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"Technical support handled all our issues quickly and effectively.""Easy verification of things is the most valuable feature.""It seems reliable and easy to use.""The Granular Restore of SQL feature has been a lifesaver more times than I can count. One of the main reasons for looking at Carbonite was their support for platforms like AIX and AS/400 Series.""It does not slow down your computer or use a lot of resources as it works."

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"It backs up our Windows systems and our Linux systems and everything.""IDPA's best feature is Turbo Boost Technology. The compression and duplication features are excellent, too.""It is very simple to perform an upgrade of the system and the environment.""We don't need to manage different devices."

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"The support for object storage isn't quite there yet. Its public cloud support can be improved. I would love to see the public cloud support for object storage, and it would be great, but what I always hear from the folks at Carbonite is that in a lot of cases, it directly competes with their cloud offering. So, I don't know when or where that will go or if that will go anywhere, but we are hopeful to see something. The dashboard is a little outdated. If they gave it a facelift and put some better design around their dashboard, that would be tremendous. I generally care less about the visual aesthetics of an application as long as it does what it needed to do, which is true in the case of this solution. We also have the Microsoft 365 platform. Because they're two separate platforms, I have to log in to my Microsoft platform to manage it, and I have to log into my Carbonite server backup platform to manage it. Having these two coexist together in one management console is really what we're looking for, but we went for it knowing this. We also knew that there would be some integration coming down the road. So, we're again hoping to see some of that coming in 2021.""They do not yet have USB recovery but they are adding it in coming releases.""The only thing that I would like to see improved is related to marketing. Currently, it is very difficult to find the right paper and stuff for me. Their marketing department should provide better information because currently, it is very difficult to find information on the internet. It was bought over by OpenText, and you won't be able to find a lot of information about this solution on their site. They should also provide training facilities for commercial purposes. Some of my colleagues recently went for pilot training, and they were technical. If I want to get trained, the training has to be more commercial. Currently, there is no such training for users like me."

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"After resizing and compression, the system continuously runs out of space. Dell EMC doesn't do automatic cleanup or other things, so we constantly have to manually go in there or work with Dell support on this. The solution has not been working as advertised.""We would like to see the pricing drop a bit.""I would like to see integration with Dell EMC's Cloud Tier.""The two-factor authentication is missing from Dell products."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing is between $120 and $150 per year."
  • "Its price is reasonable."
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  • "The licensing is billed on a monthly basis. Dell is bundled so that when you order IDPA, you get everything together with the license."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Easy verification of things is the most valuable feature.
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    Top Answer:The pricing of the product is pretty reasonable. I'd rate the pricing at a three out of five in terms of affordability. Licensing is paid on a yearly basis.
    Top Answer:I can't speak to any missing features. We are happy with the product. We would like to see the pricing drop a bit.
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    Also Known As
    Carbonite Recover Backup
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    Carbonite Server securely replicates data to the local backup server while securing a second copy in the cloud. Granular restore and local failover options ensure rapid recovery and minimal data loss. With integrated hardware and cloud failover for critical systems, Carbonite Server provides reliable data protection.

    The PowerProtect DP series appliances is the integrated appliance solution from the Dell data protection appliances portfolio.

    PowerProtect DP series appliance: Simple, efficient and agile data protection

    The DP series is an all-in-one backup appliance that reduces the complexity of managing multiple data silos, point solutions and vendor relationships. The DP series simplifies deployment and management—while delivering powerful, enterprise-grade data protection capabilities for small, mid-size and enterprise organizations at a low cost-to-protect. 

    It is an integrated solution that offers complete backup, replication, recovery, deduplication, instant access and restore, search & analytics, seamless VMware integration — plus, cloud readiness with disaster recovery (DR) and long-term retention (LTR) to the cloud — all in a single appliance. 

    With the DP series, customers reduce their time-to-protect and become more agile with a solution that’s fast, protected more efficiently, can be recovered quickly and is reliable.

    Simple to deploy, scale and manage 

    The DP series enables organizations to protect a broad ecosystem of applications quickly with a single system management console, consolidating workload protection, and eliminating infrastructure or data sprawl. The easy-to-use System Manager simplifies backups and automates daily tasks, including monitoring, management, reporting, analytics and search. The DP series delivers all-in-one data protection: protection storage and software, search and advanced monitoring and analytics, combined with cloud extensibility. It offers integration with VMware, SQL and Oracle management tools so that admins can use familiar UIs. 

    Powerful cloud, performance and efficiency 

    The DP series can scale to fit the needs of enterprises with the ability to protect up to 195 PB (logical) of data to the public, private or hybrid clouds with Cloud Tier, with no additional hardware.7 Plus, native Cloud DR with end-to-end orchestration allows enterprises to copy backed-up VMs from on-premises DP series environments to the public cloud with AWS, Azure, or VMware Cloud on AWS —3 clicks to failover and 2 clicks to failback. 

    The DP series provides support for modern applications like MongoDB and MySQL and is optimized for VMware. It provides fast, single-step recovery of individual files, dynamic policies for VMs as well as complete VMware images, which can be instantly accessed and migrated live from the DP series appliance back to the production environment (using vMotion) while still running, further simplifying and optimizing VM recovery. Plus, instantly access up to 64 VMs with up to 60,000 IOPS to meet the strictest SLAs. 

    Data protection search simplifies file-level-recovery (FLR) activities with an easy-to-use search interface. The DP series is also built on the industry-proven Data Invulnerability Architecture (DIA), for encryption, fault detection, and healing.

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    Sample Customers
    INLINE Commercial Construction, Hamilton County
    Under Armour, Christian Brothers University, Presidio
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise49%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
    Carbonite Server vs. Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA)
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Carbonite Server vs. Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA) and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,548 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Carbonite Server is ranked 33rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews while Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA) is ranked 40th in Backup and Recovery Software with 4 reviews. Carbonite Server is rated 8.6, while Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA) is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Carbonite Server writes "Granular Restore feature has been a lifesaver, but the support for object storage isn't quite there yet". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA) writes "Stable, easy to upgrade, has good DPS search included, and has good reporting". Carbonite Server is most compared with Veeam Backup for Office 365, Zerto, Acronis Backup, Veeam Backup & Replication and Azure Backup, whereas Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA) is most compared with Dell Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Dell NetWorker and Veritas NetBackup. See our Carbonite Server vs. Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA) report.

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