We performed a comparison between Commvault Complete Data Protection and Veeam Backup for Office 365 based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Cloud Backup solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"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."
"IntelliSnap for snapshot collection is one of the most efficient and easiest ways to back up large amounts of data."
"Commvault's Command Center is one of the best solutions out there. You can rely on Commvault solutions for the most complex and most demanding environments."
"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."
"Technical support is great."
"Commvault gives us a single platform to manage and recover our data. Since we are a research organization, backup is one of the most critical parts of our IT operations and services. Internally, we run it as a managed service, and there is a single console that makes it easy for management to see the performance."
"It's a software-based solution so we just need a license to expand it."
"The embedded deduplication engine is really good because we use a Near Line SAS disk as a repository for our backups, and we don't need to pay for another appliance such as a Data Domain or Quantum so that we can have hardware-based deduplication."
"It is easy to set up. You can use some functions to make sure you get the maximum bandwidth to do the backup. It has an option to bypass Microsoft network limitations and things like that."
"Veeam is affordable and end-to-end configuration is straightforward, whether you're going from source to destination or vice versa. Retrieval is also easy."
"It was easy to set up."
"The solution is stable and reliable."
"The pricing is reasonable."
"The solution helps reduce our workload."
"The scalability is good."
"The most valuable features of Veeam Backup for Office 365 are the ease of use and instant back and restore."
"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."
"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."
"Sometimes, we have a performance issue with the backup speed. So, that has to be rectified and improved."
"The interface could be improved because it has two different consoles."
"We do not use Command Center, but we are using CommCell Console. We're navigating and manipulating the entire environment by using CommCell Console, and we are comfortable with it. We didn't find Command Center user-friendly. We found it a bit difficult to use. It decreases the efficiency of the tasks to be performed. It was probably implemented as a centralized application to manage all environments, but it was probably not a good idea. I and my colleagues across the globe are comfortable with using CommCell Console rather than Command Center."
"Support could improve and the initial configuration would be easier with assistance from a professional engineer."
"In an upcoming release, the reports could be better."
"I would assess the Command Center as a very useful but sometimes difficult tool. It is multipurpose. It has all the features of logging and monitoring, especially for the actual setup. For us, it is easy because we work daily with it, but for customers who only use it once a week, they sometimes have some difficulties. Command Center is not user-friendly for beginners."
"The solution should provide more integration with Teams and SharePoint Online to perform other tasks."
"It requires quite an amount of infrastructure. You have to set up the instance, and you need to know quite a bit about Microsoft 365 authentication. For some customers, it is a challenge."
"We use a yearly subscription. However, I believe the price could be lower."
"Veeam is quite expensive."
"The solution is costly."
"We would like to have a single management console for all of our backups."
"The solution should have backup integration features, not just concerning mail but also when it comes to such solutions as SharePoint."
"Pricing is an area for improvement, and I would rate it at five out of ten."
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Commvault Complete Data Protection is a backup and recovery solution for disaster recovery, data protection, and multi-environment management. It supports on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments and can back up various platforms, including databases, applications, and operating systems.
Its valuable features include search capabilities, a user-friendly interface, broad workload coverage, deduplication and encryption support, cybersecurity threat detection, multi-cloud integration, and ransomware protection. Commvault has helped organizations with backup cost reduction and backup administration efficiency.
Commvault Complete Data Protection Features:
With Commvault, users can easily back up, restore, archive, replicate, transfer, and search data. Commvault offers its customers:
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."
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:
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.
Commvault Complete Data Protection is ranked 3rd in Cloud Backup with 41 reviews while Veeam Backup for Office 365 is ranked 11th in Cloud Backup with 34 reviews. Commvault Complete Data Protection is rated 8.4, while Veeam Backup for Office 365 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 Veeam Backup for Office 365 writes "Reasonable pricing but has no encryption and the reporting is lacking". Commvault Complete Data Protection is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Azure Backup, Metallic and Veritas NetBackup, whereas Veeam Backup for Office 365 is most compared with AvePoint Cloud Backup, Acronis Backup, Veeam Backup & Replication, Metallic and Zerto. See our Commvault Complete Data Protection vs. Veeam Backup for Office 365 report.
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