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Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC NetWorker vs. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"Storage-wise, EMC is user-friendly.""Dell EMC NetWorker integrates well with our domain and the performance is quite good on-premise. We receive approximately 1 terabyte within one hour.""The backup capabilities and the automatization of the backup - along with the potential to make the back up on a virtual machine - are the solution's most valuable aspects.""There are no problems in terms of stability.""The most valuable feature is NetWorker's integration with the data domain that transfers the data directly into the Dell appliance, so the data doesn't need to pass through the network. NetWorker acts like a pipe, allowing the data to flow directly from the database or the VMware environment to the data domain.""Dell EMC NetWorker is scalable.""The solution has a longer lifespan.""It's easy to use."

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"The API is very good.""The solution offers a very straightforward deployment. You click, click, click and it's done. There's not much configuration to do.""We used to use the solution with tapes a few years ago. We've switched to discs, and it has gotten much faster.""The most valuable feature is the ease of use.""Virtual snapshots that offer incremental backups."

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Cons
"The user interface has to be improved""It's complex in nature.""Lacks a restore feature.""The initial setup is complex.""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.""Reporting templates could be easier to understand and more comprehensive.""They need more support for image backups."

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"Their first level of support can be improved. Often they are too junior to understand the issues we are having, and it takes too much time to get from them to the next level of support, which is what we actually need.""There could be better integration with Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Protect Plus, it should be one solution.""The replication feature is not available.""Not particularly user friendly.""You end up needing to do a lot of troubleshooting to get things to work effectively."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "The price is lower than that of some competing products."
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    Questions from the Community
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    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 »
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    If it's set up the right way, it's a stable product.
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    The incremental backup forever for database is a good feature.
    Top Answer: 
    1. Database log backup is too difficult for tracking and reporting. It uses cron to schedule the backup job. Sometimes the duplicate cron job was created by SPP. 2. NFS mounted filesystem need to be… more »
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    The primary use of this solution is for VMware integration.
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    Overview
    EMC NetWorker backup and recovery software centralizes, automates, and accelerates data backup and recovery across your IT environment. NetWorker delivers record-breaking performance and a wide range of data protection options to safeguard your critical business data.

    IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is a data protection and availability solution for virtual environments that can be deployed in minutes and protect your environment within an hour. It simplifies data protection, whether data is hosted in physical, virtual, software-defined or cloud environments. It can be implemented as a stand-alone solution or integrate with your IBM Spectrum Protect environment to off-load copies for long term storage and data governance with scale and efficiency.

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    Sample Customers
    Secure-24, Riverside Health System, Shriners, Panatonni, Qatar Islamic Bank, Eurosport
    PT Wings Surya, Tectrade, State of Ohio
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm26%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC NetWorker vs. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    564,322 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Dell EMC NetWorker is ranked 14th in Backup and Recovery Software with 28 reviews while IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is ranked 38th in Backup and Recovery Software with 5 reviews. Dell EMC NetWorker is rated 7.8, while IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Dell EMC NetWorker writes "User-friendly GUI and fast support, but container support should be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus writes "Virtual snapshots with incremental backups is a key feature". Dell EMC NetWorker is most compared with Dell EMC Avamar, Veritas NetBackup, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager, whereas IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is most compared with IBM Spectrum Protect, Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Azure Backup and NetApp AltaVault. See our Dell EMC NetWorker vs. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus report.

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