Veritas NetBackup Competitors and Alternatives 2019

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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 get… 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 you… more»

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

We have used this product for the last 13 years. I do periodically review other solutions. Many have great features, but… 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.
Anonymous User
Real User
Lead Storage Administrator at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
May 14 2018

What is most valuable?

I have not implemented the most important feature yet: node replication. I can have a hot Spectrum Protect server under the DR site instead of… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has a lot more capabilities and functions than a lot of other products. Even though it is more complex, the reason is because it gives you a lot… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the operations center be a lot more functional. It was nowhere near as functional as the admin center, and I'm doing a lot of… more»

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

The product is more complex and can be pricey, but you are paying for one copy of the data as opposed to other vendors. For example, if I have five… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend going with Spectrum Protect. That is what I would tell them now, and I have, I have former coworkers using other products that… more»
Barry Dutchak
Real User
Director, Information Technology at a newspaper with 51-200 employees
May 25 2017

What is most valuable?

The greatest benefit of this software is its reliability. The ability to offload backup snapshots to the SAN helps with… more»

How has it helped my organization?

There’s not much a backup software can do to the organization but its features enable us to have an inexpensive data… more»

What needs improvement?

They need to address the confusing recovery dialogue. When you go through the recovery of just a single file within a VM… more»

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

If you have Exchange, Oracle, SQL, or a supported SAN, then I suggest getting at least an Enterprise edition. It’ll pay… more»

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

I’ve used traditional backup software that was based on tape and their move to VM backups still used this model. I always… more»

What other advice do I have?

I suggest that you have another set of backups than just a deduping appliance that replicates offsite. This ‘second’… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Global Insurance Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 11 2018

What is most valuable?

* Ease of use * Reliability * Cost * Stability

How has it helped my organization?

I wouldn't necessarily say there has been a particular improvement. This is a DR solution, so we are able to meet the… more»

What needs improvement?

Definitely there should be better logging. From a customer perspective I would like to see more logs on what is happening… more»

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

I feel the product's pricing is a good value. Licensing is pretty straightforward.

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

This is the first solution we are using in the cloud. In the datacenters there are other solutions used, but this is the… more»

What other advice do I have?

Planning ahead is important, just making sure you really understand what you need before finalizing the solution.
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