Micro Focus Data Protector Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Infrastructure Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 13 2019

What is most valuable?

In Hyper-V, I think there are many valuable features. Replication between the different hosts, high availability, live migration — where I can migrate between one host to another — as well as… more»

What needs improvement?

I implement the solution based on VMware and Hyper-V. I think some of the features that either of these companies are providing should be better. As an example, the replication time between virtual… more»

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

Many countries that are faced with sanctions, the price of products is a very big problem because most of the companies don't have big budgets. They end up having to use different solutions than they… more»

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

I have used both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V. They are very similar to each other and there is almost no difference when you use them often. When I am working for different clients or at different… more»

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten when one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Hyper-V as a seven. It is not the best but it is good.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have evaluated many solutions but I am really working with solutions that work for my clients and make sense for a particular application.
Kayode Oni
Consultant
Chief Technology Officer/Director
Aug 25 2019

What is most valuable?

This solution creates a differential backup to reduce storage requirements. This solution is not complex and you do not have to be too technical to use it. Veritas offers granular restore, which is an… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution allows my clients to restore a backup from a specific point in time.

What needs improvement?

The price of this solution is very high. It has a lot of features, but it is still kind of expensive for emerging markets, for example, in Africa. The problem comes from the fact that it costs more to… more»

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

There is an evaluation license available to test this solution.

What other advice do I have?

Depending on the size of the data being backed up, it can take a couple of hours to complete. This is a solution that keeps evolving with technology. They know the trend of cyber attacks, so Veritas… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

My clients have used Micro Focus Data Protector (when it was called HP Data Protector), and they were not satisfied with it.
Leadoffsol67
Real User
Lead Offering Solution Architect Cloud and Workload with 10,001+ employees
Aug 19 2019

How has it helped my organization?

The backup software has been much faster since we've deployed the solution.

What needs improvement?

The system needs better integration with other toolsets. Support could be improved. EMC also needs to offer more information for users online. The solution needs more automation and more reporting, so… more»

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

It's approximate, but I believe we pay around $20-30,000 a month in licensing.

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

We used to use HP DataProtector. It took too much effort to manage it, which is why we switched.

What other advice do I have?

We use the private cloud deployment model of the solution. Networker is a fine solution, but there are other more modern automated solutions on the market. We are considering changing to one of those… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other option before choosing this solution.
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