Commvault Cloud vs VMware Live Recovery comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Commvault Cloud
Ranking in Disaster Recovery as a Service
3rd
Ranking in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software
3rd
Average Rating
8.6
Number of Reviews
106
Ranking in other categories
Backup and Recovery (3rd), eDiscovery (2nd), Cloud Backup (2nd), File Archiving (2nd), SaaS Backup (1st), Threat Deception Platforms (1st), Container Backup Software (3rd)
VMware Live Recovery
Ranking in Disaster Recovery as a Service
1st
Ranking in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software
5th
Average Rating
8.0
Number of Reviews
79
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Disaster Recovery (DR) Software category, the mindshare of Commvault Cloud is 11.1%, up from 9.1% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of VMware Live Recovery is 13.2%, up from 8.7% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Disaster Recovery (DR) Software
Unique Categories:
Backup and Recovery
6.9%
eDiscovery
3.8%
Disaster Recovery as a Service
133.3%
 

Featured Reviews

TT
Mar 4, 2024
Covers everything, protects our data, and gives immediate results
Building and deploying a decoy is fairly straightforward. If there is any work involved, it is just tuning the noise in terms of what happens inside your network. Most people probably do not realize how many times they are scanning their own network internally, and that decoy is going to feel like it is getting scanned, but that scan is being done by a dedicated device that you want to scan. You then build your exception rules in to not trigger on that and trigger on other devices when it is scanning. We have built the alerts back into our automation platform, so if we get alerts, our automation platform will do some runbook evaluation that is automated and then hand it off to an analyst if they think it is a real event. They do a good job of building the decoys and deploying them, and then giving you good insights. When something happens, you can look at how the decoy was connected or attached to a scan and figure out if that is a real threat or not. I like the coverage. We have 250 locations across the US, and we deploy decoys across every one of those networks. We saw its benefits immediately. The first time we got it and deployed it into one of our operating plant environments, the plant engineer noticed right away that there was a foreign device on his network that he did not really realize was out there. It was a support vendor coming in, and that vendor was scanning parts of his network that he did not realize. They were not necessarily doing it maliciously, but it gave him great insight, so he was sold on the product right away as we were. Shortly after implementation, we did our regular PAN and Red Team testing. I can say with 100% confidence that every time we do one of those, those teams come in and they tip over one of the decoys, and we see them fairly quickly. The decoy side protects my data because I get early insight into if there is a threat actor in my environment and it is moving laterally because they typically will hit one of these decoys, so it gives me quick access. If a ransomware threat actor was in my environment, they would be moving laterally trying to get to a vulnerable system, so before they ever get to the point of deploying the ransomware payload, they are going to hit a decoy. I am going to get early insight, and hopefully, I can get them out of there. In terms of its effect on the total cost of ownership (TCO), as with almost any security product, we are mitigating risk and protecting revenue. The total cost of ownership is an overhead when it comes to security. You want to spend as much as you think is necessary to mitigate high-risk areas. Otherwise, it is just money out the door. You are protecting revenue, but I would not put a TCO on it. It has helped our organization reduce or avoid downtime a great deal. It has avoided a potential downtime because the decoy typically gets the threat actor. My threat actors are PAN Test and Red Team people. They are identified before they can get too far and cause a scenario where I have downtime because of whatever they are doing in the environment.
Siva Kuppala - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 30, 2024
Offers simplified management and automated recovery process, which reduces the need for manual intervention during a disaster
Automated recovery is one good feature, SRM also offers simplified management. It has a centralized interface for configuring, testing, and executing disaster recovery plans across multiple sites. This means management from a single point, even for many sites. Recovery plans can be different for customers. So, another important feature is the policy-based protection within SRM. Recovery plans can be customized based on business requirements, including Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO). These objectives might differ between industries – healthcare might need a more aggressive RPO, for instance. Additionally, SRM offers failback capabilities and reporting features for compliance.

Quotes from Members

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

Pros

"It is a stable solution."
"What I found most valuable in Commvault Complete Data Protection is its deduplication technique, mainly because the solution has the highest deduplication ratio, giving you higher storage capacity."
"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."
"It's great for getting data back."
"The product's stability is good enough."
"It is a scalable solution."
"The solution has the fastest backup and better licensing."
"IntelliSnap for snapshot collection is one of the most efficient and easiest ways to back up large amounts of data."
"VMware SRM is very effective between two sites with identical twin storage, you can have synchronization between the two sites."
"The product functionality is fairly high-quality."
"The solution runs well in the background, just in case we need it."
"Setting up VMs can be done quickly. It is easy to use."
"Its capability to schedule, write and configure the recovery and scheduled steps, such that you don't have to come in and start manually trying to recover the entire machine. You just push a button to recover the VMware and everything is done."
"It's easy to use and the interface is quite simple."
"It eliminates the need for complex compliance requirements, making it a highly effective solution."
"I like how VMware SRM is able to automate and orchestrate disaster recovery."
 

Cons

"The solution is expensive in comparison to similar solutions."
"It takes a lot of steps to implement backups. We have to do a lot of planning to make the solution work properly. It takes some time to create every policy. It's an easy task, but there are many steps. It's not as easy as using Veeam."
"The reporting is complicated and should be simplified in an upcoming release."
"In an upcoming release, the reports could be better."
"Setup is complex."
"The tool should revise its licensing."
"The integration of Metallic could improve. It would be a benefit if Metallic could integrate with multiple applications or platforms."
"I would like to see a more user-friendly GUI."
"The configuration process could be improved."
"I would like to see better integration with other storage solutions. I would hope to see that within the next two or three years."
"There are many functionality problems with the product currently. It is also slow and unstable."
"The improvements should be as per customer requirements."
"Currently, there is a limitation of consolidating only 15 sites per SRM."
"What I think can be improved is the data replication aspect."
"VMware SRM's platform agnostics should support on-cloud usage as well."
"Lacks stability and as a result requires continuous monitoring."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Originally, it was really attractive when we were deployed on-prem. They have since built and moved it to the cloud, which I am a big fan of. I have all my security tools in the cloud, but it came with a significant increase in pricing. We ended up negotiating a better price because we have been a long-term customer, and I have also spoken on their behalf quite a few times, but if I have to buy it at its current rate, I am not sure if I would be a customer. It is expensive."
"Some of our customers say that Commvault is a very expensive solution, but Commvault has many features that the competitors don't have. It is not a good choice for a small or medium business, but it is a good choice for enterprise businesses."
"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."
"HyperScale X is expensive."
"The pricing is far better than we had in the past. The license for Dell EMC was not too expensive, but the storage, given that Dell EMC is based on data domains, was pretty expensive."
"It is a bit more than other products, but when you consider the time savings, it is saving money."
"The cost for Commvault is very expensive, even support is very expensive. The full cost of the solution is 50,000 INR per year, which includes 20 VM backups, server data backup, and 200 desktop and laptop agent licenses."
"The price could perhaps be lower as well."
"The level of licensing required for this solution is dependent on the server instances in use."
"The software is expensive. There is a one-time cost involved in purchasing the license."
"VMware SRM is quite expensive."
"VMware sells in bundles of 50 VMs, so if we want to expand, we have to buy the whole bundle."
"Licensing costs explode after 75 VMs."
"We have a standard enterprise license for the solution."
"Compare to hardware-based replication, I think software based replication is best and cheap."
"The price could be lower, in general. My clients pay for an annual license."
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Comparison Review

it_user159711 - PeerSpot reviewer
Nov 9, 2014
VMware SRM vs. Veeam vs. Zerto
Disaster recovery planning is something that seems challenging for all businesses. Virtualization in addition to its operational flexibility, and cost reduction benefits, has helped companies improve their DR posture. Virtualization has made it easier to move machines from production to…
 

Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
10%
Government
9%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Computer Software Company
16%
Financial Services Firm
12%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Government
8%
 

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...
What do you like most about VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery?
Setting up VMs can be done quickly. It is easy to use.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery?
Mature products like VMware SRM often have higher costs. Their capabilities are extensive, but the licensing model can be complex.
What needs improvement with VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery?
While there are no major drawbacks, some potential improvements could address complexities in implementing and maintaining SRM. The cost can be significant, and there's a resource overhead – meanin...
 

Also Known As

Commvault Complete Data Protection, Commvault, Commvault Backup & Recovery, Commvault HyperScale X, Metallic, ThreatWise
VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery, Datrium DRaaS , VMware SRM
 

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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
Certainty Home Loans, VPay, ZEON
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