"Dell EMC Avamar is very good with endpoint backups."
"The most valuable features are image backups and file backups."
"Scheduling is valuable. It does a good job of backing up, and it does a good job of restoring. Nobody has got a problem with that. The agents are well supported."
"The deduplication feature is the best aspect of the solution."
"The solution integrates well with Unix, Windows, Hyper-V and VM."
"The initial setup is easy."
"The data reduction feature and the ease of enabling a server in a DR location are the most valuable."
"Duplication and the speed of backup are great."
"I would say flexibility is the most important feature of the product. The performance and speed are the best on the market."
"Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is user-friendly and easy to use. it does what it needs to do."
"The deduplication is the most valuable feature because it helps to control the overhead."
"The UI is not easy to use. There are other products such as Veeam that are easy to use for the end-user which is why they are moving away from Avamar or Networker."
"Interfaces need to be improved."
"The solution should improve its tape-connectivity features."
"If you need to pull data out of it to offload to tapes, that's messy. You have a mechanism for it, but it is painful."
"Dell EMC Avamar is a very complex product. It took a lot of time for the IT admins to get trained on how to use it. It is not very user-friendly, and we won't be using Avamar anymore. It needs a lot of improvement in terms of how the backups have been configured, and the reporting is too complex."
"I would like to see better integration with third-party applications and platforms."
"The solution could improve by having better integration and more flexibility."
"The initial setup is a bit complex and could be simpler."
"As a new product, there are some things that still need to improve a bit as it matures."
"There is always room for improvement. The compression ratio should be improved as well as the efficiency."
"The Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager reports could improve. There should be different kinds of reports on failures, such as dashboards that we can submit to top management or auditors."
Avamar is fast, efficient backup and recovery through a complete software and hardware solution. Equipped with integrated variable-length deduplication technology, Avamar facilitates fast, daily full backups for virtual environments, remote offices, enterprise applications, network-attached storage (NAS) servers, and desktops/laptops.
The Dell EMC PowerProtect Software is called a platform and provides data protection, replication and re-use. It supports long-term retention in the public cloud and is described as a multi-cloud product. Dell EMC slide. Backed up data and virtual machines data are live mounted by VMs in client servers.
Dell EMC Avamar is ranked 10th in Backup and Recovery Software with 37 reviews while Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is ranked 34th in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews. Dell EMC Avamar is rated 7.6, while Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Dell EMC Avamar writes "Unlimited scalability, very stable, and ties very well with VMware API". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager writes "The ratio of deduplication is very high and it has good performance ". Dell EMC Avamar is most compared with Dell EMC NetWorker, Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Rubrik and Commvault, whereas Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is most compared with Dell EMC NetWorker, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veeam Agent for Linux and Azure Backup. See our Dell EMC Avamar vs. Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager report.
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