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What advice do you have for others considering Dell EMC Data Protection Advisor?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Dell EMC Data Protection Advisor, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

My advice to others is if you are using Dell EMC, DPA is a must. You are going to need a good reporting tool and DPA is the tool that is required to provide that level of reporting. It is worth noting, DPA comes with the same data protection advisor bundled with Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) and you would be using the same reports. I rate Dell EMC Data Protection Advisor an eight out of ten.

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Top 5LeaderboardMSP

I would absolutely recommend this solution to others. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine.

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Top 20Real User

Know your client and understand their policies. Licensing is a big one, which a lot of people get messed over. overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine.

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Top 20Real User

We're a gold partner with Dell EMC. The clients that we have on the solution are medium to enterprise-level organizations. I'd advise others to see if there's a data center solution and not just an extension of the backup. You also need to edit the data to show what you want and you'll want to set up and get the reports that apply to your specific needs. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. I really like it, but they do need to address the difficulties surrounding reporting to make it perfect.

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We use the private cloud deployment model. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. I'd recommend it; it's a very strong solution.

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