We performed a comparison between Dell EMC Avamar and Dell EMC Networker based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: Dell EMC Avamar wins out in this comparison due to its robust performance as well as its impressive data reduction and deduplication abilities. In addition, Dell EMC Avamar received positive feedback in the ROI category.
"The fast backup and recovery and the Full Backup features are valuable."
"The most valuable feature for me in Dell Avamar is the automation, which is good for completion."
"Stable and scalable backup and recovery software, with good technical support."
"The stability is okay."
"It's simple to configure."
"We are talking about a complete end-to-end solution which comes with its own hardware storage to back up the data on tape-less."
"The most valuable feature is the integration with Data Domain and your VM stacks."
"The installation process is pretty straightforward."
"The extensive information provided on tool properties has been very useful, specifically the information on databases"
"The solution is stable."
"Dell's technical support are quite helpful with straightforward issues."
"The full backup is a great feature. Restoration is also good and very quick."
"NetWorker's most valuable feature is recovery, including the policy-based backups that can be configured."
"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."
"Good scalability and virtual environment protection."
"The initial setup is very easy. It's incredibly fast."
"The stability could improve, a lot of scheduled backups failed at one time."
"Avamar cannot back up Nutanix as a virtual solution."
"What would make Dell Avamar better is if it can do faster backups because right now, PowerProtect Data Manager is better in this area with its new UI and a new way to implement backups. Customers nowadays also expect more up-to-date solutions, and this is another area for improvement in Dell Avamar. It's not as up-to-date, so I'm counting on PowerProtect Data Manager, but customers who have Dell Avamar don't want to switch because you don't have as many backup problems in Dell Avamar compared to other solutions. What I'd like to see in the next release of Dell Avamar is an updated UI and a different way to manage backups because currently, backup management is a bit heavy for customers using Dell Avamar."
"Some integrations are not in place, such as the email alerts, which are not compatible with Office 365 SMTP gateway."
"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."
"The bare-metal restores could be improved."
"Dell Avamar could improve by adding more backup features."
"The performance takes up a lot of resources, unfortunately."
"Since the product is not on the front banner of Dell, the support may not be the best."
"While upgrading to a new version, we encounter challenges related to specific algorithms or code regulations."
"The price could be cheaper."
"Dell NetWorker could improve the GUI to include rack recovery."
"I would like to see encryption included in the next release to encrypt the data that we are backing up."
"The UI needs some enhancement to be more user-friendly."
"The UI is not user-friendly."
"When you're working with VMware, you need to use vProxy machines. You have to install the vProxy for every host in the VMware environment."
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.
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.
Dell Avamar is ranked 11th in Backup and Recovery with 31 reviews while Dell NetWorker is ranked 13th in Backup and Recovery with 26 reviews. Dell Avamar is rated 7.4, while Dell NetWorker is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Dell Avamar writes "Works excellently for on-prem backup but not the best for Azure backups". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell NetWorker writes "Reliable and simple VM backup process". Dell Avamar is most compared with Dell PowerProtect Data Manager, Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA), Rubrik and Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), whereas Dell NetWorker is most compared with Dell PowerProtect Data Manager, Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and Commvault Complete Data Protection. See our Dell Avamar vs. Dell NetWorker report.
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