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"Global deduplication and the indexing of the data object are the most valuable features. It saves costs on the product side by doing compression and deduplication. It will help you and make your life easy to reach the data that you need within the minimum downtime when it's required.""In the VM, we have Live Recovery, Live Mount, and Live Sync.""It is much more scalable and flexible than everything else in the market.""It's the leader in backup and archiving.""It's very stable.""It's a complete software that can protect all the main applications. Perhaps that's the feature I like most. The integration with the NetApp and other apps is also very nice.""We are using a KVM system in our cloud, and this solution works very well with it.""The solution provides us with a single platform to move, manage, and recover our data across on-premise locations. Some of the guys have been using it to move a virtual machine from VMware to the Microsoft solution, Hyper-V. They back it up and then they restore to the different virtual machine provider, and that works great."

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"The response time of the tech support is swift. The support is fantastic.""When it was required that data had to be restored for our customer, it was accomplished successfully and this has kept our end users satisfied.""The most valuable features for us at the moment are NFS, file system backup, and IP backup.""The solution is very stable, especially if you are using a RAC environment.""NetWorker has very good scalability.""Technical support for this solution is very good.""The solution has minimized the recovery time objective, and the recovery point objective, the RTO and RPO. Most customers are looking for to minimize downtime. The solution has helped ensure this.""The backup software has been much faster since we've deployed the solution."

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"Performs the backup properly and protects our data.""I have used Micro Focus Data Protector for the file backup facilities. My primary use of the software is to backup file data.""This solution is quite stable because we have only three users.""The solution allows us to be able to backup and exchange directly, to backup Microsoft exchange.""The feature that was most valuable was that we could restore one mailbox and we could do different backups for different databases.""Regarding scalability, it's unlimited with Data Protector. You can link multiple installations and let them work together. They can share backup devices. You have many possibilities with Data Protector. It's very proficient.""The initial setup is straightforward if you understand Data Protector.""Data Protector is very good at automation. From the time of the backup, verification, and copy to tape, it is very good. I don't need to touch it, it will do it by itself."

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"The setup is not that straightforward or easy. Even the documentation is not generic or public like other products. You have to be a partner or you have to have a specific account and download it from the vendor themselves.""We previously had difficulty with the support being foreign.""Support for this product needs to be improved because I have seen a couple of cases where it is taking more than the required time to solve issues.""Its competitor, Veeam, includes backup and replication in the same product. I don't know if Commvault has it or not, but they should if they don't.""The back of virtual machines needs improvement. I know they're working on it. They're always doing new things but I think they still have a little bit more to do.""I think the one thing that could be improved is the customer experience. The interface should be more user friendly.""This solution can be complex and difficult to administer because it supports all of the many platforms, so it would help if they could simplify it.""Just to keep it running is time-consuming. There are five people on my team. Commvault was supposed to be one of the less time-consuming solutions, but in reality it takes 60 percent of our time just to keep it running, and that's not even fine-tuning it; that's just to keep it running."

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"The security features need backup and encryption. It would be nice if they added this feature. I would also like to be able to decrypt when restoring the security features. Hackers can sense these vulnerabilities today, and we need to have our enterprise prepared.""We would like support for tape space reclaim, using either the same or another pool.""We are looking forward to better stability in future versions.""The software also isn't user-friendly like Convault or Rubrik. The solution errors and management aren't so good in comparison.""The deduplication needs improvement and it could use better integration.""We are able to do direct backups, but analyzing the logs is not straightforward.""It's not easy to integrate. We have to read a lot of documentation in order to configure the solution.""I haven't had a good experience with technical support. It takes them a very long time to resolve issues."

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"The technical support is poor and should be improved.""They should design the solution so that it is much easier for deployment and make the UI easy to use.""The technical support was very slow.""The solution is not intuitive enough. I think they should work on the user experience and the graphical interface. These can be a lot better.""It's very expensive compared to Veeam and other similar solutions.""People prefer Veeam because the interface is easier, and Data Protector is difficult in comparison.""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.""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."

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"Compared to other competitors and vendors the pricing is fair.""In my experience, compared to solutions like Veritas and Veeam, while they do have their technical pluses and minuses, Commvault can save you on average forty percent initially, and then twenty to twenty-five percent annually.""The price could perhaps be lower as well.""Our cost is around $20,000 per month. The previous year, it was around $30,000 per month. It now costs less because Commvault changed the licensing type for providers.""Our yearly cost is around €20,000... The cost is based on the number of users and the amount of data. They sell it per terabyte.""There is a bit of cost involved with signing up the entire solution. It's not a cheap solution.""Commvault licensing is a perpetual license so only the support is being renewed yearly.""The complete license gives us options for all the features. Commvault does not license based on storage or the management components. It can integrate with any storage vendor. That means that when we are out of storage and need more, we can integrate without additional licensing. In my opinion, Commvault needs to reduce the licensing cost by 20 to 40 percent to make it cost-efficient."

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"You have to buy the deduplication software separately from the license.""It's approximate, but I believe we pay around $20-30,000 a month in licensing.""The pricing of this solution is very good.""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."

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"The licensing cost was not annual. We didn't pay any license. We paid when we deployed and we didn't pay for anything after that. There were no additional fees after the initial payment.""The pricing is around $3,000 to $5,000. The charge additionally for support and to scale."

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Overview

Commvault can help you transform your data into a powerful strategic asset, with data protection and information management solutions that enable you to protect, access and use all of your data anywhere and anytime.

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.

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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Aberdeenshire Council, Acxiom, BAM Group Ireland, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, CI Investments, Clifford Chance, Alliant Credit Union, American Municipal Power, American Pacific Mortgage, AstraZeneca, Dongbu Steel, Denver Health, Dow Jones, Emirates Steel, Penn State Health, Prime Healthcare, Sonic Healthcare, Sony Network Communications, TiVO, UCONN Health, The Weitz CompanySecure-24, Riverside Health System, Shriners, Panatonni, Qatar Islamic Bank, EurosportGSK Vaccines, Repsol, Vodafone Group, Siemens AG, Medium Enterprise Transportation Services Company
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Comms Service Provider17%
Healthcare Company13%
Manufacturing Company9%
Pharma/Biotech Company9%
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Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government6%
Media Company6%
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Financial Services Firm31%
Healthcare Company15%
University15%
Engineering Company8%
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Computer Software Company45%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Manufacturing Company15%
Financial Services Firm12%
Healthcare Company10%
Comms Service Provider8%
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Computer Software Company46%
Comms Service Provider15%
Media Company6%
Healthcare Company5%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise43%
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Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise82%
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise32%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise59%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC NetWorker vs. Micro Focus Data Protector and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
443,152 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Dell EMC NetWorker is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery Software with 16 reviews while Micro Focus Data Protector is ranked 24th in Backup and Recovery Software with 10 reviews. Dell EMC NetWorker is rated 7.6, while Micro Focus Data Protector is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Dell EMC NetWorker writes "A solid backup software with a wide spectrum of plugins, but not easy to understand and deploy". 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 NetWorker is most compared with Dell EMC Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup and Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), whereas Micro Focus Data Protector is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, HPE StoreOnce, Azure Backup and Symantec Data Loss Prevention. See our Dell EMC NetWorker vs. Micro Focus Data Protector report.

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