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We performed a comparison between Arcserve UDP and Microsoft DPM based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Backup and Recovery Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Arcserve UDP vs. Microsoft DPM Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"I would recommend it if there is a general case.""The ROI is very good because of the speed of the backup.""Global deduplication is the best feature of this solution.""We are satisfied with Arcserve UDP. The most important feature that we use and why we choose this product is the RHA feature.""One of the things that I do like about it is that it has a very good deduplication feature.""Arcserve has a feature called virtual standby (VSB), which has been very helpful because I already have a hot standby copy of my critical infrastructure. If something breaks, I can spin up that virtual standby copy in less than five minutes and ensure that my data is available to everyone and that business continuity is maintained.""The standard backup and restore feature is most used.""The most valuable feature of Arcserve UDP is live replication."

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"It is almost perfect for Microsoft products. It is not a very powerful tool, but it is okay for small sites and small businesses with Microsoft products. It is easy to use for backup and restore. It is good for backing up Microsoft servers such as Exchange and SharePoint servers.""Microsoft DPM is scalable.""The most important feature is that it's easy to use."

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Cons
"The initial setup was complex.""Its interface can be improved. I find it unintuitive.""Arcserve UDP is in the middle range of complexity. The interface can be developed a little bit more to be user-friendly.""The solution can improve by allowing older versions to support the latest version of the OS.""We could not go into granular details of retrieving backup information.""The solution can use a lot of bandwidth when the scheduling is not done, it should auto-schedule itself. For example, if there are 50 users connected in the network at 12 o'clock and the backup is not scheduled. At this time the network offices are going to have performance issues when it is doing a backup. Having a feature to auto-schedule a time when the network is not being used often would be beneficial.""The speed of restores should be improved. We have found the speed of large restores rather slow.""We are looking at scaling up to the cloud and using immutable copies on the cloud. Arcserve UDP 8.0 does have the immutable feature supporting AWS, but I'm looking for multi-cloud support. So, I'm waiting for Arcserve to release that in the next release."

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"Microsoft DPM could improve if it was available in a public or private cloud.""You have only a few settings and if you change them for some special configurations, it's very difficult.""It needs portability for other vendors. It is good for backing up Microsoft servers, but it doesn't support third-party solutions such as Oracle Database. It depends on Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy, especially for Hyper-V, which has a lot of problems. They should enhance the Volume Shadow Copy functionality. Its reporting should also be better. Reporting is too weak in DPM."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "There is an annual license required for this solution and it is priced well."
  • "The retail fee is $1300 for a year for one server. Other than that, there is just the cost of your hardware."
  • "The solution is priced well compared to other solutions."
  • "The pricing is moderate."
  • "Its price seems reasonable. Its price is average as compared to the other products I've looked at. We have a three-year license right now. There are no other costs beyond the standard licensing fee."
  • "There are annual subscription fees and there are licensing costs for three computers. It is an expensive solution."
  • "The price is based on the number of sockets. We use a four-socket price that includes two servers and the cost is $4,375."
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  • "Microsoft DPM is a free solution. However, we pay approximately $3,000 annually for support."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Comparing the features of the four is not the right approach. You need to develop a list of requirements for backup and DR that are specific to your organization and then compare each of the four… more »
    Top Answer:Global deduplication is the best feature of this solution.
    Top Answer:The price is based on the number of sockets. We use a four-socket price that includes two servers and the cost is $4,375. The solution licensing is not cheap but I would say it's reasonable compared… more »
    Top Answer:The automated procedure is quite good for us, as it is able to capture all of the information that we require.
    Top Answer:I bought the license for the solution from Microsoft as part of System Center. I'm not sure of the exact cost of the solution.
    Top Answer:Management reporting could be improved.
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    Also Known As
    DPM, Data Protection Manager, MS DPM
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    Overview
    Arcserve UDP is a comprehensive solution that empowers even a one-person IT department to protect virtual and physical environments with a high degree of simplicity. It allows you to design and manage your entire data protection strategy with a unified management console, and enables you to scale your data backup coverage as your organization grows with the push of a button.

    Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) is an enterprise backup system that can be used to back up data from a source location to a target secondary location. Microsoft DPM allows you to back up application data from Microsoft servers and workloads, and file data from servers and client computers. You can create full backups, incremental backups, differential backups, and bare-metal backups to completely restore a system. Microsoft DPM can store backup data to disks for short-term storage, to Azure Cloud for both for short-term and long-term storage off-premises, and to tapes for long-term storage, which can then be stored offsite. Backed up files are indexed, which allows you to easily search your recovered data.

    Microsoft DPM contributes to your business continuity and disaster recovery strategy by facilitating the backup and recovery of enterprise data, ensuring resources are available and recoverable during planned and unplanned outages. When outages occur and source data is unavailable, you can use DPM to easily restore data to the original source or to an alternate location.

    Key Features of Microsoft DPM:

    • Application-aware backup: Application-aware backup of Microsoft workloads, including SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, and SharePoint.

    • File backup: Back up files and folders on computers running Windows Server and Windows operating systems.

    • System backup: Back up the entire system state or run complete backups of physical computers running Windows Server or Windows client operating systems.

    • Hyper-V backup: Back up Hyper-V virtual machines running either Windows or Linux. You can choose to back up an entire virtual machine or specific applications on the virtual machine.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Microsoft DPM stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its robust and flexible backup capabilities and its being easy to manage with one central dashboard.

    William M., the head of ICT infrastructure & security at a tech services company, notes, "The automated procedure is quite good for us, as it is able to capture all of the information that we require. The compatibility is very good. We have an IBM AS/400 machine in our office that we're using, and we're able to back it up fine. This is the same for other systems, as well. I think that overall, it is really adaptable, compatible, and scalable."

    Mohammed I., a managing director at Adalites, notes, "I would definitely recommend data protection DPM. It has an application backup, a file backup, a system backup and a hypervisor. It works flawlessly, never a problem."

    Rodney C. a system analyst at a financial services firm, writes, "The most valuable feature is that DPM has an index so individual files can be searched. This is our primary tool for recovering deleted files or folders. Once we implement a System Center Operations Manager, all of our DPM servers can then be seen on one dashboard."

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    Sample Customers
    ITPS, North Hertfordshire Homes, SEMIKRON, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, Test Valley Borough Council, EK Services
    Medical Park, Centropol Energy, a.s., NCFE, D & H Distributing, Metalor, Colosseum, a.s., Sanitas S.A., Icebreaker
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company18%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Wholesaler/Distributor9%
    Non Tech Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government10%
    Educational Organization5%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company57%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government14%
    Marketing Services Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government11%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise55%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Buyer's Guide
    Arcserve UDP vs. Microsoft DPM
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Arcserve UDP vs. Microsoft DPM and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    657,397 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Arcserve UDP is ranked 24th in Backup and Recovery Software with 9 reviews while Microsoft DPM is ranked 47th in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews. Arcserve UDP is rated 7.8, while Microsoft DPM is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of Arcserve UDP writes "Has a virtual standby feature, works out of the box, and is user-friendly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft DPM writes "Easy to use and scalable but needs to be easier to install". Arcserve UDP is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Rubrik and Commvault Complete Data Protection, whereas Microsoft DPM is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Azure Backup, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Rubrik and Commvault Complete Data Protection. See our Arcserve UDP vs. Microsoft DPM report.

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