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2018-10-23T22:25:00Z

What is your primary use case for Dell EMC Avamar?

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Top 5MSP

Most of our users work from home and we use Avamar to backup our users' data.

2020-11-03T07:23:11Z
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Real User

We use the solution to protect our end points

2020-08-04T14:47:19Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Primary use case is for Enterprise Grade Backup and Recovery. It has a really great source-based dedupe technology that’s incremental forever. So it’s a really good backup solution for remote locations with limited bandwidth (WAN & LAN)

2020-08-04T00:27:52Z
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Real User

We primarily use the solution as a backup.

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

We use the on site version.

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

We recently stopped using this solution but it was being used to back up our servers and client machines. We were using an on-premises deployment.

2019-09-12T09:06:00Z
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Real User

We use the solution to protect our virtual machine.

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

Data backup is our primary usage of the solution.

2019-08-29T09:32:00Z
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Real User

We use this solution for tape backup and data domain. It is an on-premises deployment.

2019-08-18T07:52:00Z
author avatarMuhammad Sharfuddin
Top 5MSP

@MuathAlhwetat Really!! Avamar taking backups on Tape ???

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Real User

Backup of virtual machines.

2019-02-19T14:43:00Z
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Real User

This product is very easy to use. The interface is easier to use than other backup solutions. The product is mature and can handle all of our data protection.

2019-01-09T15:31:00Z
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Real User

File level, backup and recovery of data stored on AIX, Linux, and Windows server to Data Domain storage.

2018-10-23T22:25:00Z
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Top 10Real User

I'm using the solution for our entire daily data backup for laptops and desktops. We also use it for some of our virtual machines and some of our databases systems.

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

The solution can be used for the backing up of all environments, including those which are virtual and involve databases and applications.

2021-10-27T16:47:36Z
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Real User

It is our main backup system while we're in the middle of switching over to Cohesity.

2021-10-08T23:18:57Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We use Avamar for all of our backup and data management solutions in our co-location facility. I have two co-location facilities with one in Carrollton, Texas, and one in Austin. I have data domains, Avamar platforms, and Avamar software that we use across our enterprise. I manage a global technology team and a global infrastructure team. We use those platforms across all of our data centers, as well as on our sites where we have on-premises storage for either our Burrtec solutions or Isilon solutions that we have in territories, where we have to have data remain in the country due to the compliance requirements. We use it globally.

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

It is a backup solution. So, we do daily backups of around 3,000 VMware guests. That is normally just an image backup where it goes to the VMware API, backs up the image file, and then puts it on the backend to Avamar into Data Domain. It has a specialized storage system that does dedupe and compression, so we can get more on a single disk array. We have more than one site. We have a primary site and a secondary site. At the Data Domain level, we replicate site to site every backup every day so that we have the availability in our secondary site for every VM. The replication is done with the architecture of the Data Domain itself. We have the rapid recovery solution that allows you to stand up any box at either location and have it come up online within just a minute or two. That's done via NFS. It becomes a data store into VMware, and then you vMotion it out. So, it has got rapid recovery at both locations as well. We are using its newest version. We keep it up to date.

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

We use it as a backup and restore solution for our customers. For replication, we use the Data Domain application. We replicate from our primary site to the DR site.

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

We use a basic called a DPS. Typically, we are using mostly networkers just to back up most of the workloads, like cellphone audio ware and the connection, et cetera.

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

Our company is Dell EMCs largest partner in Egypt and the Middle East. We have a titanium partnership with them and I'm the senior infrastructure solutions specialist.

2021-04-01T23:32:51Z
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Top 20Real User

We are using Dell EMC Avamar for backing up our virtual environment.

2021-03-07T16:38:16Z
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Top 5Real User

We use this product for Windows and Linux servers, and we have both file and database backups stored on them. We use them at smaller sites, which are small offices that are located around the world.

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

The primary use case of this solution was for projects to backup customer laptops for the application capabilities.

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

In a data center, the entire workloads are virtualized, and they are backing up the content, and sometimes because of bandwidth, operations need to be backed up quickly. In that kind of scenario, this source site replication is very supportive. Avamar evaluates the data that's already backed up, and only the chain blocks can be transferred via the network. There won't be any heavy network traffic, and the time it takes to backup is quick and within the window. On the client-side, we can also backup clients with Avamar. These days with the pandemic, most of them work from home, and we're using less network bandwidth to backup end user transfers.

2020-12-10T05:07:39Z
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Top 5Reseller

We are system integrators who are selling backup solutions, and Dell EMC Avamar is one of the products that we implement for our clients. I had come across it for backing up laptops and VMware but previously, I have had clients using it to backup system machines like AIX, Solaris, and others. Slowly, people are moving away from those.

2020-12-06T06:43:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

We are system integrators. We resell, we deploy, and we support our clients.

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

It was initially used for remote office, branch office backups, but eventually, it started to be used for small and large data centers.

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

We primarily use the solution for virtual infrastructure.

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

We deal with data that has compliance requirements for long-term retention, which is like 10 years plus the life of the client. As long as they're in our program, we have to keep anything related to them for that time period, which can run up to 30 years. We deal with all things related to that. I'm a storage management specialist and we are customers of Dell.

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

I recently stopped using this product because my work moved away from operations and I'm now a patents director, so I generally do the designing. My client was looking for backups and for an application along with a desktop backup. We are partners with Dell and I'm the deputy general manager of the company.

2020-08-09T07:19:59Z
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Top 20Real User

As solution providers, we provide solutions to meet the objectives and goals of customers. We provide a general global architecture and the right solution that will solve a customer's problem and meet the goal at the fixed cost. If the customer doesn't mention a specific provider, then to meet the goal, we use the provider that we have to.

2020-08-04T07:26:00Z
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Top 10Real User

In Romania, more customers own their enterprise software. But the new wave wants to also try cloud data centers and cloud backup and so on.

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

Our company has more than 5,000 employees, and we use the Avamar solution for the protection of our rear environment, we are protecting 1,500+ VMs using this solution.

2020-06-14T08:03:00Z
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