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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the deduplication rate.""It is very simple to perform an upgrade of the system and the environment.""It backs up our Windows systems and our Linux systems and everything."

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"The interface is user-friendly and can be used by the end-users.""It can support many different versions, both newer and older.""Data domain is a good feature.""It's a good product that can be integrated easily with the Data domain.""The solution offers compatibility with many types of database systems. It is one of the largest backup solutions. Additionally, it gives important information about data domain systems with deduplication.""There are no problems in terms of stability.""The GUI is user-friendly.""The solution has a longer lifespan."

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Cons
"The price could be lowered slightly, to make it more competitive.""After resizing and compression, the system continuously runs out of space. Dell EMC doesn't do automatic cleanup or other things, so we constantly have to manually go in there or work with Dell support on this. The solution has not been working as advertised.""The two-factor authentication is missing from Dell products."

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"Its console UI should be better. It should also have more out-of-the-box reporting functionalities. It should also have easier cloud integration. They have got cloud boost and things like that, but if you want to directly back up to the cloud, I'm not too sure whether you can do it. For example, you can easily send data from Commvault to AWS, Azure, or a container, but it seems to be not so easy in NetWorker.""The licensing rules are difficult to navigate and understand.""The solution could improve by having more integration.""It is a little buggy at times, which is the only thing that I dislike about this product.""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.""The user interface has to be improved""They need to be compatible with the cloud because EMC NetWorker cannot compete with other products at the moment. EMC focuses only on their own cloud and do not take into consideration other cloud vendors.""There should be total integration of the replication and cloud logistic back up on cloud."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The licensing is billed on a monthly basis. Dell is bundled so that when you order IDPA, you get everything together with the license."
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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
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    It backs up our Windows systems and our Linux systems and everything.
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    We're on our second year of a three-year license. When our third year is up, we're going to choose another solution.
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    After resizing and compression, the system continuously runs out of space. Dell EMC doesn't do automatic cleanup or other things, so we constantly have to manually go in there or work with Dell… more »
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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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    Also Known As
    Dell EMC IDPA, Dell IDPA, EMC IDPA
    NetWorker
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    Overview

    The Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) delivers simply powerful backup and recovery for data everywhere in a single appliance. Starting at 8TB, IDPAs offers complete backup, replication, recovery, deduplication, instant access, and restore, search and analytics and tight VMware integration — plus, cloud readiness with disaster recovery and long-term retention to the cloud. All in all, it’s a powerful enterprise data protection solution for organizations of all sizes at a low cost-to-protect.

    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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    Sample Customers
    Under Armour, Christian Brothers University, Presidio
    Secure-24, Riverside Health System, Shriners, Panatonni, Qatar Islamic Bank, Eurosport
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government12%
    Financial Services Firm4%
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    Financial Services Firm26%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Healthcare Company9%
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    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government8%
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise45%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance vs. Dell EMC NetWorker and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance is ranked 45th in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews while Dell EMC NetWorker is ranked 14th in Backup and Recovery Software with 28 reviews. Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance is rated 7.4, while Dell EMC NetWorker is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance writes "Stable, easy to upgrade, has good DPS search included, and has good reporting". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC NetWorker writes "User-friendly GUI and fast support, but container support should be improved". Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell EMC Avamar, Rubrik, Veritas NetBackup Appliance and Cohesity DataProtect, whereas Dell EMC NetWorker is most compared with Dell EMC Avamar, Veritas NetBackup, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and Micro Focus Data Protector. See our Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance vs. Dell EMC NetWorker report.

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