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"The best aspect of the solution is its backup functionality.""I like that it's a simple system.""The MARS agent makes it easy to use.""One of the most valuable features is security and connectivity to the data.""First of all, you can schedule a backup for the client. You can schedule it as you like. You can also control the bandwidth, so the backup will not utilize. The internet will depend on the bandwidth.""It's very simple to configure which is very useful. It's not complex to configure it.""The fact that Azure Backup is integrated is one of its biggest advantages.""We are happy with this product and have not found any issues while using it."

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"Its stability and deduplication capabilities are most valuable.""The most valuable features are scalability and integration.""I like Dell EMC Avamar's compression of data.""The most valuable feature is the virtual backup.""The installation of the solution is easy.""The source site replication feature is valuable.""Avamar's source side deduplication is very strong, it can easily back up remote sites' data, and not much bandwidth is required on the Avamar side.""The solution is very stable."

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"The time required to restore files should be a little faster.""I would like to see better integration with more products, and more services.""We would like to see some kind of notification given to the user that a file was not synchronized well or what may have happened.""They need to improve the frequency of the backup. You can only backup one to three times a day. It would be better to back up continuously throughout the day.""On-prem can be complex to set up but the cloud is simple.""The compression ratio of the backup data should be improved.""Technical support is in need of improvement.""In the next release, I would like to see the ability to back up to different cloud providers."

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"I would like to see better integration with third-party applications and platforms.""It's not the best solution for big databases.""The management of this solution is a little bit difficult for IT administrators. They have to be trained before going through the system.""When we used the solution, it was still new, and so the customer service/technical support was not the best.""Dell hasn't done a good job at handling these upgrades, or the way EMC used to handle them.""It would be helpful if there was cloud support.""It lacks support for certain plugins, like SAP HANA, for example.""The solution should improve its tape-connectivity features."

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"We are paying about $100,000 USD per year, just for a couple of servers.""This is an expensive solution in the Bangladesh marketplace.""The price is somewhat high and could be lower.""The price is pretty good, maybe $30 for a machine, I can't complain.""It is a bit costly initially, but it is well worth it in the long run, especially for fighting against a number of threats, such as ransomware, which the IT industry is facing.""Support payment works by the level of partnership and the number of shares.""Price-wise, it's similar to AWS."

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"It was very expensive before, but after integrating it with Dell EMC Avamar Data Protection suite licensing, we are getting better discounts.""When it comes to competition the price is not what is important, it's not the problem.""Licensing fees are paid annually.""It is expensive. The maintenance comes with it for five years. So, you buy the whole thing for five years, and your maintenance is included with it, but it's a big chunk of change upfront. We like capital expenses because we can CapEx them. We pay once every five years, so we spend a big chunk of change. You'd have to divide that out by the five years to come up with how much it costs. It's just about three-quarters of a million dollars for five years.""Its price should be reduced. It would be good if you could pay as per usage, and there is a subscription model like VMware. There should be some flexibility because sometimes, the customer only uses the backup for one month or three months. Currently, I have to pay whether I use it or not. Its licensing should be flexible and based on consumption.""It's a very high-end solution and comparable to Rubrik and Cohesity.""The price is fair.""It is easy to use."

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Top Answer: Veeam has a version for Azure but there are organizations, like ours, that are considering moving to an Azure environment and wonder if Azure Backup is better than Veeam Backup and Replication (Veeam… more »
Top Answer: I like that it's a simple system.
Top Answer: Price-wise, it's similar to AWS. It's always better to see a lower price.
Top Answer: From the very beginning, Dell EMC NetWorker considers users and those who might potentially become users. In terms of both pricing and setup, this product offers an experience that is significantly… more »
Top Answer: The product has a proven track record of good backups without much of a failure ratio. It also has a good backup in terms of the compression ratio.
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Data is the heart of any organization and backing up this data is a key part of a business strategy. Azure Backup is a scalable solution with zero capital investment and minimal operational expense. With the optional integration with System Center Data Protection Manager, you can protect advanced workloads running in your datacenter in VMs or on physical servers.

Avamar is fast, efficient backup and recovery through a complete software and hardware solution. Equipped with integrated variable-length deduplication technology, Avamar facilitates fast, daily full backups for virtual environments, remote offices, enterprise applications, network-attached storage (NAS) servers, and desktops/laptops.

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Russell Reynolds Associates, Somerset County Council, Kardem, PCL Construction
Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Cap Atlantique, Getronics, Lewisville Independent School District, EnvisionRxOptions, Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions
Top Industries
Computer Software Company25%
Manufacturing Company25%
Energy/Utilities Company25%
Financial Services Firm25%
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider17%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
Computer Software Company19%
Healthcare Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business53%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise18%
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise53%
Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Backup vs. Dell EMC Avamar and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,586 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Azure Backup is ranked 14th in Backup and Recovery Software with 15 reviews while Dell EMC Avamar is ranked 10th in Backup and Recovery Software with 35 reviews. Azure Backup is rated 7.8, while Dell EMC Avamar is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Azure Backup writes "Secure, good connectivity, easy to scale, and gives our clients peace of mind". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC Avamar writes "Unlimited scalability, very stable, and ties very well with VMware API". Azure Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, Dell EMC NetWorker and Acronis Backup, whereas Dell EMC Avamar is most compared with Dell EMC NetWorker, Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager and Cohesity DataProtect. See our Azure Backup vs. Dell EMC Avamar report.

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