EMC NetWorker Alternatives and Competitors

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Joy Opiniano
Real User
IT Data Center Infrastructure Technical Team Lead at Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Group
Jul 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The ASM backup features are the most valuable. Some other backup solutions take ASM, and when you restore it, sometimes there are some missing files.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution provides us with an RPO within fifteen minutes, which is unlike any other product. I would estimate this as a fifty percent improvement.

What needs improvement?

The solution has to line up with Red Hat so that they can improve their agents as well. If they are not tied up with the RHCE, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, they will not be… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution isn't expensive, not really. It's manageable. There are some roadblocks with the licensing. Right now we are dealing with an issue because we cannot merge… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have used EMC NetWorker before, but there were a lot of complexities. We had to be trained on EMC NetWorker and Avamar. Then the Veeam Agent for Linux came. I had the… more»

What other advice do I have?

In HMG Hospitals, for example, we have seven data centers here. We have a main and a DR. In our backup strategy, we start by backing up our main site, and then the DR, and… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate any other options.
Real User
System Administrator Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 10 2018

What is most valuable?

* It is very robust. * It has been in the market for many years. * We can use it with any storage for the back-end to save data. * It supports tape, which is something… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use it for our backups. That is our main use for it. So far, it has been quick to restore, and we have never had any issues. Every time we go and try to get a file, we… more»

What needs improvement?

We would like to see capabilities of long-term archiving and more support for hardware platforms.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We will probably use it in the future since we have already invested in it, even though we are looking at other options. Financially, it makes sense to go with Spectrum… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were not previously using a different solution. We were looking for a solution which was robust, and the company behind it was a good, big company. We had other IBM… more»

What other advice do I have?

Right now, we are going to have to look at investing in a new solution because of the change that IBM is making to a Spectrum Protect Plus. Otherwise, we probably would… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

A long time ago, we also evaluated Legato NetWorker (now EMC NetWorker).
Wesam Qashou
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Aug 26 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution offers a 100% guarantee that if it's backed up you will be able to restore it onto any platform you want.

How has it helped my organization?

Rapid Recovery comes with internal rapid recovery. We can make a backup for critical machines on a disk outside of our data center and it works perfectly. If something… more»

What needs improvement?

Sometimes, when we have certain batches for Windows, it needs to be restarted. When it's restarted, the service is configured as a delayed start. Sometimes, you need to… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing is on a yearly basis and it's perpetual. You can have the license forever if you want to. However, if you want to upgrade, you can't upgrade unless you have… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We previously used EMC Networker. It was an older version, 8.01, and it was very bad. It was too complicated for us. We switched because the software was complicated, the… more»

What other advice do I have?

We use the private cloud deployment model. I would recommend the solution. Rapid Recovery is one of the most durable and rock-stable solutions. If you ever need to have a… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at VMware. We also use it. We find Rapid Recovery more impressive, however.
Real User
Storage Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 23 2018

What is most valuable?

The ease of access and management from both storage and backup being all in one area, where it integrates with SnapVault and other features with NetApp. However, this is not the case for databases… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's all together managing both storage and backup, which makes it easier for troubleshooting issues and the automation part of it. SnapCenter is the one that's making it possible to make everything… more»

What needs improvement?

For OnCommand Insight, they could do cloud-based stuff as well. It would be nice if they could integrate everything inside, so it would be easier for management: One tool used for everything. I want… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

For ERP SAP, we were using a Dell EMC solution previously, but a few things changed from the application teams perspective on what they needs were. So, this drove us to think about other solutions and… more»

What other advice do I have?

Gather the requirements and see what your application team needs.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We only looked at Dell EMC and NetApp. The ease of access, then cost, were the factors in choosing NetApp.
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