We performed a comparison between Azure Backup and Dell NetWorker 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.
"The hardware is always updated and it's saved us a lot of money."
"I like that it's a simple system."
"One of the most valuable features is security and connectivity to the data."
"Setting up Azure Backup is straightforward and the total deployment time was about a month."
"I like that it's a stable solution and their support is good. I think Microsoft's commercial force is superior."
"It's useful, it works, and it's fairly reliable."
"This solution is easy to configure and restore. It is a Microsoft product so is easily compatible with other solutions."
"There is only one feature, and that is the backup."
"If it's set up the right way, it's a stable product."
"Good scalability and virtual environment protection."
"The software implementation takes about 30 minutes."
"It has the ability to support all kinds of backups. It can be used to back up databases, operating systems, virtual machines, Lotus Notes, and Exchange. It can also do remote image backups for remote sites. It integrates and works with Data Domain. It is an enterprise-class product that can be used for anything and everything across multiple sites and locations. It is also very scalable."
"The GUI is the best feature. It's very good and easy to use."
"Dell EMC NetWorker integrates well with our domain and the performance is quite good on-premise. We receive approximately 1 terabyte within one hour."
"I started off as a storage engineer and ended up owning Dell EMC Data Domain and Dell EMC NetWorker. I've not used any other backup solutions at this scale. Dell EMC NetWorker does what I need it to do, it's efficient."
"Technical support is good."
"The only thing I would say that could be improved is the reporting."
"I would like to have the option to increase the frequency of the backups. Azure Backup does backups on an hourly basis, but I would prefer it to take backups more often."
"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."
"I would like to see better integration with more products, and more services."
"Lacks an AI system that would enable easier upgrading of the hardware."
"Technical support can be slow to respond at times."
"The integration with the record database and integration with other applications will be good, especially with the database piece."
"The length of time it takes to restore is our main source of frustration. It would be beneficial to shorten the time it takes."
"Reporting and support for this product need to be improved. There are multiple bugs that need to be fixed."
"The UI is not user-friendly."
"The process of upgrading versions should be improved because as it is now, you have to completely uninstall the old version first, and then install the new version."
"The price could be cheaper."
"Support is definitely an area of concern because of the time it takes to resolve our issues."
"There should be more vendors incorporated into the solution."
"The front end of the solution could improve. The user-friendliness is lacking."
"It would be beneficial to have a single user interface for all of the features."
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:
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.”
Built on a reputation of efficiency and reliability, thousands of customers trust Dell NetWorker to protect their data and applications across multiple environments, from core to edge to cloud.
Inherently flexible, NetWorker helps you deploy and leverage the data protection that fits your needs. NetWorker protects both physical and virtual environments, including VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V, as well as cloud workloads on AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.
NetWorker is available as part of Dell Data Protection Suite, which offers comprehensive data protection software applications and tools. NetWorker is delivered as software and as a virtual edition.
Azure Backup is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 14 reviews while Dell NetWorker is ranked 13th in Backup and Recovery Software with 32 reviews. Azure Backup is rated 8.4, while Dell NetWorker is rated 7.8. 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 NetWorker writes "User-friendly GUI and fast support, but container support should be improved". Azure Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Veritas NetBackup, Acronis Backup and Cohesity DataProtect, whereas Dell NetWorker is most compared with Dell Avamar, Dell PowerProtect Data Manager, Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup and Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain). See our Azure Backup vs. Dell NetWorker report.
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