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2018-10-04T17:27:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Dell EMC NetWorker?

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

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

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Top 5Reseller

I would recommend this solution. If it's set up the right way, it's a stable product. So, my advice is to make sure you set it up right the first time. As long as you've done that, it will run for ages. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of six.

2021-04-08T16:54:39Z
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Top 5Real User

Recommending this solution would depend on the customer. Certain customers will require this it. Deployment is easy, but managing is more difficult when you run into issues. I would rate Dell EMC NetWorker a seven out of ten.

2021-04-05T07:37:20Z
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Top 5LeaderboardMSP

In summary, this is a good product and I recommend it. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2021-03-23T16:28:17Z
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Top 5Real User

On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine.

2021-03-03T02:44:00Z
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Top 10Real User

We are an authorized service provider of Dell. The company is working on a hybrid cloud solution currently. In general, I would rate the solution nine out of ten. If it offered better access to Linux or virtual systems of files based on Linux, it would be perfect. I'd advise potential new users to take a look at the product if they are looking for a long-term solution. It is not software for one year. It is likely something that can be used for five or more years. That is why it is better to really research and compare to see if it really is needed as it's a bit hard to install it. And, once implemented, it's likely going to be hard to change.

2021-02-15T21:49:02Z
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Top 5Real User

Since they are going to stop developing this solution, I cannot recommend it to others. I would rate Dell EMC NetWorker a seven out of ten.

2021-01-26T00:23:48Z
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Top 10Consultant

For a file system backup or one that is on disk or in a tape library, or for virtualization, I recommend using NetWorker. I say this because of ease of deployment, ease of use, and the user-friendly GUI. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2021-01-21T19:20:09Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would definitely recommend NetWorker to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Dell EMC NetWorker an eight out of ten.

2020-12-24T09:02:31Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

On a scale of one to ten, I would give Dell EMC NetWorker a seven. They need to allow EMC NetWorker to be more agile and flexible with other cloud vendors. It has to come into the cloud arena because now everybody's talking cloud. They shouldn't be only restricted to on-premise. Everybody now is talking cloud, so it has to talk the latest language in IT. You need to make it more compatible with cloud vendors. When you talk about Commvault, it is very compatible with many cloud vendors like AWS. But you do not see the same thing with EMC NetWorker. They need to work on this point. I would not hesitate to go to Commvault. Undoubtedly, Commvault is better. It is the best. If somebody would ask me which one to choose between EMC or Commvault, I would not hesitate to say go for Commvault rather than for EMC NetWorker.

2020-12-10T18:14:00Z
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Top 5Real User

In my opinion, Networker is not a very good product. It's very complex compared to Veeam and other products. In short, we needed a single bundle solution, that's why we chose Networker. Overall, I think Veeam is better. I don't recommend it because of its complexity and the updates, etc. We don't recommend that anyone uses Networker. We recommend looking into Veeam or another solution. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Networker a rating of five.

2020-10-28T17:45:36Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We have deployed this solution for many companies and for every kind of company, such as banks, logistics companies. One of the biggest companies in Pakistan is using Dell EMC NetWorker since 2015, and they are very happy with it. Another company with a big data center is using this solution since 2016, and they are also happy. There is no challenge in adapting and having this solution in your environment. Dell EMC NetWorker is a very good software for physical workloads and virtual workloads. It is known for certain features. PowerProtect Data Manager is a next-generation backup software. It also provides you the simplicity and ease of use. It is not complex. I always recommend using the latest backup software. I would first recommend PowerProtect Data Manager. Avamar would be number two, and Dell EMC NetWorker would be number three. I would rate Dell EMC NetWorker a seven out of ten.

2020-10-24T08:52:01Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

NetWorker is a good product. There is no challenge in having NetWorker in your environment. Powerprotect Data manager is the next generation backup software. I would recommend using the latest backup software suite. NetWorker is also a very good backup software, for physical or virtual workloads. People know the features that NetWorker is providing. If I had to choose one, I would go with Powerprotect. It provides simplicity and ease of use. It is not complex. Second I would recommend Avamar, then it would be Networker. I would rate Dell EMC NetWorker a seven out of ten.

2020-10-21T21:42:10Z
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Top 10Real User

The best feature in NetWorker is the data domain. If you're not using that then you cannot use NetWorker with any media or any storage vendor. There's no protection adviser to get selective reports and the graphs, so you need to get other products for that and it will consume a new server in your infrastructure. If you're providing customer support the solution is limited. I don't recommend this for dealing with customers. I do recommend it for internal use and for data domain only. You can get the best performance and best deduplication value and capacity saving. I would rate this solution a six out of 10.

2020-10-06T06:57:46Z
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Top 5Real User

For newer software, EMC has expressed that they will not be supporting NetWorker for much longer. It is my understanding that they will continue for the next two years only. We are looking for new technology, and we are in the middle of an RFI. I would not recommend Dell EMC NetWorker, as the product will end in a few years. I would rate Dell EMC NetWorker a seven out of ten.

2020-09-21T06:33:14Z
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Top 10Real User

We're Dell customers. We don't have a business relationship with the company. I am the administrator of our Dell EMC NetWorker and I make backups of the servers and also run the solution. We only backup our server. We do not back up a user's workstation. The only backups are made by the administrators. From my perspective, Dell EMC NetWorker is a good solution to make backups. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. I'd rate it higher if the administrator's interface was easier to navigate.

2020-08-05T06:59:25Z
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Top 5MSP

For anyone planning to implement this solution, it's essential to read the documentation, otherwise you will face a few issues. If you deploy having done all the reading, you won't have any problems. I believe that if something works as expected, it deserves a 10. In my case, it is working as per expectations so I don't have any complaints. I would therefore rate this solution a 10 out of 10.

2020-06-25T10:49:10Z
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Real User

I will rate this solution an eight out of ten, based on my knowledge and experience on it. In the next version, I would like it if Dell EMC could back up IBM. They call it IBMi, or the A400 system. That would be awesome for the networker. My advice to others would be that they should be very specific who they use to set up the software and make sure they check references for successful installations.

2019-09-29T07:27:00Z
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Real User

We use the private cloud deployment model of the solution. Networker is a fine solution, but there are other more modern automated solutions on the market. We are considering changing to one of those. They take up fewer resources, which is why we are considering switching. I believe this solution is better than Data Protector, but there's another one, Rubrik, that saves a lot of time and effort. We should have involved EMC with the implementation because it was difficult. I would recommend others consider this lesson that we learned from our attempt. I would rate the solution seven out of ten.

2019-08-04T07:38:00Z
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Real User

This solution might be a bit complex for an end-user but it's a great solution for a technical person. I think it's a very good solution. I would rate it an eight out of ten. No solution can be a ten.

2019-08-01T05:43:00Z
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Consultant

We are using the on-premises deployment model. I would rate the solution eight out of ten. It's not easy to integrate. We have to read a lot of documentation in order to configure the solution.

2019-08-01T05:43:00Z
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Consultant

When it comes to choosing this solution, it depends on the environment and the scenarios that you're focused on. There are many advantages with EMC NetWorker compared to other disaster recovery solutions, but the software is lacking in some areas that other vendors focus on. It really depends on what you want to get from the solution. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-07-31T05:52:00Z
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Real User

My advice to anybody who is researching this solution is to first check to make sure that your environment is stable, and compatible with this product. Even before doing a POC, the environment needs to be considered. Once any incompatibilities have been ruled out then a POC should be done, where everything needs to be tested. This product can be complex and difficult to understand, but once you have some experience it is very good. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2019-07-31T05:52:00Z
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Real User

We use the on-premises version of the service. We were also using a legacy solution from EMC. In terms of recommending the solution, it would be my third choice, behind Rubrik and Commvault. There are newer versions, which are hyper-converged, but I would have to seriously evaluate them before I could recommend them. I would rate this solution five or six out of ten.

2019-07-29T10:12:00Z
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Real User

When choosing a solution, I always consider: * Support * Availability of parts * The technology of the solution.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Real User

Dell EMC Networker is really the best in the market! After evaluating the solutions, we automatically decided to use this solution.

2018-10-04T17:27:00Z
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