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Real User
IT & BUSINESS SYSTEMS MANAGER at Meggitt
Jan 01 2017

What is most valuable?

When it's installed, the most valuable feature is ease of use. It's a little tricky to install straight out of the box and configure, because of the way the licensing module works. Once you get beyond that, it's very easy to use.

How has it helped my organization?

We don't utilize it the way it's supposed to be used. It's kind of like a back stop. For example, if an engineer accidentally deletes something, he raises a ticket and with a request to get his file back. Normally, the backup routines are... more»

What needs improvement?

I know I am being picky, but the only thing that really tripped us up is the license model. It’s a wonderful product, but if they could change that model, it would be great. I would like to get everything for 60 days, so I can turn on all the... more»
Real User
Data Security Manager at Aspen Insurance Group
Dec 26 2016

What is most valuable?

We rely on generating daily reports on our stocks for auditing purposes. Those reports are useful; so I would say they are the most valuable feature. It is also very good that you can use it either from the command line or from a GUI. It... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have used Data Protector for as long as I have been at the organization. We're a huge HPE house, so all of our technology for backups is HPE. We were hoping to leverage as much of our current HPE technology as possible by keeping all our... more»

What needs improvement?

A couple of years ago, I said that the reporting wasn't sufficient. There should be better reporting within Data Protector, rather than making you turn to an additional HPE software application. I think that no company can get reporting... more»
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Data Center Manager at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Mar 27 2017

What is most valuable?

* Ability to automatically detect and secure new data sources without requiring manual configuration intervention. * Has an extensive support base for most data formats. * Natively allows the solution to be a ‘one-stop-shop’ for any... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Customers have been able to utilize multiple data protection schemes to be implemented with a single point of contact. * Utilizing a single point of control has helped to maximize all current data storage technologies.

What needs improvement?

Data Protector's main single point of weakness is its GUI. While being very easy to use and intuitively constructed to present users with a minimal learning curve, nonetheless: * It can occasionally be inaccurate in its backup/recovery time... more»
Consultant
Systems Consultant at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 26 2016

What is most valuable?

The best thing I find with Data Protector as opposed to other products was the inter-compatibility with all different OSs. It's very OS agnostic; doesn't matter whether it be Linux or Windows or AIX or whatever. It just seems to work. That's... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The centralization of all the backup data is a valuable asset, and the ability to recover data quickly. It doesn't happen very much these days, to be fair. It's not very often we have to recover. We don't use Data Protector for data recovery.... more»

What needs improvement?

One of the things that they need to look at is the scheduler. At the moment, there are two ways to schedule a backup. There's a simple scheduler and an advanced scheduler. You have to do one or the other. Using the advanced scheduler is the... more»
Real User
Systems Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 31 2017

What is most valuable?

The granularity of brick-level restore functionality is very valuable. We receive approximately 10 restore requests on a daily basis for your typical file/folder restore, with the odd Exchange mailbox restore request thrown in, just to keep me on my toes. Backing up to disk (HPE StoreOnce 4900) has been valuable in reducing the man-hours in managing the backups,... more»

What needs improvement?

The reporting capabilities of HPE Data Protector are very limited and is the main area I feel that HPE Data Protector needs to improve on. The standard report options available with the product are adequate for generic reporting. However, if you’re like me and want to get customised reporting, you then have a problem and you will need to purchase another... more»
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What is Micro Focus Data Protector?

Built on a unified architecture that leverages analytics and automation, Micro Focus Data Protector delivers comprehensive data protection, real-time intelligence, and guided optimization to ensure simple, reliable, intelligent and cost-effective backup and recovery that is just as agile as your current and future IT environments. By standardizing the backup and recovery of information spread across locations, applications, formats, storage platforms, operating systems, and hypervisors, Data Protector provides assurance for mission critical information from the core to the edge, across physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures.

Also known as
Data Protector, OmniBack, HPE Data Protector
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GSK Vaccines, Repsol, Vodafone Group, Siemens AG, Medium Enterprise Transportation Services Company

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