2018-10-04T17:27:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Dell EMC NetWorker?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Dell EMC NetWorker, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Real User

I will rate this solution an eight out of ten, based on my knowledge and experience on it. In the next version, I would like it if Dell EMC could back up IBM. They call it IBMi, or the A400 system. That would be awesome for the networker. My advice to others would be that they should be very specific who they use to set up the software and make sure they check references for successful installations.

2019-09-29T07:27:00Z
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Real User

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. They take up fewer resources, which is why we are considering switching. I believe this solution is better than Data Protector, but there's another one, Rubrik, that saves a lot of time and effort. We should have involved EMC with the implementation because it was difficult. I would recommend others consider this lesson that we learned from our attempt. I would rate the solution seven out of ten.

2019-08-04T07:38:00Z
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Consultant

We are using the on-premises deployment model. I would rate the solution eight out of ten. It's not easy to integrate. We have to read a lot of documentation in order to configure the solution.

2019-08-01T05:43:00Z
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Real User

This solution might be a bit complex for an end-user but it's a great solution for a technical person. I think it's a very good solution. I would rate it an eight out of ten. No solution can be a ten.

2019-08-01T05:43:00Z
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Real User

My advice to anybody who is researching this solution is to first check to make sure that your environment is stable, and compatible with this product. Even before doing a POC, the environment needs to be considered. Once any incompatibilities have been ruled out then a POC should be done, where everything needs to be tested. This product can be complex and difficult to understand, but once you have some experience it is very good. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2019-07-31T05:52:00Z
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Top 10Consultant

When it comes to choosing this solution, it depends on the environment and the scenarios that you're focused on. There are many advantages with EMC NetWorker compared to other disaster recovery solutions, but the software is lacking in some areas that other vendors focus on. It really depends on what you want to get from the solution. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-07-31T05:52:00Z
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Real User

We use the on-premises version of the service. We were also using a legacy solution from EMC. In terms of recommending the solution, it would be my third choice, behind Rubrik and Commvault. There are newer versions, which are hyper-converged, but I would have to seriously evaluate them before I could recommend them. I would rate this solution five or six out of ten.

2019-07-29T10:12:00Z
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Top 20Real User

When choosing a solution, I always consider: * Support * Availability of parts * The technology of the solution.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Real User

Dell EMC Networker is really the best in the market! After evaluating the solutions, we automatically decided to use this solution.

2018-10-04T17:27:00Z
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