Veritas NetBackup Appliance Competitors and Alternatives

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TarangDaptardar
Reseller
Regional Director at value data
Feb 19 2020

What is most valuable?

The feature that is the most valuable is the Golden Copy feature. It is an incremental backup forever and you can restore from any point in time. The restores are also very fast. I also like the database policing. It is good for use with… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is very important for any organization to be able to complete their development cycle very quickly. This product helps us to get a proper output for our projects. We have to be able to do their data provisioning for development. Usually… more»

What needs improvement?

There are quite a few ways the product can be improved, actually. In terms of recovery the solution is very good, but still can be better. Specifically, they can improve in the area of ease of recovery and improve the speed. Also, the kind… more»

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

I am an ex-IBM employee and I have been working with IBM products for a long, long time. So we have been selling IBM Tivoli Storage Manager in the past, which is now Spectrum Protect. Also, I was selling Veeam in the past. I have a lot of… more»

What other advice do I have?

The way Actifio is shaping up is really good, especially in the way they are opening new avenues for data management — like in terms of test data management, database cloning, and the capability of duplicating databases instantly. Also, it… more»
MohamedDakn
Real User
General Manager responsible for IT Infrastructure and Operations at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Sep 10 2019

What is most valuable?

The reliability of Data Domain was the most useful feature to me. Every piece of data is recorded multiple times in several devices in a cluster. If any hardware failure occurs, it does not impact the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This product improved our system of backup by reducing the time and effort required to manage the system.

What needs improvement?

Spanning the time I worked with EMC Data Domain, I had no issues that suggested to me that it needed improvement. It was working fine, and anything I wanted to do with Data Domain, I could do it. So I… more»

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

One thing that anyone considering this solution has to realize is that it is expensive. It is expensive for a reason, but it is expensive.

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

Before using Data Domain, I was using a tape library. It was IBM Tape Library with LTO (Linear Tape-Open). We switched to EMC Data Domain because of the speed. Backing up data to a tape library is… more»

What other advice do I have?

Anyone considering using this solution will first need to make a proper assessment of their need for the data storage because this is misleading. Sometimes managers just make a simple assumption that… more»
Real User
Senior Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 27 2019

What is most valuable?

Data Domain Boost has a unique protocol. I don't think other vendors have a similar protocol and controls from the products I have had experience with. There are alternative solutions, but Data Domain… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Because of how it functions we do not have to make additional investment in hardware and services.

What needs improvement?

Like any product, it would be good to improve performance and the ease of dealing with operating the system. It needs a more familiar interface to make it easier to use for everyone. Other than that… more»

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

I think it is important that Dell reconsider the pricing. I don't know what we pay off-hand, but I do know that the pricing is high compared with other competing products.

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

We are actually using both Veritas and Data Domain simultaneously. Between these two, Data Domain is more efficient for me and very scalable. There is a limitation to the scalability at some point… more»

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Dell EMC Data Domain Boost as a ten. I strongly recommend this product for all its capabilities. I do self-study… more»
AdekunleAjayi
Real User
Technical Sales Specialist at CWG PLC
May 25 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the deduplication rate. It is high and quite commendable. This product is very easy to deploy. It is integrated and you don't have to buy software then find hardware to work with it because it is an all-in-one… more»

What needs improvement?

In general, there is no perfect solution and there is always room for improvement. The price could be lowered slightly, to make it more competitive.

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

This solution is slightly more expensive than some of the competitors.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is considering this solution is to compare products from Veritas, Commvault, IBM, and Dell EMC. Personally, I feel that this is a robust solution and one that I can always recommend. That said, there is no perfect… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

One of the competing solutions is the Veritas NetBackup Appliance. It is also an integrated solution and there is not too much difference between them. The last time I checked, the Veritas appliance was a little bit cheaper.
Avdhesh Garg
Real User
Technical Lead at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 23 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the incremental backup. The command-line interface is good.

What needs improvement?

Technical support needs improvement. Setting up the system to work with legacy equipment is a bit complex at times.

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

I have experience with Veritas and Symantec Backup solutions and they are somewhat more user-friendly. With IBM solutions, you need a product specialist.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is considering this solution is to conduct a proof of concept first because everybody's needs are different, and this product is not suitable for every kind of backup. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.
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