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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.
To learn more, read our detailed Azure Backup vs. Dell NetWorker Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"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."

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"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."

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Cons
"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."

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"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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis."
  • "The price should be cheaper, but it's affordable if you use the yearly subscription."
  • "It's around $10 to $15 per month per virtual machine, along with something extra based on the size of the data."
  • "Pay as you go is the pricing model."
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  • "The price is a little on the high side, but it's reliable and provides a good service."
  • "It is not very expensive and not very cheap."
  • "They are not cheap."
  • "Licensing is based on the number of terabytes, so you need to purchase packages."
  • "There is a licensing fee."
  • "We do need to purchase a license, but sometimes, it comes as a part of the Dell Data Protection Suite (DPS). It has a capacity-based licensing."
  • "The pricing of the solution is not the cheapest compared to other similar solutions. The Networker is available as a component of the Dell EMC Data Protection Suite package and it should have the ability to be purchased separately."
  • "The licensing model can be traditional licensing or capacity-based licensing."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: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 »
    Top Answer:Price-wise, it's similar to AWS. It's always better to see a lower price.
    Top Answer:From the very beginning, Dell EMC NetWorker considers users and those who might potentially become users. In terms of both pricing and setup, this product offers an experience that is significantly… more »
    Top Answer: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… more »
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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.”

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    Russell Reynolds Associates, Somerset County Council, Kardem, PCL Construction
    Republic Bank, Westgate Resorts, Macquire Cloud Services, Shriners, Panatonni, Qatar Islamic Bank, Eurosport
    Top Industries
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    Manufacturing Company23%
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Energy/Utilities Company15%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Financial Services Firm24%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Healthcare Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government9%
    Company Size
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    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise30%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
    Azure Backup vs. Dell NetWorker
    November 2022
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    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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