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2020-05-21T06:20:30Z

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

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

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

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Based on our experience, I'd give Dell IDPA a five out of 10. Our experience with it so far has been underwhelming. We implemented the solution for a specific purpose, and it hasn't lived up to our expectations. I'm sure it's a good solution. It backs up our Windows systems and our Linux systems and everything. However, it doesn't do well with databases, no matter what they claim. That's where we're having a capacity issue. Every time we back up our databases, we're running out of space. And then, we have to work out work with support, which takes too long. Dell's support is a big reason for the low score. It has been completely unsatisfactory. We've always had to escalate that support to get traction. If you're considering Dell IDPA, work with your Dell rep and make sure that the features you want are not an add-on. Get everything you need for your solution because whenever we had an issue, they told us we should've bought this or that. This solution has been piecemeal. Every time we're trying to solve a problem, their answer is to buy another product or add-on.

2021-10-15T18:06:17Z
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Avamar is the brain, but we have Data Domain and you have the latest versions. Both are integrated closely. I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. Dell themselves will not sell to you individually. It depends on your environment. They are moving to IDPA everywhere. In summary, this product is very stable, has the best of Avamar Data Domain, and has good reporting. I would rate Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance a nine out of ten.

2021-06-19T05:06:18Z
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My advice to anybody who is considering this solution is to compare products from Veritas, Commvault, IBM, and Dell EMC. Personally, I feel that this is a robust solution and one that I can always recommend. That said, there is no perfect solution. No matter how robust it is, all competitors have an edge in some way. It could be price, availability, simplicity, the level of support, or something else. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-05-21T06:20:30Z
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