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Anonymous User
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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... more»

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,... 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... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We viewed several things. We initially started off with Backup Exec, and then we had a homegrown thing which didn't work. This tool and Backup... more»

What other advice do I have?

I suggest getting Data Protector or lose my friendship. All kidding aside, if a colleague asked me for advice, I would say to seriously consider... more»
Anonymous User
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... 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... 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... more»

What other advice do I have?

Go out to your network and ask people. If you've worked in IT, I always say it is worthwhile reaching out to old colleagues. If you're still in contact with them, ask them what... more»
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Anonymous User
Real User
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. *... 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... more»

What needs improvement?

Data Protector's main single point of weakness is its GUI. While being very easy to use and intuitively constructed to... more»

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

Pricing/licensing is Data Protector's single best offering. In its most basic environment, the only license required is... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We previously used Backup Express and Alexandria. They were both file products. One lacked the breadth and depth of... more»

What other advice do I have?

I cannot recommend a better solution for enterprise-wide data security and retention.
Gary Pyett
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... 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,... 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... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

At various companies that I've worked for, I've used different backup solutions. I've used Veritas NetBackup and Backup Exec. That was a... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend it, absolutely. Just check your network can cope with the product and the backup throughput.
Jason Antes
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer at a real estate/law firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* Ability to manage * Ability to integrate with various products such as VMware, MS SQL, MS Exchange, and MS SharePoint... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to have confidence in our backups and our ability to restore them. Data Protector is a very mature product... more»

What needs improvement?

I am not happy with the support structure within HPE when things go wrong. It takes longer than competing products to... more»

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

Data Protector can get expensive. Each integration component is a license, mostly per client, that you have to buy, If... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We have used this product for the last 13 years. I do periodically review other solutions. Many have great features,... more»

What other advice do I have?

Read through the manuals and best practice guides. They are well written and will get you up and running smoothly.
Darren Oneill
Real User
Systems Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 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... 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... more»

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

It’s important to get your licensing right as this will drastically Influence the pricing. Consider the following: * How much Data is getting backed up on a weekly basis? * What... more»

What other advice do I have?

Implement the B2D technology, i.e. HPE StoreOnce, depending on your company setup. If a DR/FO is a requirement, consider another HPE StoreOnce in the DR/FO site and avail of the... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Infrastructure Specialist at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 25 2016

What is most valuable?

The valuable features are the ability to: * Backup data * Write to D2Ds * Utilize D2D compression technology We write TBs and TBs of data to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefit is that we've got data retention and we can store data for people. We are a financial services organization, so we are audited on... more»

What needs improvement?

I'd like the ability to search backups a lot easier. I'd like the ability to search for a particular server within a backup because people come... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were already using it when I came to the company. I was more involved in the decision to upgrade.

What other advice do I have?

When it works, it works well. When it doesn't work, it can be very frustrating. I would look across the whole marketplace and see what's out there.
Anonymous User
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 18 2018

What is most valuable?

It's supports Unix, Linux, all of the OS's. It's very stable software, we have been using it for many years now. It's great.

How has it helped my organization?

For backup testing, previously it was taking a long time, because we needed to restore all the machines and systems. Now, testing the backup machines is very fast.

What needs improvement?

The new backup systems are using new mechanisms for the recovery phases; for example, VM, recovery and testing the backup before recovering it. These features are not available in... more»

What other advice do I have?

When selecting a vendor, first of all we need local support, here in our country, so that we don't need to open tickets with the vendor every time. A lot of times we need to open a... 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.

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