Micro Focus Data Protector Review

We can consolidate all our backup infrastructure requirements with one product, though you should prepare a large budget for it.

What is most valuable?

The ease-of-use.

How has it helped my organization?

We are able to slowly, but surely, consolidate all the backup infrastructure requirements with one product.

What needs improvement?

  • Reporting functions
  • GUI

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for three months.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues so far.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There ave been some issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:


Technical Support:


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

We did, and we switched because of the usability and scalability.

How was the initial setup?

It was straightforward - very little hassle to get it up and running.

What about the implementation team?

We used a vendor team who were 8/10.

What was our ROI?

It is hard to quantify. It is a backup solution, plus ours is a complex environment with different offerings for different customers.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Other HP products, CA, Symantec.

What other advice do I have?

Prepare a bigger budget.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

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author avatarit_user285012 (Sr. Manager - System Analyst ( Datacenter Infrastructure) at a financial services firm)

We too currently use HP Data Protector. In my opinion all the enterprise data protection solutions require huge budget. But we understand that our data is also too critical which we cannot afford to lose at any cost.