Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager Competitors and Alternatives

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reviewer1486476
Consultant, Backup Systems at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
Jan 22, 2021
User-friendly GUI and fast support, but container support should be improved

What is our primary use case?

The primary use cases are file system backup, endpoint backup, and virtualization backups. We are using it with Quantum and Dell Data Domain.

Pros and Cons

  • "The GUI is user-friendly."
  • "The process of upgrading versions should be improved because as it is now, you have to completely uninstall the old version first, and then install the new version."

What other advice do I have?

For a file system backup or one that is on disk or in a tape library, or for virtualization, I recommend using NetWorker. I say this because of ease of deployment, ease of use, and the user-friendly GUI. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
reviewer1333929
Customer Solution Architect, IT Outsourcing & Cloud Computing Services at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Jun 29, 2020
Very good VM portal and the CloudCatalyst but needs disaster recovery capabilities

What is our primary use case?

I primarily use the solution to back up my customer's CMs or servers inside all of their data centers.

Pros and Cons

  • "The VM portal and the CloudCatalyst are two of the solution's most valuable features."
  • "It would be helpful, in future releases, if the solution could add WORM (Write Once Read Many) support right within the product."

What other advice do I have?

Since we are a service provider, we have a close relationship with Veritas. We offer services based on their technology and on their product. I'd advise others considering implementing the solution to first evaluate against use cases. Depending on the use cases, the cost can change quite a lot. Overall, I'd recommend the solution, however. It's quite good and very reliable. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.
Rudolf Kozdon
IT specialist - Monitoring and security at Operator ICT
Real User
Top 20
Sep 16, 2020
A very user-friendly and intuitive solution that helps maintain stability

What is our primary use case?

We bought the Veeam Enterprise license for Linux and Microsoft backup for the virtual machines running on those operating systems. The reason we bought this software is that I have a lot of experience with Veeam software. When I compare Veeam with the storage manager from IBM or data protocol from HP or Exeter or some backups from Dell, Veeam is superior. I could buy these other products but Veeam is best because it is very user-friendly as well as being a very great solution. In addition to my personal experience and opinion, when we bought this software, our virtualization software only had… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "Veeam helps to create a stable environment with virtual servers."
  • "The initial setup is very straightforward."
  • "Veeam is very user-friendly and intuitive software."
  • "The solution could use some updates to minor details omitted from current reporting."

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate Veeam on Microsoft Windows as a nine-out-of-ten. What I would expect in order to make this product a ten-of-ten is that they will add some details in reporting about the backup jobs. They need to just fill this little hole in the software by adding details in the reports that are not currently included and it is really giving me everything I need as a user. I would recommend Veeam to others who are looking into implementing it.
reviewer1359462
Principal Architect Infrastructure Solutions at a recruiting/HR firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Jul 28, 2020
Straightforward to set up and it scales well

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and NetApp FAS is one of the infrastructure-related products that we implement for our clients. Our customers' use cases vary, where some of them use it as a backup target and others use it for the general workload. The primary use case is probably for general workload.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is SnapMirror."
  • "If our customer needs a high-performance storage solution then we don't recommend this product."

What other advice do I have?

The suitability of this product depends on the use cases and the environment. For places where we sell it, it fits well. In places where it doesn't fit well, we would typically go with another solution like NetApp All-Flash storage, or something from another vendor. My advice for anybody who is implementing the NetApp FAS series is to make sure that it's the proper fit. Perform a detailed sizing analysis prior to making the purchase. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Kevin Liao
Project Manager at datasitter INC
Real User
Top 20
Nov 8, 2020
Stable with professional support, but the interface should be more user-friendly and the price more affordable

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and we offer Commvault to our customers. In my company, we are also using it for backup and recovery.

What needs improvement?

The price should be reduced because it is too expensive for our customers. I would like to see a more user-friendly GUI.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Commvault for between five and six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a very stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Commvault is scalable. We have about seven or eight engineers 

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is very professional.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

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