Micro Focus Data Protector Review

It has helped out our backup services requirement for retentions, though the web interface needs improvement.

What is most valuable?

The database it provides is the most valuable feature for us.

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped out our backup services requirement for retentions.

What needs improvement?

It would be great if the software could help with optimizing the device. Also, the web interface needs improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have used this product for around six years, I think, possibly more.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues as the installer detected it quickly.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The Data Protector software service shuts down randomly sometimes.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?


How are customer service and technical support?


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

We had the previous version, and since our service was growing, we needed an extra. So we got this one.

How was the initial setup?

It was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We did it in-house.

What was our ROI?

The ROI is basically just the fact that it is cheaper than the price for hard drive per gigabyte, and it's easier to store and organize.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at options from IBM, since they have become a lot cheaper and easier to use.

What other advice do I have?

Check if you actually need a tape library this big.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We are an HP reseller.
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