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"The most valuable feature is the virtual backup.""The installation process is pretty straightforward.""Dell EMC Avamar is very good with endpoint backups.""The data reduction feature and the ease of enabling a server in a DR location are the most valuable.""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.""Duplication and the speed of backup are great.""The solution is easy to use and has high performance.""Every product is good and bad, but its claim to fame is that it is scalable. We're doing more than 3,000 VMs. Every single night a complete image backup to disks and replication are easily done in under four hours."

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"Its stability and scalability were the main reasons for going for this solution. It is highly scalable, and its stability is also powerful. It has a friendly interface, and its monitoring and performance are the best in the market.""I have found the backup call feature very good.""They provide good technical support and we are satisfied with the support we have received.""The initial setup was very easy.""The most valuable feature is the continuous backup.""For virtualization it's perfect.""The most valuable feature is the ability to verify that backups are valid.""We have evaluated other solutions but Veeam is the best for virtualization."

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Cons
"There also needs to be single sign-on support.""It's an expensive solution.""Dell hasn't done a good job at handling these upgrades, or the way EMC used to handle them.""The product could offer more integration capabilities.""Interfaces need to be improved.""The user interface needs to be improved. It's not as good as it could be.""More integration would be helpful, as well as the addition of more applications.""I would like to see better integration with third-party applications and platforms."

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"The price is an issue. If one has a large number of servers, say... 100-plus, and wishes to add more, an exhausted budget may hinder this ability.""Physical backup is always where room for improvement could be but Veeam has always stated they are not going in that direction.""Backup speed should be increased, and there should be more functionality.""Multithreading of health check process: This can take too much time to process on large jobs and/or large VMs.""It would be ideal if they could capture everything and then timestamp and back up everything up to that timestamp.""The Veeam backup application interface is application-based and not web-based.""It needs to support more applications. In terms of supported applications, Oracle SQL and Office 365 are supported, but I am not sure if it supports Linux-based applications. That's why I'm looking for an alternative. I am currently testing Commvault. The advantage of Commvault is that a lot of applications are supported with it. I am not sure if CIFS is currently supported. It would be nice to have this feature in case it is not already supported""I only ever found one error. It was when we were doing a file copy job. After using it for ten minutes, it would slow down and cause a bottleneck error."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It was very expensive before, but after integrating it with Dell EMC Avamar Data Protection suite licensing, we are getting better discounts.""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.""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.""Licensing fees are paid annually.""It was approximately $70-80,000 when it was under support, but right now EMC has not been supporting this product for two years.""There is a license required for this solution.""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.""The price of this product should be lower."

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"This product is not cheap, but it's well worth the cost.""The licensing is the worst part of Veeam Backup Replication because for the more complex situations and it's quite difficult and complex. In particular, when mixing different requirements the licensing model is complex. For example, mixing a virtual machine backup and a file server backup in the same installation can be somewhat difficult and is expensive.""We spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on Veeam each year, although it is not expensive for what we get.""If you tell Veeam that you're competing with, for example, NetBackup or Backup Exec, or Dell or Micro Focus then they may lower the price. They are very competitive.""Its price is reasonable for a big company or a big client. It is not too much. It is cheaper than VMware.""The price of Veeam Backup and Replication is expensive.""They have a free edition that can back up up to 10 VMs or physical servers. Small and medium businesses can use this edition until they can afford to get a license, and after they get a license, they just activate it on the same console. That's the amazing thing about it.""It's the market price. It isn't expensive, nor is it cheap."

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Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite
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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.

Veeam® Availability Suite™ delivers something fundamentally different — Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ — leveraging IT investments in server virtualization, modern storage and the cloud to help organizations meet today’s service-level objectives, enabling recovery of any IT service and related applications and data within seconds and minutes.

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Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Cap Atlantique, Getronics, Lewisville Independent School District, EnvisionRxOptions, Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions
Vodafone, American Standard Brands, Welch’s, University of Florida, Tata Global Beverages Limited, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, MacLean-Fogg Company
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Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC Avamar vs. Veeam Backup & Replication and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Dell EMC Avamar is ranked 10th in Backup and Recovery Software with 35 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 88 reviews. Dell EMC Avamar is rated 7.8, while Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.6. 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 Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Reliable, affordable and user friendly". Dell EMC Avamar is most compared with Dell EMC NetWorker, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager, Rubrik and Commvault, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Nakivo, Commvault, Cohesity DataProtect and Microsoft DPM. See our Dell EMC Avamar vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.

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