We performed a comparison between Dell Data Protection Advisor and Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 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.
"It generates very detailed reports, which makes things easier when it comes to IT auditing."
"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."
"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."
"Veeam is very useful for the Hyper-V environment."
"The solution is very affordable for small businesses."
"It is good and easy to use for backing up physical servers. It is working fine, and it is stable and scalable."
"I don't have any major problems with the agent connectivity with Microsoft applications or Microsoft Azure."
"The solution is meeting all of our client's requirements. It has good performance."
"It is easy to deploy."
"Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows's most useful features is the ease of use and user-friendly."
"User-friendly data backup and protection solution for a Windows environment. The Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is very scalable, stable, and has good compatibility and integration."
"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."
"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."
"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 fulfills our needs in terms of features. In terms of improvements, they can maybe improve its documentation."
"A lower price would always be beneficial."
"In the next release, I would like to see it easier to implement."
"I can't think of anything that may be missing."
"The solution's compression ratio and high speed for backing up can always improve. Aspects that need improvement are less time, better quality, higher security, and more compression. These are continuous requirements for any customer."
"The price of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows could improve."
"A feature I would like to see is universal restore. At the moment, restoration can only be smooth on the same hardware. Let's say you have a server and you back it up with Veeam Agent, in case it fails or crashes. If you later buy a new server because the same one isn't available on the market anymore, there's a high chance that Windows will not boot up if you restore from the Veeam backup because the hardware is now different. Acronis has the universal restore feature, so it will work with generic drivers and you can restore Windows in any dissimilar hardware. As far as I know, Veeam doesn't have this feature yet."
"The compression ratio and application ratio could still be improved in this solution. Reporting could also be improved, for better monitoring."
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.
What is Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows?
Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is a robust, trusted data protection and recovery solution for both physical and virtual machines. This solution can be used to safeguard all kinds of machines and devices, such as desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. Veeam Agent for Windows can easily be installed on all Windows-based physical servers, workstations, desktops, and virtual machines, and works well in either a standalone or managed mode.
It is widely understood that all users should back up all stored data on a regularly scheduled basis to protect all important data. In the event of a data disaster, data can easily be restored from the backup using this solution and one would never have to experience a loss of important information. Users can implement Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows to perform regularly scheduled backups automatically, or manually, as needed. Users can choose to back up individual folders and files, designate particular computer files, or even the entire computer image.
Backups can be saved in several different locations, such as:
Veeam Agent for Windows users are able to:
Veeam Data restore offers two options:
Veeam Recovery Media
Veeam Agent for Windows allows users to create a complete recovery image of their computer using Veeam Recovery Media. This image contains all data necessary to run Microsoft Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) while supplying a viable option to run users’ computer systems.
Reviews From Real Users:
“We use Veeam Agent for security as well as to ensure we have a backup should the server or discs fatally die. We are a small company with just one building, we want to be sure that should a server be gone we have a backup in the cloud so that we can survive.” - Director at a tech services company
“The compatibility of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows with other solutions is good. Its integration with other solutions is also good. I also find the product user-friendly.” - Business Development Manager at a tech services company.
Dell Data Protection Advisor is ranked 45th in Backup and Recovery Software with 5 reviews while Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is ranked 15th in Backup and Recovery Software with 15 reviews. Dell Data Protection Advisor is rated 7.2, while Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is rated 8.6. 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 Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows writes "Flexible and stable with good technical support". Dell Data Protection Advisor is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell Avamar, Dell NetWorker and Veritas NetBackup, whereas Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, Rubrik, Veritas NetBackup and Microsoft DPM. See our Dell Data Protection Advisor vs. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows report.
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