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"I like Dell EMC Avamar's compression of data.""The initial setup is easy.""The installation process is pretty straightforward.""Effective in protecting the virtualization system and end points.""The solution is very stable.""Quick incremental backups and product replication are the two highlights of the product. Once you capture a full backup, incrementals are pretty quick. It is fairly efficient from that perspective.""The data reduction feature and the ease of enabling a server in a DR location are the most valuable.""Its stability and deduplication capabilities are most valuable."

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"The normal file system backup is easy to manage, and our success rate is quite high.""Integration with HP storage is a very strong point for Micro Focus Data Protector. It is the best solution for general operations like backup and restore. Zero downtime backup (ZDB) is one very important feature, which is basically the integration with the storage array. It is a very strong feature. We're using storage with snapshots with this integration.""Deduplication implementation with CAPA is very good.""Micro Focus Data Protector's most valuable feature is its interaction with the fiber share. It is easy to use, we use it to back up without any problem to VTLs, and can use the Fiber Channel that is still the TCP.""The initial setup is straightforward if you understand Data Protector.""The initial setup was relatively easy.""The stability of the product seems to be quite good.""The most valuable feature is the capability to back up our SQL server."

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"The solution is not very strong on the Cloud. They should work out how they can use this as a backup as a service.""Dell hasn't done a good job at handling these upgrades, or the way EMC used to handle them.""It would be helpful if the product offered more integration potential.""The screen design is a bit back-dated.""It's an expensive solution.""There also needs to be single sign-on support.""The user interface still needs to have some level of improvement. It could be more user-friendly and intuitive.""It lacks support for certain plugins, like SAP HANA, for example."

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"Micro Focus Data Protector must improve its overall evolution record. They need to focus on hardware based instant recovery, client recovery, and cloud ability. Now there is no cloud ability.""It would be ideal if they could improve their level of support.""This solution is not scalable.""If you compare the solution with the same specific features and enhancements on another solution, Data Protector is expensive. This is especially true when compared to, for example, Veeam.""In general, you can say that Micro Focus Data Protector is behind in capabilities when compared with other backup solutions, such as Commvault, Symantec, NetBackup, but it is very strong for certain use cases such as array integration. We are using it in production even now. There should be some kind of cloud integration and archiving solutions. I think this is the area they need to focus on.""The scheduler setup could be better. We are facing some issues scheduling the job based on our requirements.""VMware backup integration and cloud recovery is lacking.""I don't like this solution so much because it's very technical and compared to Commvault and Veeam, it's not so user-friendly. The interface needs improvement."

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"There is a license required for this solution.""It was very expensive before, but after integrating it with Dell EMC Avamar Data Protection suite licensing, we are getting better discounts.""The price of this product should be lower.""It was approximately $70-80,000 when it was under support, but right now EMC has not been supporting this product for two years.""It is easy to use.""Licensing fees are paid annually.""The solution is not expensive for the value one gets.""It is expensive. Its cost is the main thing."

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"The pricing is around $3,000 to $5,000. The charge additionally for support and to scale.""Our licensing is on a capacity basis.""The solution requires paying for a license."

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Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: It's a good product that's pretty easy to use.
Top Answer: The product is reasonably priced. It's not too expensive.
Top Answer: It would be ideal if they could improve their level of support.
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Also Known As
Data Protector, OmniBack, HPE Data Protector
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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.

Built on a unified architecture that leverages analytics and automation, Micro Focus Data Protector delivers comprehensive data protection, real-time intelligence, and guided optimization to ensure simple, reliable, intelligent and cost-effective backup and recovery that is just as agile as your current and future IT environments. By standardizing the backup and recovery of information spread across locations, applications, formats, storage platforms, operating systems, and hypervisors, Data Protector provides assurance for mission critical information from the core to the edge, across physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures.

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Sample Customers
Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Cap Atlantique, Getronics, Lewisville Independent School District, EnvisionRxOptions, Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions
GSK Vaccines, Repsol, Vodafone Group, Siemens AG, Medium Enterprise Transportation Services Company
Top Industries
Computer Software Company19%
Healthcare Company13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm6%
Manufacturing Company14%
Financial Services Firm12%
Comms Service Provider10%
Healthcare Company8%
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider23%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
Company Size
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise53%
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise58%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC Avamar vs. Micro Focus Data Protector and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,695 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Dell EMC Avamar is ranked 12th in Backup and Recovery Software with 34 reviews while Micro Focus Data Protector is ranked 27th in Backup and Recovery Software with 12 reviews. Dell EMC Avamar is rated 7.8, while Micro Focus Data Protector is rated 6.8. 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 Micro Focus Data Protector writes "Great automation and very good data deduplication but lacks good reporting". Dell EMC Avamar is most compared with Dell EMC NetWorker, Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager and Rubrik, whereas Micro Focus Data Protector is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, HPE StoreOnce and Dell EMC NetWorker. See our Dell EMC Avamar vs. Micro Focus Data Protector report.

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