We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"It is almost perfect for Microsoft products. It is not a very powerful tool, but it is okay for small sites and small businesses with Microsoft products. It is easy to use for backup and restore. It is good for backing up Microsoft servers such as Exchange and SharePoint servers."
"The most valuable feature is that DPM has an index so individual files can be searched."
"The initial setup is quite straightforward."
"The automated procedure is quite good for us, as it is able to capture all of the information that we require."
"It has an application backup, a file backup, a system backup and a hypervisor."
"Its capability to give a BMR for all the workstations that I want to connect to."
"The most valuable feature is the recovery."
"The solution backs up Microsoft workloads as well as anything on the market."
"The UI is pretty good. It's very simple. That is one thing that we like about this. It's very user-friendly."
"Technical support is very good."
"The feature that I have found most valuable is its online backup capacity because you don't have to do an entire backup again and again, it just does whatever you type in, you type a, it goes a, you type b, it goes b. It doesn't take an entire site up again and again. So that incremental and bit by bit backup is important, it is a nice feature here."
"The initial setup is very easy. It's not overly complex."
"The most valuable feature for me is that I can see what has has been successfully backed up and what not. I do not mean the file or folder view, because that's problematic with GDPR, but I mean which machines have successfully backed up. It's very valuable because you don't have to check the machines. The second feature is that you can change backup settings in the portal."
"One massive advantage of this solution, as compared to more enterprise products, is that no firewall changes are needed on the client's premises. For the product to back up from the client's premise to the cloud, it just needs port 8 and port 443, which are anyway always open. This was one of the things that made us decide to go with the product. It is very difficult to justify a firewall change for a small client who doesn't even know what a firewall is and how to maintain a firewall, or doesn't have anybody maintaining their firewall. You then have to maintain the firewall. MSP360 Backup takes away firewall change requirements, VPNs, or channels that are needed for the backup."
"The solution is simple to use and easy to configure."
"It needs portability for other vendors. It is good for backing up Microsoft servers, but it doesn't support third-party solutions such as Oracle Database. It depends on Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy, especially for Hyper-V, which has a lot of problems. They should enhance the Volume Shadow Copy functionality. Its reporting should also be better. Reporting is too weak in DPM."
"Compatibility and integration with other products needs improvement."
"There is a very poor online user community in terms of people blogging about their experiences with DPM."
"The user friendliness could be improved."
"Management reporting could be improved."
"Additional Hyper-V knowledge would be great."
"The user interface can be improved quite a bit."
"We can't take a snapshot and take it outside, which is a problem."
"The solution needs a better graphical user interface. It's a graphical user interface that is very old-school right now. They could give it a little more modern feel."
"There are some things that we don't like about it. That is why I was exploring alternatives in a hyper-scale environment. That is why I was checking IT Central Station."
"As for what can be improved, some reports could be simplified so that you know how much backup you have done and what your backup details are. That report is available but it is very tough to get. I would like to know "today I have just uploaded 35 MB, tomorrow I have loaded 10 MB so my trend of backup is increasing.""
"They can add some production backup capabilities and the ability to do single instance back up. At the moment, it doesn't do deduplication on the standard backup. So, the issue is backing up PSG files for customers who have limited bandwidth. The other issue is that I don't like the implementation of the SQL backup. We do use SQL ourselves using a PowerShell script with the VDA tools as a module. That's how we back up. The rotation feature would be nice to have, but I know that they've got it on their dashboard or on their list to look at. They can also do a few tweaks to the dashboard. I would like the reporting capabilities on the portal to be much more granular. Normally, I export it to a text file, and then I run it through a pivot table in order to look at it from a cost-recovery point of view and to see when the backup last ran and if it was successful when it ran two or three days ago. Such a feature would work really well for my market. They can also add a cost-effective backup for Android and Apple cellphones. I've had one or two customers who were looking for this feature. I haven't found this functionality at the moment. I've been looking for a product that does that."
"The graphics are looking a bit old and should be updated."
"The main improvement is that it should have GDPR compliance. That's the problematic point. They say they are GDPR compliant, but they are not."
"We could basically use just a more concise visual dashboard reporting on the status of the various machines."
"It includes a standard licensing fee. Once a year, there is a rebranding fee. The licensing costs are available on the internet for MSP360 Backup. There is a discount structure where if you have over 50 devices, you get a 50% discount. So, my cost is $2 a license per month."
MSP360™ Managed Backup Service (MBS) is a data backup solution for managed service providers and IT departments who require centralized job management, monitoring, reporting, and licensing control. It allows you to leverage AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, B2, Wasabi cloud storage to drive more revenue, more margins and make your customers happy.
MSP360™ offers all of the features you would expect in backup software, including, image-level backup, file-based backup and even support for Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange.
Microsoft DPM is ranked 25th in Backup and Recovery Software with 8 reviews while MSP360 Backup is ranked 24th in Backup and Recovery Software with 7 reviews. Microsoft DPM is rated 7.2, while MSP360 Backup is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Microsoft DPM writes "Good recovery functionality, however lacks an online community and is not a turn-key solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MSP360 Backup writes "Flexible in terms of storage and cost and doesn't require firewall changes on the client's premises". Microsoft DPM is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Commvault, Veritas Backup Exec and Veeam Agent for Linux, whereas MSP360 Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Backup for Office 365, Acronis Backup, N-able Backup and Azure Backup. See our MSP360 Backup vs. Microsoft DPM report.
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