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We performed a comparison between BDRSuite and Dell NetWorker based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Backup and Recovery solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"The compression, encryption, and deduplication features all work fine.""Adding and removing backup jobs using BDRSuite is easy and also includes great documentation.""It has improved our business continuity.""We are now using it 24/7 because it is serving as an online backup, and very soon, the DR will activated on the product.""The main difference I see between Vembu and the other solutions we've tried is that with Vembu, you don't need anybody to tell you what to do. Once you have done the installation you just look at the user interface — it's very friendly — and you can do things yourself without resorting to help from anybody.""Quick backup and restore; very simple and understandable interface.""It makes it possible for us to back up our Unix machines without installing a host, client, or any client software. It gives us some peace of mind in regards to those servers getting backed up.""Vembu provides us with a way to instantly recover data. It offers instant data recovery through a local backup server deployed at the customer's site. We can quickly recover data either by copying it back to the main server or if the backup server is powerful enough, we can also directly start a virtual machine from the backup."

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"Storage-wise, EMC is user-friendly.""This solution is really the best in the market! After evaluating other solutions, we automatically decided to use this one.""The backup feature for this product is good. It is easy to set up and easy to scale.""Dell EMC NetWorker is scalable.""The interface is user-friendly and can be used by the end-users.""Technical support is good.""Very user-friendly with a good interface.""The initial setup is simple."

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"The support is a bit slow in resolving an issue. It takes a long time to recover.""The deduplication could be better. It doesn't give the level of deduplication that I would get with a product that's stored in a more standard file format. I would prefer to be able to use a non-deduplicated store on a third-party deduplicated medium.""The initial setup process can be more simplistic and quicker.""They had a good product and tried to change things by going to a different product. They should have tried to stay with a product that is a proven solution and successful.""The solution's UI and integrations could be better.""Maybe they can add some features regarding working with the vCenter cluster to be able to have more power over the cluster overall, not just over a single or specific host. Also, I would like some enhancements in technology for the web interface, e.g., some interactive technologies to advance the interface of Vembu. Although the current interface is very good, maybe they can use more advanced technologies for its web development.""The product is co-branded, not white-labeled.""I would like to have a different set of products instead of having a single software which does everything."

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"They need to be compatible with the cloud because EMC NetWorker cannot compete with other products at the moment. EMC focuses only on their own cloud and do not take into consideration other cloud vendors.""We are looking forward to better stability in future versions.""They need more support for image backups.""Currently, the NetWorker server only supports the Windows server bare-metal recovery, so an improvement would be built-in support for Linux and UNIX BMR.""The user interface has to be improved""We are able to do direct backups, but analyzing the logs is not straightforward.""Since the product is not on the front banner of Dell, the support may not be the best.""The solution could be graphically better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The product's pricing is a good value. Vembu is cost-effective versus using VMware Essentials. Regarding licensing, make sure you find the right workstation or server that you're going to install it on, and know the number of sockets it has, since the price depends on that."
  • "It is very cost efficient, effective. I’d say it's one-third the cost of Veritas when compared to the server backups. I even tried image backups on Acronis, but Acronis is very expensive. So these are some of the key reasons why I opted for it."
  • "We were able to take advantage of a promotional pricing campaign."
  • "The pricing structure is in line with other solutions. However, the option to replicate offsite to a unit at another office or at home is a big cost benefit. Instead of paying monthly for cloud storage, you replicate offsite for free."
  • "Pricing is fair enough. What was not clear enough in the documentation on the website was that that you're licensing per CPU socket and you are only licensing on the restore sockets, not the backup sockets. It's a bit technical, but it was very well explained during the demonstration that we had during the evaluation period."
  • "I prefer the way Vembu is licensed. When you look at Veeam or any other product, they price per node. Vembu is licensed per host. You just buy a host license and it backs up unlimited VMs within that host. The others charge per VM."
  • "Vembu is too expensive because they don't really have small-business pricing. This is a matter of personal opinion. They're going to tell you that they have competitive pricing because there are more expensive solutions in the marketplace, but there are better solutions in the marketplace that are more expensive. Their product is a better fit for small businesses, but they don't price it that way."
  • "The product's pricing is of good value. It was much more affordable than the alternative solution to it, which was Veeam. That would be the closest competitor, and between those two, Vembu was much more affordable. It seemed reasonable for what we needed to do."
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  • "Low cost is key."
  • "You have to buy the deduplication software separately from the license."
  • "It's approximate, but I believe we pay around $20-30,000 a month in licensing."
  • "The pricing of this solution is very good."
  • "If you purchase Avamar, NetWorker is free with Avamar, for one terabyte license capacity."
  • "It is excellent from the pricing point of view. It is free with Data Protection Suite. Similarly, when you purchase Avamar, Dell EMC NetWorker is free with one terabyte license capacity. Its price is very competitive."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The best part of BDRSuite is how user-friendly it is and how it does not require any maintenance after the initial setup.
    Top Answer:BDRSuite is competitively priced. Businesses on a tight budget can still utilize BDRSuite.
    Top Answer:The initial setup process can be more simplistic and quicker.
    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:Earlier, users had to make yearly payments towards the licensing costs of the product. The licenses were expensive, but users used to get the best device to use.
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    Vembu has ventured into the Backup & Disaster Recovery market in 2002. Since then, the only focus is on building a comprehensive data protection solution.

    BDRSuite is a Comprehensive & Cost-Effective Backup and Disaster Recovery Software for Small/Medium Businesses, Enterprise Businesses, and Service Providers. 

    BDRSuite is designed to protect data across Data Centers/Private Clouds (VMware,
    Hyper-V, Windows, Linux, Applications & Databases), Public Clouds (AWS), SaaS Applications (Microsoft 365, Google Workspace), and Endpoints (Windows, Mac).

    Watch BDRSuite Product Demo

    Our solutions are extremely affordable and are ideal for businesses of any size, with a tight budget. 

    Businesses can save up to 70% on backup costs using BDRSuite compared to the Industry Leader. We offer 24/7 technical support.

    Download BDRSuite's 30-day Free Trial Here.


    SaaS Backup starts at $0.40 User/Month (Microsoft 365, Google Workspace)

    Endpoints Backup starts at $0.45 Endpoint/Month (Windows, Linux, Mac)

    VM Backup starts at $1.8 VM/Month (VMware, Hyper-V, KVM)

    Server Backup starts at $1.8 Server/Month (Windows, Linux)

    Cloud VM Backup starts at $1.8 VM/Month (AWS EC2 Instance, Azure VM)

    Applications & DBs Backup starts at $1.8 Application/Month (Microsoft Exchange Server, SQL Server, SharePoint, MySQL, and PostgreSQL)

    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.

    Sample Customers
    NASA, Intel, CISCO, PHILIPS, Atos, HEXAWARE, Motorola
    Republic Bank, Westgate Resorts, Macquire Cloud Services, Shriners, Panatonni, Qatar Islamic Bank, Eurosport
    Top Industries
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Non Profit8%
    Non Tech Company8%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Financial Services Firm28%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Company Size
    Small Business65%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise16%
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise39%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise37%
    Large Enterprise40%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    BDRSuite vs. Dell NetWorker
    March 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about BDRSuite vs. Dell NetWorker and other solutions. Updated: March 2024.
    757,260 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    BDRSuite is ranked 12th in Backup and Recovery with 14 reviews while Dell NetWorker is ranked 14th in Backup and Recovery with 24 reviews. BDRSuite is rated 8.2, while Dell NetWorker is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of BDRSuite writes "Provides us with a way to instantly recover data". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell NetWorker writes "Reliable and simple VM backup process". BDRSuite is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, NAKIVO Backup & Replication, Vinchin Backup & Recovery, Acronis Cyber Protect and Hornetsecurity Altaro VM Backup, whereas Dell NetWorker is most compared with Dell PowerProtect Data Manager, Dell Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup and Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain). See our BDRSuite vs. Dell NetWorker report.

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