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2019-01-09T15:31:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Dell EMC Avamar?

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Top 10Real User

The pricing of the solution is okay.

2021-10-28T19:30:50Z
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Top 5Real User

The solution is not expensive for the value one gets. The most expensive thing involves one's data. Should a person's data be compromised, he would be willing to pay a million dollars to retrieve it. This makes the payment of an additional premium for its protection worthwhile. The licensing capabilities are limitless.

2021-10-27T16:47:36Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It's a very high-end solution and comparable to Rubrik and Cohesity.

2021-08-13T16:14:21Z
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Top 20Real User

Its licensing is weird. It is not just the licenses; we also purchase hardware. With most software products, such as Veeam, Commvault, and Data Protector, there is no hardware purchase at the same time. Because Avamar and Data Domain are tied together, they have an integrated pipe. You can separate them, but basically, they're designed to work as a couple. Because the Data Domain backend is designed to do dedupe and compression, we get 60:1. When you count it, you count it as a straight compression, but of course, that's with dedupe and some other stuff. You have to buy the hardware, the licensing, and the software at the same time. So, it's not just software. It is expensive. The maintenance comes with it for five years. So, you buy the whole thing for five years, and your maintenance is included with it, but it's a big chunk of change upfront. We like capital expenses because we can CapEx them. We pay once every five years, so we spend a big chunk of change. You'd have to divide that out by the five years to come up with how much it costs. It's just about three-quarters of a million dollars for five years.

2021-07-02T21:31:27Z
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Top 20MSP

Its price should be reduced. It would be good if you could pay as per usage, and there is a subscription model like VMware. There should be some flexibility because sometimes, the customer only uses the backup for one month or three months. Currently, I have to pay whether I use it or not. Its licensing should be flexible and based on consumption.

2021-06-06T02:58:21Z
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Top 5Real User

The solution is a bit expensive.

2021-04-05T10:05:22Z
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Top 20Real User

Data Protection Suite has Avamar as one of its components and comes with a license that covers a limited number of virtual machines, capacity, and end points. It's not sold as a separate product. I believe $1000 may cover a single socket and covers the whole data center including the endpoint, the replication, the CD and data protection. It's very cost effective and affordable when compared to other solutions.

2021-04-01T23:32:51Z
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Top 5Real User

The price of this product should be cheaper.

2021-01-25T13:49:22Z
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Top 5Real User

The cost of the solution is very expensive.

2020-12-18T18:25:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It was very expensive before, but after integrating it with Dell EMC Avamar Data Protection suite licensing, we are getting better discounts.

2020-12-10T05:07:39Z
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Real User

The price of the product could be lower. It's actually probably one of the more expensive products, at least in the enterprise-class. Other technologies are cheaper, and other vendors are adding more features. Therefore, it's falling behind a bit in what other vendors are doing. They need to catch up.

2020-11-11T12:36:01Z
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Top 20Reseller

When it comes to competition the price is not what is important, it's not the problem.

2020-10-19T09:33:36Z
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Top 20Real User

Licensing was generally on a per VM or terabyte basis. They changed their licensing model a couple of times and turned it into socket-based licensing, which is an improvement in their licensing model.

2020-10-01T09:58:03Z
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Top 20Real User

I'm not sure how to calculate the cost. It's a hard question to answer. I do know that we pay for support upfront for five years. I'm not sure how to compare costs, however, I can say that based on what we're seeing we get very good deduplication rates with the data domain on the backend.

2020-09-27T04:10:17Z
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Top 20Real User

The system was sold on the premise that it was going to reduce man-hours and not require having to work with tape. I don't think it was a cost saving. Now with the cloud tier implemented, there are some long-term benefits, but I don't know if there was ever a cost benefit associated with it. It's just anytime you're having to have a dedicated internet connection or net for just simple tap operations, that's something that adds costs.

2020-09-22T07:16:11Z
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Top 10Real User

The initial licensing is usually for two or three years. After that they can buy a yearly license.

2020-06-15T07:33:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It was approximately $70-80,000 when it was under support, but right now EMC has not been supporting this product for two years.

2020-06-14T08:03:00Z
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Real User

We were lucky to receive the solution as part of a bundle. It was actually a relatively good price, but there are better solutions, like Veem. However, they can be expensive.

2019-10-10T09:25:00Z
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Real User

I'm not sure, but perhaps the pricing could be done better at the moment.

2019-10-03T07:51:00Z
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Real User

The licensing model is not very flexible. Every time we upgrade our storage size, we need to upgrade the Avamar license.

2019-09-09T07:52:00Z
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Real User

This solution is less expensive than Veeam for us, although it depends on the customer because we get a great discount.

2019-08-18T07:52:00Z
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Real User

The set up is really easy. They have a virtual edition for smaller environments, and the documentation for doing the install is really good. For larger environments, the PS group works directly with you on the install and setup for new customers. The cost was actually cheaper than any of the other solutions we looked at.

2019-01-09T15:31:00Z
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