Commvault Cloud vs Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 comparison

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Updated on Aug 13, 2023

We compared Commvault Complete Data Protection and Veeam Backup for Office 365 across several parameters based on our users' reviews. After reading the collected data, you can find our conclusion below:

  • Ease of Deployment: Commvault Complete Data Protection's setup is challenging and time-consuming, often requiring professional help and taking a significant amount of time, ranging from days to months. Veeam Backup for Office 365 offers a straightforward and uncomplicated setup process. It can be quickly installed within minutes to a few hours.
  • Features: Commvault Complete Data Protection is highly regarded for its intuitive interface, extensive recovery choices, and seamless integration with diverse storage platforms. Veeam Backup for Office 365 is commended for its reliability, effortless setup, and excellent backup solutions for Microsoft 365.
  • Room for Improvement: For Commvault Complete Data Protection, users suggest enhancing security, simplifying setup, providing a unified console, and providing better documentation. Users feel that Veeam Backup for Office 365 needs improvements in integration features, automation capabilities, performance consistency, user-friendly interface, backup options, agentless backup, and additional features.
  • Pricing: Commvault Complete Data Protection is perceived as pricier than other options, particularly when considering licenses based on workload capacity. Veeam Backup for Office 365 offers a separate licensing fee per mailbox, which is viewed as reasonable and affordable compared to alternative solutions.
  • ROI: Commvault Complete Data Protection has proven to be cost-effective by reducing expenses associated with data recovery and storage. Veeam Backup for Office 365 has effectively saved resources and prevented data corruption incidents.
  • Service and Support: Commvault Complete Data Protection has received praise for its customer service, with a helpful and well-informed support team. However, there have been some difficulties with support, including instances of incorrectly identifying network problems. Veeam Backup for Office 365 has generally positive feedback regarding its customer service, with prompt and efficient support. 

Comparison Results: When comparing Commvault Complete Data Protection and Veeam Backup for Office 365, Commvault's initial setup is more intricate and time-consuming, necessitating expert assistance. However, Commvault offers a wide range of recovery options, robust disaster recovery solutions, and excellent support. Veeam Backup for Office 365 has a straightforward setup process and is praised for its stability, ease of use, and affordability. Veeam lacks some integration features and automation capabilities, but it provides good backup services for Microsoft 365 and has a user-friendly interface. Commvault is more comprehensive and adaptable, while Veeam is simpler and more cost-effective for Office 365 backup.

To learn more, read our detailed Commvault Cloud vs. Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 Report (Updated: May 2024).
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"The solution provides us with a single platform to move, manage, and recover our data across on-premise locations. Some of the guys have been using it to move a virtual machine from VMware to the Microsoft solution, Hyper-V. They back it up and then they restore to the different virtual machine provider, and that works great.""The 1-Touch recovery feature is helpful for all customers.""In terms of the speed of backup, it operates seamlessly, so I'd rate it as excellent... with my daily use and workload, quite honestly I don't even notice when it backs up.""The Commvault Complete Data Protection interface is straightforward to use.""It's very user-friendly. It supports a wide range of workloads. It's quite easy to use, it's very powerful and it's scalable.""The solution's interface is easy to use. For manageability, it doesn't matter where the resource is coming from or going to. That's the great power of the Control Panel: It's easy to use and does not matter if you manage on-prem or cloud resources.""Metallic helped me to restore the data within an hour, which is much faster than restoring from Microsoft services.""Among the best features are the BMR (Bare Metal Recovery), Live Sync, and IntelliSnap, which is used for snapshots of hypervisor storage. It's predefined so you only need to enable it and it works. I haven't seen anything like this in other backup tools like Veritas NetBackup or Dell EMC or TSM. We will use snapshotting for all our machines."

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"The most valuable feature of Veeam Backup for Office 365 is its performance. Additionally, the user interface and documentation are easy to use and navigate.""The solution is easy to use. It's very simple and clients find it very easy to find all objects and things they need with the Veeam Explorer.""Veaam technical support, from my perspective, is one of the best technical support I've ever engaged with.""Backup and replication are the most valuable features.""The setup is very simple. It takes 15 minutes.""It was easy to set up.""The tool's most valuable feature is its integration with M365. Its GUI is intuitive and not bad. The granular recovery options for VMs have been useful, though not as crucial as Office 365 integration, which is why we use it. Granular recovery depends on the specific problems our customers face.""One of the main features of the solution is it is easy to use."

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"Sometimes the web page doesn't work. I don't know if it's an outage or if there is maintenance going on in the background. From time to time, Commvault will suddenly stop taking backups for some intervals.""Commvault HyperScale X could improve by allowing backups of the storage area network (SAN).""The new HTML5-based management portals are very nice, but do not yet have all of the features of the Java-based client.""The speed of the Office 365 Backup & Recovery feature is adequate. Microsoft controls the amount of bandwidth that people have when they're using Azure and the O365 environment... If they could work out something with Microsoft to improve the speed, that would help.""With so many features, sometimes you cannot find what you are looking for in the interface and you have to dig into books online to find out how to solve an issue.""Endpoint backup.""I just wanted to compare the features, which are there in EMC NetWorker, which are not available in Commvault. We have things using Networker.""When you deploy Complete Data Protection for past services, it's more complicated because you cannot directly back up from the previous service host. We have to build a proxy server, like a middleware, to directly access the past database server. It's complex and hard for beginners to figure out."

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"This solution does provide the option to choose a different target of storage.""Veaam Backup can be confusing for customers when they start trying to understand how to use the product in multiple environments.""A while back, I had some trouble using the agent. It might be a problem with older versions. Sometimes, I also have issues installing or making backups from the console to that type of operating system.""When you add a new site for backup, it gives you a notice that there is a new site, but the way you select that and configure that could be slightly better. It works, but it is not always very clear. For example, for the URL, you need to hover over the title or the name of the site. You should see it immediately on the screen. It should have a better user interface for selecting what you want to back up so that you get a more clear overview of the sites that are there and the ones that you want to combine in a backup. Its user interface should be more user-friendly. It has a lot of scrolling and doesn't give you a complete overview when needed. That's the main thing why it is not very user-friendly. It should have a better user interface.""In some instances, a customer is not necessarily backing up Microsoft 365. For instance, they might be backing up a large Oracle database. It would be nice if they could tweak it to compress the file, so it's easier to transfer a huge file.""The pricing model is unnecessarily confusing and could be simplified.""The solution needs to improve its speed.""The solution needs to introduce more features."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "I think it's a fair price. It's around $36 per user, so I think it's a fair price for our customers."
  • "The pricing is middle-of-the-road compared with competing products."
  • "I'm not sure about the price, but I think it could be lower."
  • "The cost is a bit on the high side."
  • "The pricing model makes this solution more expensive than it needs to be."
  • "This is not a stand-alone product and requires a standard Veeam license for your organization in addition to the cost of the solution."
  • "We looked at a few cloud options. When we did the comparison, we found it to be a cost-effective solution, and it included everything."
  • "The licensing price is quite high. It's expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    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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    Top Answer:The tool is easy to use and straightforward regarding restoration and creating backups. It's user-friendly, providing results and sending alerts when something goes wrong.
    Top Answer:It is an expensive product, and there is an additional cost involved in purchasing hardware. I rate the pricing an eight out of ten.
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    Also Known As
    Commvault Complete Data Protection, Commvault, Commvault Backup & Recovery, Commvault HyperScale X, Metallic, ThreatWise
    Veeam Backup for Office 365, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365
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    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.

    Veeam® Backup for Microsoft 365 aims to eliminate the risk of losing access and control over Microsoft 365 data including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Teams – so that data is always protected and accessible. Veeam gives the user secure backup of Microsoft 365 to any location, including on premises, a hyperscale cloud, or a service provider and:

    • Protects Microsoft 365 data from accidental deletion, security threats and retention policy gaps
    • Quickly restores individual Microsoft 365 email, files and sites with industry-leading recovery flexibility
    • Meet legal and compliance requirements with efficient eDiscovery of Microsoft 365 items

    NEW in version 6 - Self-Service Restore Portal for Microsoft 365 environments, empowering IT administrators to securely delegate restores of emails, files and more from one, centralized location. V6 also includes backup copy to Amazon S3 Glacier, Glacier Deep Archive and Azure Archive, enhancing cloud object storage integrations, which already include AWS S3, Azure Blob, IBM Cloud, Wasabi and other S3-compatible providers.

    The vendor offers a 30-day trial and a demo on Microsoft 365 backup.

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    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 Company10%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Logistics Company5%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise20%
    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise45%
    Buyer's Guide
    Commvault Cloud vs. Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Commvault Cloud vs. Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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    Commvault Cloud is ranked 2nd in Cloud Backup with 104 reviews while Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 is ranked 6th in Cloud Backup with 58 reviews. Commvault Cloud is rated 8.6, while Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Commvault Cloud writes "Provides excellent visibility and helps reduce costs and time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 writes "Safe storage, reliable, and easy to use". Commvault Cloud is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Azure Backup, Zerto and Cohesity DataProtect, whereas Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 is most compared with AvePoint Cloud Backup, Acronis Cyber Protect, Cirrus Backup, Veeam Backup & Replication and N-able Cove Data Protection. See our Commvault Cloud vs. Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 report.

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