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EduardPetruf
Real User
Backup & Storage administrator at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 17 2017

What is most valuable?

* Very nice tools (nsrwatch, nsradmin) in CLI for administration, monitoring, and management. And GUI is available with… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Backup admins don’t need to dedicate so much time to installation and configuration of backups.

What needs improvement?

NetWorker’s code needs improvement. There are so many bugs in each version, so I have to wait until the last cumulative… more»

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

Ask your EMC representative for discount. They can provide really good discounts.

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

I used Hiback from NovaStor a long time ago, but it was not as good as NetWorker. I switched because I was no longer… more»

What other advice do I have?

Use EMC Data Domain (DD) system and EMC NetWorker. It really is number one on the market in backup and recovery solutions.
SySA43dmin
Real User
System Administrator with 1-10 employees
Oct 25 2018

What is most valuable?

Currently, the best feature is the DR replication for us. So, whatever data we are taking in the backup, it will get… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Earlier, we used the Veritas backup solution. Before, we had a lot of manual steps. Now, with Networker, we do not have… more»

What needs improvement?

In Rubrik, we were getting less time for backup the things because snapshot feature is there. So we asked that our EMC… more»

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

The low cost is important.

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

I have used Rubrik and Veeam in the past.

What other advice do I have?

Dell EMC Networker is really the best in the market! After evaluating the solutions, we automatically decided to use this… more»
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Real User
Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 02 2017

What is most valuable?

Provides backup automation and monitoring centralization. Having easy scalability of the covered data zone is also a big… more»

How has it helped my organization?

All environment backups are monitored by a central management console. This allows us to have a global view and the… more»

What needs improvement?

Native reports are not really user-friendly. This is the case because EMC wants to sell DPA, which can give more… more»

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

Use capacity licensing instead of the traditional one. With capacity licenses, you have all the capabilities enabled. With… more»

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

We did not use a different solution before this one.

What other advice do I have?

Take a training course before implementing this solution, especially if you are used to managing another backup solution… more»
Real User
Sr. Infrastructure Architect at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 18 2017

What is most valuable?

DD Boost integration for capacity reduction and backup window.

How has it helped my organization?

This product has provide our backup and recovery capabilities for Service Restoration and Disaster Recovery for more than a decade. We have evolved with the product over the years and… more»

What needs improvement?

Automate/role-based Virtual Machine protection and automated DR recovery capabilities.

What other advice do I have?

Don’t install the newest x.0 version of the product. Make sure you understand you own requirements and expectations of data protection in terms of Service Restoration and Disaster… more»
Bolaji Olaloku
Real User
Enterprise Backup Administrator at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 20 2019

What is most valuable?

It has deduplication capabilities, where you have two similar data sets. This helps to speed up backup processes because it takes a shorter amount of time to do a backup because it has the deduplication feature already. Though, you have to buy… more»

What needs improvement?

The security features need backup and encryption. It would be nice if they added this feature. I would also like to be able to decrypt when restoring the security features. Hackers can sense these vulnerabilities today, and we need to have our… more»

What other advice do I have?

When choosing a solution, I always consider: * Support * Availability of parts * The technology of the solution.
Information Systems
Real User
System Network Administrator at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Sep 18 2017

What do you think of EMC NetWorker?

What is most valuable?

It is application aware for Meditech, Exchange and SQL. We do not want to check for successful backup in multiple locations. We want the backup application to handle all of that.

How has it helped my organization?

It has not improved functionality for us. At least the unsupported version we are on is difficult to administer. Most of the functions it can perform are not being used by us because of the complexity.

What needs improvement?

Reduce the product's complexity.

For how long have I used the solution?

Eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability is an issue.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No.

How is customer service and technical support?

A seven out of 10. We must engage a reseller…
Real User
IT
Sep 26 2017

What do you think of EMC NetWorker?

What is most valuable?

Management GUI Pools to direct backups to storage

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to not worry about our backups.

What needs improvement?

Some functionality is restricted to Data Domain.

For how long have I used the solution?

21 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No.

How is customer service and technical support?

Excellent.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was complex in 1996, but now our environment is simpler, thus requiring two servers.

What other advice do I have?

If you need to backup multiple OS platforms, this is the product to purchase

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What is EMC NetWorker?

EMC NetWorker backup and recovery software centralizes, automates, and accelerates data backup and recovery across your IT environment. NetWorker delivers record-breaking performance and a wide range of data protection options to safeguard your critical business data.
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Secure-24, Riverside Health System, Shriners, Panatonni, Qatar Islamic Bank, Eurosport
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