We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The Command Center is provided from the web interface. You can back up the data for everybody, but also you can give everybody the ability to view and restore their data. For example, if a laptop, machine, or environment is owned by X, then X can look in and see the environment and data that he has backed up. He can see everything that he owns and can manage the environment as he wishes. It gives him an excellent view of his environment and infrastructure. Also, if you are a service provider, you can back up data for multiple companies and give everyone an interface for their environment to manage, backup, and restore data. Commvault has done excellent work in this area."
"We can use it on-premises and in the cloud."
"I'm a big fan of the reporting. You can build your own reports; it's very customizable. You can have individual reports going to groups of people or individuals. You can have them go out multiple times a day. It's basically a free-for-all as far as reporting goes. If anybody wants a specific job report every day, you can build it, schedule it, and have it go out and never touched it again. It's pretty nice."
"It provides us a good holistic view of everything that we have backed up so far. It also provides us all the recovery points. If we look at an an object that has been backed up, we can tell how many retention copies it has, how far we can go, and recover any data, if needed."
"The solution is very stable and offers a good level of performance."
"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."
"Commvault software is a single platform where you can enable whatever you want to use, like endpoint protection. You can enable those licenses on a single platform screen. This is where I see the value ad. This is a single management tool."
"It's a software-based solution so we just need a license to expand it."
"I like the virtual server backup."
"Best feature is its three-tier backup."
"It has a very good user interface."
"If you are running on a legacy tape environment NetBackup is best."
"I like that it's enterprise-capable. It can handle multiple operating systems. It can handle multiple database types. It can handle a lot of different backup use cases. It's flexible."
"This is a product that has been on the market for a while and they have mastered the backup process, especially when backing up to tape, for most environments."
"We have an issue with the last version on the latest backup of the solution as it is not compatible with Sybase 16.5."
"It's durable — we achieve what we expect from it."
"Could be easier to implement."
"This product is overly complex to operate and run."
"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."
"One issue we face is the complexity of the console. That could be improved on. It takes users time to get familiar with Commvault. On average, it takes our customers between one and three months to learn it. The console and the way you configure Commvault have very advanced settings. It takes time to understand how it works."
"I think there is room for improvement with the reports. They are a little poor."
"Suppose I am restoring a particular file. If I want to restore the permissions only from that particular folder, that is not possible. I have to restore all the data for that particular folder. If there was an option to just restore the permissions, that would be better."
"The solution requires constant attention. Commvault is very complex. We are constantly making adjustments and working through hotfixes, updates, and issues."
"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 solution could improve by having a feature to backup iSeries workloads."
"The solution is not that stable because it has to be monitored and administered every day. The stability could be improved."
"Planning for the implementation takes a lot of time."
"The pricing is a bit of a concern. If could be lower."
"It is a very expensive solution. They should have a different scheme for selling it. They should also make it easy for us to switch from Solaris to Linux. We are having some trouble in migrating our actual catalog from Solaris to Linux."
"The flip side about NetBackup is that it is not policy-based."
"I would like to have support enabled for cloud backups."
"The SQL Server backup features are not up to date."
"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."
"Compared with other backup technologies, Commvault is a bit more costly, but we are satisfied with the support, the services, and the features that we get with Commvault."
"Licensing fees are billed on a yearly basis."
"The price should be reduced because it is too expensive for our customers."
"The pricing has improved. It is simplified compared to the way that it was a few years ago. It is fairly straightforward and pretty easy to articulate to customers, which is handy."
"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."
"It would not be affordable for small to medium size organizations."
"The price could always be lower."
"The licensing fees are expensive."
"It is slightly more expensive than Commvault, but it is pretty much the same. It is an enterprise solution, so it scales quite well. It has a lot of features. So, you pay for what you get. It is not cheap, but it is fit for the purpose."
"NetBackup is expensive. They need to work on the pricing side. I find it comparatively on the higher side when I compare the terabyte backup costs."
"A better price would make this product more competitive."
"Our primary complaint about this product is that it is too expensive."
"The pricing, of course, can always be better."
"When you compare NetBackup's software licensing system with Veeam's, which is simpler and based on instances (or how many physical machines or virtual machines you want to protect), NetBackup isn't that competitive for smaller scale companies. However, if you're running many large workloads, then NetBackup may be the better option."
"We are happy with the pricing that we have, but it's expensive."
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Commvault is ranked 3rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 50 reviews while Veritas NetBackup is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 48 reviews. Commvault is rated 8.6, while Veritas NetBackup 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 NetBackup writes "Short-term recovery options help our clients easily get lost data back into production". Commvault is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Azure Backup, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and Cohesity DataProtect, whereas Veritas NetBackup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas Backup Exec, Azure Backup, Dell EMC NetWorker and Rubrik. See our Commvault vs. Veritas NetBackup report.
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