"It's very user-friendly. It supports a wide range of workloads. It's quite easy to use, it's very powerful and it's scalable."
"The backup and restore capabilities are key. The most useful things to us about Commvault, in general, is the breadth of the applications that it can protect as well as the features inside of it, like deduplication and encryption. When people get their data encrypted, Commvault has a way to tell if somebody is being attacked through a cybersecurity threat because their data changes. So, Commvault has what they call honeypot files out there to look to see if anybody is changing these files. Only Commvault knows which files those are, so nobody should be messing with those files. If it changes, then it will alert you to say, "Oh, I potentially have somebody messing with my files." It will alert you to something going on in your environment that probably shouldn't be happening. We deploy that with all our customers so they have this capability as well."
"The user interface is very easy to navigate."
"One of the most valuable features is the encryption which helps save you from ransomware. Because the data is already encrypted, it cannot be encrypted again."
"Commvault helps to ensure broad coverage with the discovery of unprotected workloads. This is important. From the moment that we set it up, we mostly have customers telling us what they need to back up. Then, you can list the machines that are not yet protected. Sometimes, we can see that they are unaware of this, and say, "We didn't know that those servers were not protected yet," or "We did not back them up yet.""
"It is easy to use and stable. It delivers what has been promised. When it says it can do something, it can actually do it, as opposed to some of its competitors."
"The data is well-protected. It doesn't age off until it's copied. That's a big feature right there. When you reach the end of your retention, it does not expire until the secondary copy is completed. That allows you to hold onto data that otherwise would have aged off by retention. I like that feature. It's hard to just delete or lose data using the Commvault platform."
"The solution’s user interface for managing the on-prem environment is good."
"The most valuable feature is the inline data deduplication."
"The solution is very scalable."
"I find the data to be most valuable."
"The most valuable features of this product are its guaranteed reliability and its duplication capability."
"Good starting capacity and scalability."
"The hardware can operate in high temperatures, in case of any disaster."
"The features that I have found most valuable with Dell EMC PowerProtect DD are its deduplication feature and its DD Boost protocol for fast transfer, which is amazing."
"The feature that I have found most useful is its data duplication."
"Persistent binding is a feature that I would like to see in the next release of Commvault."
"I would like them to keep working on the new web interface to migrate out of the old interface because the old interface is a bit complex. It was driving customers away because of the complexity. If they migrate everything (100 percent of the features), this would make the product be perfect."
"I would like them not to push Command Center. It is good, but I would like them to enable all the features for the Java console. Some things are not in the Java console, like Office 365 agents. In fact, they are there, but one of the engineers had to show me how to configure it. It's not done the same as in the Command Center."
"They need to improve when it comes to large, video file archiving. They're good, but they have not met my expectations as a customer in this area."
"The only problem is that some of what we snap most of is the VMs. We found about 10% of the VMs that we can't snap because they're too interactive. It actually causes the application to crash."
"What I need is deeper CLI documentation for both QCommand and SQL queries."
"We do not use Command Center, but we are using CommCell Console. We're navigating and manipulating the entire environment by using CommCell Console, and we are comfortable with it. We didn't find Command Center user-friendly. We found it a bit difficult to use. It decreases the efficiency of the tasks to be performed. It was probably implemented as a centralized application to manage all environments, but it was probably not a good idea. I and my colleagues across the globe are comfortable with using CommCell Console rather than Command Center."
"It does not have an easy deployment. The deployment is not something that just anybody can go in and deploy."
"They need to make migration easier."
"I would like to see some kind of integration with the ransomware in the next release."
"I would like to see integration with public cloud."
"The size and scale of the product are limited and could be improved."
"First-time integrations are difficult in NetWorker. NetWorker software needs to be simplified. It's very complex."
"They still have hardware different from the software."
"It can probably have integration with other OEMs. It should also have more features for ransomware protection."
"I would like to see better integration and support for backing up to cloud providers such as Alibaba Cloud."
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Commvault is ranked 2nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 60 reviews while Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is ranked 1st in Deduplication Software with 13 reviews. Commvault is rated 8.4, while Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Commvault writes "Enables me to work on other things because I know the system is handling backups by itself". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) writes "Very scalable, integrates well with other solutions, and has good security". Commvault is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Veritas NetBackup, Azure Backup and IBM Spectrum Protect, whereas Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Dell EMC Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik and Cohesity DataProtect.
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