8 Reasons to Choose Veeam Over Commvault
Infrastructure architecting, sizing, and setup
Architecting, sizing and deploying Veeam's infrastructure is easier as there are fewer factors to consider.
Complicated infrastructure optimization: Correctly architecting, sizing, deploying, and scaling deduplication servers and backup jobs to optimize deduplication takes expertise and time.
Scale‑out backup repository
Simple scale‑out repositories
Built‑in features to pool repositories and automatically move data across storage tiers. Easy management via advanced settings (i.e. maintenance, sealing, rebalancing). No add‑on license fees.
Cumbersome scale‑out repositories: Poor built‑in storage pooling capabilities (i.e. not all storage types can be mixed, lack of settings like maintenance or evacuation modes). HyperScale X required for scale‑out backup storage (separate product that needs extra licenses charged per backend TB).
Continuous data protection
Provide RPO of seconds to business critical VMs by replicating them with proven VAIO‑based continuous data replication (CDP). Customize the replication frequency to achieve any RPO.
Questionable CDP: Commvault released its VAIO‑based CDP 4+ years ago. Yet, it is marginally promoted. We suggest a thorough test of Commvault’s VAIO‑based CDP.
Automatically verify recoverability of backups, snapshots and replicas, with advanced pre‑built tests, in isolated sandboxes.
Insufficient verification: Verification Only ensures that data chunks are readable/accessible, but not that restored data is usable, lacking advanced tests in an isolated lab (Virtual Lab is manual, lacks advanced tests, and has limited sandbox isolation options).
Advanced recovery plans with built‑in and custom steps (beyond VM boot order), automated test of DR plans viability, and detailed reports on plans’ definition and readiness.
Insufficient orchestration: Basic recovery plans limited to VM boot order. No automated process to verify that DR plans may run successfully. No automated reports with details about DR plan steps and readiness.
Powerful instant recovery
Instant recovery for many workloads: VM, physical servers, NAS, databases and workstations. Cross‑platform instant recovery (i.e. VMware to Hyper‑V).
Basic instant recovery: Instant recovery for VM only (instant publish for databases). No cross‑platform recovery (only standard conversion).
Agentless application awareness
Agentless application‑aware backup and intuitive granular application item recovery for Microsoft, Oracle and PostgreSQL applications.
Agent‑based application awareness: In‑guest application plug‑ins (Agents) installed on VM for application‑aware backup and granular application item recovery. Cumbersome application item restore wizards.
Automatically scan data for malware during restore and identify the most recent clean restore point, using Veeam’s built‑in capabilities as well as 3rd party threat detection tools.
No clean restore: No automated scanning of backups for malware during restore. Commvault can only run a separate job to scan backups using malware signatures maintained by Commvault.
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