We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is the ease in which it backs up our data."
"First of all, you can schedule a backup for the client. You can schedule it as you like. You can also control the bandwidth, so the backup will not utilize. The internet will depend on the bandwidth."
"Azure Backup is good because it is entirely cloud-based, which means that you can be 99.9% sure that your backup is safe."
"One of the most valuable features is security and connectivity to the data."
"We are happy with this product and have not found any issues while using it."
"I like that it's a simple system."
"The feature that I have found the most valuable is that it is easy to create a backup by using Azure Backup. It also has a good user interface and nice features for sending notifications when any backup fails or there is a change in the status of virtual machines."
"It's very simple to configure which is very useful. It's not complex to configure it."
"Data domain is a good feature."
"There are no problems in terms of stability."
"It's easy to use."
"The solution is very user-friendly. After setting up five machines for our customers we teach them how to set up the agent and start doing their backups. It is very easy for them once they see how to do it, they like to do it on their own."
"It is the best umbrella, serving the best applications."
"It's a good product that can be integrated easily with the Data domain."
"The support for legacy products is very good."
"This solution is very stable."
"The solution is quite technical. I wouldn't describe it as user friendly. It could be simplified a lot to make it more accessible to the average user."
"The monitoring and tagging features could be improved."
"In the next release, I would like to see the ability to back up to different cloud providers."
"We would like to see some kind of notification given to the user that a file was not synchronized well or what may have happened."
"I would like to see better integration with more products, and more services."
"They need to improve the frequency of the backup. You can only backup one to three times a day. It would be better to back up continuously throughout the day."
"I once tried restoring a Linux environment, and the size of the Linux VM or the data disk was really huge. It took a really long time to restore the environment and send the data from the storage to the disk. It took around 25 to 30 minutes, which was much longer than I anticipated. They can improve the duration of such restore operations. In the next release, it would also be good if they could reduce the duration for transferring the data from their storage to the actual storage while creating a virtual machine. They can reduce the duration or increase the data transfer rate."
"It doesn't have the option to have a backup from the database. It has backup for the files, folders, and backup only the whole virtual machine. But if I need to do a backup from the Oracle database, from an Exchange server or from SharePoint, this ability isn't there. There is no application backup."
"The data storage capabilities should be improved."
"Its console UI should be better. It should also have more out-of-the-box reporting functionalities. It should also have easier cloud integration. They have got cloud boost and things like that, but if you want to directly back up to the cloud, I'm not too sure whether you can do it. For example, you can easily send data from Commvault to AWS, Azure, or a container, but it seems to be not so easy in NetWorker."
"The solution could improve by having more integration."
"The licensing rules are difficult to navigate and understand."
"It is a little buggy at times, which is the only thing that I dislike about this product."
"The process of upgrading versions should be improved because as it is now, you have to completely uninstall the old version first, and then install the new version."
"In the next release, I would like to see better pricing and more integration with the other products in Dell EMC."
"It is not easy to understand and deploy. It is complex in nature. Simplicity is not there. When we deploy it, the customer always needs some training from us. To make it user friendly, there should be one agent that can be used to back up every product. Dell EMC NetWorker uses so many user agents. In PowerProtect Data Manager, you can just install its VM, import that VM into vCenter, and you can start to do backups directly from vCenter. However, in Dell EMC NetWorker, you always need one server, and from that server, you need to initiate all backups. You must know the interface and the CLI. It is not user friendly. It would be a great feature if we can deploy Dell EMC NetWorker on a virtual machine, like Avamar. The additional features that are required in Dell EMC NetWorker are already available in PowerProtect Data Manager and Avamar. Therefore, there is no need to enhance Dell EMC NetWorker. It would be better if they can just rename it to PowerProtect Data Manager or Avamar."
"The price is somewhat high and could be lower."
"We are paying about $100,000 USD per year, just for a couple of servers."
"This is an expensive solution in the Bangladesh marketplace."
"Support payment works by the level of partnership and the number of shares."
"It is a bit costly initially, but it is well worth it in the long run, especially for fighting against a number of threats, such as ransomware, which the IT industry is facing."
"Price-wise, it's similar to AWS."
"The price is pretty good, maybe $30 for a machine, I can't complain."
"The price of the solution could be lower, it is expensive."
"The pricing of the solution is not the cheapest compared to other similar solutions. The Networker is available as a component of the Dell EMC Data Protection Suite package and it should have the ability to be purchased separately."
"Licensing is based on the number of terabytes, so you need to purchase packages."
"The licensing model can be traditional licensing or capacity-based licensing."
"We do need to purchase a license, but sometimes, it comes as a part of the Dell Data Protection Suite (DPS). It has a capacity-based licensing."
"If you purchase Avamar, NetWorker is free with Avamar, for one terabyte license capacity."
"It is excellent from the pricing point of view. It is free with Data Protection Suite. Similarly, when you purchase Avamar, Dell EMC NetWorker is free with one terabyte license capacity. Its price is very competitive."
"It is not very expensive and not very cheap."
Data is the heart of any organization and backing up this data is a key part of a business strategy. Azure Backup is a scalable solution with zero capital investment and minimal operational expense. With the optional integration with System Center Data Protection Manager, you can protect advanced workloads running in your datacenter in VMs or on physical servers.
Azure Backup is ranked 14th in Backup and Recovery Software with 15 reviews while Dell EMC NetWorker is ranked 13th in Backup and Recovery Software with 25 reviews. Azure Backup is rated 7.8, while Dell EMC NetWorker is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Azure Backup writes "Secure, good connectivity, easy to scale, and gives our clients peace of mind". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC NetWorker writes "User-friendly GUI and fast support, but container support should be improved". Azure Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, Dell EMC Avamar and Acronis Backup, whereas Dell EMC NetWorker is most compared with Dell EMC Avamar, Veritas NetBackup, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain). See our Azure Backup vs. Dell EMC NetWorker report.
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