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We performed a comparison between Dell Data Protection Advisor and Microsoft DPM 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.
To learn more, read our detailed Dell Data Protection Advisor vs. Microsoft DPM Report (Updated: November 2022).
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"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 deduplication is probably the most valuable feature of that requirement.""This is a stable solution."

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"The most important feature is that it's easy to use.""It is almost perfect for Microsoft products. It is not a very powerful tool, but it is okay for small sites and small businesses with Microsoft products. It is easy to use for backup and restore. It is good for backing up Microsoft servers such as Exchange and SharePoint servers.""Microsoft DPM is scalable."

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Cons
"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.""It's a bit difficult for first-time users.""They should empower their customers with the ability to upgrade this solution as long as it's in the same major release."

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"You have only a few settings and if you change them for some special configurations, it's very difficult.""It needs portability for other vendors. It is good for backing up Microsoft servers, but it doesn't support third-party solutions such as Oracle Database. It depends on Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy, especially for Hyper-V, which has a lot of problems. They should enhance the Volume Shadow Copy functionality. Its reporting should also be better. Reporting is too weak in DPM.""Microsoft DPM could improve if it was available in a public or private cloud."

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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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  • "Microsoft DPM is a free solution. However, we pay approximately $3,000 annually for support."
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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:The automated procedure is quite good for us, as it is able to capture all of the information that we require.
    Top Answer:I bought the license for the solution from Microsoft as part of System Center. I'm not sure of the exact cost of the solution.
    Top Answer:Management reporting could be improved.
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    Also Known As
    DPA
    DPM, Data Protection Manager, MS DPM
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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.

    Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) is an enterprise backup system that can be used to back up data from a source location to a target secondary location. Microsoft DPM allows you to back up application data from Microsoft servers and workloads, and file data from servers and client computers. You can create full backups, incremental backups, differential backups, and bare-metal backups to completely restore a system. Microsoft DPM can store backup data to disks for short-term storage, to Azure Cloud for both for short-term and long-term storage off-premises, and to tapes for long-term storage, which can then be stored offsite. Backed up files are indexed, which allows you to easily search your recovered data.

    Microsoft DPM contributes to your business continuity and disaster recovery strategy by facilitating the backup and recovery of enterprise data, ensuring resources are available and recoverable during planned and unplanned outages. When outages occur and source data is unavailable, you can use DPM to easily restore data to the original source or to an alternate location.

    Key Features of Microsoft DPM:

    • Application-aware backup: Application-aware backup of Microsoft workloads, including SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, and SharePoint.

    • File backup: Back up files and folders on computers running Windows Server and Windows operating systems.

    • System backup: Back up the entire system state or run complete backups of physical computers running Windows Server or Windows client operating systems.

    • Hyper-V backup: Back up Hyper-V virtual machines running either Windows or Linux. You can choose to back up an entire virtual machine or specific applications on the virtual machine.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Microsoft DPM stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its robust and flexible backup capabilities and its being easy to manage with one central dashboard.

    William M., the head of ICT infrastructure & security at a tech services company, notes, "The automated procedure is quite good for us, as it is able to capture all of the information that we require. The compatibility is very good. We have an IBM AS/400 machine in our office that we're using, and we're able to back it up fine. This is the same for other systems, as well. I think that overall, it is really adaptable, compatible, and scalable."

    Mohammed I., a managing director at Adalites, notes, "I would definitely recommend data protection DPM. It has an application backup, a file backup, a system backup and a hypervisor. It works flawlessly, never a problem."

    Rodney C. a system analyst at a financial services firm, writes, "The most valuable feature is that DPM has an index so individual files can be searched. This is our primary tool for recovering deleted files or folders. Once we implement a System Center Operations Manager, all of our DPM servers can then be seen on one dashboard."

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    Sample Customers
    Nielsen, Trek Bicycle, Cal-Israel Credit Cards
    Medical Park, Centropol Energy, a.s., NCFE, D & H Distributing, Metalor, Colosseum, a.s., Sanitas S.A., Icebreaker
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company57%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government14%
    Marketing Services Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government11%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise43%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise64%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Buyer's Guide
    Dell Data Protection Advisor vs. Microsoft DPM
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell Data Protection Advisor vs. Microsoft DPM and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    653,584 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Dell Data Protection Advisor is ranked 45th in Backup and Recovery Software with 5 reviews while Microsoft DPM is ranked 47th in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews. Dell Data Protection Advisor is rated 7.2, while Microsoft DPM is rated 6.6. 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 Microsoft DPM writes "Easy to use and scalable but needs to be easier to install". Dell Data Protection Advisor is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell Avamar, Veritas NetBackup, Dell NetWorker and Dell PowerProtect Data Manager, whereas Microsoft DPM is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Azure Backup, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Rubrik and Commvault Complete Data Protection. See our Dell Data Protection Advisor vs. Microsoft DPM report.

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