We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is the recovery."
"Its capability to give a BMR for all the workstations that I want to connect to."
"The solution backs up Microsoft workloads as well as anything on the market."
"It has an application backup, a file backup, a system backup and a hypervisor."
"The initial setup is quite straightforward."
"The most valuable feature is that DPM has an index so individual files can be searched."
"The automated procedure is quite good for us, as it is able to capture all of the information that we require."
"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 solution can be used for all Office 365 applications."
"We can't take a snapshot and take it outside, which is a problem."
"The user friendliness could be improved."
"There is a very poor online user community in terms of people blogging about their experiences with DPM."
"Compatibility and integration with other products needs improvement."
"The user interface can be improved quite a bit."
"Additional Hyper-V knowledge would be great."
"Management reporting could be improved."
"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."
"It would be nice if the solution was more complete. Many customers are looking for a single solution or silo that they can manage everything from. It would be nice, instead of having different products, if everything a client needed was in one solution."
NetApp Cloud Backup (formerly AltaVault) cloud-integrated storage provides secure, fast back up data to any cloud at up to 90% lower cost compared with on-premises solutions. Cloud Backup gives you the power to tap into cloud economics while preserving investments in your existing backup infrastructure and lets you meet your backup and recovery service levels.
Microsoft DPM is ranked 25th in Backup and Recovery Software with 8 reviews while NetApp AltaVault is ranked 40th in Backup and Recovery Software with 1 review. Microsoft DPM is rated 7.2, while NetApp AltaVault is rated 8.0. 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 NetApp AltaVault writes "Easy to use, easy to install, and simple to retrieve backups". Microsoft DPM is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Commvault, Veritas Backup Exec and Oracle Data Guard, whereas NetApp AltaVault is most compared with Veeam Backup for Office 365, Commvault, AWS Storage Gateway, Veritas NetBackup and Zerto.
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