BDRSuite vs Dell PowerProtect Data Manager comparison

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We performed a comparison between BDRSuite and Dell PowerProtect Data Manager 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 automated backup of multiple virtual machines. We can back up two hypervisors, one is Microsoft Hyper-V and the other one is VMware Hypervisor.""Their technical support is very good to work with, as they are able to propose alternate solutions to problems that work well for us.""We have seen ROI. The real return is when something bad happens. All the proof of concept work that we did, all the testing we did, it all panned out for us. We're already seeing a return on that.""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.""The best part of BDRSuite is how user-friendly it is and how it does not require any maintenance after the initial setup.""The ability to map a drive and restore a separate file is most valuable. The restoration activity is good.""Valuable features include Snapshots and the constant backup for SQL, application services, and Active Directory.""Their support is great. I think they work 24 hours a day. I get a very quick turnaround time from them no matter the day or time that I send them an email."

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"I would say flexibility is the most important feature of the product. The performance and speed are the best on the market.""It's the perfect solution for virtual and container directives. The data reduction feature works well, and we haven't had any issues.""The solution adequately handles data storage.""Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is user-friendly and easy to use. it does what it needs to do.""The solution's initial setup is straightforward.""The product's initial setup phase was easy.""Dell PowerProtect Data Manager helps to reduce the amount of data being transferred and stored.""The deduplication is the most valuable feature because it helps to control the overhead."

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"Vembu will tell you the next scheduled backup, but it doesn't show you the last successful backup. I would have them include a column under "List of Backup Jobs" and have two other columns which say, "Last Successful Backup" and "Next Scheduled Backup", because you don't know now if it's backed up successfully. It just says, "The next scheduled time is this." You don't know from looking at that pane of glass when the last time it actually happened without digging further into reports.""We do a lot of internal automation, so the Vembu API definitely has some gaps. The Vembu API could definitely use some improvement. We do rely a lot on automation outside of just the regular interface. We've noticed that the Vembu GUI is good, but we do leverage the APIs for a lot of stuff, and there's definitely some room for improvement there.""The interface could be better because I have to fumble around to find things. I can't just sit down at the terminal and know exactly what to do. It could be just me, but I have used a number of different backup products, and I found them simpler. However, its features are very good, so I don't mind sacrificing a bit of extra time to do what I need.""I suggest that the dump of the database have the option to either be backed up to Vembu Cloud or be backed up to all backup sites and not only to default storage.""The process is a bit cumbersome when you remove an agent, delete that job, and add the agent to the same server. Even though the agent is already installed in that server, the system does not recognize it. We have to uninstall the current agent, restart the server, install the push agent - a new agent - and then restart the server. I think they should try to avoid that.""I have seen that the BDRSuite user interface can be less intuitive and more challenging to navigate compared to other similar products.""Windows 10 does not have application-aware backups. From my point of view, that's what's existing needs improvement.""The system died twice and it was apparently the result of corrupted disk sectors. I tried to work with tech support to fix it, but they essentially gave up. So twice, I had to rebuild our server."

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"You need to use additional software to back up entire environments. It will be good if they could support entire tape libraries.""The interface is too complex.""A lot of improvement is required in Dell's first level of support.""They should include a feature similar to S3 bucket.""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.""Management is difficult and it is hard to determine when things aren't working properly.""There is always room for improvement. The compression ratio should be improved as well as the efficiency.""As a new product, there are some things that still need to improve a bit as it matures."

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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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  • "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."
  • "We offer monthly or yearly subscriptions. The price could be cheaper."
  • "The solution is not less expensive than competitors but pricing deals are available."
  • "The solution is more affordable than other vendors."
  • "The product is offered at a very competitive price in the market."
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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:The solution's initial setup is straightforward.
    Top Answer:The solution is affordable as compared to other vendors in the market. I rate its pricing as a six.
    Top Answer:They should include a feature similar to S3 bucket. Presently, PPDM offers integration with data domain and power protection appliances. At times, customers demand a simple bucket instead of multiple… more »
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    Also Known As
    Vembu BDRSuite
    PowerProtect, Dell EMC PowerProtect
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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)

    PowerProtect Data Manager offers efficient data protection capabilities leveraging the latest evolution of Dell trusted protection storage architecture.

    With operational simplicity, agility and flexibility at its core, PowerProtect Data Manager enables the protection, management and recovery of data in on-premises, virtualized and cloud deployments, including protection of in-cloud workloads. You can also protect cloud-native workloads across multiple public clouds via our integrated SaaS based PowerProtect Cloud Snapshot Manager.

    Modernize how you protect your VMware virtual machines using Transparent Snapshots. Transparent Snapshots simplifies VM image backups for near-zero impact to your VMs or VM resources – and it works with any VMware supported storage. Transparent Snapshots innovation increases backup performance, lowers costs and simplifies management and reduces the risk of data loss.

    Streamline data protection directly for applications or Kubernetes containers to Dell PowerProtect appliances and reduce application resource constraints.

    Increase business resiliency with PowerProtect Cyber Recovery capabilities to rapidly recover from cyber incidents.

    Modular design allows agile delivery of new features and updates. Rapidly evolve to meet future IT demands.

    • Software defined: Provide flexible data protection and compliance across applications and cloud-native IT environments
    • Multi-cloud optimized: Extend protection to the cloud with backup to cloud, backup in-cloud, long term retention and cloud disaster recovery
    • Self-service: Backup and restore directly from native applications
    • Cloud-Based Monitoring and Analytics: Telemetry, machine learning and predictive analytics to proactively take action and speed time to resolution

    Reviews from Real Users

    “We keep an eye on the future, and we are confident that PowerProtect Data Manager and PowerProtect DD series appliances will support our transformation project. Both products are continuously evolving and will cover our future needs, including using the cloud for data protection.” – Dimitris Mavromichalis, IT Deputy Manager at National Bank of Greece

    “PowerProtect Data Manager combined with PowerProtect appliances – that’s cutting edge. That’s world leading as far as we’re concerned.” – Drew Hills, Infrastructure Analyst at USC Australia

    ““Most of my wish list came true with the PowerProtect Data Manager plugin for vSphere, which provides perfect integration with vCenter.” – Dave Chapman, Senior Technician at PSC Publishing

    Sample Customers
    NASA, Intel, CISCO, PHILIPS, Atos, HEXAWARE, Motorola
    National Bank of Greece, USC Australia, PCS Publishing, Dell Digital IT, Rushmore Electric, Melanson Health, Arrow Electronics
    Top Industries
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Non Tech Company8%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Educational Organization14%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
    Small Business65%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise16%
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise39%
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise38%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Buyer's Guide
    BDRSuite vs. Dell PowerProtect Data Manager
    January 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about BDRSuite vs. Dell PowerProtect Data Manager and other solutions. Updated: January 2024.
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    BDRSuite is ranked 12th in Backup and Recovery with 14 reviews while Dell PowerProtect Data Manager is ranked 28th in Backup and Recovery with 5 reviews. BDRSuite is rated 8.2, while Dell PowerProtect Data Manager is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of BDRSuite writes "Provides us with a way to instantly recover data". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell PowerProtect Data Manager writes "A tool that offers good capacity management and product management". BDRSuite is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, NAKIVO Backup & Replication, Vinchin Backup & Recovery, Acronis Cyber Protect and Hornetsecurity Altaro VM Backup, whereas Dell PowerProtect Data Manager is most compared with Dell Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Dell NetWorker and Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA). See our BDRSuite vs. Dell PowerProtect Data Manager report.

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