VMware Backup Journey CommVault and Veeam
When I first started testing solutions for BU/DR for VMware it was a very interesting journey (in my lab). It was a big pain using IBM TSM for virtual VMware backups, it’s also hard to find information on it as well..(Previous Experiences) Other products like Data Domain are really useful to and serve their purpose.
VEEAM number 1 for VMware? (Is it true? Decide for yourself )
Personally, you will have to decide for yourself if Veeam is number 1 for VMware. I personally don’t know because I really haven’t seen it deployed in large environments. I have tested it and worked with extensively a part from that. I also believe it is one of the most advanced products when it comes to VMware environments. It also offers a lot of features that most products for VMware Environments don’t. Of course this could be because they have some patent pending technologies.
Enter… CommVault… (The gap filler)
So needless to say as awesome and fun as it was working with VEEAM I had no choice but to check out CommVault. CommVault has an interesting approach and a Gap closer being able to bridge virtual and physical environments. That offer alone is enough for some companies to make a decision. In some ways it may be better to compare CommVault to IBM TSM then to Veeam. I will do my best to compare it to only VEEAM in regards to virtual environments.
My Personal Thoughts:
CommVault does have a lot of good things going for it but I sincerely believe (personal opinion) Veeam is a more “mature” backup product for the virtual arena. I also think that Veeam could learn a thing or two from CommVault like getting into that physical backup space. At the end of the day most companies would probably prefer an overall solution to multiple solutions for backup and DR. The answers lies and design and your requirements. If your cloud platform has to meet certain requirements then VEEAM may be a better fit. Then again, if you have to meet other requirements like retention requirements, encryption, of more granular things (like backup reporting) then CommVault may be a better fit. Pricing and things like that also have their pros and cons.
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