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Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus Data Protector vs. Veeam Backup & Replication and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Pros
"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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"It has helped us transfer the solution in two days instead of working for a minimum of one week to ten days.""We get a lot of features with Veeam and we are happy to use this solution. After shutdown, the servers here automatically turn off and Veeam is keeping up all this. It's tension free work.""Very flexible, all-in-one solution.""The whole replication aspect of the solution is excellent because it compresses the data so well.""The user interface is good and it is very easy to use.""Before Veeam, we had backup infrastructure sprawl. Veeam was able to reduce our overall backup windows while reducing our dedicated backup infrastructure.""Vendor integration for many of the enterprise features have allowed for us to have greater performance from our storage vendors further improving on our commitments to protect our clients' data.""The most valuable feature is the ability to verify that backups are valid."

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Cons
"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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"I would like for them to develop the ability to fix the way it does backups. We can't pick a backup for one database. We have to do a backup on the whole Exchange VM. I'd like for them to change it to where we can do individual backups.""We try to compare Veeam with other solutions because we are the operations. Then we can give the answers for improvement which is the specific additional system features that other solutions provide.""Needs better integration with cloud service providers.""It would be ideal if users could know that their data is backed up and have some security functionality where you can actually use the backup to spin up a new cluster and take it from there.""I would like to have the capability of backing up a physical machine, as opposed to just a VM.""Multithreading of health check process: This can take too much time to process on large jobs and/or large VMs.""Additional executive summary reports for the entire infrastructure would be a nice to have.""One challenge that we have encountered was on the long-term retention of data. Be sure to look into a dedicated deduplication appliance."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"The pricing is good and affordable.""The product is competitively priced.""The price of Veeam is much lower than the IBM solution.""We have increased our scalability while being able to free up senior resources from recovery activities. I estimate our overall savings to about $20,000 per year.""Veeam is more reasonably priced than some competing products.""My understanding is that it is a fairly small price point.""Its software solution has a fee.""It is more expensive than other solutions."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The initial setup is straightforward if you understand Data Protector.
Top Answer: The pricing is around $3,000 to $5,000. The charge additionally for support and to scale.
Top Answer: 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. It was sold to another company, I… more »
Top Answer: Comparing the features of the four is not the right approach. You need to develop a list of requirements for backup and DR that are specific to your organization and then compare each of the four… more »
Top Answer: Both can be used to run a backup/replication. In the case of Veeam it's a backup software that can be used to set up your data protection policies: what to backup (data set, save set, etc.), how often… more »
Top Answer: Veeam has a very easy to use interface both for my Company as a CSP as well as for our customers. There are tons of training material online and more often than not, support is not needed as solutions… more »
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Data Protector, OmniBack, HPE Data ProtectorVeeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite
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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.

Veeam® Availability Suite™ delivers something fundamentally different — Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ — leveraging IT investments in server virtualization, modern storage and the cloud to help organizations meet today’s service-level objectives, enabling recovery of any IT service and related applications and data within seconds and minutes.

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GSK Vaccines, Repsol, Vodafone Group, Siemens AG, Medium Enterprise Transportation Services CompanyVodafone, American Standard Brands, Welch’s, University of Florida, Tata Global Beverages Limited, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, MacLean-Fogg Company
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Manufacturing Company15%
Financial Services Firm11%
Healthcare Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
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Computer Software Company43%
Comms Service Provider23%
Healthcare Company4%
Media Company4%
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Financial Services Firm15%
Government10%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Healthcare Company8%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government6%
Media Company5%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise60%
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Midsize Enterprise25%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus Data Protector vs. Veeam Backup & Replication and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
456,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Micro Focus Data Protector is ranked 24th in Backup and Recovery Software with 11 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 34 reviews. Micro Focus Data Protector is rated 7.4, while Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Micro Focus Data Protector writes "Great automation and very good data deduplication but lacks good reporting". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Integrates Between Server and Replication Station". Micro Focus Data Protector is most compared with Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, HPE StoreOnce, Azure Backup and Rubrik, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Nakivo, Cohesity DataProtect, Acronis Backup and VMware SRM. See our Micro Focus Data Protector vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.

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