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Commvault Complete Data Protection Pros

Kevin Cronin - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-Founder at Kelyn Technologies Inc.
The backup and restore capabilities are key. The most useful things to us about Commvault, in general, is the breadth of the applications that it can protect as well as the features inside of it, like deduplication and encryption. When people get their data encrypted, Commvault has a way to tell if somebody is being attacked through a cybersecurity threat because their data changes. So, Commvault has what they call honeypot files out there to look to see if anybody is changing these files. Only Commvault knows which files those are, so nobody should be messing with those files. If it changes, then it will alert you to say, "Oh, I potentially have somebody messing with my files." It will alert you to something going on in your environment that probably shouldn't be happening. We deploy that with all our customers so they have this capability as well.
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David Nahtigal - PeerSpot reviewer
IT System Engineer at a real estate/law firm with 10,001+ employees
We have VMware, Hyper-V, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL. We have a lot of different systems, and all of them are supported under one licensing agreement. That's one of the benefits.
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HM
Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Commvault's Command Center is one of the best solutions out there. You can rely on Commvault solutions for the most complex and most demanding environments.
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DilipRamgopal - PeerSpot reviewer
Storage Engineer at a wellness & fitness company with 5,001-10,000 employees
IntelliSnap for snapshot collection is one of the most efficient and easiest ways to back up large amounts of data.
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Clay Fosbrink  - PeerSpot reviewer
Computer Specialist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
What is most valuable to me are the search features, where you can search through large backup data sets and find what you're looking for. Our data sets are so big that we're over the petabyte mark. To find a specific file for a specific user out of 10,000 users is a challenge... If we can glean from them a general description of where it might be, the search feature comes in very handy to actually locate it and restore it for them.
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MG
System Analyst at CtrlS Datacenters Ltd
We have multiple workloads, including SQL, Oracle, SAP HANA, especially Sybase, as well as file systems, VMs, and Exchange mailboxes. Commvault provides very good support for them.
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SA
Project Consultant at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
Commvault helps to ensure broad coverage with the discovery of unprotected workloads. This is important. From the moment that we set it up, we mostly have customers telling us what they need to back up. Then, you can list the machines that are not yet protected. Sometimes, we can see that they are unaware of this, and say, "We didn't know that those servers were not protected yet," or "We did not back them up yet."
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AM
Storage and Backups Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The embedded deduplication engine is really good because we use a Near Line SAS disk as a repository for our backups, and we don't need to pay for another appliance such as a Data Domain or Quantum so that we can have hardware-based deduplication.
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Mahdi Bahmani - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
Commvault integrates well with all types of operating systems and supports heterogeneous environments.
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RagidKader - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Commvault gives us a single platform to manage and recover our data. Since we are a research organization, backup is one of the most critical parts of our IT operations and services. Internally, we run it as a managed service, and there is a single console that makes it easy for management to see the performance.
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Commvault Complete Data Protection Cons

Kevin Cronin - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-Founder at Kelyn Technologies Inc.
The most common feedback I get in terms of Commvault is that it can be complex. I always refer my customers back to their own environment. Almost everything that goes into Commvault is a request by a customer. While it can be complex, it can also be very simple. You just need to understand your environment in order to make sure that you really need to turn on that extra feature or thing inside of Commvault. Maybe you don't need those things. It really depends on how simple or complex your environment is, whether you need all of Commvault's features.
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David Nahtigal - PeerSpot reviewer
IT System Engineer at a real estate/law firm with 10,001+ employees
We had some small issues with the reporting, but that was just a matter of fine-tuning the kinds of messages we receive by email. It was a little overwhelming in the initial configuration. So we reviewed our configuration with our partner and customized the reports so that we only get the important reports. I haven't seen any big issues or things that the solution is missing.
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HM
Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Commvault is complex even if the product has comprehensive solutions and covers pretty much every technology out there. There's no unified way to manage all of the products on one single console.
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DilipRamgopal - PeerSpot reviewer
Storage Engineer at a wellness & fitness company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We do not use Command Center, but we are using CommCell Console. We're navigating and manipulating the entire environment by using CommCell Console, and we are comfortable with it. We didn't find Command Center user-friendly. We found it a bit difficult to use. It decreases the efficiency of the tasks to be performed. It was probably implemented as a centralized application to manage all environments, but it was probably not a good idea. I and my colleagues across the globe are comfortable with using CommCell Console rather than Command Center.
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Clay Fosbrink  - PeerSpot reviewer
Computer Specialist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The main area for improvement is that we sometimes experience negative effects from their updates. If they had a larger test area for their updates, that would help.
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SA
Project Consultant at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
I would assess the Command Center as a very useful but sometimes difficult tool. It is multipurpose. It has all the features of logging and monitoring, especially for the actual setup. For us, it is easy because we work daily with it, but for customers who only use it once a week, they sometimes have some difficulties. Command Center is not user-friendly for beginners.
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AM
Storage and Backups Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to have a manager-level dashboard to review the backups. This is not from an administrative perspective where you can see the details of the execution. Rather, it would only show the percentage of completeness for each one.
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Mahdi Bahmani - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
The deployment process should be simplified because it is not something that just anybody can do.
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RagidKader - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
They need to improve when it comes to large, video file archiving. They're good, but they have not met my expectations as a customer in this area.
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LP
Senior Analyst at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Commvault's price is quite high.
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Buyer's Guide
Commvault Complete Data Protection
October 2022
Learn what your peers think about Commvault Complete Data Protection. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2022.
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.