Azure Backup vs Commvault Cloud comparison

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Executive Summary
Updated on Nov 8, 2022

We performed a comparison between Azure Backup and Commvault Complete Data Protection based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Ease of Deployment: Users of both solutions feel their setup can be complex and advise it is best to use an experienced technician to ensure all processes are completed correctly.
  • Features: Users say Azure Backup backs up data easily and securely. The solution is cloud-based, which makes backup very easy and secure. Users can schedule backups as desired and set bandwidth to ensure network performance is not compromised. Many users would like to see data transfer rates improved and feel an AI system would make upgrades easier.

    Users feel Commvault Complete Data Protection’s web-based Command Center makes it easy for anyone to seamlessly back up their data from anywhere and to visualize everything in the environment easily. Some users tell us that backing up data from virtual machines can be a bit buggy. They feel Commvault can be a complex solution that requires constant upkeep and management working through updates, hotfixes, and other issues.
  • Pricing: For the most part, users of both solutions feel their pricing is expensive.
  • Service and Support: Overall, users of both solutions feel the support is good.

Comparison Results: Commvault Complete Data Protection finishes slightly ahead of Azure Backup in this comparison. Commvault can handle the most complex and most demeaning environments effortlessly. It is easy to use, offers a wide range of workloads, and is very scalable. Azure has some integration issues and limits the amount of backup that can be performed.

To learn more, read our detailed Azure Backup vs. Commvault Cloud Report (Updated: May 2024).
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"The product is cost-effective compared to other vendors.""The deployment process is quite easy in Azure.""The tool has a lot of features.""The product is very reliable and easy to use.""Setting up Azure Backup is straightforward and the total deployment time was about a month.""With Azure Backup, you can readily make your environment if your setup somehow fails on the cloud or on-premises.""First of all, you can schedule a backup for the client. You can schedule it as you like. You can also control the bandwidth, so the backup will not utilize. The internet will depend on the bandwidth.""The daily backups have become easier since we no longer need to handle large backups. The use of Azure Backup as a service has proven reliable and simplified our daily operations. Previously, we relied on LTO backups for data retention, but after migrating to the cloud and adopting Azure Backup, the delivery process has become smoother."

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"Commvault has support for backing up operating systems and servers.""It runs all the tests and emails us the reports. We take daily, weekly, and monthly snapshots, and I integrate the storage snapshot scripts with the Commvault workflow. The Commvault workflow runs all the scripts and sends us the reports. It also features cloud-side reports and workflows. Commvault has many tools for backing up, restoring, and archiving things, but we use another service for our archives.""Commvault software is a single platform where you can enable whatever you want to use, like endpoint protection. You can enable those licenses on a single platform screen. This is where I see the value ad. This is a single management tool.""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.""Cloud integration.""It never fails. Sometimes we miss a backup, but there's always a reason for it, and it's not the fault of Commvault. In the last three years, we've never had to open a ticket with Commvault.""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 Complete Data Protection are the complete feature sets it provides in one platform. You are able to backup many different types of data, such as virtual machines, servers, cloud, endpoints, Microsoft Office365, and Gmail. The usage of the solution is flexible."

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"The solution is quite technical. I wouldn't describe it as user friendly. It could be simplified a lot to make it more accessible to the average user.""It doesn't have the option to have a backup from the database. It has backup for the files, folders, and backup only the whole virtual machine. But if I need to do a backup from the Oracle database, from an Exchange server or from SharePoint, this ability isn't there. There is no application backup.""The solution’s user interface could be improved.""The time required to restore files should be a little faster.""While Azure Backup allows ingress data, the egress data is chargeable, which should be excluded.""Technical support can be slow to respond at times.""Technical support is in need of improvement.""I can’t use the solution to restore another native cloud solution. Azure must add this new feature."

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"I would like to see some of the code execute a little bit better when I add new licenses and assign licenses to users. I'd like to see that information update a little quicker.""Command Center definitely gives us a complete view of our data. But finding some of the granular, very small items that we sometimes have to find, such as auxiliary copies for tapes, I still find that it's easier to navigate and, sometimes, only possible to find them using the CommCell tool.""Its dashboard could be improved to provide a summarized version of all the jobs instead of having to go through each one of them. We should easily be able to glance at all issues. If I had not gone with the on-premise version, I would have had regular reports with the cloud version. It would be an advantage if they increase the compression rate of the backup. I am keeping it on-prem, so I'll need more disks depending on the policies that I have in the retention period. Its price could also be lower. If a good solution can be cheaper, it is always an advantage.""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.""The initial setup is rather complex, especially when switching versions.""The product does not provide an option to save a copy of data on-premises.""The local support could be improved.""With respect to the cloud, they need to offer more integrations."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing of this solution is ok, but I'm expecting that the price will decrease in the future."
  • "The pricing of this solution is good, and it is one of the easiest things that you can sell Azure with."
  • "This is an expensive solution in the Bangladesh marketplace."
  • "We are paying about $100,000 USD per year, just for a couple of servers."
  • "The price is pretty good, maybe $30 for a machine, I can't complain."
  • "It is a bit costly initially, but it is well worth it in the long run, especially for fighting against a number of threats, such as ransomware, which the IT industry is facing."
  • "Price-wise, it's similar to AWS."
  • "The price is somewhat high and could be lower."
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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:Veeam has a version for Azure but there are organizations, like ours, that are considering moving to an Azure environment and wonder if Azure Backup is better than Veeam Backup and Replication (Veeam… more »
    Top Answer:Azure Backup is easy to configure and restore.
    Top Answer:Azure Backup is a moderately priced solution. On a scale from one to ten, where one is expensive and ten is cheap, I rate the solution's pricing a five out of ten.
    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
    Commvault Complete Data Protection, Commvault, Commvault Backup & Recovery, Commvault HyperScale X, Metallic, ThreatWise
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    Azure Backup is a scalable backup solution with zero capital investment and minimal operational expenses that can help a company achieve maximal data protection. Azure Backup’s System Center Data Protection Manager provides optional integrations that can enable you to protect both advanced workloads running in your datacenter in VMs as well as those that are on physical servers.

    Azure Backup has many features that make it a most effective product. Included among these is its ability to easily scale up your storage capacity. It taps into the cloud to give you the ability to expand on a massive scale. This can be done without any monitoring or maintenance overhead.

    Benefits of Azure Backup

    Some of the benefits of using Azure Backup include:

    • The ability to control and track the performance of your network from a single centralized location. Azure Backup has a “single pane of glass” interface that enables users to monitor, operate, govern, and analyze their backups from one place. This eliminates any need to add additional management infrastructure. You can manage different workload types, subscriptions, vaults, and regions with Azure’s Backup Center.

    • A wide array of security features allows you to prevent malicious users from doing damage to the system, receive alerts if an unauthorized action takes place, and recover from any damage that results. Azure Backup has authentication requirements built in to protect vital functions, such as the ability to delete backed up data from unauthorized users. If something that impacts the backed up data takes place, users are immediately notified. Azure Backup saves any and all deleted backup data for two weeks. This enables administrators to use recovery points to recover their lost data.

    Reviews from Real Users

    There are a number of characteristics that make Azure Backup extremely effective. Two of these are the flexibility that it offers users and its overall effectiveness.

    PeerSpot user Ayman Y., an IT manager at NOMAC, notes all of the different backup options that Azure Backup offers. He writes, “It has many features. First of all, you can schedule a backup for the client as you like. You can do a backup from the whole virtual machine as an image. You can do a backup only from files and folders. It has every option. All options are available for the backup, for the restore, for the bandwidth utilization to do backups, even virtual machines or a physical machine. If you need to do a backup of the whole image from the virtual machine, all these options are there.”

    PeerSpot user Muzammil M., a senior operations engineer at the AlGosaibi Group, notes the effectiveness of Azure Backup when he writes, “Azure Backup is good because it is entirelycloud-based, which means that you can be 99.9% sure that your backup is safe. This is the reason that I suggest its use for companies that need to back up critical data.”

    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
    Russell Reynolds Associates, Somerset County Council, Kardem, PCL Construction
    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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    Manufacturing Company14%
    Construction Company14%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company15%
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    Manufacturing Company8%
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    Computer Software Company10%
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    Financial Services Firm9%
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    Company Size
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise37%
    Small Business28%
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    Small Business34%
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    Large Enterprise51%
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    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    Azure Backup vs. Commvault Cloud
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    Azure Backup is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery with 51 reviews while Commvault Cloud is ranked 3rd in Backup and Recovery with 104 reviews. Azure Backup is rated 7.8, while Commvault Cloud is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Azure Backup writes "Straightforward to set up and manage and allows us to monitor all backups in one place". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Commvault Cloud writes "Provides excellent visibility and helps reduce costs and time". Azure Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Acronis Cyber Protect, Veritas NetBackup and Cohesity DataProtect, whereas Commvault Cloud is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365, Zerto and Cohesity DataProtect. See our Azure Backup vs. Commvault Cloud report.

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