Micro Focus Data Protector Room for Improvement

Ola Zaher
Infrastructure Section Head at citystars Properties
I'm sure Data Protector has improved because we have an old version and I think the new versions have many new features but I'm not familiar with them. The version we are using now does not work with virtual machines and it lacks many features. I'm sure the new version is better. It has many functions that can compete with Veeam, but the problem is that its price is more expensive. It's very expensive compared to Veeam and other similar solutions. We changed Microsoft to a virtual environment, so in a virtual environment, we could not do a backup with the version we're using. It doesn't work with a virtual machine. In addition, we could not restore the machine. This is the main problem with it. We are switching to Veeam because Data Protector is lacking good virtualization features and because the cost is very high. View full review »
it_user548295
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 Data Protector. What we need to see is fast recovery and testing of backups. The second thing is the license type. Because in Data Protector, if you need extra features, you need to buy the agents for these features. Some of the features are Terabytes, some of them are agents. There's some complexity in the pricing and licensing. View full review »
Zied Chelbi
Project Engineer at Tunelec
The solution would be improved if it would work with OpenStack. People prefer Veeam because the interface is easier, and Data Protector is difficult in comparison. Data Protector is beginning to integrate virtual machines. Customers, however, find it more comfortable to work on a virtual machine, for example, with Veeam Backup. They find it easier, once again, because the interface is easier. View full review »
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Tuan Phan Anh
Technical Manager at ONE Corp.
The software needs to redesign the UI and they should organize the functions so that they are much easier to use. It's very hard to understand how to use the software. View full review »
BolajiOlaloku
Enterprise Storage Management and UNIX System Administration+. at Access Bank Plc
The solution is not intuitive enough. I think they should work on the user experience and the graphical interface. These can be a lot better. View full review »
Abuzaid Saad
Head, IT Network, Security & Data Center at ARABSAT
Make it simpler to use, integrate with as many applications as possible, and improve the dashboard. View full review »
ITproj677
IT Project Manager at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
I would like to see an improvement in the reporting feature of this solution as it is really bad. It needs to include important views and dashboards so that we can configure the functions we need. They should also improve their technical support to make the response time faster. View full review »
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