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Arcserve UDP vs. Commvault Complete Data Protection
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Arcserve UDP vs. Commvault Complete Data Protection and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
607,332 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"Arcserve has a feature called virtual standby (VSB), which has been very helpful because I already have a hot standby copy of my critical infrastructure. If something breaks, I can spin up that virtual standby copy in less than five minutes and ensure that my data is available to everyone and that business continuity is maintained.""The most valuable feature is the duplication.""We are satisfied with Arcserve UDP. The most important feature that we use and why we choose this product is the RHA feature.""One of the things that I do like about it is that it has a very good deduplication feature.""I would recommend it if there is a general case.""The most valuable feature of Arcserve UDP is live replication.""The standard backup and restore feature is most used.""There are many backup options available in this solution. For example, you are able to do backups of servers, email, OST files, and users. This is a complete backup solution which is very good."

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"Commvault provides data protection. Their engine is ransomware-agnostic so ransomware doesn't compromise our backup data. Therefore, we can rely on their data protection to recover and back up our production system.""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.""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.""It helped us reduce the number of servers that are required for a stable operation.""Commvault is a very stable product.""IntelliSnap for snapshot collection is one of the most efficient and easiest ways to back up large amounts of data.""The diversity on offer is very, very good. Everything is supported. It's great.""Commvault integrates well with all types of operating systems and supports heterogeneous environments."

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Cons
"Its interface can be improved. I find it unintuitive.""Based on my experience, whenever we need support, there are difficulties with communication when trying to resolve the issue.""We could not go into granular details of retrieving backup information.""The solution can use a lot of bandwidth when the scheduling is not done, it should auto-schedule itself. For example, if there are 50 users connected in the network at 12 o'clock and the backup is not scheduled. At this time the network offices are going to have performance issues when it is doing a backup. Having a feature to auto-schedule a time when the network is not being used often would be beneficial.""Arcserve UDP is in the middle range of complexity. The interface can be developed a little bit more to be user-friendly.""We are looking at scaling up to the cloud and using immutable copies on the cloud. Arcserve UDP 8.0 does have the immutable feature supporting AWS, but I'm looking for multi-cloud support. So, I'm waiting for Arcserve to release that in the next release.""I had an issue with Arcserve UDP during the failover and the secondary machine didn't get back online, even though it ran automatically. I faced the issue during a crisis situation. However, I haven't faced such a problem again.""The speed of restores should be improved. We have found the speed of large restores rather slow."

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"We've faced problems backing up our virtual machines.""They need to integrate configuration screens or videos (free training courses, webinars, demos) so that engineers with little experience can fully exploit the features that are offered or managed within the license that was acquired, and thus have better quality and completely satisfactory experience.""The initial installation is straightforward and took approximately two days. However, the process could be more simple.""Our main pain point is that some of our hardware is old. For example, the SSD disks for our application database are slow. It's hard to avoid a slowdown in our environment because the size of our backups is growing every year. If you're growing and don't upgrade the environment, you will see slower backups and restores. You must enhance the environment if you are growing.""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.""I would like to see a more user-friendly GUI.""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.""We've run into some issues when attempting to restore very large numbers of files. Of course, that's more of a design issue."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price of this product is high and it should be lower."
  • "There is an annual license required for this solution and it is priced well."
  • "The retail fee is $1300 for a year for one server. Other than that, there is just the cost of your hardware."
  • "The solution is priced well compared to other solutions."
  • "The pricing is moderate."
  • "Its price seems reasonable. Its price is average as compared to the other products I've looked at. We have a three-year license right now. There are no other costs beyond the standard licensing fee."
  • "There are annual subscription fees and there are licensing costs for three computers. It is an expensive solution."
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  • "The licensing costs are determined on a yearly basis. It might be around $40,000 or $50,000. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
  • "The price could always be lower."
  • "One of the issues with backup vendors is that they overprice, or overvalue their products."
  • "The price should be reduced because it is too expensive for our customers."
  • "The price is a little bit high."
  • "The price is not cheap, but when you compare it to the other products they are all almost the same level in terms of price."
  • "In India, this is a very expensive product."
  • "Its cost is reasonable, but anybody else can do better benchmarking."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Arcserve has a feature called virtual standby (VSB), which has been very helpful because I already have a hot standby copy of my critical infrastructure. If something breaks, I can spin up that… more »
    Top Answer:There are annual subscription fees and there are licensing costs for three computers. It is an expensive solution. I rate the price of Arcserve UDP a two out of five.
    Top Answer:We are looking at scaling up to the cloud and using immutable copies on the cloud. Arcserve UDP 8.0 does have the immutable feature supporting AWS, but I'm looking for multi-cloud support. So, I'm… more »
    Top Answer:Although both platforms have advantages and disadvantages, I rather choose Netbackup, because it can provide a complete backup-to-disk solution, with their own appliance.  There are always… more »
    Top Answer:Well both are comprehensive backup solutions. comm-vault has management One UI, Built-in security features, ransomware detection, immutability, data isolation, and recovery. while Net-backup has… more »
    Top Answer:Commvault provides data protection. Their engine is ransomware-agnostic so ransomware doesn't compromise our backup data. Therefore, we can rely on their data protection to recover and back up our… more »
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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® Complete Data Protection is a data protection and information management solution that runs on a single platform with a unified code base. Commvault enables companies worldwide to protect, access, and use all their data, anywhere and anytime, turning data into a powerful strategic asset. Commvault provides the resources and expertise to accelerate the return to normal business operations after a data loss event or an attack.

    After installing the Commvault software, the data is processed by the agent software on client computers and backed up through the “MediaAgent” (Commvault’s data manager) to a hard disk or to cloud storage. All activity in the environment is backed up by a centralized server. Commvault users can then access the protected data using web browsers from desktop or mobile devices. The Commvault software is available across both cloud and on-premises environments.

    Commvault Complete Data Protection Features:

    With Commvault, users can easily back up, restore, archive, replicate, transfer, and search data. Commvault offers its customers:

    • Data protection and security: Commvault protects and rapidly recovers data from ransomware attacks and other security breaches.
    • Data transformation: Commvault effectively moves and repurposes data across environments, enabling flexible data usage for management, testing, and other IT needs.
    • Data insights: Commvault provides its users with insights that can be used to apply machine learning and artificial intelligence to optimize and automate IT processes. Data insights can be applied to data protection to mitigate security breaches.
    • Manageable data environment: Commvault Command Center offers a dashboard for management of the entire data environment. Users can identify data for protection, monitor backups and restorations, and view analytics. Saved configurations and procedures reduce the load on IT staff.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Commvault stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Some of the major ones are its backup, recovery, and data protection features as well as its centralized management.

    Sheron B. a systems engineer at PAREXEL International Corporation writes, “I like that you have complete hooks into and total control of your data. The data is well-protected. It doesn't age off until it's copied. That's a big feature right there. When you reach the end of your retention, it does not expire until the secondary copy is completed. That allows you to hold onto data that otherwise would have aged off by retention. I like that feature. It's hard to just delete or lose data using the Commvault platform.

    PeerSpot users note the effectiveness of Commvault. An engineer at a tech services company writes, "When it comes to recovery, Commvault is undeniably one of the best technologies out there. It's got all the different granularity levels that a business requires to get your information back to production. For example, we have their commission discovery, individual items recovery, mailbox recovery, databases, and different tables. Some databases can be recovered individually. This level of granularity enables us to get the most value out of the product."

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    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
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Arcserve UDP vs. Commvault Complete Data Protection
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Arcserve UDP vs. Commvault Complete Data Protection and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    607,332 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Arcserve UDP is ranked 33rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 8 reviews while Commvault Complete Data Protection is ranked 3rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 46 reviews. Arcserve UDP is rated 7.2, while Commvault Complete Data Protection is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Arcserve UDP writes "Has a virtual standby feature, works out of the box, and is user-friendly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Commvault Complete Data Protection writes "Can easily restore data in a disaster recovery scenario". Arcserve UDP is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, Veritas Backup Exec, Azure Backup and Rubrik, whereas Commvault Complete Data Protection is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Veritas NetBackup, Azure Backup and Veritas Backup Exec. See our Arcserve UDP vs. Commvault Complete Data Protection report.

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