"Its stability and deduplication capabilities are most valuable."
"I like Dell EMC Avamar's compression of data."
"Dell EMC Avamar is easy to work with and is user-friendly."
"The most valuable features are image backups and file backups."
"Scheduling is valuable. It does a good job of backing up, and it does a good job of restoring. Nobody has got a problem with that. The agents are well supported."
"They are extremely reliable and scalable — they provide the best de-duplication on the market."
"The source site replication feature is valuable."
"Every product is good and bad, but its claim to fame is that it is scalable. We're doing more than 3,000 VMs. Every single night a complete image backup to disks and replication are easily done in under four hours."
"In Veeam backup, the most valuable feature for me is the recovery. It allows me to recover almost immediately while I continue fixing the problem of the affected machine."
"The initial setup was very easy."
"I am not a direct user of this product, but my technical guys tell me that they like the product, and it is easy to use. We don't have any issues with it."
"The most valuable feature is the internal recovery."
"The replication feature has proven to be the most valuable feature for us."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to restore the VMs into a test environment."
"Provides lots of reporting and visualization of how much data has been transferred."
"The backups we have been receiving from Veeam Backup Replication on-premise have been good."
"The UI is not easy to use. There are other products such as Veeam that are easy to use for the end-user which is why they are moving away from Avamar or Networker."
"A benefit would be support for either Azure Cool Storage or AWS Glacier."
"Its ability to back up very large objects can be improved. In terms of new features, they can include the ability to use cloud services, like S3, more natively."
"Avamar needs a greater emphasis on storage targets. If it's going to keep pace with the times, it needs more ability to leverage cloud storage."
"More integration would be helpful, as well as the addition of more applications."
"When you get down to doing certain things, such as somebody wants a particular file restored, the process by which you do that is stupid. You kind of have to know exactly where to look for in order to find it. Even on older backup products that I've used, I didn't have that kind of problem. If we were looking for a file with a particular kind of a name, the solution would find that file anywhere irrespective of where it resides within the backup system. So, we didn't have to know the name of the specific server, the specific timeframe, almost all the characters of the file name, and all kinds of data in order to find a file. In Avamar, we got to know these details. We've gone around and around with them on that, and their attitude seems to be that it is working just fine. There is nothing for them to improve. The organizational system of other products that I'm working with, such as Zerto and Cohesity, seems to be centered around the tasks that you would most commonly do and want to do, as opposed to we've laid it out in a really neat technical hierarchy."
"The management of this solution is a little bit difficult for IT administrators. They have to be trained before going through the system."
"The solution is not very strong on the Cloud. They should work out how they can use this as a backup as a service."
"The ability to do more backups should be addressed."
"They need to improve their technical side."
"It is always nice to get products cheaper."
"Technical support can be improved."
"The deduplication feature could be improved by changing to global deduplication."
"My main concern about Veeam is that I hope our backups will still be secure in the event of a security incident such as a ransomware attack. In Veeam version 11 they do state that there is ransomware protection, but until it has been proven to be effective, I don't have any assurance that it will prevent data loss."
"We have had problems with some jobs. For example, when we have a VM with a large SQL Database, sometimes we cannot adjust the time for transaction logs to back up and overlap time."
"Its licensing needs to be improved. Its licensing has become complex since last December. They have changed the way the product is licensed, and there is a lot of confusion. Sometimes, when a new version comes, it seems that it has not been tested enough because I usually find some bugs in it. It could also have more integration with other virtualization products, such as desktop virtualization products and open-source virtualization products."
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.
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
Dell Avamar is ranked 10th in Backup and Recovery Software with 41 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 164 reviews. Dell Avamar is rated 7.6, while Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.4. 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 Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Dynamic and reliable backup solution". Dell Avamar is most compared with Dell NetWorker, Dell PowerProtect Data Manager, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Rubrik and Azure Backup, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Azure Backup, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Nakivo and Metallic. See our Dell Avamar vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.
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