Point solutions are the wrong choice.

It takes a unified platform to keep you covered.


Point solutions miss the point.

IT complexity and data threats today are pervasive and multifaceted. Yet point solutions offer a whack-a-mole approach to tackling business-critical challenges. Their lack of cohesion limits your control, impairs your visibility, and leaves you exposed. Things that just don't happen with a unified platform.

But point solutions have lower TCO, right? Wrong.

Point solution providers make a lot of claims about keeping costs down. Meanwhile, back in the real world, their customers are getting hit with nasty surprises like these.

Platform vs. Point. See the difference.

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Data analytics from Primary and Secondary sources
Built-in content classification policies
Built-in granular exchange recovery and Bare Metal Recovery
Storage-Array snapshot integration for HP, Hitachi and Dell EMC
File System level WORM support
Automated Business continuity for multi-tier complex environments
Source Side deduplication & Intelligent Streaming

Veritas NetBackup

Commvault Data Platform
ServiceNow Integration ServiceNow Self Service support. Lacks fully implemented out-of-the-box ServiceNow support. Requires controlled environment and prior validation.
Rapid Deployment and Ease of Use Under 5 minutes to implement containerized NetBackup data protection and cloud tiering services. Limited container support model—800% more time required to deploy.
Visualization and Governance Integrated Information Map application: real-time global visibility and insights across primary and backup data; on-prem and in the cloud. Primary data visibility limited to on-prem file servers, no primary data visibility for on-prem Sharepoint, Exchange, or any cloud sources.
Classification Policies Comprehensive content classification: 100+ policies, 450+ patterns covering 38 countries. Limited to only 57 patterns and 15 countries.
Deduplication Policies Simultaneous client source, target and global deduplication policies optimizes storage efficiency and performance. Limited to selecting only one policy from supported deduplication implementations.
Docker Certification Industry’s first Docker-certified backup and recovery solution for containers. No formal Docker certification as of date of this document.
Agentless Modern Workload Support (Hadoop, HBase, MariaDB, MySQL) No agent required. Veritas NetBackup supports Hadoop, HBase, MariaDB, MySQL, and Nutanix with a single plug-in. Requires agent for all nodes for Hadoop, HBase, MariaDB, MySQL and Nutanix.
Multi-tier Resiliency and Availability Veritas NetBackup integration with Veritas Resiliency Platform delivers business continuity for complex, multi-tier environments with multi-VM group dependencies. Lacks multi-VM group dependency handling and mutli-tier business continuity capabilities.
Cloud-Based AI/ML Proactive Support Cloud-based AI and continuous machine learning uses real-time aggregated telemetry from thousands of customers, providing superior prediction effectiveness, proactive system and prescriptive remediation, performance and capacity forecasting, and compliance policy adherence. Sampling/statistical data limited to individual customer deployments. Less diverse data results in reduced telemetry scope and machine learning effectiveness.

*Comparisons in this article are based on Veritas internal testing and analysis performed on comparable solution configurations of the Commvault Data Platform put together by Veritas, in December 2018.


Dell EMC
Active-Active High Availability Appliance
High capacity, Higher Performance & Energy Star Certified
Zero Cloud Tiering Costs & No Multi-Step Cloud Restore Process
Source Optimized, Global Intelligent Deduplication
Workload Support Parity Across Appliances & Software
Two-Staged MSDP Catalog Protection
Automated Business Continuity For Multi-tier Complex Environments
Built-in Granular Recovery VMs
Docker Certified Containers
Single-Click Disaster Recovery Business Service


STIG rule based Hardening and embedded Security software in appliances
Container ready
Self-contained granular exchange recovery
Automated Business continuity for multi-tier complex environments
Predictable Availability and Resiliency
No nightly re-indexing of metadata/catalog; consistent restore performance
Source optimized client-side deduplication
Built-in classification policies for Governance/Compliance
Global De-dup, not Workload limited De-dup


Layered Security Against Ransomware
Container Ready and Appliance Offering
Scalability without Complexity
All-inclusive License Model
Source Optimized De-duplication with Built-in Global De-duplication
Automated Hands-off Data Protection
Complete Data Visibility
Predictive Analytics. Proactive Support
Agentless, Modern, Next-gen Workload Protection

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Just to recap…

Point solutions fall short where it matters most—providing reliable protection and robust resiliency across your entire infrastructure. That’s something only a highly scalable, unified platform can deliver. And that platform, is Veritas.


Most scalable, unified protection from edge to core to cloud.



Maintain application performance and resiliency SLA.



Automate and orchestrate total data center failover to, from and between clouds.


Cost Effective

Operational cost effectiveness for data center consolidation, cloud tiering or DR orchestration.

Cost Effective

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