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2020-02-16T08:27:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for Metallic?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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5 Answers
Will Knudsen - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at Rosnet
Real User
Leaderboard
2020-09-01T05:25:00Z
01 September 20

We use it for backup and disaster recovery. We protect Windows and Linux servers, Windows 10, SQL, and Office 365.

John Gagliano - PeerSpot reviewer
Aviation Attorney at Gagliano Law Offices
Real User
Leaderboard
2020-08-12T07:01:00Z
12 August 20

It is used as a single backup for my small office's Microsoft 365 account, particularly the OneDrive files.

Benjamin R Roper - PeerSpot reviewer
Backup and Recovery Specialist at Parsons
Real User
Leaderboard
2020-07-28T06:50:00Z
28 July 20

We use it for endpoint backups. They are laptops and we needed a solution that could handle Linux, Macintoshes, and Windows, in different locations, and Metallic was the best option available.

Kristian Smith - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager, Technical Services & Support at Linamar
Real User
Leaderboard
2020-07-26T08:19:00Z
26 July 20

Our primary use case is for Office 365 Backup. We started out as an Exchange Online only company. Then we were looking for some sort of backup solution to augment the existing Microsoft Office 365 archiving features for a price that was more compatible with our company versus what Microsoft was offering for their archiving solution. We also needed the ability to do time and date stamp retrievals. We ended up settling on Commvault at that time. We've been with them, and we've seen it more from being in the Commvault virtualized infrastructure to being the Metallic.io SaaS solution. We protect mostly Exchange Online, but really we do the whole breadth of Office 365 with them. We were looking at some other solutions, but with them, we're doing our entire Office 365 Microsoft Online platform.

Marlo Alexander - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at a transportation company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Leaderboard
2020-02-16T08:27:00Z
16 February 20

We really needed a product where we could extend the Microsoft Office 365 backups and archival process, as well as back up our Office 365 SharePoints and our users' OneDrives. That way we could have a seven-year retention plan and if we need to go back and grab someone's email that they accidentally deleted two years ago, we could. We also needed a solution that we didn't have to have onsite storage for, because we had a storage restriction onsite. This product gave me the ability to have everything stored, as a SaaS model. Everything is right there.

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PeerSpot user
Infrastructure Expert with 5,001-10,000 employees
05 October 17
Sadly I am in the same situation as you are. I did some research, including yearly cost, and I myself is moving to iDrive.com I have 1 large Desktop computer and 5 laptops with around 2,6 TB of protected data in my CrashPlan account. I did find several offers that were technically interesting, but they came with a cost increase of factor 15-20 times as high as my current payment to CrashPlan. iDrive seems to work find, plus I now can backup our mobile devices.
it_user10158 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Technical coordinator at a engineering company with 201-500 employees
05 October 17
Hello, Our company is working on a POC considering to Use Microsoft OneDrive for Business (related to Office 365) and use it as a backup solutions for PC client. OneDrive for Business provide 1TB space dedicated to every PC client. In the POC they are moving all Windows users folders (MyDocuments, Desktop etc.) under OneDrive folder to obtain a sort of user backup. One Drive support file versioning that could be useful to restore files autonomously in case of human errors.
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