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Dell Data Protection Advisor vs. Dell NetWorker
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell Data Protection Advisor vs. Dell NetWorker and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"It generates very detailed reports, which makes things easier when it comes to IT auditing.""The deduplication is probably the most valuable feature of that requirement.""It has a lot of stock reports. I believe over 300 canned reports, which for the most part meet a lot of generic needs.""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.""This is a stable solution."

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"If it's set up the right way, it's a stable product.""The backup feature for this product is good. It is easy to set up and easy to scale.""The updated graphical interface is better than it used to be.""The best feature of Dell EMC NetWorker is its wide spectrum of available plugins for each and every software that you can back up, such as SAP HANA, Oracle, AXI-based machines, or Dell-based machines. Whatever you want to back up, you can do it with Dell EMC NetWorker. It is a very solid backup software. It is the oldest backup software from EMC, and it comes from Dell EMC's legacy.""Dell EMC NetWorker is scalable.""The GUI is user-friendly.""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.""Storage-wise, EMC is user-friendly."

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Cons
"They should empower their customers with the ability to upgrade this solution as long as it's in the same major release.""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."

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"There should be total integration of the replication and cloud logistic back up on cloud.""The configuration is too complex.""The user interface of this solution could be improved. It is not user friendly and is difficult to understand for new users. New users struggle to understand the logic.""I would like to see better support for the container systems, and we would like to see more support for image backups instead of pure file backups.""The front end of the solution could improve. The user-friendliness is lacking.""I would like to see the user interface improved, more documentation, faster support, and it could be easier to configure.""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.""Its console UI should be better. It should also have more out-of-the-box reporting functionalities. It should also have easier cloud integration. They have got cloud boost and things like that, but if you want to directly back up to the cloud, I'm not too sure whether you can do it. For example, you can easily send data from Commvault to AWS, Azure, or a container, but it seems to be not so easy in NetWorker."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's not very expensive — I think the price is fair."
  • "You have to procure the license when you are ordering or quoting for Dell Data Protection Suite (DPS). DPS is bundled with the suite and comes with a license. However, if you purchase NetWorker separately then you will have to procure the license for DPS separately."
  • "For pricing, I would rate Dell 2 out of 5. It's affordable."
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  • "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."
  • "They are not cheap."
  • "Licensing is based on the number of terabytes, so you need to purchase packages."
  • "There is a licensing fee."
  • "We do need to purchase a license, but sometimes, it comes as a part of the Dell Data Protection Suite (DPS). It has a capacity-based licensing."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It has a lot of stock reports. I believe over 300 canned reports, which for the most part meet a lot of generic needs.
    Top Answer:We need to add additional licenses for support so that the IT monitoring process will be very smooth. Our customer pays for the license. It's not very expensive — I think the price is fair… more »
    Top Answer:There's always room for improvement. EMC, Dell as of late has dragged behind in their Java protocol, keeping up with Java and security vulnerabilities. They should empower their customers with the… more »
    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:If it's set up the right way, it's a stable product.
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    Overview

    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.

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    Nielsen, Trek Bicycle, Cal-Israel Credit Cards
    Republic Bank, Westgate Resorts, Macquire Cloud Services, Shriners, Panatonni, Qatar Islamic Bank, Eurosport
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Financial Services Firm26%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Computer Software Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise43%
    Large Enterprise43%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise46%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Dell Data Protection Advisor vs. Dell NetWorker
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell Data Protection Advisor vs. Dell NetWorker and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    622,949 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Dell Data Protection Advisor is ranked 47th in Backup and Recovery Software with 5 reviews while Dell NetWorker is ranked 15th in Backup and Recovery Software with 31 reviews. Dell Data Protection Advisor is rated 7.2, while Dell NetWorker is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Dell Data Protection Advisor writes "Easy to use, flexible, configurable dashboards, and effective script capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell NetWorker writes "User-friendly GUI and fast support, but container support should be improved". Dell Data Protection Advisor is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell Avamar, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Veritas NetBackup and Dell PowerProtect Data Manager, whereas Dell NetWorker is most compared with Dell Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Dell PowerProtect Data Manager and Acronis Backup. See our Dell Data Protection Advisor vs. Dell NetWorker report.

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