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"The solution is very stable.""The product has a proven track record of good backups without much of a failure ratio. It also has a good backup in terms of the compression ratio.""We are talking about a complete end-to-end solution which comes with its own hardware storage to back up the data on tape-less.""The solution integrates well with Unix, Windows, Hyper-V and VM.""They are extremely reliable and scalable — they provide the best de-duplication on the market.""The backup and recovery speed is very fast.""The most valuable features are scalability and integration.""It's a good solution."

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"Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is user-friendly and easy to use. it does what it needs to do.""The deduplication is the most valuable feature because it helps to control the overhead.""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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"The screen design is a bit back-dated.""The solution could improve by having better integration and more flexibility.""It's not the best solution for big databases.""I would like to see better integration with third-party applications and platforms.""The reporting should be improved, as we currently have to use another tool for that purpose.""The user interface still needs to have some level of improvement. It could be more user-friendly and intuitive.""Avamar is dependent on the hardware. It can't be implemented with ordinary storage. It can only be implemented with an EMC product. We want to have a backup solution that allows us to use independent storage and other hardware. It would be good if they can simplify its technology and make it possible to implement it with another storage. This is probably not possible because Avamar is an EMC product, and EMC would like to sell its own products.""The UI is not easy to use. There are other products such as Veeam that are easy to use for the end-user which is why they are moving away from Avamar or Networker."

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"There is always room for improvement. The compression ratio should be improved as well as the efficiency.""As a new product, there are some things that still need to improve a bit as it matures.""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."

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"It is expensive. Its cost is the main thing.""Its licensing is weird. It is not just the licenses; we also purchase hardware. With most software products, such as Veeam, Commvault, and Data Protector, there is no hardware purchase at the same time. Because Avamar and Data Domain are tied together, they have an integrated pipe. You can separate them, but basically, they're designed to work as a couple. Because the Data Domain backend is designed to do dedupe and compression, we get 60:1. When you count it, you count it as a straight compression, but of course, that's with dedupe and some other stuff. You have to buy the hardware, the licensing, and the software at the same time. So, it's not just software.""It was approximately $70-80,000 when it was under support, but right now EMC has not been supporting this product for two years.""Licensing was generally on a per VM or terabyte basis. They changed their licensing model a couple of times and turned it into socket-based licensing, which is an improvement in their licensing model.""It is expensive. The maintenance comes with it for five years. So, you buy the whole thing for five years, and your maintenance is included with it, but it's a big chunk of change upfront. We like capital expenses because we can CapEx them. We pay once every five years, so we spend a big chunk of change. You'd have to divide that out by the five years to come up with how much it costs. It's just about three-quarters of a million dollars for five years.""Its price should be reduced. It would be good if you could pay as per usage, and there is a subscription model like VMware. There should be some flexibility because sometimes, the customer only uses the backup for one month or three months. Currently, I have to pay whether I use it or not. Its licensing should be flexible and based on consumption.""It's a very high-end solution and comparable to Rubrik and Cohesity.""The price of this product should be lower."

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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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Avamar is fast, efficient backup and recovery through a complete software and hardware solution. Equipped with integrated variable-length deduplication technology, Avamar facilitates fast, daily full backups for virtual environments, remote offices, enterprise applications, network-attached storage (NAS) servers, and desktops/laptops.

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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Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Cap Atlantique, Getronics, Lewisville Independent School District, EnvisionRxOptions, Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions
Rushmore Electric, Melanson Health, Arrow Electronics
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Dell EMC Avamar is ranked 10th in Backup and Recovery Software with 35 reviews while Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is ranked 32nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews. Dell EMC Avamar is rated 7.8, while Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Dell EMC Avamar writes "Unlimited scalability, very stable, and ties very well with VMware API". 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 ". Dell EMC Avamar is most compared with Dell EMC NetWorker, Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Rubrik and Commvault, whereas Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is most compared with Dell EMC NetWorker, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veeam Agent for Linux and Azure Backup. See our Dell EMC Avamar vs. Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager report.

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