I have a multi operating system and multi virtualization platform infrastructure which includes Windows, Linux, HP Unix, VMware, Hyper-V, HP VM, etc. Since HP Data Protector has the capability to do seamless integration with each of the OS's and hypervisors, this makes it a complete solution for my environment. This feature is really valuable for me.
Improvements to My Organization:
I have been using this product for my customer’s infrastructure. It has helped to keep away backup-related concerns and has provided consistent backup for a long time without intervention and with much less administration. The reporting feature keeps you updated about the backup status.
Room for Improvement:
I have SUSE XEN virtualization set up in my environment. HP Data Protector does not provide integration with it, and I would like to see it integrate with XEN in a future release. I would also like to see an improvement in its user management. I am still not able to integrate its user authentication with Active Directory even after talking to support from HP.
Use of Solution:
I have been using HP Data Protector for almost three years.
There have been no issues with the deployment.
There have been no issues with the stability.
There have been no issues with the scalability.
The customer support is quite responsive and often able to handle issues technically. In rare cases, the case will be escalated.
I haven't used any other products on such a large scale.
The initial setup was quite easy.
I was able to deploy it myself when I was a first time user of the product. The documentation of the product is quite impressive.
I found the product really useful and it fulfills almost all of my needs which is ROI for me.
Cost and Licensing Advice:
Licensing of the product is component-wise; I found it quite expensive when it comes to online backup.
People should consider the infrastructure size and type before selecting the product. It is quite good for managing a multi-technology infrastructure.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Mar 16 2016