We performed a comparison between Dell Data Protection Advisor and Infrascale Backup & Disaster Recovery 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.
"This is a stable solution."
"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."
"It generates very detailed reports, which makes things easier when it comes to IT auditing."
"The recovery of data is the most valuable feature. The software backup, which is just a program that gets installed on a server, can back up to the cloud. You can install that on a server or PC, and that will simply back up a user's files and folders. If it is installed on the server, we just back up the relevant data. Recovering that, if there has been a malicious attack on a business or anything like that, has been invaluable in the past. The good features about that are obviously, if the physical hardware has a problem, then we can utilize the appliance, turn on the virtual machine, and carry on running the business while we put the hardware back and correct the issue."
"The Infrascale Dashboard is very easy to understand, has a good overview, and gives me access to all my appliances without having to have a local VPN connection to the individual clients. It makes it very easy to find my way around."
"Given that we are in the hurricane belt, the spin-up of replicated servers in the cloud is among the most valuable features. If our site goes down we can just connect to the cloud appliance, spin up the servers, and we are good to go."
"Its Critical Server Insurance feature for protecting physical and virtual servers, including Windows, Linux, VMware, and Hyper-V is mandatory for me and it makes me happy. If I had a backup solution that didn't do that, it would not be a backup solution and would not be any good."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to boot locally, as well as in Infrascale's cloud. This means that we can either do on-site failover or failover to their cloud."
"The overall ease of use and ease of management of the solution using the Infrascale dashboard is excellent. I'd rate it 10 out of 10 because the dashboard is very simple to use. For someone with a technical background, it's a wonderful piece of software to be using in a cloud environment. But if you're not technical, then it might be a problem. It could be confusing for non-technical people. If you don't know what you're doing, you could kind of screw it up. Any human with two brain cells can do it. It's like anything else. So, once you train a human, they're good. Anybody can do it. Anybody with a competent brain can use it and go with a little bit of technical skill. It might be confusing in the beginning, but once you're trained up and you've used it a little bit, like anything else in your life, it'll be easy. They'll come as normal."
"The overall ease of use and management of the solution using the Infrascale Dashboard is very good. We haven't had any issues. It is easy to learn. Most of our techs who deal with backups are usually up and running with the dashboard within a day or so. They don't have a lot of buried features where you have to dig through things to get to the resolution. It is pretty self-explanatory."
"For this particular client, the solution’s Critical Server Insurance feature that protects physical and virtual servers including Windows, Linux, VMware, and Hyper-V, was a very big factor as well. They have a bunch of physical servers, as well as virtual. The mix is predominantly virtual. They also have some NAS boxes that we back up using Infrascale."
"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."
"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."
"It is difficult to manage the solution with the available tools. You need to know exactly what are you are doing."
"The pricing model that they recently changed to is a little bit complicated, and the biggest area for improvement is a better way of figuring out how to price it."
"There is room for improvement by making the interface a little more intuitive when navigating to recover flat files or an old server."
"The only thing I would suggest, and I have talked to my manager about it already, is that they should have a direct backup-to-cloud solution. It should be something that does not require me to do an image backup, and then individual file and folder backups, to be able to restore individual files."
"I would like to see more features for the section on the viruses and maybe another in reference to two-factor authentication."
"They can always make the GUI a little bit nicer, the interface level a bit better. There's always room for improvement."
"They set me up as a vendor, not as a client. So sometimes I end up in the wrong portal and I'm doing vendor things instead of client things, and I didn't realize that right away. Once I figured it out I just changed my favorites on my desktop to go to the client-side."
"There could be some room for improvement in the on-premises hardware selection. It is hard for them to deploy a lot of different hardware options. Depending on footprint size and overall capabilities, that is where there could be some flexibility in some cases. However, it is not a deal-breaker."
"When you are ordering hardware appliances, they have to be delivered from America. In the past, hard drives on the appliance have been simple SSD drives that are installed. However, they don't have a local supply for the SSD drives in the UK. They have to be exported from the US, arrive, and then I have to go and install them. Then, they will rebuild it from their side of things. However, I could order that same SSD drive online and get it the next day. So, I have to wait days for things to come when I could get the exact same drive the next day in the UK, if I wanted to. That causes a bit of a problem. I don't know how many businesses they have in the UK, but I do think that having to import stuff from the US is a time-consuming problem. If there was a holding in the UK, then we wouldn't have that delay in time."
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.
Infrascale overcomes the complexity of creating backup and disaster recovery solutions without sacrificing performance and reliability. We provide fast, secure recovery that enables customers to feel confident that their data is fully protected from any type of disaster, whether it be operational, environmental, or malicious. Infrascale provides data protection for SaaS applications, endpoints, and servers.
Protect Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, Box, Dropbox, and Salesforce data from accidental deletion and malicious attacks. Infrascale Cloud Application Backup (ICAB) provides customers with essential data protection that isn’t included in their SaaS provider’s limited retention policies. It also protects the broadest set of SaaS applications and delivers ease of use and ease of deployment.
Direct-to-cloud backup and recovery solution for endpoints. Infrascale Cloud Backup (ICB) provides unlimited retention and version history, MSI installer and single pane of glass management, and ransomware anomaly detection. This delivers ease of use, ease of management, and protection from cybersecurity threats.
SERVER BACKUP AND DISASTER RECOVERY
Boot ready in minutes to run your systems when they go down due to any reason including server crashes, ransomware attacks, or natural disasters. Infrascale Backup & Disaster Recovery (IBDR) provides boot-ready time for failover that averages 2 minutes as well as unlimited disaster recovery and failover testing. In order to eliminate downtime and data loss, IBDR also provides a centrally managed Infrascale Management Dashboard.
Dell Data Protection Advisor is ranked 45th in Backup and Recovery Software with 5 reviews while Infrascale Backup & Disaster Recovery is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery Software with 10 reviews. Dell Data Protection Advisor is rated 7.2, while Infrascale Backup & Disaster Recovery is rated 9.2. 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 Infrascale Backup & Disaster Recovery writes "If the physical hardware has a problem, then we can utilize this appliance, turn on the virtual machine, and carry on running the business while correcting the issue". Dell Data Protection Advisor is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell Avamar, Veritas NetBackup, Dell NetWorker and Dell PowerProtect Data Manager, whereas Infrascale Backup & Disaster Recovery is most compared with Zerto, Acronis Backup, Veeam Backup & Replication, Datto Cloud Continuity and Commvault Complete Data Protection. See our Dell Data Protection Advisor vs. Infrascale Backup & Disaster Recovery report.
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