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Integrates into a virtualized environment. Solutions to issues are not included in new patches or versions.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
It's supports Unix, Linux, all of the OS's. It's very stable software.
It is very easy to use and the interaction with various systems is very handy.
Backup of SAP/Oracle -- they are more robust than the competition.
The file system backup (by far, the most used) is the most valuable feature.
The reliability of HP Data Protector is the most valuable feature for us.
The installation was simple and provided an easy way to install even on Unix servers. It has excellent features like deduplication.
Ability to automatically detect and secure new data sources without requiring manual configuration intervention.
It is fairly stable.
If you are a large organization, this is a product for you.
Unitrends has helped us cut down the time that it takes to restore a server to its original configuration.
Iinstant recovery (allows a spin-up of your image as a VM on the appliance).
VM backup is much faster and more reliable, as I can test my backups with Data Copy Access jobs.
It is very easy to set up and get started. Almost too easy. We racked this device and had it up and running in less than 15 minutes.
It is an easy system to use. The support, if needed, is always willing to help.
It is a quick and easy way to organize my backups and to keep track of them.
The new backup systems are using new mechanisms for the recovery phases; for example, VM, recovery and testing the backup before recovering it. These features are not available in Data Protector.
Faster VEAgent Restores
Integration with the market applications must be improved, such as MS Exchange, MS Active Directory, SAP and Oracle. Other backup tools are more efficient with the integrated backups.
The graphical interface needs to be improved.
VM backups needs to be improved. They need to make it similar to the way Veeam and Commvault are doing the virtual backups.
It can occasionally be inaccurate in its backup/recovery time estimates.
There are some questions as to how safely they are storing backup data.
The amount of updates which are being released. Updates should be limited to two or three a year, focusing more on quality instead of a rushed bug release.
No appliance update notifications.
It would be great to have the job throttle/limit the max number of backups on a single ESXi host.
It could be a little more customizable.
The ability to run just differentials without pulling the full on your archive.
There are a few quirks where the GUI, agent, and back-end are not precisely meshed.
Network-based storage stability could be improved.
Pricing and Cost Advice
In Data Protector, if you need extra features, you need to buy the agents for these features. Some of the features are Terabytes, some of them are agents. There's some complexity in the pricing and licensing.
Avoid using many LTO drives; when using fewer drives, the price will be extremely good.
It is fast, reliable, and its licensing policy is great.
The licensing structure provides cost savings to business.
Pricing/licensing is Data Protector's single best offering. In its most basic environment, the only license required is for whatever target device is required.
You should be aware how much the monthly costs are to use, what the initial costs for hardware are, and what the options to expand are, if needed.
Pricing model constantly changes.
We found that the cost of Unitrends was about the same as the Dell DR6300. We liked the fact that the Unitrends appliance was all-in-one.
The cost of Unitrends definitely draws you in. The licensing is all included in the appliance, which is a great incentive.
Talk with the sales guys. They can work with you on the best package.
Initial pricing is competitive. Renewal pricing is steep, so make sure to project costs for the lifetime of the appliance(s).
When you purchase initially, get into the program which gives replacement hardware for free when you renew your support agreement.
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Also Known As
|Data Protector, OmniBack, HPE Data Protector|
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.
|Unitrends increases uptime, productivity and confidence in a world in which IT professionals must do more with less. Unitrends leverages high-availability hardware and software engineering, cloud economics, enterprise power with consumer-grade design, and customer-obsessed support to natively provide all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity. The result is a “one throat to choke” set of offerings that allow our customers to focus on their business rather than backup.|
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Financial Services Firm11%
Real Estate/Law Firm8%
Comms Service Provider6%
Non Tech Company20%
Comms Service Provider23%
Non Tech Company10%