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Real User
IT & BUSINESS SYSTEMS MANAGER at Meggitt
Jan 01 2017

What is most valuable?

When it's installed, the most valuable feature is ease of use. It's a little tricky to install straight out of the box and configure, because of the way the licensing module works. Once you get beyond that, it's very easy to use.

How has it helped my organization?

We don't utilize it the way it's supposed to be used. It's kind of like a back stop. For example, if an engineer accidentally deletes something, he raises a ticket and with a request to get his file back. Normally, the backup routines are... more»

What needs improvement?

I know I am being picky, but the only thing that really tripped us up is the license model. It’s a wonderful product, but if they could change that model, it would be great. I would like to get everything for 60 days, so I can turn on all the... more»
Real User
Data Security Manager at Aspen Insurance Group
Dec 26 2016

What is most valuable?

We rely on generating daily reports on our stocks for auditing purposes. Those reports are useful; so I would say they are the most valuable feature. It is also very good that you can use it either from the command line or from a GUI. It... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have used Data Protector for as long as I have been at the organization. We're a huge HPE house, so all of our technology for backups is HPE. We were hoping to leverage as much of our current HPE technology as possible by keeping all our... more»

What needs improvement?

A couple of years ago, I said that the reporting wasn't sufficient. There should be better reporting within Data Protector, rather than making you turn to an additional HPE software application. I think that no company can get reporting... more»

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Real User
Data Center Manager at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Mar 27 2017

What is most valuable?

* Ability to automatically detect and secure new data sources without requiring manual configuration intervention. * Has an extensive support base for most data formats. * Natively allows the solution to be a ‘one-stop-shop’ for any... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Customers have been able to utilize multiple data protection schemes to be implemented with a single point of contact. * Utilizing a single point of control has helped to maximize all current data storage technologies.

What needs improvement?

Data Protector's main single point of weakness is its GUI. While being very easy to use and intuitively constructed to present users with a minimal learning curve, nonetheless: * It can occasionally be inaccurate in its backup/recovery time... more»
Consultant
Systems Consultant at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 26 2016

What is most valuable?

The best thing I find with Data Protector as opposed to other products was the inter-compatibility with all different OSs. It's very OS agnostic; doesn't matter whether it be Linux or Windows or AIX or whatever. It just seems to work. That's... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The centralization of all the backup data is a valuable asset, and the ability to recover data quickly. It doesn't happen very much these days, to be fair. It's not very often we have to recover. We don't use Data Protector for data recovery.... more»

What needs improvement?

One of the things that they need to look at is the scheduler. At the moment, there are two ways to schedule a backup. There's a simple scheduler and an advanced scheduler. You have to do one or the other. Using the advanced scheduler is the... more»
Real User
Systems Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 31 2017

What is most valuable?

The granularity of brick-level restore functionality is very valuable. We receive approximately 10 restore requests on a daily basis for your typical file/folder restore, with the odd Exchange mailbox restore request thrown in, just to keep me on my toes. Backing up to disk (HPE StoreOnce 4900) has been valuable in reducing the man-hours in managing the backups,... more»

What needs improvement?

The reporting capabilities of HPE Data Protector are very limited and is the main area I feel that HPE Data Protector needs to improve on. The standard report options available with the product are adequate for generic reporting. However, if you’re like me and want to get customised reporting, you then have a problem and you will need to purchase another... more»
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer at a real estate/law firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* Ability to manage * Ability to integrate with various products such as VMware, MS SQL, MS Exchange, and MS SharePoint * Ability to automatically verify backups

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to have confidence in our backups and our ability to restore them. Data Protector is a very mature product that allows custom backups, scheduling, and copying in a manner that reduces the amount of time spent with backups from an... more»

What needs improvement?

I am not happy with the support structure within HPE when things go wrong. It takes longer than competing products to get updates to cover a new OS version or product version (i.e., a new version of SQL). This is necessary so that backups... more»
Real User
Infrastructure Specialist at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 25 2016

What is most valuable?

The valuable features are the ability to: * Backup data * Write to D2Ds * Utilize D2D compression technology We write TBs and TBs of data to backend HPE D2Ds. It then dedupes all the information so we get a 10:1 ratio of deduplication. This... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefit is that we've got data retention and we can store data for people. We are a financial services organization, so we are audited on the level of security of our data. This solution allows us to prove that we are storing it correctly.

What needs improvement?

I'd like the ability to search backups a lot easier. I'd like the ability to search for a particular server within a backup because people come to you and ask for the backup of a server. They talk about it in those terms. You end up trying to... more»
Real User
Senior Manager of IT at a recruiting/HR firm with 51-200 employees
Jan 31 2017

What is most valuable?

I like the following features: * Centralized virus signatures and patch updates. * Reports of signature update status. * HIP management and automatic product deployment. * Allows virus signatures and VirusScan Enterprise patch updates via... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution reduced a lot of effort to check and confirm that all PCs are running the latest anti-virus signatures and patch levels. It also helps the IT admin to find the mapping between the logged-on user ID and the PC name which Windows... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the solution provide a function to roll back patch deployment and alert the administrator about which system is not supported per patch level. It should retain all previous patches in the system to support legacy systems,... more»
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 18 2018

What is most valuable?

It's supports Unix, Linux, all of the OS's. It's very stable software, we have been using it for many years now. It's great.

How has it helped my organization?

For backup testing, previously it was taking a long time, because we needed to restore all the machines and systems. Now, testing the backup machines is very fast.

What needs improvement?

The new backup systems are using new mechanisms for the recovery phases; for example, VM, recovery and testing the backup before recovering it. These features are not available in Data Protector. What we need to see is fast recovery and... more»
Real User
SAP Basis & Systems Administrator at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 23 2017

What is most valuable?

SAP R/3 Integration is what I like best because our main production systems are SAP based with Oracle database, the “save-delete archive” feature is of ultimate use. It actually saves the Oracle archive file to the disk and after the save is... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We started using this product back in 2000. At that point we mainly used the SAP R/3 Integration along with some filesystems backups. From that point on, the software started getting integrated with Exchange Server, and lately SAP HANA. The... more»

What needs improvement?

I haven’t found any issues that need to get improved. The main purpose of this software suite (safely backup and restore main systems) is fully achieved. It was already implemented as the company’s first backup and restore solution. As the... more»
Real User
Senior Manager at Rolls Royce
Jan 01 2017

What is most valuable?

Data Protector is software that we use to make system backups. The feature we use the most is doing daily backups and synchronizing backups from different locations to our central data center for disaster recovery.

How has it helped my organization?

With Data Protector, if we lose data, we can recover it. That’s the biggest benefit.

What needs improvement?

That is really a question for my Data Protector experts, but this is what I think: * As far as the functionality, I think it has everything that we need right now. * Some security aspects in Data Protector could be improved. It’s not enough... more»
Real User
Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Feb 22 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the Integration with Oracle, MSSQL and Exchange. They are the easiest to work with. Unlike some other backup solutions, the configuration and restoration of the data is really easy. Just check it and you are done.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The process to restore a database from one server to another got really easy. It improved the amount of requests the backup administration unit could attend to.

What needs improvement?

They could really improve on the integrity. A lot of times I get the log error or no log message. To get my data, I have to scan the tape. It's not really the best way to go with the product. It should be more robust.
Real User
IT Operations Officer (SCOPE) at United Nations World Food Programme
Feb 27 2017

What is most valuable?

* Deep Freeze: Ensures that I can maintain a baseline of an optimal system state where performance and system security are guaranteed. No matter how long a computer is in use, it will always revert to that same condition. * Data Igloo: Has... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has been helpful in protecting the Windows-based systems from unwanted changes as a result of malicious elements from the web and from within.

What needs improvement?

My Cloud Drive: Google Drive Sync takes a very long time during system startup, especially when the policy enforcing My Cloud Drive after logon is enforced before access to the desktop. This causes long delays to the user, especially if the... more»
Consultant
ITSM & AntiFraud Consultant with 51-200 employees
Jun 19 2017

What is most valuable?

The Network Monitor component is the most advanced on the market. Combined with the other Network DLP components (Prevent for Web, Prevent for Email, Discover and Prevent), Symantec offers one of the best network DLP solutions in the market.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Data Insight is a very good component that steps outside the standard DLP functions, but helps the client to gain visibility over the data usage, ownership and permissions.

What needs improvement?

The Symantec DLP solution is very complex, and installation requires many components. Also, Oracle is only the DB used by Symantec.
Consultant
Professional: Storage Administration at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 06 2016

What is most valuable?

Restarting the failed session, where you don’t need to run a whole selection list backup. Newer DP versions even have a resume feature, which should allow you to continue from the point of failure, instead of ruining the whole partition in case of a “restart failed objects“ error.

What needs improvement?

There are lots of bugs around; inability to downgrade version, issues with version upgrades, etc. For example, Data Protector version 8 didn’t have a properly working restore feature; the next upgrade came within week. All kinds of small things required workarounds and support engagement to find some tweak within the config files. When comparing other backup... more»
Real User
Infrastructure Manager at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 08 2016

What is most valuable?

I can rely on this backup and recovery software, if we have a disaster, to recover the data.

How has it helped my organization?

The number one benefit of the solution is that our hardware is HP, so it makes sense to keep standardization, as far as backups are concerned and obviously ease of use. We can rely on it if we have to get into a disaster situation, so it has... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see it incorporate all of the new forms of cloud backup and similar items, absolutely. With the transition from on-prem to obviously cloud solutions, our backups need to be more cloud-ready, so to speak.
Real User
Infrastructure Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 24 2016

What is most valuable?

Originally, the benefit from Data Protector was that it fitted in because we buy HPE storage. So as an ecosystem, it was quite easy and smooth. Although the ecosystem is good, development of Data Protector isn’t as fast as other products.

What needs improvement?

Actually, we're moving away from Data Protector due to lack of support on newer operating systems and latest products. For example, it takes time to support new products such as Windows 2016. Since we want to move faster, we're moving towards Tivoli Storage Manager. The reason being our infrastructure partner is IBM. Improvements should be brought about in... more»
Real User
Head of Systems and Data Services at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 10 2017

What is most valuable?

We use this solution for data deduplication. It also has the media library, so our disk-to-disk backup is also backed up to the tape. If there is data corruption in the disk-to-disk backup, we will have a copy on the tape. Other solutions do... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is easy to recover our backup data using Data Protector.

What needs improvement?

I would like to have more capacity. This can be done by having more deduplication and compression. If they can compress the data more and more, we will save more space. We won’t need to pay for more and more space, especially in the Oracle... more»
Real User
IT Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 01 2017

What do you think of Micro Focus Data Protector?

Valuable Features We bought it when it was a very simple product with a clear license structure, and it just did what we needed it to do. • Room for Improvement The license structure for advanced features, such as backing up to disk or compression, can make the license pretty costly. That’s the main thing because we use it in a very simple way with just a client on servers, and then do backups. That license structure was really simple and cheap; but if you want to do a little bit more, then the structure gets pretty expensive. • Use of Solution We have been using Data Protector for 15 years. • Stability Issues It has really improved over time. In the beginning, it was not a real enterprise solution but it has evolved into an enterprise solution. • Scalability...
Real User
Director Enterprise Solutions at Applied Computer Soultions
Dec 14 2016

What is most valuable?

From a data protection standpoint, HPE Data Protector reduced our and our customer’s recovery time. It also gave them an advantage in the industry in that they are able fall back quicker.

How has it helped my organization?

Reduced backup times, and it helped with security mitigation from a data protection standpoint.

What needs improvement?

I don't use it today on a regular basis, but there are always feature improvements that our customers are looking for, such as more integration from an API perspective with different applications and cloud platforms. Also, broader integration... more»

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