Compare Azure Backup vs. Dell EMC NetWorker

Azure Backup is ranked 15th in Backup and Recovery Software with 13 reviews while Dell EMC NetWorker is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery Software with 12 reviews. Azure Backup is rated 7.6, while Dell EMC NetWorker is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Azure Backup writes "Secure, good connectivity, easy to scale, and gives our clients peace of mind". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC NetWorker writes "Great automatization and backup capabilities with good training available from resellers". Azure Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, IBM Spectrum Protect, Dell EMC Avamar and Micro Focus Data Protector, whereas Dell EMC NetWorker is most compared with Dell EMC Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Veritas NetBackup and Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager. See our Azure Backup vs. Dell EMC NetWorker report.
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We use Commvault IntelliSnap a lot. It's a very good product and has the functionality to enable a snapshot of a vendor's storage... It really helps to speed up the backup process for some of our environments.Its compression and deduplication allow us to store more backups and save storage space. The reporting is great; we are able to obtain critical business reports and infrastructure/usage information very easily.The solution’s user interface for managing the on-prem environment is good.What I find valuable is restoring the complete server. Restoring files is also valuable, but I like restoring the server because you don't have to rebuild a new one.One of the most valuable features is the encryption which helps save you from ransomware. Because the data is already encrypted, it cannot be encrypted again.The Command Center is provided from the web interface. You can back up the data for everybody, but also you can give everybody the ability to view and restore their data. For example, if a laptop, machine, or environment is owned by X, then X can look in and see the environment and data that he has backed up. He can see everything that he owns and can manage the environment as he wishes. It gives him an excellent view of his environment and infrastructure. Also, if you are a service provider, you can back up data for multiple companies and give everyone an interface for their environment to manage, backup, and restore data. Commvault has done excellent work in this area.The data is well-protected. It doesn't age off until it's copied. That's a big feature right there. When you reach the end of your retention, it does not expire until the secondary copy is completed. That allows you to hold onto data that otherwise would have aged off by retention. I like that feature. It's hard to just delete or lose data using the Commvault platform.Commvault software is a single platform where you can enable whatever you want to use, like endpoint protection. You can enable those licenses on a single platform screen. This is where I see the value ad. This is a single management tool.

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The most valuable feature is the ease in which it backs up our data.The best aspect of the solution is its backup functionality.The MARS agent makes it easy to use.I have no issues with the stability at all. So I don't necessarily care about the stability of the product. I look more at whether or not can I recover. And I haven't had a failed recovery yet. I've got no failed recoveries of all my years.First of all, you can schedule a backup for the client. You can schedule it as you like. You can also control the bandwidth, so the backup will not utilize. The internet will depend on the bandwidth.Azure Backup is good because it is entirely cloud-based, which means that you can be 99.9% sure that your backup is safe.It is easy to schedule backups.It's very simple to configure which is very useful. It's not complex to configure it.

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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.Simple, stable and straightforward.I feel that it is a good product.The backup software has been much faster since we've deployed the solution.The solution has minimized the recovery time objective, and the recovery point objective, the RTO and RPO. Most customers are looking for to minimize downtime. The solution has helped ensure this.Technical support for this solution is very good.NetWorker has very good scalability.The solution is very stable, especially if you are using a RAC environment.

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The software is good, but I always have issues with the documentation and, especially, the communication regarding new functionality. Commvault has a new maintenance release every three months, and it's always hard to know exactly what has changed in the software. They have improved a bit on that topic by communicating what has changed, but there is still a lot of room for improvement on that side.The solution requires constant attention. Commvault is very complex. We are constantly making adjustments and working through hotfixes, updates, and issues.Suppose I am restoring a particular file. If I want to restore the permissions only from that particular folder, that is not possible. I have to restore all the data for that particular folder. If there was an option to just restore the permissions, that would be better.We get an alarm if a lot of files are deleted, for example. That could look like ransomware, even if it is not.It takes a lot of technical expertise to implement. Commvault could increase the training it provides to customers and partners.I would like them to keep working on the new web interface to migrate out of the old interface because the old interface is a bit complex. It was driving customers away because of the complexity. If they migrate everything (100 percent of the features), this would make the product be perfect.Commvault likes to be ahead of the game when it comes to merging with other platforms, but sometimes it's before they have the solution truly baked in. Office 365 is an example. I feel that my company might be a litmus test for their solution, because we have such a large environment. Some of the promised solutions that we received from Commvault were more like testing solutions. They weren't really validated, meaning they were possibilities. There have been a lot of hot fixes for the solution that we're using right now, more than we expected.They don't market their products well. They don't do a lot of marketing to enable them to move forward.

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We have a concern with the backup when were are working with VMs that are running in Barracuda Firewall because it usually fails.The solution is quite technical. I wouldn't describe it as user friendly. It could be simplified a lot to make it more accessible to the average user.The time required to restore files should be a little faster.On-prem can be complex to set up but the cloud is simple.It doesn't have the option to have a backup from the database. It has backup for the files, folders, and backup only the whole virtual machine. But if I need to do a backup from the Oracle database, from an Exchange server or from SharePoint, this ability isn't there. There is no application backup.The compression ratio of the backup data should be improved.Technical support is in need of improvement.To make it a ten, it should have the ability to extend the retention and to perform a copy of the data outside of the subscription - with no additional costs.

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The licensing rules are difficult to navigate and understand.Reporting templates could be easier to understand and more comprehensive.There are too many reboots and the software requires constant updating.I haven't had a good experience with technical support. It takes them a very long time to resolve issues.It's not easy to integrate. We have to read a lot of documentation in order to configure the solution.We are able to do direct backups, but analyzing the logs is not straightforward.The deduplication needs improvement and it could use better integration.The software also isn't user-friendly like Convault or Rubrik. The solution errors and management aren't so good in comparison.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
We work with Commvault and a partner on our environment needs according to capacity, licensing, pricing, components, modules, etc. Additional costs depend on your backup needs.We have checked some other products, but we are not testing them because price-wise, Commvault is better than the other solutions.It is cheaper than Veeam.It was not very popular because of its previous cost, but they have been working on the pricing, and now anyone can afford to use Commvault. They changed the modeling criteria for their pricing. Previously, there was only the capacity modeling based on your content capacity. In this case, they would give you a license and you would have to pay it. Now, most of the environment is virtualized so you can have the best CPU, VMs, etc. You buy whatever you need and pay for what you need.We went from Veritas NetBackup to Commvault. We switched due to upfront licensing and costs. We have more visibility into what we're actually purchasing. It seemed like, overall, the cost of Commvault was cheaper.The complete license gives us options for all the features. Commvault does not license based on storage or the management components. It can integrate with any storage vendor. That means that when we are out of storage and need more, we can integrate without additional licensing. In my opinion, Commvault needs to reduce the licensing cost by 20 to 40 percent to make it cost-efficient.Commvault licensing is a perpetual license so only the support is being renewed yearly.There is a bit of cost involved with signing up the entire solution. It's not a cheap solution.

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The price is pretty good, maybe $30 for a machine, I can't complain.We are paying about $100,000 USD per year, just for a couple of servers.This is an expensive solution in the Bangladesh marketplace.Support payment works by the level of partnership and the number of shares.The pricing of this solution is good, and it is one of the easiest things that you can sell Azure with.The pricing of this solution is ok, but I'm expecting that the price will decrease in the future.

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The pricing of this solution is very good.It's approximate, but I believe we pay around $20-30,000 a month in licensing.You have to buy the deduplication software separately from the license.Low cost is key.

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Overview

Commvault can help you transform your data into a powerful strategic asset, with data protection and information management solutions that enable you to protect, access and use all of your data anywhere and anytime.

Data is the heart of any organization and backing up this data is a key part of a business strategy. Azure Backup is a scalable solution with zero capital investment and minimal operational expense. With the optional integration with System Center Data Protection Manager, you can protect advanced workloads running in your datacenter in VMs or on physical servers.

EMC NetWorker backup and recovery software centralizes, automates, and accelerates data backup and recovery across your IT environment. NetWorker delivers record-breaking performance and a wide range of data protection options to safeguard your critical business data.
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Aberdeenshire Council, Acxiom, BAM Group Ireland, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, CI Investments, Clifford Chance, Alliant Credit Union, American Municipal Power, American Pacific Mortgage, AstraZeneca, Dongbu Steel, Denver Health, Dow Jones, Emirates Steel, Penn State Health, Prime Healthcare, Sonic Healthcare, Sony Network Communications, TiVO, UCONN Health, The Weitz CompanyRussell Reynolds Associates, Somerset County Council, Kardem, PCL ConstructionSecure-24, Riverside Health System, Shriners, Panatonni, Qatar Islamic Bank, Eurosport
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Comms Service Provider19%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Government10%
Healthcare Company10%
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Computer Software Company44%
Comms Service Provider10%
Government6%
Media Company6%
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Computer Software Company47%
Comms Service Provider9%
Construction Company7%
Government6%
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Financial Services Firm20%
Healthcare Company20%
Comms Service Provider10%
Engineering Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company47%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government6%
Media Company6%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise43%
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Small Business6%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise84%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise33%
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Small Business25%
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