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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the deduplication rate.""It is very simple to perform an upgrade of the system and the environment.""It backs up our Windows systems and our Linux systems and everything."

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"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."

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Cons
"The price could be lowered slightly, to make it more competitive.""The two-factor authentication is missing from Dell products.""After resizing and compression, the system continuously runs out of space. Dell EMC doesn't do automatic cleanup or other things, so we constantly have to manually go in there or work with Dell support on this. The solution has not been working as advertised."

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"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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The licensing is billed on a monthly basis. Dell is bundled so that when you order IDPA, you get everything together with the license."

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"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."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It is very simple to perform an upgrade of the system and the environment.
Top Answer: When you purchase a new appliance from Dell, you will get an IDPA, but you will no longer get a separate Avamar Appliance. The licensing is billed on a monthly basis. Dell is bundled so that when you… more »
Top Answer: The biggest issue is with the SSO, which is missing. With other products, you login into a single user and have access to everything. DPC is not integrated. You can log into it but you have to log… more »
Top Answer: If it's set up the right way, it's a stable product.
Top Answer: There's a lot of room for improvement. The user interface has to be improved. Sometimes it duplicates jobs. Overall, it's a strong legacy product but there's still a lot of room for improvement. We… more »
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Also Known As
Dell EMC IDPA, Dell IDPA, EMC IDPA
NetWorker
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Overview

The Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) delivers simply powerful backup and recovery for data everywhere in a single appliance. Starting at 8TB, IDPAs offers complete backup, replication, recovery, deduplication, instant access, and restore, search and analytics and tight VMware integration — plus, cloud readiness with disaster recovery and long-term retention to the cloud. All in all, it’s a powerful enterprise data protection solution for organizations of all sizes at a low cost-to-protect.

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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Sample Customers
Under Armour, Christian Brothers University, Presidio
Secure-24, Riverside Health System, Shriners, Panatonni, Qatar Islamic Bank, Eurosport
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government13%
Healthcare Company5%
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Financial Services Firm28%
Healthcare Company11%
Comms Service Provider11%
University11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government8%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise43%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance vs. Dell EMC NetWorker and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance is ranked 35th in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews while Dell EMC NetWorker is ranked 13th in Backup and Recovery Software with 22 reviews. Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance is rated 7.4, while Dell EMC NetWorker is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance writes "Stable, easy to upgrade, has good DPS search included, and has good reporting". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC NetWorker writes "User-friendly GUI and fast support, but container support should be improved". Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell EMC Avamar, Veritas NetBackup Appliance, Veritas NetBackup and Cohesity DataProtect, whereas Dell EMC NetWorker is most compared with Dell EMC Avamar, Veritas NetBackup, Veeam Backup & Replication and Commvault. See our Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance vs. Dell EMC NetWorker report.

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