We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Simple, stable and straightforward."
"It has the ability to support all kinds of backups. It can be used to back up databases, operating systems, virtual machines, Lotus Notes, and Exchange. It can also do remote image backups for remote sites. It integrates and works with Data Domain. It is an enterprise-class product that can be used for anything and everything across multiple sites and locations. It is also very scalable."
"The best feature of Dell EMC NetWorker is its wide spectrum of available plugins for each and every software that you can back up, such as SAP HANA, Oracle, AXI-based machines, or Dell-based machines. Whatever you want to back up, you can do it with Dell EMC NetWorker. It is a very solid backup software. It is the oldest backup software from EMC, and it comes from Dell EMC's legacy."
"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 interface is user-friendly and can be used by the end-users."
"The backup capabilities and the automatization of the backup - along with the potential to make the back up on a virtual machine - are the solution's most valuable aspects."
"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."
"This is a complete solution, everything is under one console."
"The most valuable feature is flexibility."
"They are among the top in the world for backup and recovery."
"The most valuable feature is the trouble-free operation, as we have not had many problems with it."
"Best feature is its three-tier backup."
"It is easy to use, and you can run it with all kinds of client software environments. It works well with the most popular software, file systems, and operating systems. It is very useful to us."
"The features are good."
"Great deduplication feature."
"Reporting templates could be easier to understand and more comprehensive."
"I would like to see better support for the container systems, and we would like to see more support for image backups instead of pure file backups."
"In the next release, I would like to see better pricing and more integration with the other products in Dell EMC."
"The configuration is too complex."
"Lacks a restore feature."
"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."
"It is a little buggy at times, which is the only thing that I dislike about this product."
"They need more support for image backups."
"I would like to have support enabled for cloud backups."
"Technical support is somewhat slow and is in need of improvement."
"In terms of improvement, it's very difficult to make it work with multiple business units. Its security model is too constricted."
"Planning for the implementation takes a lot of time."
"The database integration could be better."
"Within their product lineup, they need to consolidate down to one product. Veritas doesn't have one product that does everything. So, Veritas can do everything, but you basically need to run two products. I would like them to combine all the capabilities into one release."
"I also think they could improve the reporting. They use a web-based software application OpsCenter for the reporting and I see that they haven't made any changes in years."
"Main area that could be improved is the pricing, to make it more competitive"
"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."
"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."
"Dell EMC NetWorker is very expensive."
"They are not cheap."
"There is a licensing fee."
"The price of the solution could be lower, it is expensive."
"Licensing is based on the number of terabytes, so you need to purchase packages."
"It is not very expensive and not very cheap."
"The price is fair."
"It is very expensive. The licensing cost for this solution is on a yearly basis. It is approximately 50k. We will continue using it at least for the next year, but we are currently doing an analysis to switch to some other solution."
"If you have a source size of one terabyte then they will charge for a one terabyte license, although what is actually being stored is much less."
"My licensing model is based on capacity so as we grow, the price we pay increases and it becomes too expensive."
"Veritas NetBackup is very expensive, and I think price is the main reason which some customers don't want to use this solution."
"In terms of cost, it's not very good."
"The price of NetBackup is okay. I think it's a little bit expensive but manageable. It has a lot of features, and the backup is better than most applications, so I think the price is competitive."
"Our primary complaint about this product is that it is too expensive."
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Dell EMC NetWorker is ranked 14th in Backup and Recovery Software with 25 reviews while Veritas NetBackup is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 48 reviews. Dell EMC NetWorker is rated 7.8, while Veritas NetBackup is rated 7.6. 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 Veritas NetBackup writes "Short-term recovery options help our clients easily get lost data back into production". Dell EMC NetWorker is most compared with Dell EMC Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager and Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), whereas Veritas NetBackup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas Backup Exec, Commvault, Azure Backup and Rubrik. See our Dell EMC NetWorker vs. Veritas NetBackup report.
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