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"It has the ability to support all kinds of backups. It can be used to back up databases, operating systems, virtual machines, Lotus Notes, and Exchange. It can also do remote image backups for remote sites. It integrates and works with Data Domain. It is an enterprise-class product that can be used for anything and everything across multiple sites and locations. It is also very scalable.""The updated graphical interface is better than it used to be.""Simple, stable and straightforward.""Deduplication is the most valuable feature of this solution.""Dell EMC NetWorker integrates well with our domain and the performance is quite good on-premise. We receive approximately 1 terabyte within one hour.""The solution is very user-friendly. After setting up five machines for our customers we teach them how to set up the agent and start doing their backups. It is very easy for them once they see how to do it, they like to do it on their own.""The GUI is user-friendly.""It can support many different versions, both newer and older."

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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 licensing rules are difficult to navigate and understand.""I would like to see the user interface improved, more documentation, faster support, and it could be easier to configure.""It is a little buggy at times, which is the only thing that I dislike about this product.""The data storage capabilities should be improved.""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.""There should be more vendors incorporated into the solution.""They need more support for image backups.""The solution could improve by having more integration."

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"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.""There is always room for improvement. The compression ratio should be improved as well as the efficiency."

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"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.""The price of the solution could be lower, it is expensive.""The licensing model can be traditional licensing or capacity-based licensing.""Licensing is based on the number of terabytes, so you need to purchase packages.""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.""It is not very expensive and not very cheap.""If you purchase Avamar, NetWorker is free with Avamar, for one terabyte license capacity.""There is a licensing fee."

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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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Overview
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.

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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Secure-24, Riverside Health System, Shriners, Panatonni, Qatar Islamic Bank, Eurosport
Rushmore Electric, Melanson Health, Arrow Electronics
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Financial Services Firm29%
Healthcare Company10%
Comms Service Provider10%
University10%
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider14%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Government6%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise46%
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Dell EMC NetWorker is ranked 13th in Backup and Recovery Software with 25 reviews while Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is ranked 32nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews. Dell EMC NetWorker is rated 7.8, while Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Dell EMC NetWorker writes "User-friendly GUI and fast support, but container support should be improved". 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 NetWorker is most compared with Dell EMC Avamar, Veritas NetBackup, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and Azure Backup, whereas Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is most compared with Dell EMC Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veeam Agent for Linux and Azure Backup. See our Dell EMC NetWorker vs. Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager report.

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