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"The initial setup was very easy.""Azure Backup is good because it is entirely cloud-based, which means that you can be 99.9% sure that your backup is safe.""We are happy with this product and have not found any issues while using it.""I like that it's a stable solution and their support is good. I think Microsoft's commercial force is superior.""The best aspect of the solution is its backup functionality.""The most valuable feature is the ease in which it backs up our data.""The MARS agent makes it easy to use.""It is easy to schedule backups."

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"The deduplication is the most valuable feature because it helps to control the overhead.""Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is user-friendly and easy to use. it does what it needs to do.""I would say flexibility is the most important feature of the product. The performance and speed are the best on the market."

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Cons
"On-prem can be complex to set up but the cloud is simple.""I would like to see better integration with more products, and more services.""I once tried restoring a Linux environment, and the size of the Linux VM or the data disk was really huge. It took a really long time to restore the environment and send the data from the storage to the disk. It took around 25 to 30 minutes, which was much longer than I anticipated. They can improve the duration of such restore operations. In the next release, it would also be good if they could reduce the duration for transferring the data from their storage to the actual storage while creating a virtual machine. They can reduce the duration or increase the data transfer rate.""They need to improve the frequency of the backup. You can only backup one to three times a day. It would be better to back up continuously throughout the day.""The monitoring and tagging features could be improved.""We would like to see some kind of notification given to the user that a file was not synchronized well or what may have happened.""Lacks an AI system that would enable easier upgrading of the hardware.""It doesn't have the option to have a backup from the database. It has backup for the files, folders, and backup only the whole virtual machine. But if I need to do a backup from the Oracle database, from an Exchange server or from SharePoint, this ability isn't there. There is no application backup."

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"As a new product, there are some things that still need to improve a bit as it matures.""The Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager reports could improve. There should be different kinds of reports on failures, such as dashboards that we can submit to top management or auditors.""There is always room for improvement. The compression ratio should be improved as well as the efficiency."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This is an expensive solution in the Bangladesh marketplace."
  • "We are paying about $100,000 USD per year, just for a couple of servers."
  • "The price is pretty good, maybe $30 for a machine, I can't complain."
  • "It is a bit costly initially, but it is well worth it in the long run, especially for fighting against a number of threats, such as ransomware, which the IT industry is facing."
  • "Price-wise, it's similar to AWS."
  • "The price is somewhat high and could be lower."
  • "Support payment works by the level of partnership and the number of shares."
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  • "The licensing costs and pricing model are based on capacity and the license is easy to upgrade."
  • "The price of Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is reasonable."
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    Veeam has a version for Azure but there are organizations, like ours, that are considering moving to an Azure environment and wonder if Azure Backup is better than Veeam Backup and Replication (Veeam… more »
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    I like that it's a simple system.
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    Price-wise, it's similar to AWS. It's always better to see a lower price.
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    Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is user-friendly and easy to use. it does what it needs to do.
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    The Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager reports could improve. There should be different kinds of reports on failures, such as dashboards that we can submit to top management or auditors.
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    Overview

    Azure Backup is a scalable backup solution with zero capital investment and minimal operational expenses that can help a company achieve maximal data protection. Azure Backup’s System Center Data Protection Manager provides optional integrations that can enable you to protect both advanced workloads running in your datacenter in VMs as well as those that are on physical servers.

    Azure Backup has many features that make it a most effective product. Included among these is its ability to easily scale up your storage capacity. It taps into the cloud to give you the ability to expand on a massive scale. This can be done without any monitoring or maintenance overhead.

    Benefits of Azure Backup

    Some of the benefits of using Azure Backup include:

    • The ability to control and track the performance of your network from a single centralized location. Azure Backup has a “single pane of glass” interface that enables users to monitor, operate, govern, and analyze their backups from one place. This eliminates any need to add additional management infrastructure. You can manage different workload types, subscriptions, vaults, and regions with Azure’s Backup Center.

    • A wide array of security features allows you to prevent malicious users from doing damage to the system, receive alerts if an unauthorized action takes place, and recover from any damage that results. Azure Backup has authentication requirements built in to protect vital functions, such as the ability to delete backed up data from unauthorized users. If something that impacts the backed up data takes place, users are immediately notified. Azure Backup saves any and all deleted backup data for two weeks. This enables administrators to use recovery points to recover their lost data.

    Reviews from Real Users

    There are a number of characteristics that make Azure Backup extremely effective. Two of these are the flexibility that it offers users and its overall effectiveness.

    PeerSpot user Ayman Y., an IT manager at NOMAC, notes all of the different backup options that Azure Backup offers. He writes, “It has many features. First of all, you can schedule a backup for the client as you like. You can do a backup from the whole virtual machine as an image. You can do a backup only from files and folders. It has every option. All options are available for the backup, for the restore, for the bandwidth utilization to do backups, even virtual machines or a physical machine. If you need to do a backup of the whole image from the virtual machine, all these options are there.”

    PeerSpot user Muzammil M., a senior operations engineer at the AlGosaibi Group, notes the effectiveness of Azure Backup when he writes, “Azure Backup is good because it is entirelycloud-based, which means that you can be 99.9% sure that your backup is safe. This is the reason that I suggest its use for companies that need to back up critical data.”

    The Dell EMC PowerProtect Software is called a platform and provides data protection, replication and re-use. It supports long-term retention in the public cloud and is described as a multi-cloud product. Dell EMC slide. Backed up data and virtual machines data are live mounted by VMs in client servers.

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    Sample Customers
    Russell Reynolds Associates, Somerset County Council, Kardem, PCL Construction
    Rushmore Electric, Melanson Health, Arrow Electronics
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Manufacturing Company25%
    Energy/Utilities Company25%
    Financial Services Firm25%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government8%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
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    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Government6%
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    Small Business56%
    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise17%
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    Azure Backup is ranked 13th in Backup and Recovery Software with 16 reviews while Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is ranked 34th in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews. Azure Backup is rated 8.0, while Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Azure Backup writes "Secure, good connectivity, easy to scale, and gives our clients peace of mind". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager writes "The ratio of deduplication is very high and it has good performance ". Azure Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, Dell EMC NetWorker and Dell EMC Avamar, whereas Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is most compared with Dell EMC Avamar, Dell EMC NetWorker, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and Rubrik. See our Azure Backup vs. Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager report.

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