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Product Comparisons

Commvault vs. Veritas, EMC and IBM


March, 2016
Commvault Software vs. Legacy Approaches
Commvault VERITAS IBM EMC
Backup & Networker
Recovery TSM for SharePoint
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Archive, Email, Common Centera
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Files, eDiscovery & XtendersSourceOne
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Data Reduction
Deduplication & V3700/700
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Compression PureDis PROTECTI
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Enterprise
Reporting Trellisoft Control Center DPA

Replication, Repl.
Replistor Manager
Management, & CDP Replicati
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Snapshot
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CloudBoost
Exec Manager
Desktop /
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DISTRIBUTED
Data & Information Management Commvault
Advantage
FEATURE BENEFIT
COMMVAUL
T
EMC BRS
VERITAS
NBU
IBM TSM
Server Virtualization and Protect and manage data across physical, virtual and cloud with
Cloud-Ready Data
Management
embedded options for scale, application awareness and tools to
streamline large scale operations

Employs a distributed catalog structure which eliminates the
Distributed catalog structure
for protection and scalability
catalog-scale design constraint due to catalog backup / restore
concerns

Single pass to backup and A single, low-impact scan that incorporates protection,
archive to eliminate
operational impact &
retention, reporting and access for growing file system and
email environments
management time
Integrated Global source and
target side Deduplication
Deduplicate data across the environment to maximize storage
savings.
Integrated hardware and Leverage snapshot technology across leading heterogeneous
software Snapshot
Management supporting
arrays to improve RTO/RPO and off load backup processing from
production hosts.
heterogeneous arrays
Integrated archiving & Reduce infrastructure and administrative requirements for
eDiscovery for file systems,
email & SharePoint in a single
archiving data in the environment.

unified solution
Integrated Content Indexing
& Search
eDiscovery across archive and backup provides total visibility to
data.
Single virtual repository with
mobile & web access
Access information anywhere through ContentStore .

Automated Workflow
Manage large-scale operations and shared services efficiently

Provide robust, global reporting including capacity
Integrated global operational
Complete
reporting Partial
management and planning, SLAs, operational and
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instrumentation level views of environment

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Virtual Environment Protection Commvault
Advantage
FEATURE BENEFIT COMMVAULT EMC BRS
VERITAS
IBM TSM
NBU
Array-based snapshots Leverage hardware snapshot technology to automatically
for scalable protection protect large VM environments quickly with IntelliSnap
for VMware and Hyper-V.

Scalable off-host Leverage platform APIs (like VADP) along with scalable
protection for both
VMware and Hyper-V
grid architecture and off-host proxies for backups
Custom auto-protection Automatically discover and protect VMs based on
and filtering business value. Filter out specific VMs for full
customization

Enhanced restore and Advanced, flexible recoveries that go beyond file,
recovery options volume, VM, including: extended capabilities such as
power-on, VM-renaming, datastore browsing, single step
restore for vCloud.
Self Service access to
data
Restore data through web console and vCenter plug-in.

Faster restores Leverage Change Block Tracking to accelerate restores.
leveraging change block
tracking

VM Archiving Automatically archive stale VMs based on policies, to
recover space in data stores
Integrated operations Optimize storage resources and operating environment in
reporting the virtual environment, with a rich set of analysis,
trending, and reporting tools.

Accelerated disaster Perform automated DR operations by leveraging
recovery by
Complete
the VI
leveraging automated conversion of a backup copy into the VI with
Partial Missing
Virtualize Me

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Snapshot Capability Commvault Advantage
VERITAS
FEATURE BENEFIT COMMVAULT EMC BRS
NBU
IBM TSM

Integrated Backup & Initiate backup and archiving operations with consolidated
Snapshot
management
reporting, auditing and security controls from a hardware-based
snapshot operation.

Off-Host Processing Minimize production system impact with built in proxy capabilities
for indexing, backup generation (including deduplication and
encryption), granular access and recovery.

Automated application Ability to select a Point-in-Time and automatically recover
recovery applications to that point in time with one click.
Federated search Provide searchable recoveries across multiple snapshots/backups at
across snapshots for
Granular Recovery
a granular object level.
Improved DR
Readiness
Execute snapshot and clone operations as frequently as required to
deliver on increasingly tight SLA requirements.
Support for snapshots Leverage hardware snapshot technology to automatically protect
of virtual
environments
large VM environments.
Supports major Integrated snapshot and clone techniques with the industrys
Hardware Arrays leading providers of the latest arrays and applications.
Eliminates scripting Reduce risk and eliminate manual scripting by using an automated
policy-based approach.
Application consistent Integration with applications to ensure consistent point in time
snapshots images.
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Deduplication Commvault Advantage
VERITAS
FEATURE BENEFIT COMMVAULT EMC BRS
NBU
IBM TSM

Simple Management Use a simple check box to switch between source and
target-side deduplication to meet business needs.
Integrated Source Eliminate redundant backup and archive data at the
and Target-side
deduplication
client before sending it across networks, transferring
up to 90 percent less data across the network.

Rapid Recovery From No artificial limit on resource availability for restores,
Disk, Tape or Cloud
Storage
ensures rapid recovery with minimal business
disruption.

Hardware agnostic Scale out easily and cost effectively with open systems
hardware.
Enterprise Scale to support Petabytes of data with a grid
scalability and architecture that allows for load balancing and failover
resiliency to a shared DDB
Global Deduplication Maximize data reduction by deduplicating data
globally across hundreds of clients in different
locations with different protection policies.
Deduplicate to Tape Write backup/archive data to tape storage in
deduplicated, encrypted, format, reducing the cost of
storing data.
Deduplicate to Cloud Write backup/archive data to cloud storage in
deduplicated, encrypted, format, reducing the cost of
storing data.
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Replication Commvault Advantage
VERITAS
FEATURE BENEFIT COMMVAULT EMC BRS
NBU
IBM TSM
Integrated Meet Recovery Point and Recovery Time Objectives
Continuous Data (RPO/RTO) without taking production systems offline by
Protection leveraging continuous capture byte-level replication to
continuously protect your data.
Deduplicated Integrated replication of data in a deduplicated state to
replication enabled reduce network traffic.
Scale out easily and Utilize inexpensive storage for replicas.
cost effectively with Leverage existing storage arrays.
open systems
hardware
Unique Application Eliminate the risk of application corruption by
Recovery Points recovering your file or application to a specific point-in-
time.
Leverage remote or Eliminate exposure from site disaster, costly off-site
virtual sites for tape storage and lower TCO
disaster recovery
Centralize disaster With remote data replication, data and applications
recovery for remote can be reliably protected with replica copies at the
sites central site for Disaster Recovery
Replicate data over Minimize costs of infrastructure changes.
thin WAN
connections
Recover granular Leverage replica copies to recover granular
information from information as part of a single pass operation.
replicas
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Reporting Commvault Advantage
VERITAS
FEATURE BENEFIT COMMVAULT EMC BRS
NBU
IBM TSM

Detailed reports Understand the environment and the status


on environment of the components in it.
configuration
Reporting on Detailed information on the status of data
operational protection and recovery jobs executed in the
status of backups environment.
and recoveries
Detailed Analyze and view physical and virtual storage
reporting on utilizations and maximize their usage.
storage
utilization
Detailed analytics Make informed decisions on how best to
on virtual deploy an application in a virtualized
environments environment.
File-level Integrated capability to identify stale data
reporting on data and make informed decisions on your
age and usage archiving rules and storage policies.
Usage reporting Integrated capability to produce chargeback
to enable reports based on physical and virtual
chargebacks machine capacities.
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Endpoint Data Protection Commvault Advantage
EMC VERITAS
FEATURE BENEFIT COMMVAULT
AVAMAR DLO
IBM FBW

Single Platform Reduces complexity with a single platform for all backup,
Data recovery, and archive management, with consolidated
Management reporting, security controls and auditing.
Device/OS Provide an enterprise-class solution that delivers efficient,
Diversity centralized laptop/desktop data protection with multiple
OS support and provides anytime, any device access to
the data. Empower the mobile workforce with the ability
to download backup files to tablets/smartphones and
backup Windows, Linux and Mac OS devices.
Auto Discovery Auto discover new desktops and laptops; install backup
and agents automatically to reduce administrative workload.
Setup
File Ability to synchronize files between devices
Synchronization
Optimized Enable rapid, efficient, reliable, and transparent
Resource protection through dynamic bandwidth management and
Utilization ensuring a small backup footprint by reducing network
impact with the ability to specify bandwidth, CPU and
power utilization.
Search with Keep data view and recovery easy and efficient by
HTML leveraging content indexing to provide insight into the
previews for data through HTML previews. Preserve, protect, and
enhanced access access business critical information captured from
and eDiscovery desktops and laptops whenever necessary to meet any
eDiscovery
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Endpoint Data Protection Commvault
Advantage COMMVAUL EMC EMC VERITA IBM
FEATURE BENEFIT T AVAMAR Mozy S DLO FBW
Single Platform Data Reduce complexity with a single platform for all backup, recovery, and
Management archive management, with consolidated reporting, security controls and
auditing.

Device/OS Diversity Provide an enterprise-class solution that delivers efficient, centralized
laptop/desktop data protection with multiple OS support and provides
anytime, any device access to the data.

Content Variety Ability to protect and restore files, PSTs, NSFs and individual user
settings.
Auto Discovery and
Setup
Auto discovers new desktops and laptops; install backup agents
automatically to reduce administrative workload.
Secure Access to
Protected Data
Enable easy, secure end-user access from a mobile device and web
console.
Optimized Resource Enable rapid, efficient, reliable, and transparent protection by ensuring
Utilization a small backup footprint through source-side deduplication and by
reducing network impact with the ability to specify bandwidth, CPU and
power utilization.
File Sync Ability to synchronize files between PCs to keep all files current.

File Sharing Ability to securely share files and collaborate with internal and external
stakeholders.
Data Loss Prevention Mitigate the risk of data loss using file level encryption, two-factor
authentication, remote wipe capability and geo-location.
Search for enhanced Preserve, protect, and access business critical information captured
access and
eDiscovery
from desktops and laptops whenever necessary to meet any
eDiscovery or compliance challenge.

Flexible Deployment
Options
Ability to leverage Private Cloud (On-Premise), Public Cloud or Hybrid
Cloud
Advanced Reporting
Complete
Enhance decision making with analytics reporting on protected file
Partial types,
Missing
sizes and location for laptops/desktops.
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Archiving & eDiscovery Commvault Advantage
COMMVAUL EMC VERITAS IBM
FEATURE BENEFIT T BRS NBU TSM
Integrated File- Centralized management of backup and archiving.
system archiving.
Simpana OnePass Single pass backup, archiving and reporting of file system and
Technology. eMail data with stubs for end user recovery.
Automate policies to Reduce up to 70% of retention costs by specifying items of a
keep only what has particular content type(s) that can be applied to different
business value with retention. Provide the ability to design policies and storage
Content Based location by content type.
Retention
Email and SharePoint Single point of control for management of backup and archiving.
archiving integrated Reduced infrastructure requirements.
with Backup in
unified solution.
Integrated Knowledge of the information you have and the ability to locate it
enterprise search, quickly.
Compliance and e-
Discovery
Supports discovery Find data and information not just in archives, but across all the
across archives, data in the environment.
backups, replicas
and online file data.
Retention and review Enable legal hold on discovered data and easy search and review
of all ESI of information.
Early Case Integrated automated classification and preservation with
Assessment detailed reporting to prove authenticity and chain of custody.
technology
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Archiving & eDiscovery Commvault Advantage
EMC VERITAS IBM
COMMVAUL
FEATURE BENEFIT T
SourceOn Enterpris Content
e e Vault Collector
Single pass Backup, Single pass backup, archiving and reporting of file system and
Archiving and eMail data with stubs for end user recovery.
Reporting
Reduce the space and Eliminate up to 90% of redundant data with integrated global
processing of deduplication and compression, saving on network, media and
enterprise data storage costs.
Automate policies to Reduce up to 70% of retention costs by
keep only what has specifying items of a particular content type(s) that can be
business value with
Content Based
applied to different retention. Provide the ability to design
policies and storage location by content type. Data tiering can be
Retention applied based on content rules to any target, including tape or
cloud.
Email and SharePoint Single point of control for management of backup and archiving.
archiving integrated
with Backup in unified
Reduced infrastructure requirements.

solution.
e-Discovery across Find data and information not just in archives, but across all the
archives, backups, data in the environment.
replicas and online file
data.
Early Case Assessment Automated classification and preservation with detailed reporting
technology to prove authenticity and chain of custody.
Data analytics to Leverage integrated reporting, retention and deduplication
determine the right capabilities to improve visibility.
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Cloud Data Protection Commvault Advantage
VERITAS
FEATURE BENEFIT COMMVAULT EMC BRS
NBU
IBM TSM

Built-in multi- Security with customizable role based data


tenancy protection and access.
Deep vCD Protection vCD implementations for resource
Integration pools, provider/org vDCs, and VMs. Single step
recovery directly into vCloud
Secure Data Full encryption at all stages and HTTPS can be
transfer used together instead of a VPN for strong security
that is cost effective and easy to manage.
Optimized Source-side deduplication technology, coupled
Resource with intelligent backup scheduling and bandwidth
Utilization throttling to reduce network impact.
Streamline Workflow automation streamlines repetitive and
large scale complex tasks. Operations reporting lets users
operations optimize the environment.
End-User End-users can find and restore files from any
Restore backup on any client they are authorized to
access
Multiple Cloud Ability to select from multiple cloud providers for
providers services
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Disaster Recovery Protection Commvault Advantage
EMC BRS VERITAS IBM FBBMR/
FEATURE BENEFIT COMMVAULT
BMR NBU BMR SYSBK
Reduced Complexity Integrated backup, recovery and DR in a single,
software-based solution.
Point in Time Restore Restore the system state of a client, backed up on
a specific date and time
Cross Hardware Restore systems to completely different hardware
Restore configurations, including different NICs, CPU,
memory, storage, etc.
Automated scheduling Streamline DR preparedness with scheduling
options options for replication, dedupe and restores
Workflow automation Automate complex DR runbooks from end to end
with fully customizable workflow automation
Fully unattended Initiate the recovery process of a single or multiple
operating system clients from a central location for unattended
reinstall restore.
Accelerated disaster Perform automated DR operations by leveraging
recovery by automated conversion of a backup copy into the VI
leveraging the VI with Virtualize Me
Integrated Cloud Seamlessly extend offsite disaster recovery with
storage Options deep cloud storage integration
Broad OS support Support for Windows, Linux, and Unix Operating
Systems including HP-UX, AIX and Solaris
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Oracle Protection Commvault Advantage
COMMVAUL VERITAS
FEATURE BENEFIT T
EMC BRS
NBU
IBM TSM

Near Instant Better protection for Oracle using array-based


Snapshot Capabilities snapshots that deliver rapid-fire, application consistent
copies of Oracle data with near zero impact on
production environments.
Granular Recovery for Reduce complexity and enhance protection with
Oracle flexible, granular recovery options including individual
tables, databases, entire applications and out of place
database restores for clone copies.
Automated Point-in- Comprehensive automated support for Oracle RAC
time Recovery for nodes and configurations plus snapshot integration
Oracle RAC Nodes with RMAN for database point-in-time-recovery.
Auto-discover and Auto-discover and backup new Oracle databases to
backup new Oracle ensure reliable protection without administrator
databases involvement
Global Block-Level Eliminate up to 90% of redundant data at the source
Deduplication of with global deduplication while increasing storage and
Oracle Managed Data network efficiency. Use open systems storage,
including cloud.
Integrated Oracle data Help improve application performance, compliance,
archiving and employee productivity while reducing cost and
complexity by moving inactive data to an archive
instance
Comprehensive
Complete Partial Gain clear insights into your Oracle environments with
Missing
Storage Resource integrated file-level reporting and analytics.
Reporting

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SharePoint Protection Commvault Advantage
EMC
FEATURE BENEFIT COMMVAULT
BRS
VERITAS NBU IBM TSM
Near Instant Leverage hardware snapshots to protect SharePoint data for
Snapshot
Capabilities
highly available protection that is easier to manage with
near zero impact on production environments.
Out of Place Release Independent, rapid migration of data from
Restore and SharePoint 2003, 2007, 2010 & 2013.
Granular Ease administrative burden with faster, easier recoveries.
Recovery
Global Block- Eliminate up to 90% of redundant data at the source with
Level global deduplication while increasing storage and network
Deduplication of efficiency. Use open systems storage, including cloud.
SharePoint
Managed Data
External Blob Improved usability and manageability with SharePoint 2007,
Storage (EBS) 2010 and 2013. Enable a faster, trimmer, better performing
Support & SharePoint server and data retrieval that is transparent to
Remote Blob the end-user.
Storage (RBS)
Integrated Single platform for backup, archiving and reporting, which
Archiving and e- minimizes server and network impact. Full text search
Discovery across backup and archive data sets for compliance and
legal holds.
Comprehensive Gain clear insights into your SharePoint environments with
Storage Resource integrated reporting and analytics for better management.
Reporting
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Exchange Protection Commvault Advantage
VERITAS
FEATURE BENEFIT COMMVAULT EMC BRS
NBU
IBM TSM
Near Instant Leverage hardware array snapshots to protect Exchange
Snapshot
Capabilities
data providing highly available protection that is easier to
manage, with almost zero impact on production
environments.
Single pass backup A single, low-impact scan that incorporates protection,
and archive to retention, reporting and access for growing file system
eliminate and email environments
operational impact
& management
time
Out of Place Release independent protection for Exchange data.
Restore and
Granular Recovery
Faster, easier recoveries of files, messages, attachments,
etc.

Global Block-Level Eliminate up to 90% of redundant data at the source with
Deduplication of global deduplication while increasing storage and network
Exchange Managed efficiency. Use open systems storage, including cloud.
Data
Automated Point- Simplified point-in-time recovery options with automated
in-time Recovery
Features
log playback features for Exchange databases and right-
click version selection for individual email files.

Integrated Single platform for backup, archiving and reporting, which
Archiving and e-
Discovery
minimizes server and network impact. Full text search
across backup and archive data sets for compliance and
legal holds.
Comprehensive Gain clear insights into your Exchange environment with
Complete
Storage Partial integrated
Resource
Reporting
Missing file-level reporting and analytics.
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SQL Protection Commvault Advantage
VERITAS
FEATURE BENEFIT COMMVAULT EMC BRS
NBU
IBM TSM

Near Instant SQL data that is highly available, and easier to manage
Snapshot with near zero impact on production environments.
Capabilities
AlwaysOn Support for SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups
Integration
Automated Reliable protection without administrator involvement
Backup of SQL through auto-discover and backup of new SQL Server
Databases databases.
Global Block-Level Eliminate up to 90% of redundant data at the source
Deduplication of with global deduplication while increasing storage and
SQL Managed network efficiency. Use open systems storage, including
Data cloud.
Automated Point- Any point-in-time recovery options simplified with
in-time Recovery automated log playback features for SQL databases.
Features
Browsing and Flexibility and convenience of retrieving backup data
Restoring Data by from a wider time span rather than the need to
Relative Time remember an exact time range in which something was
backed up
Comprehensive Gain clear insights into your SQL environments with
Storage Resource integrated file-level reporting and analytics for better
Reporting management.

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SAP Protection Commvault Advantage
VERITAS
FEATURE BENEFIT COMMVAULT EMC BRS
NBU
IBM TSM

Near Instant Better protection for SAP using array-based snapshots that
Snapshot deliver rapid-fire, application consistent copies of data with
Capabilities near zero impact on production environments.
Script-free GUI-based configuration & operation eliminating the need for a
Backup & Restore SAP expert. Offload DBAs and SAP Basis people by creating
operations effective and efficient operations.
Streamlined Doesnt require any BR^TOOLS knowledge to protect and
Restore & recover data with Full Restore Granularity, Advanced Archive
Recovery Log Selection and Automated Database Recovery
One stop
recovery through One Click automated recovery of database and archive Logs
HANA Studio
Global Block-
Eliminate up to 90% of redundant data at the source with
Level
Deduplication of
global deduplication while increasing storage and network
efficiency. Use open systems storage, including cloud.
SAP Data
Integration with All Backup Status information is available in SAP CCMS
SAP Monitoring monitoring infrastructure and is also included in SAP "Early
Infrastructure Watch reports (SAP Remote Support Offering)
Versatile data repository solution that can be integrated with
Integration with SAP ArchiveLink to provide sophisticated storage
SAP ArchiveLink management features such as encryption, compression,
deduplication, retention, and data aging.
High Level of Periodic DR Testing via Scheduled Restores, Automated
Automation Database State Management and Recovery
Protect SAP
Provide automated, GUI managed protection for SAP Oracle or
Oracle or SAP
Complete Partial SAP
MaxDB
Missinginstances
MaxDB instances
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