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Find out what your peers are saying about Arcserve UDP vs. Commvault and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"The most valuable feature is the duplication.""One of the things that I do like about it is that it has a very good deduplication feature.""There are many backup options available in this solution. For example, you are able to do backups of servers, email, OST files, and users. This is a complete backup solution which is very good.""The standard backup and restore feature is most used.""I would recommend it if there is a general case.""We are satisfied with Arcserve UDP. The most important feature that we use and why we choose this product is the RHA feature."

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"We are using a KVM system in our cloud, and this solution works very well with it.""What I find valuable is restoring the complete server. Restoring files is also valuable, but I like restoring the server because you don't have to rebuild a new one.""Commvault can actually come in and assist you with aspects of the implementation - and they are quite helpful.""We have VMware, Hyper-V, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL. We have a lot of different systems, and all of them are supported under one licensing agreement. That's one of the benefits.""The most valuable features are the ease of use, the graphical interface, and it's high speed.""We have multiple workloads, including SQL, Oracle, SAP HANA, especially Sybase, as well as file systems, VMs, and Exchange mailboxes. Commvault provides very good support for them.""IntelliSnap for snapshot collection is one of the most efficient and easiest ways to back up large amounts of data.""The solution is very stable and offers a good level of performance."

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"We could not go into granular details of retrieving backup information.""The solution can use a lot of bandwidth when the scheduling is not done, it should auto-schedule itself. For example, if there are 50 users connected in the network at 12 o'clock and the backup is not scheduled. At this time the network offices are going to have performance issues when it is doing a backup. Having a feature to auto-schedule a time when the network is not being used often would be beneficial.""Based on my experience, whenever we need support, there are difficulties with communication when trying to resolve the issue.""The speed of restores should be improved. We have found the speed of large restores rather slow.""Arcserve UDP is in the middle range of complexity. The interface can be developed a little bit more to be user-friendly.""Its interface can be improved. I find it unintuitive."

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"The initial setup is rather complex, especially when switching versions.""Command Center definitely gives us a complete view of our data. But finding some of the granular, very small items that we sometimes have to find, such as auxiliary copies for tapes, I still find that it's easier to navigate and, sometimes, only possible to find them using the CommCell tool.""They can always improve the interface design to make it easier. Sometimes, you need to click two or three times to do something. They should look at what tabs are used most and make them more accessible, to cut the time it takes to get to that information.""Commvault is complex even if the product has comprehensive solutions and covers pretty much every technology out there. There's no unified way to manage all of the products on one single console.""The main area for improvement is that we sometimes experience negative effects from their updates. If they had a larger test area for their updates, that would help.""The retention log feature could be an issue for us and can be improved. The backup schedule can also be better in terms of how you set it up.""They don't market their products well. They don't do a lot of marketing to enable them to move forward.""There is room for improvement in its user interface and web console, called Command Center. They are improving it every year so if they continue in that direction, I think it will be a very reliable console."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price of this product is high and it should be lower."
  • "There is an annual license required for this solution and it is priced well."
  • "The retail fee is $1300 for a year for one server. Other than that, there is just the cost of your hardware."
  • "The solution is priced well compared to other solutions."
  • "The pricing is moderate."
  • "Its price seems reasonable. Its price is average as compared to the other products I've looked at. We have a three-year license right now. There are no other costs beyond the standard licensing fee."
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  • "Our cost is around $20,000 per month. The previous year, it was around $30,000 per month. It now costs less because Commvault changed the licensing type for providers."
  • "Our yearly cost is around €20,000... The cost is based on the number of users and the amount of data. They sell it per terabyte."
  • "There is a bit of cost involved with signing up the entire solution. It's not a cheap solution."
  • "Commvault licensing is a perpetual license so only the support is being renewed yearly."
  • "The complete license gives us options for all the features. Commvault does not license based on storage or the management components. It can integrate with any storage vendor. That means that when we are out of storage and need more, we can integrate without additional licensing. In my opinion, Commvault needs to reduce the licensing cost by 20 to 40 percent to make it cost-efficient."
  • "We went from Veritas NetBackup to Commvault. We switched due to upfront licensing and costs. We have more visibility into what we're actually purchasing. It seemed like, overall, the cost of Commvault was cheaper."
  • "It is cheaper than Veeam."
  • "It was not very popular because of its previous cost, but they have been working on the pricing, and now anyone can afford to use Commvault. They changed the modeling criteria for their pricing. Previously, there was only the capacity modeling based on your content capacity. In this case, they would give you a license and you would have to pay it. Now, most of the environment is virtualized so you can have the best CPU, VMs, etc. You buy whatever you need and pay for what you need."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    One of the things that I do like about it is that it has a very good deduplication feature.
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    The retail fee is $1300 for a year for one server. Other than that, there is just the cost of your hardware.
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    The speed of restores should be improved. We have found the speed of large restores rather slow. It should also back up Office 365 mailboxes. It would be nice to be able to restore PST files. It might… more »
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    Although both platforms have advantages and disadvantages, I rather choose Netbackup, because it can provide a complete backup-to-disk solution, with their own appliance.  There are always… more »
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    Well both are comprehensive backup solutions. comm-vault has management One UI, Built-in security features, ransomware detection, immutability, data isolation, and recovery. while Net-backup has… more »
    Top Answer: 
    The most valuable feature is Commvault's coverage. It has wide coverage to back up every data center environment. The product can back up OpenStack, OpenShift, and competitive solutions don't have… more »
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    Overview
    Arcserve UDP is a comprehensive solution that empowers even a one-person IT department to protect virtual and physical environments with a high degree of simplicity. It allows you to design and manage your entire data protection strategy with a unified management console, and enables you to scale your data backup coverage as your organization grows with the push of a button.

    Commvault can help you transform your data into a powerful strategic asset, with data protection and information management solutions that enable you to protect, access and use all of your data anywhere and anytime.

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    Sample Customers
    ITPS, North Hertfordshire Homes, SEMIKRON, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, Test Valley Borough Council, EK Services
    Aberdeenshire Council, Acxiom, BAM Group Ireland, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, CI Investments, Clifford Chance, Alliant Credit Union, American Municipal Power, American Pacific Mortgage, AstraZeneca, Dongbu Steel, Denver Health, Dow Jones, Emirates Steel, Penn State Health, Prime Healthcare, Sonic Healthcare, Sony Network Communications, TiVO, UCONN Health, The Weitz Company
    Top Industries
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    Manufacturing Company22%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Wholesaler/Distributor11%
    Non Tech Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company4%
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    Manufacturing Company12%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Government10%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise28%
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    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise77%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Arcserve UDP vs. Commvault and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    563,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Arcserve UDP is ranked 47th in Backup and Recovery Software with 6 reviews while Commvault is ranked 2nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 61 reviews. Arcserve UDP is rated 6.6, while Commvault is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Arcserve UDP writes "Backs up pretty much everything that we've got, but needs a more intuitive interface and more integrations". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Commvault writes "Enables me to work on other things because I know the system is handling backups by itself". Arcserve UDP is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, Veritas Backup Exec, Azure Backup and Cohesity DataProtect, whereas Commvault is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Veritas NetBackup, Azure Backup and Druva inSync. See our Arcserve UDP vs. Commvault report.

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