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Commvault Complete Data Protection vs. NetApp AltaVault
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Commvault Complete Data Protection vs. NetApp AltaVault and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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"What is most valuable to me are the search features, where you can search through large backup data sets and find what you're looking for. Our data sets are so big that we're over the petabyte mark. To find a specific file for a specific user out of 10,000 users is a challenge... If we can glean from them a general description of where it might be, the search feature comes in very handy to actually locate it and restore it for them.""This is a very stable product.""IntelliSnap for snapshot collection is one of the most efficient and easiest ways to back up large amounts of data.""We can use it on-premises and in the cloud.""It is easy to use and stable. It delivers what has been promised. When it says it can do something, it can actually do it, as opposed to some of its competitors.""The backup and restore capabilities are key. The most useful things to us about Commvault, in general, is the breadth of the applications that it can protect as well as the features inside of it, like deduplication and encryption. When people get their data encrypted, Commvault has a way to tell if somebody is being attacked through a cybersecurity threat because their data changes. So, Commvault has what they call honeypot files out there to look to see if anybody is changing these files. Only Commvault knows which files those are, so nobody should be messing with those files. If it changes, then it will alert you to say, "Oh, I potentially have somebody messing with my files." It will alert you to something going on in your environment that probably shouldn't be happening. We deploy that with all our customers so they have this capability as well.""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.""The solution is easy to use and the duplication is quite good."

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"It's so easy to work with.""The most valuable feature is the portability of large archived data. You're able to put things on large on-prem, low-cost storage and then augment that with even lower cost storage in the cloud."

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Cons
"Commvault is complex even if the product has comprehensive solutions and covers pretty much every technology out there. There's no unified way to manage all of the products on one single console.""The initial setup is rather complex, especially when switching versions.""The deployment process should be simplified because it is not something that just anybody can do.""Commvault is a rich system that might scare somebody the first time they see it because it feels so huge.""Our customers complain that this is a difficult product to manage.""Commvault could make the product more cost-effective on the public cloud side. We are using this solution to back up whatever is still on-prem. We are not using it to back up what is on the public cloud because we have a native backup solution for that, which is provided by the vendor. As our footprint gets bigger, we will continue to evaluate this, but the last time that we did a cost analysis, the cost was not comparable to the solution that public clouds are offering.""The initial installation is straightforward and took approximately two days. However, the process could be more simple.""I would like to have a manager-level dashboard to review the backups. This is not from an administrative perspective where you can see the details of the execution. Rather, it would only show the percentage of completeness for each one."

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"The solution needs faster indexing.""It's a good product, but it's becoming outdated and moving to their other primary architecture."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "The price could always be lower."
  • "One of the issues with backup vendors is that they overprice, or overvalue their products."
  • "The price should be reduced because it is too expensive for our customers."
  • "The price is a little bit high."
  • "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."
  • "In India, this is a very expensive product."
  • "Its cost is reasonable, but anybody else can do better benchmarking."
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  • "You could compare it to a Dell EMC or ECS, and I think it's probably a little less costly than that. Within the marketplace, it's a medium cost."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Although both platforms have advantages and disadvantages, I rather choose Netbackup, because it can provide a complete backup-to-disk solution, with their own appliance.  There are always… more »
    Top Answer:Well both are comprehensive backup solutions. comm-vault has management One UI, Built-in security features, ransomware detection, immutability, data isolation, and recovery. while Net-backup has… more »
    Top Answer:It helped us reduce the number of servers that are required for a stable operation.
    Top Answer: It gives you an option to back up to the cloud or back up to on-premise, or to backup to cloud storage.
    Top Answer:The pricing is more or less the same as what we'd get from Veeam on Office 365, so it's fine.
    Top Answer:There are still a few things on SharePoint that they need to correct in terms of how they backup and restore. That's something that we had a challenge with; however, I know that they've been… more »
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    Overview

    Commvault® Complete Data Protection is a data protection and information management solution that runs on a single platform with a unified code base. Commvault enables companies worldwide to protect, access, and use all their data, anywhere and anytime, turning data into a powerful strategic asset. Commvault provides the resources and expertise to accelerate the return to normal business operations after a data loss event or an attack.

    After installing the Commvault software, the data is processed by the agent software on client computers and backed up through the “MediaAgent” (Commvault’s data manager) to a hard disk or to cloud storage. All activity in the environment is backed up by a centralized server. Commvault users can then access the protected data using web browsers from desktop or mobile devices. The Commvault software is available across both cloud and on-premises environments.

    Commvault Complete Data Protection Features:

    With Commvault, users can easily back up, restore, archive, replicate, transfer, and search data. Commvault offers its customers:

    • Data protection and security: Commvault protects and rapidly recovers data from ransomware attacks and other security breaches.
    • Data transformation: Commvault effectively moves and repurposes data across environments, enabling flexible data usage for management, testing, and other IT needs.
    • Data insights: Commvault provides its users with insights that can be used to apply machine learning and artificial intelligence to optimize and automate IT processes. Data insights can be applied to data protection to mitigate security breaches.
    • Manageable data environment: Commvault Command Center offers a dashboard for management of the entire data environment. Users can identify data for protection, monitor backups and restorations, and view analytics. Saved configurations and procedures reduce the load on IT staff.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Commvault stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Some of the major ones are its backup, recovery, and data protection features as well as its centralized management.

    Sheron B. a systems engineer at PAREXEL International Corporation writes, “I like that you have complete hooks into and total control of your data. The data is well-protected. It doesn't age off until it's copied. That's a big feature right there. When you reach the end of your retention, it does not expire until the secondary copy is completed. That allows you to hold onto data that otherwise would have aged off by retention. I like that feature. It's hard to just delete or lose data using the Commvault platform.

    PeerSpot users note the effectiveness of Commvault. An engineer at a tech services company writes, "When it comes to recovery, Commvault is undeniably one of the best technologies out there. It's got all the different granularity levels that a business requires to get your information back to production. For example, we have their commission discovery, individual items recovery, mailbox recovery, databases, and different tables. Some databases can be recovered individually. This level of granularity enables us to get the most value out of the product."

    NetApp Cloud Backup (formerly AltaVault) cloud-integrated storage provides secure, fast back up data to any cloud at up to 90% lower cost compared with on-premises solutions. Cloud Backup gives you the power to tap into cloud economics while preserving investments in your existing backup infrastructure and lets you meet your backup and recovery service levels.

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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
    Blach Construction, NASA, Riggs, Counselman, Michaels & Downes, Seminole County Public Schools and Spot Trading
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    Manufacturing Company12%
    Government10%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Comms Service Provider10%
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Media Company27%
    Energy/Utilities Company18%
    Healthcare Company18%
    Computer Software Company18%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Government7%
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    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise48%
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    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    Commvault Complete Data Protection vs. NetApp AltaVault
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Commvault Complete Data Protection vs. NetApp AltaVault and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,548 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Commvault Complete Data Protection is ranked 4th in Backup and Recovery Software with 45 reviews while NetApp AltaVault is ranked 32nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 2 reviews. Commvault Complete Data Protection is rated 8.4, while NetApp AltaVault is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Commvault Complete Data Protection writes "Can easily restore data in a disaster recovery scenario". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp AltaVault writes "Fair pricing with good GUI and a straightforward setup". Commvault Complete Data Protection is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Veritas NetBackup, Azure Backup and Cohesity DataProtect, whereas NetApp AltaVault is most compared with AWS Storage Gateway, Veeam Backup & Replication, Nasuni, Veritas NetBackup and Rubrik. See our Commvault Complete Data Protection vs. NetApp AltaVault report.

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