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Carbonite Server vs. Dell Avamar
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"It seems reliable and easy to use.""The Granular Restore of SQL feature has been a lifesaver more times than I can count. One of the main reasons for looking at Carbonite was their support for platforms like AIX and AS/400 Series.""It does not slow down your computer or use a lot of resources as it works.""Easy verification of things is the most valuable feature.""Technical support handled all our issues quickly and effectively."

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"The most valuable feature of Avamar would have to be the way it works over needing very little bandwidth to move data across a WAN or LAN.""Quick incremental backups and product replication are the two highlights of the product. Once you capture a full backup, incrementals are pretty quick. It is fairly efficient from that perspective.""The most valuable features are image backups and file backups.""I have found the product to be scalable.""Graphically, it's very user interactive. It's got a very nice interface.""The stability of Dell EMC Avamar is very good.""They are extremely reliable and scalable — they provide the best de-duplication on the market.""Dell EMC Avamar is easy to work with and is user-friendly."

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"The support for object storage isn't quite there yet. Its public cloud support can be improved. I would love to see the public cloud support for object storage, and it would be great, but what I always hear from the folks at Carbonite is that in a lot of cases, it directly competes with their cloud offering. So, I don't know when or where that will go or if that will go anywhere, but we are hopeful to see something. The dashboard is a little outdated. If they gave it a facelift and put some better design around their dashboard, that would be tremendous. I generally care less about the visual aesthetics of an application as long as it does what it needed to do, which is true in the case of this solution. We also have the Microsoft 365 platform. Because they're two separate platforms, I have to log in to my Microsoft platform to manage it, and I have to log into my Carbonite server backup platform to manage it. Having these two coexist together in one management console is really what we're looking for, but we went for it knowing this. We also knew that there would be some integration coming down the road. So, we're again hoping to see some of that coming in 2021.""They do not yet have USB recovery but they are adding it in coming releases.""The only thing that I would like to see improved is related to marketing. Currently, it is very difficult to find the right paper and stuff for me. Their marketing department should provide better information because currently, it is very difficult to find information on the internet. It was bought over by OpenText, and you won't be able to find a lot of information about this solution on their site. They should also provide training facilities for commercial purposes. Some of my colleagues recently went for pilot training, and they were technical. If I want to get trained, the training has to be more commercial. Currently, there is no such training for users like me."

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"The UI is not easy to use. There are other products such as Veeam that are easy to use for the end-user which is why they are moving away from Avamar or Networker.""The solution should improve its tape-connectivity features.""The stability could improve, a lot of scheduled backups failed at one time.""I have found the support from Dell EMC Avamar to be not as good as Veeam. The time it takes to receive support could be improved. However, once we have the support the agents are knowledgeable and helpful.""It would be helpful if the product offered more integration potential.""If you need to pull data out of it to offload to tapes, that's messy. You have a mechanism for it, but it is painful.""The reporting should be improved, as we currently have to use another tool for that purpose.""The initial setup is a bit complex and could be simpler."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing is between $120 and $150 per year."
  • "Its price is reasonable."
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  • "Licensing was generally on a per VM or terabyte basis. They changed their licensing model a couple of times and turned it into socket-based licensing, which is an improvement in their licensing model."
  • "When it comes to competition the price is not what is important, it's not the problem."
  • "The price of this product should be lower."
  • "It was very expensive before, but after integrating it with Dell EMC Avamar Data Protection suite licensing, we are getting better discounts."
  • "The cost of the solution is very expensive."
  • "Its price should be reduced. It would be good if you could pay as per usage, and there is a subscription model like VMware. There should be some flexibility because sometimes, the customer only uses the backup for one month or three months. Currently, I have to pay whether I use it or not. Its licensing should be flexible and based on consumption."
  • "Its licensing is weird. It is not just the licenses; we also purchase hardware. With most software products, such as Veeam, Commvault, and Data Protector, there is no hardware purchase at the same time. Because Avamar and Data Domain are tied together, they have an integrated pipe. You can separate them, but basically, they're designed to work as a couple. Because the Data Domain backend is designed to do dedupe and compression, we get 60:1. When you count it, you count it as a straight compression, but of course, that's with dedupe and some other stuff. You have to buy the hardware, the licensing, and the software at the same time. So, it's not just software."
  • "It is expensive. The maintenance comes with it for five years. So, you buy the whole thing for five years, and your maintenance is included with it, but it's a big chunk of change upfront. We like capital expenses because we can CapEx them. We pay once every five years, so we spend a big chunk of change. You'd have to divide that out by the five years to come up with how much it costs. It's just about three-quarters of a million dollars for five years."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Easy verification of things is the most valuable feature.
    Top Answer:The only thing that I would like to see improved is related to marketing. Currently, it is very difficult to find the right paper and stuff for me. Their marketing department should provide better… more »
    Top Answer:From the very beginning, Dell EMC NetWorker considers users and those who might potentially become users. In terms of both pricing and setup, this product offers an experience that is significantly… more »
    Top Answer:Dell EMC Avamar is easy to work with and is user-friendly.
    Top Answer:There are licensing costs for Dell EMC Avamar and it is paid annually.
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    Also Known As
    Carbonite Recover Backup
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    Overview

    Carbonite Server securely replicates data to the local backup server while securing a second copy in the cloud. Granular restore and local failover options ensure rapid recovery and minimal data loss. With integrated hardware and cloud failover for critical systems, Carbonite Server provides reliable data protection.

    Dell Avamar data protection software delivers flexible and efficient backup and recovery operations that can scale from daily backup protection for endpoints to high-performance protection for large enterprises with diverse applications and workloads. With application consistent recovery, automation and fast backup and restores, Avamar can help you meet your SLAs and optimize your backup and recovery processes

    If you are deploying all or part of your backup environment to the cloud, Avamar enables you to make the most of your cloud investment, enabling replication, disaster recovery and long-term retention for customers using AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud.

    Avamar is available as part of Dell Data Protection Suite, which offers comprehensive data protection software applications and tools. Avamar is delivered as software and as a virtual edition.

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    Sample Customers
    INLINE Commercial Construction, Hamilton County
    Dodge County, St Laurence's College, FieldCore (a GE Company), Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Getronics, Lewisville Independent School District, EnvisionRxOptions, Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Wholesaler/Distributor6%
    Government5%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Retailer14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Healthcare Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise49%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Buyer's Guide
    Carbonite Server vs. Dell Avamar
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Carbonite Server vs. Dell Avamar and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,593 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Carbonite Server is ranked 33rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews while Dell Avamar is ranked 12th in Backup and Recovery Software with 37 reviews. Carbonite Server is rated 8.6, while Dell Avamar is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Carbonite Server writes "Granular Restore feature has been a lifesaver, but the support for object storage isn't quite there yet". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell Avamar writes "Unlimited scalability, very stable, and ties very well with VMware API". Carbonite Server is most compared with Veeam Backup for Office 365, Zerto, Acronis Backup, Veeam Backup & Replication and Azure Backup, whereas Dell Avamar is most compared with Dell NetWorker, Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell PowerProtect Data Manager, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and Rubrik. See our Carbonite Server vs. Dell Avamar report.

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