We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The user interface is good."
"Its dashboard is quite well done. When you log into the GUI, you can basically see everything you need to know. There is also the possibility to edit the view as you like, which is great."
"Having the web-based interface is important to us because we can access it from any computer in the network, rather than having it installed and available for use only on a specific one."
"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."
"I would like to see the option of cloud-based management."
"There are command-line limitations. There is not a very strong possibility to work with the command line. The commands that are there are not that powerful, and you need to be very good at scripting, for example, in PowerShell or in Bash in case it is running on Linux systems. You need to combine a lot of commands together, and still, you will not get a great output that is presentable to others. You cannot work with it as easily."
"There are certain issues with the product that we report to Quest, and we get offered a workaround instead of a fix. There could be better interaction with the development teams, perhaps in terms of transparency."
"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."
"The price of our 12-month contract is approximately $1,500 AUD ($1,100 USD)."
Cloud-ready data recovery software for the hybrid data center. Protect your applications and data on-premises and in the cloud — from one intuitive console — with this scalable data backup and recovery software. NetVault® by Quest supports multiple server and application platforms in both physical and virtual environments. That means you can ensure continuous availability of your business-critical systems, applications and data.
Dell EMC NetWorker is ranked 13th in Backup and Recovery Software with 22 reviews while Quest NetVault is ranked 44th in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews. Dell EMC NetWorker is rated 7.8, while Quest NetVault is rated 6.6. 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 Quest NetVault writes "A simple solution with a well-done dashboard, but there are command-line limitations and it needs better reporting and scheduling". Dell EMC NetWorker is most compared with Dell EMC Avamar, Veritas NetBackup, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager, whereas Quest NetVault is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, Azure Backup and Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. See our Dell EMC NetWorker vs. Quest NetVault report.
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