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Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC Avamar vs. Veritas NetBackup and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"Effective in protecting the virtualization system and end points.""I have found the product to be scalable.""They are extremely reliable and scalable — they provide the best de-duplication on the market.""The initial setup is easy.""I like Dell EMC Avamar's compression of data.""The deduplication feature is the best aspect of the solution.""Dell EMC Avamar is very good with endpoint backups.""We have seen huge data reduction and data deduplication and compression, which is very cost-effective and cost-reducing for the company."

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"Deduplication is quite efficient. It is not a complex product. It is quite simple.""Great deduplication feature.""I have found it to be the simplest solution to the market. It gives us a complete end to end solution. We are using this solution, Veritas Appliance and another one for access archiving. It is convenient to have all the support from one vendor.""The backup and restore features work very well.""The features are good.""NetBackup is very easy for end-users.""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.""The most valuable feature is the trouble-free operation, as we have not had many problems with it."

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Cons
"A benefit would be support for either Azure Cool Storage or AWS Glacier.""Compared with Cohesity or Rubrik, which have some continuous data protection for backup and replication, this solution tends to lack in this area.""More integration would be helpful, as well as the addition of more applications.""It's not the best solution for big databases.""It would be helpful if there was cloud support.""The user interface still needs to have some level of improvement. It could be more user-friendly and intuitive.""The solution should improve its tape-connectivity features.""It's an expensive solution."

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"The SQL Server backup features are not up to date.""Licensing costs are quite high.""The solution is quite expensive.""The product could improve the user-friendliness and comfort of its environment, especially for those unfamiliar with it.""It should be able to integrate with the cloud. If we leverage a cloud in the future for backup, there should be very fast help and more options for customers to choose from.""In regards to protecting the physical servers with parameters, it's a long and difficult process.""It would be helpful, in future releases, if the solution could add WORM (Write Once Read Many) support right within the product.""The flip side about NetBackup is that it is not policy-based."

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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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  • "If you have a source size of one terabyte then they will charge for a one terabyte license, although what is actually being stored is much less."
  • "My licensing model is based on capacity so as we grow, the price we pay increases and it becomes too expensive."
  • "Licensing fees are charged based on the number of CPU cores."
  • "We are happy with the pricing that we have, but it's expensive."
  • "It is very expensive. The licensing cost for this solution is on a yearly basis. It is approximately 50k. We will continue using it at least for the next year, but we are currently doing an analysis to switch to some other solution."
  • "Pricing is good, under our budget, and flexible."
  • "A better price would make this product more competitive."
  • "In terms of cost, it's not very good."
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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.

    NetBackup reduces the staggering complexity of enterprise data protection, outpaces the relentless growth of the data center, and increases the agility IT needs to transform from traditional cost center to service-oriented business enabler. Enterprises trust Symantec.

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    Sample Customers
    Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Cap Atlantique, Getronics, Lewisville Independent School District, EnvisionRxOptions, Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Retailer14%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Insurance Company9%
    Computer Software Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise58%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    Dell EMC Avamar is ranked 10th in Backup and Recovery Software with 38 reviews while Veritas NetBackup is ranked 7th in Backup and Recovery Software with 60 reviews. Dell EMC Avamar is rated 7.8, while Veritas NetBackup is rated 7.8. 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 Veritas NetBackup writes "Short-term recovery options help our clients easily get lost data back into production". 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 Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance, whereas Veritas NetBackup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas Backup Exec, Commvault, Azure Backup and Veritas SaaS Backup. See our Dell EMC Avamar vs. Veritas NetBackup report.

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