Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Micro Focus Data Protector.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
I don't like this solution so much because it's very technical and compared to Commvault and Veeam, it's not so user-friendly. The interface needs improvement. It was sold to another company, I haven't seen a lot of improvement that they have done.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make it simpler to use, integrate with as many applications as possible, and improve the dashboard.