We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The solution has been very stable."
"Simple, stable and straightforward."
"The backup capabilities and the automatization of the backup - along with the potential to make the back up on a virtual machine - are the solution's most valuable aspects."
"The support for legacy products is very good."
"Data domain is a good feature."
"When you reach out to your maximum license availability, or you exceed your license limit, NetWorker never stops doing your backups."
"The best feature of Dell EMC NetWorker is its wide spectrum of available plugins for each and every software that you can back up, such as SAP HANA, Oracle, AXI-based machines, or Dell-based machines. Whatever you want to back up, you can do it with Dell EMC NetWorker. It is a very solid backup software. It is the oldest backup software from EMC, and it comes from Dell EMC's legacy."
"Storage-wise, EMC is user-friendly."
"There are no problems in terms of stability."
"The management could be a bit better."
"Reporting templates could be easier to understand and more comprehensive."
"The licensing rules are difficult to navigate and understand."
"I would like to see better support for the container systems, and we would like to see more support for image backups instead of pure file backups."
"Lacks a restore feature."
"It's complex in nature."
"It is not easy to understand and deploy. It is complex in nature. Simplicity is not there. When we deploy it, the customer always needs some training from us. To make it user friendly, there should be one agent that can be used to back up every product. Dell EMC NetWorker uses so many user agents. In PowerProtect Data Manager, you can just install its VM, import that VM into vCenter, and you can start to do backups directly from vCenter. However, in Dell EMC NetWorker, you always need one server, and from that server, you need to initiate all backups. You must know the interface and the CLI. It is not user friendly. It would be a great feature if we can deploy Dell EMC NetWorker on a virtual machine, like Avamar. The additional features that are required in Dell EMC NetWorker are already available in PowerProtect Data Manager and Avamar. Therefore, there is no need to enhance Dell EMC NetWorker. It would be better if they can just rename it to PowerProtect Data Manager or Avamar."
"The configuration is too complex."
"They need to be compatible with the cloud because EMC NetWorker cannot compete with other products at the moment. EMC focuses only on their own cloud and do not take into consideration other cloud vendors."
"If you purchase Avamar, NetWorker is free with Avamar, for one terabyte license capacity."
"It is excellent from the pricing point of view. It is free with Data Protection Suite. Similarly, when you purchase Avamar, Dell EMC NetWorker is free with one terabyte license capacity. Its price is very competitive."
"The price is a little on the high side, but it's reliable and provides a good service."
"It is not very expensive and not very cheap."
"They are not cheap."
"Licensing is based on the number of terabytes, so you need to purchase packages."
"There is a licensing fee."
"We do need to purchase a license, but sometimes, it comes as a part of the Dell Data Protection Suite (DPS). It has a capacity-based licensing."
Asigra makes award-winning enterprise backup and recovery software that leads the industry in secure, reliable, manageable and affordable data protection. Asigra Cloud Backup works in the cloud or on-premise, for everything from mobile devices to entire data centers.
Asigra is ranked 42nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 1 review while Dell EMC NetWorker is ranked 13th in Backup and Recovery Software with 22 reviews. Asigra is rated 9.0, while Dell EMC NetWorker is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Asigra writes "Affordable, easy to use, and offers good pricing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC NetWorker writes "User-friendly GUI and fast support, but container support should be improved". Asigra is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Bacula Enterprise, Acronis Backup, Commvault and Rubrik, whereas Dell EMC NetWorker is most compared with Dell EMC Avamar, Veritas NetBackup, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager.
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