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What's the difference between Dell EMC Avamar and Dell EMC NetWorker?

Is one of them better than the other?

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I would add to Dovid's response.  

We use both.  Avamar for remote sites and sites with WAN bandwidth constraints due to easy deployment\setup\support features of Avamar.  

We dedicate NetWorker for the big DB's and some older legacy applications that require a bit more horsepower & options than NetWorker has to offer. In all, NetWorker takes a bit more to install, configure and maintain vs. Avamar. 

Saying all of this, Dell is driving customers towards their newer offering "Power Protect (PPDM)" which is supposed to be replacing both products.  

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