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Pros
"The data reduction feature and the ease of enabling a server in a DR location are the most valuable.""The installation of the solution is easy.""The deduplication feature is the best aspect of the solution.""The source site replication feature is valuable.""Dell EMC Avamar is easy to work with and is user-friendly.""Effective in protecting the virtualization system and end points.""Quick incremental backups and product replication are the two highlights of the product. Once you capture a full backup, incrementals are pretty quick. It is fairly efficient from that perspective.""I have found the product to be scalable."

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"Technical support has been very helpful when we have issues."

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Cons
"We have had a lot of problems with the Dell EMC Avamar solution. The snapshots are not being erased after backup.""Compared with Cohesity or Rubrik, which have some continuous data protection for backup and replication, this solution tends to lack in this area.""The initial setup is a bit complex and could be simpler.""If you need to pull data out of it to offload to tapes, that's messy. You have a mechanism for it, but it is painful.""The stability could improve, a lot of scheduled backups failed at one time.""Some integrations are not in place, such as the email alerts, which are not compatible with Office 365 SMTP gateway.""The reporting should be improved, as we currently have to use another tool for that purpose.""The solution could improve by having better integration and more flexibility."

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"The UI, the User Interface, needs to be improved. It's not as clean or modern as it could be."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Licensing was generally on a per VM or terabyte basis. They changed their licensing model a couple of times and turned it into socket-based licensing, which is an improvement in their licensing model."
  • "When it comes to competition the price is not what is important, it's not the problem."
  • "The price of this product should be lower."
  • "It was very expensive before, but after integrating it with Dell EMC Avamar Data Protection suite licensing, we are getting better discounts."
  • "The cost of the solution is very expensive."
  • "Its price should be reduced. It would be good if you could pay as per usage, and there is a subscription model like VMware. There should be some flexibility because sometimes, the customer only uses the backup for one month or three months. Currently, I have to pay whether I use it or not. Its licensing should be flexible and based on consumption."
  • "Its licensing is weird. It is not just the licenses; we also purchase hardware. With most software products, such as Veeam, Commvault, and Data Protector, there is no hardware purchase at the same time. Because Avamar and Data Domain are tied together, they have an integrated pipe. You can separate them, but basically, they're designed to work as a couple. Because the Data Domain backend is designed to do dedupe and compression, we get 60:1. When you count it, you count it as a straight compression, but of course, that's with dedupe and some other stuff. You have to buy the hardware, the licensing, and the software at the same time. So, it's not just software."
  • "It is expensive. The maintenance comes with it for five years. So, you buy the whole thing for five years, and your maintenance is included with it, but it's a big chunk of change upfront. We like capital expenses because we can CapEx them. We pay once every five years, so we spend a big chunk of change. You'd have to divide that out by the five years to come up with how much it costs. It's just about three-quarters of a million dollars for five years."
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    Top Answer:From the very beginning, Dell EMC NetWorker considers users and those who might potentially become users. In terms of both pricing and setup, this product offers an experience that is significantly… more »
    Top Answer:Dell EMC Avamar is easy to work with and is user-friendly.
    Top Answer:There are licensing costs for Dell EMC Avamar and it is paid annually.
    Top Answer:Technical support has been very helpful when we have issues.
    Top Answer:We use the solution for free. The price couldn't be any lower for us. We have no complaints in that regard.
    Top Answer:The usability of the solution could be much better. It's something the solution could improve upon. The UI, the User Interface, needs to be improved. It's not as clean or modern as it could be. Some… more »
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    Overview

    Dell Avamar data protection software delivers flexible and efficient backup and recovery operations that can scale from daily backup protection for endpoints to high-performance protection for large enterprises with diverse applications and workloads. With application consistent recovery, automation and fast backup and restores, Avamar can help you meet your SLAs and optimize your backup and recovery processes

    If you are deploying all or part of your backup environment to the cloud, Avamar enables you to make the most of your cloud investment, enabling replication, disaster recovery and long-term retention for customers using AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud.

    Avamar is available as part of Dell Data Protection Suite, which offers comprehensive data protection software applications and tools. Avamar is delivered as software and as a virtual edition.

    Unified, scalable platform for application-consistent data protection and clone management. This software simplifies backup, restore, and clone lifecycle management with application-integrated workflows.

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    Sample Customers
    Dodge County, St Laurence's College, FieldCore (a GE Company), Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Getronics, Lewisville Independent School District, EnvisionRxOptions, Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions
    All for One Steeb AG, Accenture
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company16%
    Retailer14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Healthcare Company11%
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Pharma/Biotech Company17%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Healthcare Company17%
    Integrator8%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Manufacturing Company20%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise48%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Buyer's Guide
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    Dell Avamar is ranked 11th in Backup and Recovery Software with 40 reviews while NetApp SnapCenter is ranked 40th in Backup and Recovery Software with 1 review. Dell Avamar is rated 7.6, while NetApp SnapCenter is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Dell Avamar writes "Unlimited scalability, very stable, and ties very well with VMware API". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp SnapCenter writes "Free to use with good stability and very good technical support". Dell Avamar is most compared with Dell NetWorker, Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell PowerProtect Data Manager, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and Rubrik, whereas NetApp SnapCenter is most compared with Cohesity DataProtect, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Rubrik and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus.

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