We performed a comparison between Commvault and Veeam Backup Replication based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: Based on the parameters we compared, Veeam Backup Replication seems to be the superior solution. Our reviewers found Commvault difficult to deploy and rather expensive to purchase. Veeam did better in these categories.
"It never fails. Sometimes we miss a backup, but there's always a reason for it, and it's not the fault of Commvault. In the last three years, we've never had to open a ticket with Commvault."
"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."
"We can go from one page to another page, from office backups to VM backups, or applications like secret backups. So everything can be configured or restored from a single pin."
"The recovery features are useful. It is easy to recover data. If something happens, we can easily recover data. We have faced ransomware issues twice, and we recovered because of Commvault."
"Commvault's many features can be explored to get more value from more solutions."
"IntelliSnap for snapshot collection is one of the most efficient and easiest ways to back up large amounts of data."
"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."
"We have VMware, Hyper-V, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL. We have a lot of different systems, and all of them are supported under one licensing agreement. That's one of the benefits."
"The features that I have found most valuable are its ease of management, it is not complicated, it is very reliable, has good support and a lot of knowledge on the market for integrators."
"I know it's not exactly a feature, but I accept it works and it's easy to use. With the Veeam Backup & Replication, we have no problems in managing restore. Obviously, the most important thing about backup software. I used to say that every backup software can make backups, but only good ones can make a restore."
"No problems with stability."
"The instant VM recovery feature is the most valuable. It is a very good tool for disaster recovery. It is also easy to manage."
"I have found the backup call feature very good."
"It's fairly easy to manage and set up."
"Sandbox feature is like a power tool for troubleshooting."
"It is a stable product with useful snapshot and replication features."
"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."
"We get an alarm if a lot of files are deleted, for example. That could look like ransomware, even if it is not."
"We had some small issues with the reporting, but that was just a matter of fine-tuning the kinds of messages we receive by email. It was a little overwhelming in the initial configuration. So we reviewed our configuration with our partner and customized the reports so that we only get the important reports. I haven't seen any big issues or things that the solution is missing."
"The retention log feature could be an issue for us and can be improved. The backup schedule can also be better in terms of how you set it up."
"I think there is room for improvement with the reports. They are a little poor."
"This product is overly complex to operate and run."
"I would like them to keep working on the new web interface to migrate out of the old interface because the old interface is a bit complex. It was driving customers away because of the complexity. If they migrate everything (100 percent of the features), this would make the product be perfect."
"Persistent binding is a feature that I would like to see in the next release of Commvault."
"Device backup could be improved."
"All our customers would like a cheaper license and more flexible deployment."
"The initial setup is not always easy, and customers often need a lot of help to get Veeam up and running successfully."
"Its price is higher than other solutions and can be improved. They can also change the version of the software more often."
"We're using both Backup and Replication, Veeam Cloud Connect, and Veeam Office 365. What I am missing is a good graphical user interface between these three products."
"I would like a solution for SAP systems to be included."
"The SME that helped us with the implementation would probably have more insight because he used it way more than we have. We just use it for making sure that our backups are done daily, and the replications are being performed between sites. We haven't had any issues at all with it other than the fact that there is a slight process to acquire additional licenses if we want to expand our number of hosts. That's because it is based on the number of cores and threads that are used."
"The orchestration feature can be improved. They can improve the virtual machine orchestration to make it similar to VMware. They can also provide an option to automate the backup and recovery and schedule a backup."
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:
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® Availability Suite™ delivers something fundamentally different — Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ — leveraging IT investments in server virtualization, modern storage and the cloud to help organizations meet today’s service-level objectives, enabling recovery of any IT service and related applications and data within seconds and minutes.https://www.veeam.com/vm-backup-recovery-replication-software.html
Commvault Complete Data Protection is ranked 3rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 53 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 163 reviews. Commvault Complete Data Protection is rated 8.4, while Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Commvault Complete Data Protection writes "Very good deduplication saves on storage space for us, making money available for infrastructure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Dynamic and reliable backup solution". Commvault Complete Data Protection is most compared with Rubrik, Veritas NetBackup, Azure Backup, Veritas Backup Exec and IBM Spectrum Protect, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Azure Backup, Nakivo, Acronis Backup and Cohesity DataProtect. See our Commvault Complete Data Protection vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.
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