We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"Integration with HP storage is a very strong point for Micro Focus Data Protector. It is the best solution for general operations like backup and restore. Zero downtime backup (ZDB) is one very important feature, which is basically the integration with the storage array. It is a very strong feature. We're using storage with snapshots with this integration."
"The most valuable feature is the capability to back up our SQL server."
"Deduplication implementation with CAPA is very good."
"The stability of the product seems to be quite good."
"It is a traditional backup model. If you talk about file server and the official Windows database, it's a stable product."
"What I like the most about this solution is that I can change and access the Oracle backup file."
"Veritas Backup Exec is fully compatible with different tape libraries."
"Good open file option feature, SQL agent, and EM agent."
"The product makes it easy to restore data."
"Its reliability and the fact that we have all the skills that we need for Veritas Backup Exec are the most valuable."
"The ease-of-use in general is great."
"This is a very flexible product, which allows you to back up not only the physical environment but also the cloud environment."
"The backup potential of the solution is very good. It's protected us in the past very well and allowed us to get up and running after an attack with minimal loss."
"The solution is very fast. It does not take a long time to backup everything."
"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."
"In general, you can say that Micro Focus Data Protector is behind in capabilities when compared with other backup solutions, such as Commvault, Symantec, NetBackup, but it is very strong for certain use cases such as array integration. We are using it in production even now. There should be some kind of cloud integration and archiving solutions. I think this is the area they need to focus on."
"The interface has been the same for many years and needs to be updated"
"VMware backup integration and cloud recovery is lacking."
"Other tools seem to be easier to use."
"Micro Focus Data Protector must improve its overall evolution record. They need to focus on hardware based instant recovery, client recovery, and cloud ability. Now there is no cloud ability."
"I would like to see a better user interface in the next release."
"A web console would be great because nowadays a lot of products are web-based and you can access the console from various environments. So I would recommend bringing this feature in the next solution."
"Doesn't include disaster recovery."
"It could be improved in the area of reporting and ease-of-use."
"They can improve the reporting component. The reports aren't user-friendly at all. You have to download them to Excel to get statistics."
"If you keep it for too long and the catalog gets really big, the application tends to move slowly."
"The integration with SaaS applications like Office 365 needs to be improved."
"Something within the software itself isn't quite right. There may be a bug or glitch. It will work fine for weeks and then all of a sudden it just tanks."
"The pricing of the solution is a bit high."
"The pricing is around $3,000 to $5,000. The charge additionally for support and to scale."
"The solution requires paying for a license."
"Our licensing is on a capacity basis."
"It is a mid-range solution on the pricing scale."
"Its price is reasonable."
"This product is priced for smaller customers."
"There is an evaluation license available to test this solution."
"It has a good price-value ratio. Its price-value ratio is better than Veeam."
"The pricing can be improved."
"Licensing depends on the part of the backup you're using. If you have SQL backup, then you must have a SQL license. If you have normal data backup, you would require a license for that."
"It is not an expensive product."
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.
Backup Exec delivers powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery to protect your entire infrastructure whether built upon virtual, physical, or a combination of both. Backup Exec is licensed per media server, agent and option.
Micro Focus Data Protector is ranked 29th in Backup and Recovery Software with 10 reviews while Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery Software with 16 reviews. Micro Focus Data Protector is rated 6.8, while Veritas Backup Exec is rated 7.6. 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 Veritas Backup Exec writes "Excellent backup capabilities with good technical support and a fairly easy initial setup". Micro Focus Data Protector is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, HPE StoreOnce and Dell EMC NetWorker, whereas Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Acronis Backup, Commvault and Veritas System Recovery. See our Micro Focus Data Protector vs. Veritas Backup Exec report.
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