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Pros
"The solution is easy to use and has high performance.""The source site replication feature is valuable.""We are talking about a complete end-to-end solution which comes with its own hardware storage to back up the data on tape-less.""The deduplication feature is the best aspect of the solution.""Graphically, it's very user interactive. It's got a very nice interface.""The initial setup is easy.""The most valuable features are scalability and integration.""The product is very powerful and offers very good performance."

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"The speed and the ease of the initial setup are both good. It is not complex.""One of the features I find most valuable, is the good technical support."

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"It's an expensive solution.""When we used the solution, it was still new, and so the customer service/technical support was not the best.""The interface has room for improvement. It's not ideal right now.""It lacks support for certain plugins, like SAP HANA, for example.""It is very scalable, and that's its claim to fame, but that also makes it hard to make changes. Anytime there is a large piece of software, changing that piece of software is harder. You've got a larger install base, so you can't just rapidly change. We also use another product called Veeam, and it has this new feature called Continuous Data Protection, which basically lets you get very close to the way the system was in time. We have a system or two up there on which we have set 10 minutes Continuous Data Protection. So, we can roll it back to whatever it was 10 minutes ago, 20 minutes ago, or 30 minutes ago. This feature doesn't exist in Avamar Data Domain. That's the one feature I'd like to see first.""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.""It would be better if we could integrate easily with other platforms."

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"The interface and documentation need to improve.""The product has to be more mature, like to be another six to eight months on the market. A lot of maturity needs to be incorporated."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It was approximately $70-80,000 when it was under support, but right now EMC has not been supporting this product for two years."
  • "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."
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    Overview

    Avamar is fast, efficient backup and recovery through a complete software and hardware solution. Equipped with integrated variable-length deduplication technology, Avamar facilitates fast, daily full backups for virtual environments, remote offices, enterprise applications, network-attached storage (NAS) servers, and desktops/laptops.

    Dell EMC ProtectPoint technology provides up to 20x faster, more efficient backup and 10x faster recovery while eliminating the backup impact on application servers. By integrating primary storage and industry leading protection storage, ProtectPoint reduces cost and complexity by eliminating traditional backup applications while still providing the benefits of native backups. Overall, ProtectPoint provides the performance of snapshots with the functionality of backups.
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    Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Cap Atlantique, Getronics, Lewisville Independent School District, EnvisionRxOptions, Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC Avamar vs. Dell EMC ProtectPoint and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Dell EMC Avamar is ranked 10th in Backup and Recovery Software with 39 reviews while Dell EMC ProtectPoint is ranked 48th in Backup and Recovery Software with 2 reviews. Dell EMC Avamar is rated 7.8, while Dell EMC ProtectPoint is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Dell EMC Avamar writes "Unlimited scalability, very stable, and ties very well with VMware API". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC ProtectPoint writes "The programs are excellent and the technical support is very good". Dell EMC Avamar is most compared with Dell EMC NetWorker, Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager and Rubrik, whereas Dell EMC ProtectPoint is most compared with Dell EMC NetWorker, Zerto, Quest Rapid Recovery, Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager and Rubrik. See our Dell EMC Avamar vs. Dell EMC ProtectPoint report.

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