Dell EMC Data Protection Advisor Review

Has good compression and deduplication features with a straightforward setup


What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for backups.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable aspects of the solution are the compression and the deduplication.

It has all the technology we require in a backup solution.

What needs improvement?

The solution requires more integration with our other solutions. I know that they have full integration with VMware because it is also from EMC. However, we have to have better integration with Microsoft and Nutanix as well.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for less than a year.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used Asper from Computer Associates. The solution was too old and for the amount of our data, we needed a solution that was faster but also very strong and easy to use. That's is why we switched to EMC.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was easy. Deployment took about one month. We only need one person to handle maintenance.

What about the implementation team?

We did the deployment with the EMC partner in our country.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Before choosing EMC we did compare the price with other solutions. We found the pricing to be pretty good.

What other advice do I have?

We use the private cloud deployment model.

I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. I'd recommend it; it's a very strong solution.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner.
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