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Pros
"The feature that I have found the most valuable is that it is easy to create a backup by using Azure Backup. It also has a good user interface and nice features for sending notifications when any backup fails or there is a change in the status of virtual machines.""It's very simple to configure which is very useful. It's not complex to configure it.""The best aspect of the solution is its backup functionality.""It is easy to schedule backups.""The most valuable feature is the ease in which it backs up our data.""The hardware is always updated and it's saved us a lot of money.""We are happy with this product and have not found any issues while using it.""I like that it's a stable solution and their support is good. I think Microsoft's commercial force is superior."

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"If it's set up the right way, it's a stable product.""The support for legacy products is very good.""The solution has a longer lifespan.""NetWorker is fast and reliable.""Data domain is a good feature.""The updated graphical interface is better than it used to be.""The GUI is the best feature. It's very good and easy to use.""This solution is very stable."

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Cons
"The time required to restore files should be a little faster.""We would like to see some kind of notification given to the user that a file was not synchronized well or what may have happened.""They need to improve the frequency of the backup. You can only backup one to three times a day. It would be better to back up continuously throughout the day.""To make it a ten, it should have the ability to extend the retention and to perform a copy of the data outside of the subscription - with no additional costs.""Technical support is in need of improvement.""We have a concern with the backup when were are working with VMs that are running in Barracuda Firewall because it usually fails.""I once tried restoring a Linux environment, and the size of the Linux VM or the data disk was really huge. It took a really long time to restore the environment and send the data from the storage to the disk. It took around 25 to 30 minutes, which was much longer than I anticipated. They can improve the duration of such restore operations. In the next release, it would also be good if they could reduce the duration for transferring the data from their storage to the actual storage while creating a virtual machine. They can reduce the duration or increase the data transfer rate.""Lacks an AI system that would enable easier upgrading of the hardware."

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"The configuration is too complex.""When you're working with VMware, you need to use vProxy machines. You have to install the vProxy for every host in the VMware environment.""There should be more vendors incorporated into the solution.""The price could be cheaper.""The initial setup is complex.""It is not easy to understand and deploy. It is complex in nature. Simplicity is not there. When we deploy it, the customer always needs some training from us. To make it user friendly, there should be one agent that can be used to back up every product. Dell EMC NetWorker uses so many user agents. In PowerProtect Data Manager, you can just install its VM, import that VM into vCenter, and you can start to do backups directly from vCenter. However, in Dell EMC NetWorker, you always need one server, and from that server, you need to initiate all backups. You must know the interface and the CLI. It is not user friendly. It would be a great feature if we can deploy Dell EMC NetWorker on a virtual machine, like Avamar. The additional features that are required in Dell EMC NetWorker are already available in PowerProtect Data Manager and Avamar. Therefore, there is no need to enhance Dell EMC NetWorker. It would be better if they can just rename it to PowerProtect Data Manager or Avamar.""I would like to see encryption included in the next release to encrypt the data that we are backing up.""There should be total integration of the replication and cloud logistic back up on cloud."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This is an expensive solution in the Bangladesh marketplace."
  • "We are paying about $100,000 USD per year, just for a couple of servers."
  • "The price is pretty good, maybe $30 for a machine, I can't complain."
  • "It is a bit costly initially, but it is well worth it in the long run, especially for fighting against a number of threats, such as ransomware, which the IT industry is facing."
  • "Price-wise, it's similar to AWS."
  • "The price is somewhat high and could be lower."
  • "Support payment works by the level of partnership and the number of shares."
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  • "If you purchase Avamar, NetWorker is free with Avamar, for one terabyte license capacity."
  • "It is excellent from the pricing point of view. It is free with Data Protection Suite. Similarly, when you purchase Avamar, Dell EMC NetWorker is free with one terabyte license capacity. Its price is very competitive."
  • "The price is a little on the high side, but it's reliable and provides a good service."
  • "It is not very expensive and not very cheap."
  • "They are not cheap."
  • "Licensing is based on the number of terabytes, so you need to purchase packages."
  • "There is a licensing fee."
  • "We do need to purchase a license, but sometimes, it comes as a part of the Dell Data Protection Suite (DPS). It has a capacity-based licensing."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    Veeam has a version for Azure but there are organizations, like ours, that are considering moving to an Azure environment and wonder if Azure Backup is better than Veeam Backup and Replication (Veeam… more »
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    I like that it's a simple system.
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    Price-wise, it's similar to AWS. It's always better to see a lower price.
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    From the very beginning, Dell EMC NetWorker considers users and those who might potentially become users. In terms of both pricing and setup, this product offers an experience that is significantly… more »
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    If it's set up the right way, it's a stable product.
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    Overview

    Azure Backup is a scalable backup solution with zero capital investment and minimal operational expenses that can help a company achieve maximal data protection. Azure Backup’s System Center Data Protection Manager provides optional integrations that can enable you to protect both advanced workloads running in your datacenter in VMs as well as those that are on physical servers.

    Azure Backup has many features that make it a most effective product. Included among these is its ability to easily scale up your storage capacity. It taps into the cloud to give you the ability to expand on a massive scale. This can be done without any monitoring or maintenance overhead.

    Benefits of Azure Backup

    Some of the benefits of using Azure Backup include:

    • The ability to control and track the performance of your network from a single centralized location. Azure Backup has a “single pane of glass” interface that enables users to monitor, operate, govern, and analyze their backups from one place. This eliminates any need to add additional management infrastructure. You can manage different workload types, subscriptions, vaults, and regions with Azure’s Backup Center.

    • A wide array of security features allows you to prevent malicious users from doing damage to the system, receive alerts if an unauthorized action takes place, and recover from any damage that results. Azure Backup has authentication requirements built in to protect vital functions, such as the ability to delete backed up data from unauthorized users. If something that impacts the backed up data takes place, users are immediately notified. Azure Backup saves any and all deleted backup data for two weeks. This enables administrators to use recovery points to recover their lost data.

    Reviews from Real Users

    There are a number of characteristics that make Azure Backup extremely effective. Two of these are the flexibility that it offers users and its overall effectiveness.

    PeerSpot user Ayman Y., an IT manager at NOMAC, notes all of the different backup options that Azure Backup offers. He writes, “It has many features. First of all, you can schedule a backup for the client as you like. You can do a backup from the whole virtual machine as an image. You can do a backup only from files and folders. It has every option. All options are available for the backup, for the restore, for the bandwidth utilization to do backups, even virtual machines or a physical machine. If you need to do a backup of the whole image from the virtual machine, all these options are there.”

    PeerSpot user Muzammil M., a senior operations engineer at the AlGosaibi Group, notes the effectiveness of Azure Backup when he writes, “Azure Backup is good because it is entirelycloud-based, which means that you can be 99.9% sure that your backup is safe. This is the reason that I suggest its use for companies that need to back up critical data.”

    EMC NetWorker backup and recovery software centralizes, automates, and accelerates data backup and recovery across your IT environment. NetWorker delivers record-breaking performance and a wide range of data protection options to safeguard your critical business data.
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    Russell Reynolds Associates, Somerset County Council, Kardem, PCL Construction
    Secure-24, Riverside Health System, Shriners, Panatonni, Qatar Islamic Bank, Eurosport
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Manufacturing Company25%
    Energy/Utilities Company25%
    Financial Services Firm25%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government8%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
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    Financial Services Firm26%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Healthcare Company9%
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    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
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    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise17%
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    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    Azure Backup is ranked 13th in Backup and Recovery Software with 16 reviews while Dell EMC NetWorker is ranked 14th in Backup and Recovery Software with 28 reviews. Azure Backup is rated 8.0, while Dell EMC NetWorker is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Azure Backup writes "Secure, good connectivity, easy to scale, and gives our clients peace of mind". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC NetWorker writes "User-friendly GUI and fast support, but container support should be improved". Azure Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, Dell EMC Avamar and Acronis Backup, whereas Dell EMC NetWorker is most compared with Dell EMC Avamar, Veritas NetBackup, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain). See our Azure Backup vs. Dell EMC NetWorker report.

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