"Data domain is a good feature."
"There are no problems in terms of stability."
"It can support many different versions, both newer and older."
"If it's set up the right way, it's a stable product."
"It's a good product that can be integrated easily with the Data domain."
"Dell EMC NetWorker integrates well with our domain and the performance is quite good on-premise. We receive approximately 1 terabyte within one hour."
"The support for legacy products is very good."
"Dell EMC NetWorker is scalable."
"One way they have improved our organization is through the stability of the solution and the availability of the product."
"It is good in terms of functionality. My clients are very satisfied with this solution."
"The customization and the ability to backup across all platforms are the most valuable features."
"SPIR is Instant Recovery for Spectrum Protect. It sends snapshots using space efficiently and blocking backups to the Spectrum Protect server. It provisions the snapshot from the backup server to the same or new server near instantly."
"We have been using it for several years, and it is quite reliable and predictable. We are quite comfortable with this solution. They're coming up with new features as well. It has good scalability, and it provides good integrations with business-critical applications or databases, such as SAP HANA. It works as expected, and we don't see any issues."
"The business value comes from the capability to overcome data losses."
"We are talking about a stable solution which boasts good performance and security."
"It is a very good and mature enterprise product. Once it is set up and everything is put in, you don't have to manage it. It actually runs automatically by itself."
"The user interface is hard to use, it should be simplified. There are a lot of web-based management interfaces which they should consider."
"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."
"They need more support for image backups."
"The price could be cheaper."
"When you're working with VMware, you need to use vProxy machines. You have to install the vProxy for every host in the VMware environment."
"They need to be compatible with the cloud because EMC NetWorker cannot compete with other products at the moment. EMC focuses only on their own cloud and do not take into consideration other cloud vendors."
"The user interface has to be improved"
"There should be more vendors incorporated into the solution."
"We need better protection from ransomware or the ability to identify ways we can protect ourselves from ransomware. Having backups is one thing, but specifically, we need methods to recover if we have a ransomware attack."
"The reporting could be better."
"The solution should have better integration with VMware and with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus."
"We did not see any drawbacks to IBM Spectrum Protect before assisting a customer using Windows that wanted to migrate to using UNIX. IBM Spectrum Protect does not offer an option to migrate from other operating systems."
"Technical support could be improved."
"Although I am not a technical user, I would say the cloud integration features could be improved."
"The software is complex; setup is complex."
"The usability of IBM Spectrum Protect could be improved, specifically additional features to the product in the operations center. Additional reporting facilities and stronger reporting tools such as build dashboards would be beneficial."
Dell EMC NetWorker is ranked 14th in Backup and Recovery Software with 28 reviews while IBM Spectrum Protect is ranked 11th in Backup and Recovery Software with 46 reviews. Dell EMC NetWorker is rated 7.8, while IBM Spectrum Protect is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Dell EMC NetWorker writes "User-friendly GUI and fast support, but container support should be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Protect writes "Great stability, reliability, and scalability, but very difficult to manage and get support". Dell EMC NetWorker is most compared with Dell EMC Avamar, Veritas NetBackup, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and Dell EMC Data Protection Advisor, whereas IBM Spectrum Protect is most compared with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Cohesity DataProtect and HPE StoreOnce. See our Dell EMC NetWorker vs. IBM Spectrum Protect report.
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