are not very clear
  • Browse for Restore functionality does not always give desired results
  • Made backups and recovery available to more power users
  • Increased the opportunity for better RPO and RTOs
  • Enhanced our DR capabilities to improve our response to a disaster scenario
Many other backup and recovery platforms have their strengths and weaknesses. They might specialize in backing up VMs but fail to adequately backup Oracle databases, or do well in the cloud, but not so well on-premise. In my opinion, Commvault handles the variety of clients and situations in most enterprise datacenters the best with features for efficient and effective backup policies, such as deduplication for managing storage of backups and use of hardware and software snapshots to minimize impact to production storage and compute resources.
Commvault simply does the best in environments with a variety of clients, data types, policies, and targets. Being able to easily backup a VM on-premise in vCenter and recover to an AWS EC2 instance is an example of the kind of recoverability that is realized with employing Commvault. It does have a definite learning curve, but it is necessary to be able to develop complex backup policies that Commvault was made to handle.

Do you think Commvault Complete Data Protection delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Commvault Complete Data Protection's feature set?

Yes

Did Commvault Complete Data Protection live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Commvault Complete Data Protection go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Commvault Complete Data Protection again?

Yes

Commvault's features are very usable. Other than having to understand the relationships that policies have to clients and subclients, once configured, the policies work well and are extremely customizable to fit your scenario. Commvault support is also one of the best support programs I have worked with. Their portal makes requesting help easy by automatically grabbing logs from your system and relevant information for your environment. Their support personnel are also some of the best I've worked with, which is hard to come by in technology.
Commvault works well in a large environments with a variety of client types and data classes. With its policy-based configurations, it makes administration of large environments easier when configuring storage and retention, copies, schedules, client configs, etc. Commvault also backs up just about everything you can think of, and works with almost all storage and compute platforms, so there are rarely any cases where Commvault cannot accommodate.

Commvault Complete Data Protection Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
9
Live recovery
7
Recovery verification
7
Business application protection
8
Multiple backup destinations
9
Incremental backup identification
8
Backup to the cloud
9
Deduplication and file compression
9
Snapshots
9
Flexible deployment
9
Management dashboard
9
Platform support
8
Retention options
9
Encryption
8