We performed a comparison between Dell Avamar and Dell Data Protection Advisor 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 data reduction feature and the ease of enabling a server in a DR location are the most valuable."
"I like Dell EMC Avamar's compression of data."
"The stability of Dell EMC Avamar is very good."
"We've found the product to be stable."
"The performance of Dell EMC Avamar is good."
"The most valuable feature is the integration with Data Domain and your VM stacks."
"The solution integrates well with Unix, Windows, Hyper-V and VM."
"So far, Avamar covers everything we want. We are replicating to other sites for disaster recovery, so it's working well for us."
"This is a stable solution."
"The solution is easy to use, flexible and has a lot of out-of-the-box functionality. You can configure the dashboards or you can use a script. However, to fully utilize its capabilities you will want to use a lot of scripts which you will need advanced training. The reports can be customized for many things, such as chargeback billing."
"The deduplication is probably the most valuable feature of that requirement."
"It generates very detailed reports, which makes things easier when it comes to IT auditing."
"It has a lot of stock reports. I believe over 300 canned reports, which for the most part meet a lot of generic needs."
"Avamar needs a greater emphasis on storage targets. If it's going to keep pace with the times, it needs more ability to leverage cloud storage."
"If you need to pull data out of it to offload to tapes, that's messy. You have a mechanism for it, but it is painful."
"A benefit would be support for either Azure Cool Storage or AWS Glacier."
"More integration would be helpful, as well as the addition of more applications."
"It would be better if we could integrate easily with other platforms."
"Interfaces need to be improved."
"The solution could be a bit easier to use in the sense that they need to make it simpler to backup products and restore items."
"The user interface needs to be improved. It's not as good as it could be."
"It's a bit difficult for first-time users."
"The functionality of the Data Protection Advisor is limited and is something that is lacking in this solution. Other solutions like CloudIQ and DDMC provide a much better outlook on how data protection should be done."
"It is difficult to manage the solution with the available tools. You need to know exactly what are you are doing."
"There is a steep learning curve to use the interface and to create new reports, this could be made easier. If the solution could provide more drag and drop functionality to build more advanced reports that would be very helpful."
"They should empower their customers with the ability to upgrade this solution as long as it's in the same major release."
Dell Avamar data protection software delivers flexible and efficient backup and recovery operations that can scale from daily backup protection for endpoints to high-performance protection for large enterprises with diverse applications and workloads. With application consistent recovery, automation and fast backup and restores, Avamar can help you meet your SLAs and optimize your backup and recovery processes
If you are deploying all or part of your backup environment to the cloud, Avamar enables you to make the most of your cloud investment, enabling replication, disaster recovery and long-term retention for customers using AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud.
Avamar is available as part of Dell Data Protection Suite, which offers comprehensive data protection software applications and tools. Avamar is delivered as software and as a virtual edition.
Effectively managing your data protection environment can be labor intensive and complex. It requires knowledge of backup applications, replication technologies, and the entire supporting infrastructure, yet it is critical in keeping your data secure.
With Dell Data Protection Advisor, you can automate and centralize the collection, monitoring and reporting of this data and get a single, comprehensive view of your environment, no matter where your data resides. This includes monitoring data on AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.
With clear visibility, you can gain actionable insight and effectively manage service levels while reducing costs and complexity. You can also collect and report on that data to help other stakeholders make the best decisions for your organization.
Data Protection Advisor is available as part of Dell Data Protection Suite.
Dell Avamar is ranked 12th in Backup and Recovery Software with 39 reviews while Dell Data Protection Advisor is ranked 46th in Backup and Recovery Software with 5 reviews. Dell Avamar is rated 7.6, while Dell Data Protection Advisor is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Dell Avamar writes "Unlimited scalability, very stable, and ties very well with VMware API". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell Data Protection Advisor writes "Easy to use, flexible, configurable dashboards, and effective script capabilities". Dell Avamar is most compared with Dell NetWorker, Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell PowerProtect Data Manager, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and IBM Spectrum Protect, whereas Dell Data Protection Advisor is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell NetWorker, Veritas NetBackup, Commvault Complete Data Protection and Dell PowerProtect Data Manager. See our Dell Avamar vs. Dell Data Protection Advisor report.
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