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Pros
"The product has a proven track record of good backups without much of a failure ratio. It also has a good backup in terms of the compression ratio.""I have found the product to be scalable.""I like Dell EMC Avamar's compression of data.""We've found the product to be stable.""The solution is very stable.""The stability is okay.""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.""Effective in protecting the virtualization system and end points."

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"Having the web-based interface is important to us because we can access it from any computer in the network, rather than having it installed and available for use only on a specific one.""The user interface is good.""Its dashboard is quite well done. When you log into the GUI, you can basically see everything you need to know. There is also the possibility to edit the view as you like, which is great.""The interface is very user-friendly."

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Cons
"The product could offer more integration capabilities.""The management of this solution is a little bit difficult for IT administrators. They have to be trained before going through the system.""Dell hasn't done a good job at handling these upgrades, or the way EMC used to handle them.""The reporting should be improved, as we currently have to use another tool for that purpose.""The initial setup is a bit complex and could be simpler.""The solution is not very strong on the Cloud. They should work out how they can use this as a backup as a service.""When we used the solution, it was still new, and so the customer service/technical support was not the best.""It's an expensive solution."

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"There are command-line limitations. There is not a very strong possibility to work with the command line. The commands that are there are not that powerful, and you need to be very good at scripting, for example, in PowerShell or in Bash in case it is running on Linux systems. You need to combine a lot of commands together, and still, you will not get a great output that is presentable to others. You cannot work with it as easily.""In the next version, I would like to see support for the MongoDB database. As it is now, there is no component that works with it and we cannot back the data up using NetVault.""There are certain issues with the product that we report to Quest, and we get offered a workaround instead of a fix. There could be better interaction with the development teams, perhaps in terms of transparency.""I would like to see the option of cloud-based management."

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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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  • "The price of our 12-month contract is approximately $1,500 AUD ($1,100 USD)."
  • "When we purchased four licenses, we were given a very good price. However, it is still on the high side when compared to some other vendors."
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    I have found the product to be scalable.
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    Licensing fees are paid annually. I am not sure if the fees are comparable; I would like to compare them to other solutions.
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    The interface is very user-friendly.
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    In the next version, I would like to see support for the MongoDB database. As it is now, there is no component that works with it and we cannot back the data up using NetVault.
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    We have a hybrid environment where we are using Nutanix Xi for virtualization and virtual servers. We are performing backups of all of the servers using Quest NetVault.
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    Avamar
    NetVault Backup, Quest NetVault, Quest NetVault Backup
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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.

    Cloud-ready data recovery software for the hybrid data center. Protect your applications and data on-premises and in the cloud — from one intuitive console — with this scalable data backup and recovery software. NetVault® by Quest supports multiple server and application platforms in both physical and virtual environments. That means you can ensure continuous availability of your business-critical systems, applications and data.

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    Sample Customers
    Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Cap Atlantique, Getronics, Lewisville Independent School District, EnvisionRxOptions, Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions
    intel, Mars, MERK, Microsoft, Uber, Visa
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Retailer14%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company35%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization4%
    Company Size
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise56%
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    Dell EMC Avamar is ranked 10th in Backup and Recovery Software with 38 reviews while Quest NetVault is ranked 41st in Backup and Recovery Software with 4 reviews. Dell EMC Avamar is rated 7.8, while Quest NetVault is rated 7.0. 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 Quest NetVault writes "A simple solution with a well-done dashboard, but there are command-line limitations and it needs better reporting and scheduling". 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 Quest NetVault is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, Quest Rapid Recovery and Rubrik. See our Dell EMC Avamar vs. Quest NetVault report.

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