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Pros
"The solution is easy to use and has high performance.""We are talking about a complete end-to-end solution which comes with its own hardware storage to back up the data on tape-less.""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 deduplication feature is the best aspect of the solution.""The most valuable features are image backups and file backups.""Scheduling is valuable. It does a good job of backing up, and it does a good job of restoring. Nobody has got a problem with that. The agents are well supported.""The installation process is pretty straightforward.""Effective in protecting the virtualization system and end points."

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"The most valuable feature is the deduplication rate.""It is very simple to perform an upgrade of the system and the environment.""It backs up our Windows systems and our Linux systems and everything."

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Cons
"Dell hasn't done a good job at handling these upgrades, or the way EMC used to handle them.""The user interface still needs to have some level of improvement. It could be more user-friendly and intuitive.""Avamar is dependent on the hardware. It can't be implemented with ordinary storage. It can only be implemented with an EMC product. We want to have a backup solution that allows us to use independent storage and other hardware. It would be good if they can simplify its technology and make it possible to implement it with another storage. This is probably not possible because Avamar is an EMC product, and EMC would like to sell its own products.""It would be better if we could integrate easily with other platforms.""Dell EMC Avamar is a very complex product. It took a lot of time for the IT admins to get trained on how to use it. It is not very user-friendly, and we won't be using Avamar anymore. It needs a lot of improvement in terms of how the backups have been configured, and the reporting is too complex.""When we used the solution, it was still new, and so the customer service/technical support was not the best.""The solution, in the future, should offer support for mobile.""The solution should improve its tape-connectivity features."

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"After resizing and compression, the system continuously runs out of space. Dell EMC doesn't do automatic cleanup or other things, so we constantly have to manually go in there or work with Dell support on this. The solution has not been working as advertised.""The price could be lowered slightly, to make it more competitive.""The two-factor authentication is missing from Dell products."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It was approximately $70-80,000 when it was under support, but right now EMC has not been supporting this product for two years."
  • "Licensing was generally on a per VM or terabyte basis. They changed their licensing model a couple of times and turned it into socket-based licensing, which is an improvement in their licensing model."
  • "When it comes to competition the price is not what is important, it's not the problem."
  • "The price of this product should be lower."
  • "It was very expensive before, but after integrating it with Dell EMC Avamar Data Protection suite licensing, we are getting better discounts."
  • "The cost of the solution is very expensive."
  • "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."
  • "Its licensing is weird. It is not just the licenses; we also purchase hardware. With most software products, such as Veeam, Commvault, and Data Protector, there is no hardware purchase at the same time. Because Avamar and Data Domain are tied together, they have an integrated pipe. You can separate them, but basically, they're designed to work as a couple. Because the Data Domain backend is designed to do dedupe and compression, we get 60:1. When you count it, you count it as a straight compression, but of course, that's with dedupe and some other stuff. You have to buy the hardware, the licensing, and the software at the same time. So, it's not just software."
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  • "The licensing is billed on a monthly basis. Dell is bundled so that when you order IDPA, you get everything together with the license."
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    Avamar
    Dell EMC IDPA, Dell IDPA, EMC IDPA
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    Overview

    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.

    The Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) delivers simply powerful backup and recovery for data everywhere in a single appliance. Starting at 8TB, IDPAs offers complete backup, replication, recovery, deduplication, instant access, and restore, search and analytics and tight VMware integration — plus, cloud readiness with disaster recovery and long-term retention to the cloud. All in all, it’s a powerful enterprise data protection solution for organizations of all sizes at a low cost-to-protect.

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    Sample Customers
    Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Cap Atlantique, Getronics, Lewisville Independent School District, EnvisionRxOptions, Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions
    Under Armour, Christian Brothers University, Presidio
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company17%
    Retailer14%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government12%
    Financial Services Firm4%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise56%
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    Dell EMC Avamar is ranked 10th in Backup and Recovery Software with 38 reviews while Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance is ranked 45th in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews. Dell EMC Avamar is rated 7.8, while Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Dell EMC Avamar writes "Unlimited scalability, very stable, and ties very well with VMware API". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance writes "Stable, easy to upgrade, has good DPS search included, and has good reporting". 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, whereas Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell EMC NetWorker, Rubrik, Veritas NetBackup Appliance and Cohesity DataProtect. See our Dell EMC Avamar vs. Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance report.

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