Commvault Cloud vs Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive SummaryUpdated on Aug 13, 2023
 

Categories and Ranking

Commvault Cloud
Ranking in Cloud Backup
2nd
Ranking in SaaS Backup
1st
Average Rating
8.6
Number of Reviews
105
Ranking in other categories
Backup and Recovery (3rd), eDiscovery (2nd), Disaster Recovery as a Service (2nd), File Archiving (2nd), Disaster Recovery (DR) Software (3rd), Threat Deception Platforms (1st), Container Backup Software (3rd)
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365
Ranking in Cloud Backup
6th
Ranking in SaaS Backup
2nd
Average Rating
8.0
Number of Reviews
58
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Cloud Backup category, the mindshare of Commvault Cloud is 14.9%, up from 9.0% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 is 6.7%, down from 7.6% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Cloud Backup
Unique Categories:
Backup and Recovery
8.8%
eDiscovery
3.5%
SaaS Backup
34.6%
 

Featured Reviews

Achindra Kamburapolage - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 1, 2024
Robust backup and recovery capabilities with great features
Commvault Cloud, while offering a robust suite of features, could potentially benefit from improvements in certain areas. One area for consideration is user interface and user experience enhancements, aiming to streamline navigation and make the platform more intuitive for users with varying levels of technical expertise. Improved documentation and user training resources could also contribute to a smoother onboarding process and more effective utilization of the platform's capabilities. Additionally, ongoing efforts to optimize resource utilization and minimize any potential impact on system performance would be valuable. As for potential features in the next release, integration with emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence for more intelligent data management and analytics could provide valuable insights for organizations. Enhanced automation capabilities, including more sophisticated policy-driven automation for data workflows, could further streamline processes and reduce manual intervention. Integration with additional cloud services and platforms, keeping pace with the evolving cloud landscape, would broaden the platform's compatibility and usefulness. Lastly, advanced security features, including continuous monitoring, threat intelligence integration, and proactive threat response capabilities, would fortify the product's defense against evolving cyber threats. Regular feedback mechanisms from users and staying attuned to industry trends would help guide the development of features that align closely with the evolving needs of organizations in the dynamic landscape of data management and cloud services.
James Mwaura - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 25, 2023
It's more affordable than most, and end-to-end configuration is straightforward
Veeam provides cloud backups. These days, most people want to back things up on the cloud. All the work saved on various office workstations and file servers is backed up on the cloud Clients get peace of mind knowing their data is backed up somewhere else outside their office. If something goes…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"The most valuable feature is Commvault's coverage. It has wide coverage to back up every data center environment. The product can back up OpenStack, OpenShift, and competitive solutions don't have this feature. Commvault can handle backing up any virtual workload or enterprise application."
"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."
"The return points are very valuable."
"The data protection itself is very good compared to other products."
"We are using a KVM system in our cloud, and this solution works very well with it."
"Restoring is very fast. In testing, I did a restore for a single item from a mailbox. Within a minute, I had the message back in my mailbox. So, it didn't take hours or days. Obviously, there will be a limit. If we suddenly go into DR and have to restore five terabytes of emails for people, then it will take a couple of days, which would be acceptable. For general usage, where we have to do the odd restore, we have never had issues. It happens within minutes."
"The 1-Touch recovery feature is helpful for all customers."
"It's the leader in backup and archiving."
"The way it backs up personal files is great."
"Veaam technical support, from my perspective, is one of the best technical support I've ever engaged with."
"The most valuable features of Veeam Backup for Office 365 are the ease of use and instant back and restore."
"Veeam makes modular solutions, so you can install Veeam Backup for Office 365 and Veeam Backup and Replication in one single server. You can do an all in one installation, and roll it out."
"The most valuable feature is the capability to back up not only to the cloud but also to your local environment so a copy of your data can be kept on-prem."
"The most valuable feature is that we don't need different agents to back up our files from different accounts."
"The solution is stable."
"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."
 

Cons

"The interface could be improved because it has two different consoles."
"They should move the CommServe outside of Windows machines and the database should be distributed among servers. It's still a single point of failure."
"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 HTML interface is a remarkable improvement. However, there are still some features that are not available in that interface that are available in the Java console, but I'm sure that will come with time."
"Commvault has two management dashboards. The first is the CommCell Console, which is Java-based, and the second is Command Center. We don't always find all the features we need in the Command Center and we need to go through the Java console, and sometimes features are only on the Java console."
"The Java interface is not great. The Command Center interface is far better and it looks nicer, but it doesn't have all the powerful features available in the CommServe/Java console. The place to improve the product is on the management interface level."
"The workflow has room for improvement."
"Data center backup must be improved."
"While there really is nothing wrong with the product some small improvements in the interface could make it even easier to use."
"The product cannot back up Active Directory objects while its competitors can. Self-service power enables us to deal with service providers. We provide services for our clients, so having a multi-tenant service portal would be good."
"The solution could offer better reporting."
"It would be a great improvement to be able to recover cover a VM straight to on-prem."
"The solution is costly."
"This is a cloud solution, and the speed can be slow sometimes."
"While I don't have a use case in mind, it would be great if they could integrate more automation capabilities into the solution."
"Veaam Backup can be confusing for customers when they start trying to understand how to use the product in multiple environments."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Licensing could be better explained. Sometimes, it's unclear what features are available in different licensing models."
"I rate the product’s pricing a five out of ten."
"Commvault is more expensive than Veeam, which is the reason that we are changing to Veeam for cloud environments."
"It is cheaper than Veeam."
"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."
"Our yearly cost is around €20,000... The cost is based on the number of users and the amount of data. They sell it per terabyte."
"The pricing is fairly in line with the other products we've compared it with recently. We do spend more on it than we did in our Backup Exec days, but it's fairly competitive with some of the other best-in-class data protection platforms."
"Its cost is reasonable, but anybody else can do better benchmarking."
"This is not a stand-alone product and requires a standard Veeam license for your organization in addition to the cost of the solution."
"There is a license required for this solution and we pay annually."
"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."
"It is an expensive product, and there is an additional cost involved in purchasing hardware. I rate the pricing an eight out of ten."
"Veaam Backup is licensed per mailbox, which customers like because it's per user and so they don't have to pay for shared mailboxes."
"Its cost is pretty high. I would rate it a three out of five in terms of pricing."
"We are talking about a third party solution, so there is a licensing fee."
"There is an annual license required and a per-user fee for this solution."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
9%
Government
9%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Computer Software Company
21%
Manufacturing Company
7%
Retailer
6%
Comms Service Provider
6%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Commvault?
The convenience of backing up and restoring simultaneously is very valuable.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Commvault?
The tool is affordable. I rate the pricing a six out of ten. Implementation requires additional costs because we need Commvault Professional Services.
What needs improvement with Commvault?
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...
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What do you like most about Veeam Backup for Office 365?
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.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Veeam Backup for Office 365?
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 is expensive, and I rate it an eight out of ten.
 

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
 

Overview

 

Sample Customers

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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