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"Azure Backup is good because it is entirely cloud-based, which means that you can be 99.9% sure that your backup is safe.""The most valuable feature is the ease in which it backs up our data.""The best aspect of the solution is its backup functionality.""We are happy with this product and have not found any issues while using it.""The fact that Azure Backup is integrated is one of its biggest advantages.""The initial setup was very easy.""It's very simple to configure which is very useful. It's not complex to configure it.""I like that it's a stable solution and their support is good. I think Microsoft's commercial force is superior."

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"The deduplication is the most valuable feature because it helps to control the overhead.""Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is user-friendly and easy to use. it does what it needs to do.""I would say flexibility is the most important feature of the product. The performance and speed are the best on the market."

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"I would like to see better integration with more products, and more services.""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.""Technical support is in need of improvement.""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.""I once tried restoring a Linux environment, and the size of the Linux VM or the data disk was really huge. It took a really long time to restore the environment and send the data from the storage to the disk. It took around 25 to 30 minutes, which was much longer than I anticipated. They can improve the duration of such restore operations. In the next release, it would also be good if they could reduce the duration for transferring the data from their storage to the actual storage while creating a virtual machine. They can reduce the duration or increase the data transfer rate.""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.""They need to improve the frequency of the backup. You can only backup one to three times a day. It would be better to back up continuously throughout the day."

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"The Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager reports could improve. There should be different kinds of reports on failures, such as dashboards that we can submit to top management or auditors.""As a new product, there are some things that still need to improve a bit as it matures.""There is always room for improvement. The compression ratio should be improved as well as the efficiency."

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"Price-wise, it's similar to AWS.""This is an expensive solution in the Bangladesh marketplace.""It is a bit costly initially, but it is well worth it in the long run, especially for fighting against a number of threats, such as ransomware, which the IT industry is facing.""The price is somewhat high and could be lower.""Support payment works by the level of partnership and the number of shares.""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."

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"The licensing costs and pricing model are based on capacity and the license is easy to upgrade.""The price of Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is reasonable."

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Top Answer: Veeam has a version for Azure but there are organizations, like ours, that are considering moving to an Azure environment and wonder if Azure Backup is better than Veeam Backup and Replication (Veeam… more »
Top Answer: I like that it's a simple system.
Top Answer: Price-wise, it's similar to AWS. It's always better to see a lower price.
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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.

The Dell EMC PowerProtect Software is called a platform and provides data protection, replication and re-use. It supports long-term retention in the public cloud and is described as a multi-cloud product. Dell EMC slide. Backed up data and virtual machines data are live mounted by VMs in client servers.

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Sample Customers
Russell Reynolds Associates, Somerset County Council, Kardem, PCL Construction
Rushmore Electric, Melanson Health, Arrow Electronics
Top Industries
Computer Software Company25%
Manufacturing Company25%
Energy/Utilities Company25%
Financial Services Firm25%
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider17%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider14%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Company Size
Small Business56%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise17%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Backup vs. Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Azure Backup is ranked 14th in Backup and Recovery Software with 15 reviews while Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is ranked 32nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews. Azure Backup is rated 7.8, while Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is rated 8.4. 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 PowerProtect Data Manager writes "The ratio of deduplication is very high and it has good performance ". Azure Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, Dell EMC NetWorker and Dell EMC Avamar, whereas Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is most compared with Dell EMC Avamar, Dell EMC NetWorker, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and Dell EMC Data Protection Advisor. See our Azure Backup vs. Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager report.

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