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We performed a comparison between Arcserve UDP and Commvault Cloud based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Backup and Recovery solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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Pros
"This product is extremely user-friendly and it is capable of performing large-scale archive/backup (five+ years worth). It is easy to store, maintain, and check backups.""The most valuable features are that it is able to restore quickly and that it is able to virtually restore on Hyper-V.""Global deduplication is the best feature of this solution.""The data protection functionality is the most valuable feature of this solution.""Our customers are happy with the product’s functionality.""It is very stable.""It allows us to back up all the servers and centrally manage them.""The recovery part of the product is very good."

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"One-Pass (Archive) DataBase backup (Online Backup and Granular level restore), VM backup and restore.""One valuable feature is unlimited backup. You can back up existing users and folders.""It's the leader in backup and archiving.""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.""I can collect the target data, then we connect it to Commvault. There is not another system that can connect to our target database or target storage. This is very important for us, because there is the threat of malware right now. This can protect not only the product, but also the backup data from outside threats.""Commvault can perform a backup no matter where you are, and it takes a backup every four hours. No matter when you come to the office, it'll take a backup if you're connected to the internet and check the system for online availability.""The most valuable features of Commvault HyperScale X are all the general functions and the performance.""The features I find most helpful in Commvault are its ability to perform incremental backups and significantly reduce backup times for our diverse multi-architecture, multi-environment environment."

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Cons
"Arcserve UDP is in the middle range of complexity. The interface can be developed a little bit more to be user-friendly.""The initial setup was complex.""The technical support of the product is an area of concern where improvements are required.""I think that the price could still be a bit cheaper and I do not like that they have been purchased by Arcserve.""Licensing can be quite difficult.""The speed of restores should be improved. We have found the speed of large restores rather slow.""The support could be more knowledgeable and faster.""We have to use a Microsoft hypervisor for installation which is expensive."

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"We are using a production environment with customer-sensitive data on it. As per our central bank rules and regulations, we can't keep our customer's sensitive data in the cloud.""It takes a lot of steps to implement backups. We have to do a lot of planning to make the solution work properly. It takes some time to create every policy. It's an easy task, but there are many steps. It's not as easy as using Veeam.""There is room for improvement in the data center application running on the cloud for the platform.""The pricing of the solution can be improved and made cheaper.""The product is expensive.""Mostly controls, visibility, cost allocation.""If I were to ask them to work on something, it would be the fidelity of the alerts that occur. They should tell me if it is a real event or not. It is easy for it to identify that something hit it but give me more information. They can build AI into the engine so that I get better output from an alert to tell me if I should really be interested in that or not.""The back of virtual machines needs improvement. I know they're working on it. They're always doing new things but I think they still have a little bit more to do."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I do not work with the pricing or licensing issues of the solution for our organization."
  • "We only have the maintenance of three standard UDP licenses. Each license is 50 Euro. There are some additional costs for the storage and software but it has nothing to do with the UDP."
  • "Normally our customers purchase the premium plus license, rather than the standard one, which provides more options."
  • "The price of this product is high and it should be lower."
  • "It is approximately $400 to purchase a virtual service outright."
  • "There is an annual license required for this solution and it is priced well."
  • "Pricing is most likely comparable."
  • "The retail fee is $1300 for a year for one server. Other than that, there is just the cost of your hardware."
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  • "If budget allows using the per socket license and not the agent based with per GB counter for Dedup is the way to go."
  • "There is now a subscription based licence option that, depending on your environment, could offer a more efficient method to licence the solution if you are OPEX cost driven rather than CAPEX."
  • "New licensing is easy and affordable."
  • "Licensing could be better explained. Sometimes, it's unclear what features are available in different licensing models."
  • "Compared to other competitors and vendors the pricing is fair."
  • "In my experience, compared to solutions like Veritas and Veeam, while they do have their technical pluses and minuses, Commvault can save you on average forty percent initially, and then twenty to twenty-five percent annually."
  • "The price could perhaps be lower as well."
  • "Our cost is around $20,000 per month. The previous year, it was around $30,000 per month. It now costs less because Commvault changed the licensing type for providers."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Comparing the features of the four is not the right approach. You need to develop a list of requirements for backup and DR that are specific to your organization and then compare each of the four… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Arcserve UDP is the initiative UI and the logs are clear and detailed that are generated when there has been an issue or failure on the user's system. We only have to log… more »
    Top Answer:The licensing cost is for one year. There are not any hidden costs involved in the pricing model of the solution.
    Top Answer:The convenience of backing up and restoring simultaneously is very valuable.
    Top Answer:The tool is affordable. I rate the pricing a six out of ten. Implementation requires additional costs because we need Commvault Professional Services.
    Top Answer:Data center backup must be improved. We also want the product to provide us with a cloud-based backup. If we use Microsoft Exchange Online for email services, we want to know how to get a backup in… more »
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    Also Known As
    StorageCraft ShadowProtect, StorageCraft Backup Analyzer
    Commvault Complete Data Protection, Commvault, Commvault Backup & Recovery, Commvault HyperScale X, Metallic, ThreatWise
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    Overview
    Arcserve UDP is a comprehensive solution that empowers even a one-person IT department to protect virtual and physical environments with a high degree of simplicity. It allows you to design and manage your entire data protection strategy with a unified management console, and enables you to scale your data backup coverage as your organization grows with the push of a button.

    Commvault Cloud is the ultimate cyber resilience platform built to meet the demands of the hybrid
    enterprise. Beyond its core functionality of data backup and recovery across diverse workloads, including applications, databases, virtual machines, and files, Commvault Cloud stands out as a robust defense against ransomware. Going beyond backup, the platform integrates advanced data security features such as encryption, access control, and threat detection, safeguarding against unauthorized access and cyber threats.

    With tools for data management, classification, and migration, businesses can optimize storage costs, enhance accessibility, and comply with regulations seamlessly. Boasting cloud integration with major providers like AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, Commvault Cloud leverages the scalability and flexibility of the cloud for comprehensive data protection and management. The platform's automation capabilities streamline tasks, and its reporting and analytics features provide valuable insights into data usage, potential risks, and optimization strategies. Commvault Cloud is not just a security tool; it is a key component of cyber resilience, enabling organizations to not only protect against cyberattacks but also recover swiftly and minimize the impact of incidents. Elevate your cyber resilience strategy with Commvault Cloud.

    Sample Customers
    ITPS, North Hertfordshire Homes, SEMIKRON, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, Test Valley Borough Council, EK Services
    Aberdeenshire Council, Acxiom, BAM Group Ireland, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, CI Investments, Clifford Chance, American Municipal Power, American Pacific Mortgage, AstraZeneca, Dongbu Steel, Denver Health, Dow Jones, Emirates Steel, Penn State Health, Prime Healthcare, Sonic Healthcare, Sony Network Communications, TiVO, UCONN Health, The Weitz Company
    Top Industries
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    Construction Company21%
    Non Tech Company11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Educational Organization5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government7%
    Non Profit7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business59%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise22%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise51%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    Arcserve UDP vs. Commvault Cloud
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Arcserve UDP vs. Commvault Cloud and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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    Arcserve UDP is ranked 18th in Backup and Recovery with 42 reviews while Commvault Cloud is ranked 3rd in Backup and Recovery with 104 reviews. Arcserve UDP is rated 7.6, while Commvault Cloud is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Arcserve UDP writes "Global deduplication, stable, and flexible licensing options". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Commvault Cloud writes "Provides excellent visibility and helps reduce costs and time". Arcserve UDP is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Cyber Protect, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Veritas Backup Exec and HPE StoreOnce, whereas Commvault Cloud is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365, Azure Backup and Zerto. See our Arcserve UDP vs. Commvault Cloud report.

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