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"It's easy to use.""The backup capabilities and the automatization of the backup - along with the potential to make the back up on a virtual machine - are the solution's most valuable aspects.""Simple, stable and straightforward.""Dell EMC NetWorker is scalable.""Dell EMC NetWorker integrates well with our domain and the performance is quite good on-premise. We receive approximately 1 terabyte within one hour.""When you reach out to your maximum license availability, or you exceed your license limit, NetWorker never stops doing your backups.""Data domain is a good feature.""If it's set up the right way, it's a stable product."

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"Good starting capacity and scalability.""The most valuable features of this product are its guaranteed reliability and its duplication capability.""It is very fast as compared to the other competitors. Its simplicity and bit rate are also valuable. It takes less time if we compare it with the old solution that we have.""The most valuable feature is the performance because you can back up data really quickly.""The stability is excellent.""The solution is very scalable.""The features that I have found most valuable with Dell EMC PowerProtect DD are its deduplication feature and its DD Boost protocol for fast transfer, which is amazing.""It works within backup windows and has got good deduplication."

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Cons
"The data storage capabilities should be improved.""It's complex in nature.""The price could be cheaper.""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.""The initial setup is 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.""The solution could improve by having more integration.""I would like to see encryption included in the next release to encrypt the data that we are backing up."

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"I would like to see better integration and support for backing up to cloud providers such as Alibaba Cloud.""They need to make migration easier.""The price could be improved.""They still have hardware different from the software.""I would like to see integration with public cloud.""It can probably have integration with other OEMs. It should also have more features for ransomware protection.""The size and scale of the product are limited and could be improved.""I would like to see some kind of integration with the ransomware in the next release."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "Its price is reasonable."
  • "It could be more competitively priced. Its licensing was for five years. Obviously, the support will get renewed at some stage, but that's it."
  • "The price is on the high side."
  • "Becoming more expensive."
  • "The solution is expensive. However, if you pay less you receive less, it is cost-effective."
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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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    The most valuable features of this product are its guaranteed reliability and its duplication capability.
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    The solution was cheap; now it's becoming more expensive. For example, if you buy it for 10 terabytes, you have to buy 10 terabyte also of software for it. It's called the capacity software. It… more »
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    Also Known As
    NetWorker
    DataDomain, Dell EMC Data Domain, PowerProtect Data Domain
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    Overview
    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.
    EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems continue to revolutionize disk backup, archiving, and disaster recovery with high-speed, inline deduplication. EMC Data Domain Operating System is intelligence behind EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems. DD OS powers the industry's most efficient, scalable, reliable, cloud-ready protection storage platform.
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    Sample Customers
    Secure-24, Riverside Health System, Shriners, Panatonni, Qatar Islamic Bank, Eurosport
    The US Army, City of Houston, Lloyds TSB, TiVo, Teck, Ingram Entertainment, The New York Mets
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    Financial Services Firm26%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
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    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
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    Insurance Company19%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Logistics Company6%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    Large Enterprise76%
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    Dell EMC NetWorker is ranked 14th in Backup and Recovery Software with 28 reviews while Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is ranked 1st in Deduplication Software with 13 reviews. Dell EMC NetWorker is rated 7.8, while Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Dell EMC NetWorker writes "User-friendly GUI and fast support, but container support should be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) writes "Very scalable, integrates well with other solutions, and has good security". Dell EMC NetWorker is most compared with Dell EMC Avamar, Veritas NetBackup, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and Cohesity DataProtect, whereas Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Dell EMC Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik and IBM Spectrum Protect.

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