Dell EMC NetWorker Review

It allows us to share our knowledge and experience with it on other sites in our organization, although it lacks support for Xen and RHEV.

What is most valuable?

It's easy to configure and manage.

How has it helped my organization?

In our organization, we are working with Networker on other sites, so we can share our knowledge and experience.

What needs improvement?

We pretend to start image backups from VMware, but we are also working with Xen and RHEV, and this product doesn't support those platforms.

For how long have I used the solution?

I´ve worked on it for over 10 years, since v6.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Just in version 7.x.x, where they changed all graphical interface and had some stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

When I used to work in a consultant office, we had to split one backup server into three to support the amount of clients. This customer had a lot of backup server instability.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

It is great; EMC support is one of the best.

Technical Support:

It is great, a good level of knowledgement and escalation.

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

I used to work with TSM as well, but Networker is easier to deploy.

What other advice do I have?

There are some features that other software, like Avamar, does better, and that EMC could incorporate into Networker.

Ensure you have good architecture job before implementation. At our organization, we are scheduling all our backups from the same business line to ensure it's all done at the same time, to ensure all backups are scheduled at the same time.

Which version of this solution are you currently using? build 793
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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