We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable features are the ease of use, the graphical interface, and it's high speed."
"We recommend this product for people who are running the Oracle Virtualization Manager."
"They have a strong development team and are market leaders in the space."
"The solution’s user interface for managing the on-prem environment is good."
"The solution provides us with a single platform to move, manage, and recover our data across on-premise locations. Some of the guys have been using it to move a virtual machine from VMware to the Microsoft solution, Hyper-V. They back it up and then they restore to the different virtual machine provider, and that works great."
"Commvault gives us a single platform to manage and recover our data. Since we are a research organization, backup is one of the most critical parts of our IT operations and services. Internally, we run it as a managed service, and there is a single console that makes it easy for management to see the performance."
"We can use it on-premises and in the cloud."
"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 solution is stable."
"It has good stability. Its interface is very good, responsive, and easy for restoring data. I use it for backup, encryption, and restore operations, and it works. I am using many agents from VM to LMDP. I also use an agent for SQL Server, which has advanced options because it is the Enterprise version."
"This is a very flexible product, which allows you to back up not only the physical environment but also the cloud environment."
"The interface for this solution is excellent, and it is easy to restore files compared to other solutions."
"The ease-of-use in general is great."
"This solution is not complex and you do not have to be too technical to use it."
"It's quite stable, and so far, we have had no technical issues with Veritas Backup Exec."
"Good open file option feature, SQL agent, and EM agent."
"I would like to see a more user-friendly GUI."
"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."
"Its dashboard could be improved to provide a summarized version of all the jobs instead of having to go through each one of them. We should easily be able to glance at all issues. If I had not gone with the on-premise version, I would have had regular reports with the cloud version. It would be an advantage if they increase the compression rate of the backup. I am keeping it on-prem, so I'll need more disks depending on the policies that I have in the retention period. Its price could also be lower. If a good solution can be cheaper, it is always an advantage."
"The most common feedback I get in terms of Commvault is that it can be complex. I always refer my customers back to their own environment. Almost everything that goes into Commvault is a request by a customer. While it can be complex, it can also be very simple. You just need to understand your environment in order to make sure that you really need to turn on that extra feature or thing inside of Commvault. Maybe you don't need those things. It really depends on how simple or complex your environment is, whether you need all of Commvault's features."
"Commvault's price is quite high."
"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."
"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."
"We get an alarm if a lot of files are deleted, for example. That could look like ransomware, even if it is not."
"The price of this solution is very high."
"The integration with SaaS applications like Office 365 needs to be improved."
"The pricing could be improved."
"Something within the software itself isn't quite right. There may be a bug or glitch. It will work fine for weeks and then all of a sudden it just tanks."
"The backup is not robust enough when you have a lot of technology."
"A web console would be great because nowadays a lot of products are web-based and you can access the console from various environments. So I would recommend bringing this feature in the next solution."
"It is currently missing the dynamic backup feature for virtual machines, which is available in NetWorker. I can create politics in NetWorker to add virtual machines with specific tags, but I cannot do this in Backup Exec, which is a minus point for me. Currently, a user has to send a request to the Backup administrator to add a machine to the backup, but I should be able to create rules to automatically add a new machine to the backup. This kind of functionality is very important in current times, especially when we are using cloud solutions. I should be able to create more than one stream in a policy and specify how many streams I want to run in parallel in one policy. Currently, I have to manually create more policies to backup more than one virtual machine at the same time. Their support can also be improved in terms of response time."
"The pricing is an area of improvement and the mode of marketing it."
"We work with Commvault and a partner on our environment needs according to capacity, licensing, pricing, components, modules, etc. Additional costs depend on your backup needs."
"You have to pay for the licenses and the hardware you need for the Commvault environment. If you don't have all the hardware, you have to buy it, which can cost a few million. In the end, it's vital to protect our data, so the price isn't an issue."
"It would not be affordable for small to medium size organizations."
"Licensing fees are billed on a yearly basis."
"It is cheaper than NetBackup, but its price can be lower. If a good solution can be cheaper, it is always an advantage. Its licensing is on a yearly basis."
"Commvault's license fee is per server-based."
"One of the issues with backup vendors is that they overprice, or overvalue their products."
"Its cost is reasonable, but anybody else can do better benchmarking."
"This product is priced for smaller customers."
"Licensing depends on the part of the backup you're using. If you have SQL backup, then you must have a SQL license. If you have normal data backup, you would require a license for that."
"The price is reasonable for the features it offers."
"The solution could be more cost-effective."
"The pricing can be improved."
"There is an evaluation license available to test this solution."
"It is a mid-range solution on the pricing scale."
"Its price is reasonable."
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.
Backup Exec delivers powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery to protect your entire infrastructure whether built upon virtual, physical, or a combination of both. Backup Exec is licensed per media server, agent and option.
Commvault is ranked 3rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 50 reviews while Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery Software with 20 reviews. Commvault is rated 8.6, while Veritas Backup Exec is rated 7.6. 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 Veritas Backup Exec writes "Excellent backup capabilities with good technical support and a fairly easy initial setup". Commvault is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Veritas NetBackup, Azure Backup and Acronis Backup, whereas Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Acronis Backup, Veritas System Recovery and Veritas SaaS Backup. See our Commvault vs. Veritas Backup Exec report.
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