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Dell Avamar Valuable Features

RO
Unix Architect at a retailer with 501-1,000 employees

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.

It is stable, and it ties very well with VMware API. If you've got VMware in-house, it is a very solid product.

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AS
Senior Engineer, Disaster Recovery at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

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. 

In terms of functionality, it is rock solid. It does its job.

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VJ
Assistant Manager at Shriram Pistons

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. 

Overall, my experience with Avamar is very good.

Technical support has been helpful.

The performance of the solution is excellent.

The product scales easily.

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Dell Avamar
August 2022
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AL
VP Global Infrastructure at a media company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The most valuable features are scalability and integration.

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RW
Storage Management Specialist at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees

I like that the solution integrates well with the different platforms that we have. Unix, Windows, Hyper-V and VM. Not all the solutions do that. 

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Mark Torpy - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Protection Specialist at Tech Mahindra Limited

Dell transformed disk-based backups. Basically, we moved from tape to disk-based backups. We moved from IBM PSM on tape, to Dell-based backups using an appliance. These appliances are purpose-built backup appliances. Avamar and DataDomain are both purpose-built and they are extremely popular — soon to be number one in the backup appliance market. Avamar is associated with compliance, and DataDomain is more of our target. They are extremely reliable and scalable — they provide the best de-duplication on the market. They are very easy to use, set up, and manage. 

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PP
Senior Cloud Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Its stability and deduplication capabilities are most valuable.

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DK
MIS Manager at Misr Glass Manufacturing

Avamar is mainly for backing up the machines.

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Mansoor Ahmed Salim Khan - PeerSpot reviewer
Unit Head Systems Admin at Emirates National Schools

The most valuable features are data deduplication and compression, backup and replication, and instant backup, which allows us to restore our data at any given point in time.

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Anteneh Asnake - PeerSpot reviewer
Modern Data Center and Cloud Engineer II at IE Network Solutions PLC

The duplication capabilities are very helpful.

The native data protection capability and remote data protection capabilities make it a unique solution. It makes it possible so that it will fit with any kind of vendor the customer needs.

The backup features. for example, the exclusionary statement, are excellent.

Overall, the solution offers some really great reporting.

It's very flexible when it comes to the end-user device backup.

In general, the product has been extremely easy to use. It's one of the best aspects.

The solution is very stable.

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DW
Storage Administrator at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The duplication is the solution's most valuable aspect.

The initial setup is easy.

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RS
Senior Account Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

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. It should be on desk and desks solution, which comes with Power Protect and is called data domain. It offers a very small footprint for long term, backup retention, in the realm of 55 times a single duplication ratio. This means that if a person backs up something on one, he will have one petabyte of storage, which can store up to five petabyte of backup copies. This combination makes Dell EMC one of the most perfect solutions available. 

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Shehan Attapattu - PeerSpot reviewer
head of presales at a integrator with 11-50 employees

The source site replication feature is valuable. 

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SA
Snr. Systems Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

Graphically, it's very user interactive. It's got a very nice interface. Compared to NetWorker, although Avamar is more user-friendly, it lacks support for certain plugins, like SAP HANA, for example. In this particular project that I'm working on, they need to back up SAP HANA but Avamar does not support that. Also, regarding compliance, they need to tape out. Avamar does not support that out of the box. 

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MD
Product Owner at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature of Avamar would have to be the way it works over needing very little bandwidth to move data across a WAN or LAN.

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SL
Senior Consultant at a tech company with 11-50 employees

Using Avamar for VM backup is pretty good, but we've used it for other purposes as well.

It works quickly and is very stable.

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MD
Product Owner at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

Centralization is Avamar's biggest advantage. It moves data to a central location from various geographical locations. 

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SN
DGM Data Centre at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

I have not yet explored this solution in its entirety. Maybe six months down the line, I will be able to tell you about this solution with more confidence.

I believe it is a good backup and recovery solution based on our limited experience in the short period we have been using it.

It is easy to use.

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RV
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

The solution is very stable.

We've found the solution to be scalable.

The initial installation is pretty straightforward and quick to set up.

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Michel Taung - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer for Business Solution Department at PT. Mastersystem Infotama

The implementation is very easy. It's not difficult to set up at all.

The product is very powerful and offers very good performance.

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PradeepKumar11 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The stability is good. We have found that the performance is excellent.

The product is easy to use.

The installation process is pretty straightforward. 

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PK
Desktop Support Engineer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution is easy to use.

We've found the product to be stable. 

The scalability is there if a company needs to expand it out.

The initial setup is easy and the deployment is fast.

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Stanislaw Jagielski - PeerSpot reviewer
Trainer, storage consultant at Oxon

The solution offers good storage.

The product is very stable.

I have found the product to be scalable. 

The pricing of the solution is pretty good and not too expensive. 

The interface is great.

The documentation on offer is very helpful and thorough. 

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CD
Principal Architect at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The data reduction feature and the ease of enabling a server in a DR location are the most valuable. 

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AA
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Dell EMC Avamar is very good with endpoint backups.

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reviewer1315983 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable features are image backups and file backups.
Image backups are very good to use, since they don´t require a backup agent.

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SM
System Administrator at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees

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.

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Mina-Magdy - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Infrastructure Solutions Specialist at Fiber Nisr

Avamar is a very effective product when it comes to protecting the virtualization system and end points. Data Protection Suite has three recovery and backup protection solutions and Avamar is one of them. It's a very effective product and can be used for replication and high-end enterprise applications. The solution doesn't require a specific backup admin in the environment, every application admin will perform their own backup and data protection process. It's very easy to use. 

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Absar Khan - PeerSpot reviewer
Backup Administrator at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature is the virtual backup.

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Radu Negru - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Manger at System Plus

I like Dell EMC Avamar's compression of data.

It's stable and scalable, and I have not had any problems with it.

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AC
Analista de Sistemas SR at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Dell EMC Avamar is easy to work with and is user-friendly.

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RC
Vice President at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

The performance of Dell EMC Avamar is good.

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DR
Head Cyber Security at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

The solution is easy to use and has high performance.

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Buyer's Guide
Dell Avamar
August 2022
Learn what your peers think about Dell Avamar. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: August 2022.
622,949 professionals have used our research since 2012.