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Dell EMC Avamar Pros

RO
Unix Architect at a retailer with 501-1,000 employees
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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AS
Senior Engineer, Disaster Recovery at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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VJ
Assistant Manager at Shriram Pistons
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.
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AL
VP Global Infrastructure at a media company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable features are scalability and integration.
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Presales Engineer at Eta2u
Dell EMC Avamar has many valuable features. It's very stable and it's easy to manage.
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Assistant Manager IT Infrastructure at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
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.
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RW
Storage Management Specialist at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
The solution integrates well with Unix, Windows, Hyper-V and VM.
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MT
Data Protection Specialist at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
They are extremely reliable and scalable — they provide the best de-duplication on the market.
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PP
Senior Cloud Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Its stability and deduplication capabilities are most valuable.
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Unit Head Systems Admin at Emirates National Schools
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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Dell EMC Avamar Cons

RO
Unix Architect at a retailer with 501-1,000 employees
It is very scalable, and that's its claim to fame, but that also makes it hard to make changes. Anytime there is a large piece of software, changing that piece of software is harder. You've got a larger install base, so you can't just rapidly change. We also use another product called Veeam, and it has this new feature called Continuous Data Protection, which basically lets you get very close to the way the system was in time. We have a system or two up there on which we have set 10 minutes Continuous Data Protection. So, we can roll it back to whatever it was 10 minutes ago, 20 minutes ago, or 30 minutes ago. This feature doesn't exist in Avamar Data Domain. That's the one feature I'd like to see first.
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AS
Senior Engineer, Disaster Recovery at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
When you get down to doing certain things, such as somebody wants a particular file restored, the process by which you do that is stupid. You kind of have to know exactly where to look for in order to find it. Even on older backup products that I've used, I didn't have that kind of problem. If we were looking for a file with a particular kind of a name, the solution would find that file anywhere irrespective of where it resides within the backup system. So, we didn't have to know the name of the specific server, the specific timeframe, almost all the characters of the file name, and all kinds of data in order to find a file. In Avamar, we got to know these details. We've gone around and around with them on that, and their attitude seems to be that it is working just fine. There is nothing for them to improve. The organizational system of other products that I'm working with, such as Zerto and Cohesity, seems to be centered around the tasks that you would most commonly do and want to do, as opposed to we've laid it out in a really neat technical hierarchy.
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VJ
Assistant Manager at Shriram Pistons
The user interface still needs to have some level of improvement. It could be more user-friendly and intuitive.
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AL
VP Global Infrastructure at a media company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Dell hasn't done a good job at handling these upgrades, or the way EMC used to handle them.
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Presales Engineer at Eta2u
It's not the best solution for big databases.
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Assistant Manager IT Infrastructure at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
EMC has discontinued their Avamar hardware version. They only advertise the Avamar virtual edition.
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RW
Storage Management Specialist at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
A benefit would be support for either Azure Cool Storage or AWS Glacier.
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MT
Data Protection Specialist at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
There also needs to be single sign-on support.
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PP
Senior Cloud Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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Unit Head Systems Admin at Emirates National Schools
Some integrations are not in place, such as the email alerts, which are not compatible with Office 365 SMTP gateway.
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Learn what your peers think about Dell EMC Avamar. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
563,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.