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We performed a comparison between Dell NetWorker and Veeam Backup & Replication 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 NetWorker vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report (Updated: September 2022).
633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The initial setup is simple.""The GUI is the best feature. It's very good and easy to use.""Dell EMC NetWorker is scalable.""It has the ability to support all kinds of backups. It can be used to back up databases, operating systems, virtual machines, Lotus Notes, and Exchange. It can also do remote image backups for remote sites. It integrates and works with Data Domain. It is an enterprise-class product that can be used for anything and everything across multiple sites and locations. It is also very scalable.""When you reach out to your maximum license availability, or you exceed your license limit, NetWorker never stops doing your backups.""It can support many different versions, both newer and older.""It is the best umbrella, serving the best applications.""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."

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"I think that the scalability is very good. We can't compare it.""The good thing about Veeam is that its initial setup and usage are straightforward.""It's very easy to work with and it's very reliable.""The advantage of Veeam Backup and Replication is that it is very economical. The price is affordable and the cost benefit is good.""It is a stable product with useful snapshot and replication features.""Features with the most value are Instant VM Recovery, SQL Explorer and Exchange Explorer.""Its performance is fine. It supports us very well. It is able to support our policy for RTO, RPO, and other things that we need.""The documentation is very good. It's also easy to install Veeam Backup and Replication."

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Cons
"The user interface has to be improved""It is not easy to understand and deploy. It is complex in nature. Simplicity is not there. When we deploy it, the customer always needs some training from us. To make it user friendly, there should be one agent that can be used to back up every product. Dell EMC NetWorker uses so many user agents. In PowerProtect Data Manager, you can just install its VM, import that VM into vCenter, and you can start to do backups directly from vCenter. However, in Dell EMC NetWorker, you always need one server, and from that server, you need to initiate all backups. You must know the interface and the CLI. It is not user friendly. It would be a great feature if we can deploy Dell EMC NetWorker on a virtual machine, like Avamar. The additional features that are required in Dell EMC NetWorker are already available in PowerProtect Data Manager and Avamar. Therefore, there is no need to enhance Dell EMC NetWorker. It would be better if they can just rename it to PowerProtect Data Manager or Avamar.""When you're working with VMware, you need to use vProxy machines. You have to install the vProxy for every host in the VMware environment.""It is a little buggy at times, which is the only thing that I dislike about this product.""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.""The price could be cheaper.""It would be beneficial to have a single user interface for all of the features."

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"The cloud part of it can be improved. There should be an option for Veeam in your own cloud, as compared to the Veeam cloud offering that's currently there. The rest of it is easy.""The data duplication should be improved.""In terms of what can be improved, I would say they could add automations for disaster migrations and for reverse replication. Overall, they need more automation.""I have issues with the licensing.""The replicating from Veeam Backup Replication to Azure cloud could be improved.""The price is an issue. If one has a large number of servers, say... 100-plus, and wishes to add more, an exhausted budget may hinder this ability.""Veeam Backup & Replication should include a cloud solution.""During the initial setup especially, there's a bit of a learning curve."

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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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  • "My understanding is that it is a fairly small price point."
  • "Its software solution has a fee."
  • "It is more expensive than other solutions."
  • "If you tell Veeam that you're competing with, for example, NetBackup or Backup Exec, or Dell or Micro Focus then they may lower the price. They are very competitive."
  • "I don't know what the costs are for sure, but I think that it's on a yearly basis."
  • "Its price is reasonable for a big company or a big client. It is not too much. It is cheaper than VMware."
  • "Its pricing is really good."
  • "Veeam Backup and Replication is a cost-effective solution"
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    Questions from the Community
    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.
    Top Answer:Comparing the features of the four is not the right approach. You need to develop a list of requirements for backup and DR that are specific to your organization and then compare each of the four… more »
    Top Answer:Technically, Veeam is best for hyper-v & VMWare replications, snapshots, HA failover, also support for file system backups inside VMs., support for tape library & FC too. But Veritas Netbackup is a… more »
    Top Answer:Nakivo is my favorite backup software. Below are the main benefits of Nakivo compared to Veeam 1. Low cost. 2. Backup storage with global deduplication (this is the main requirement of a backup… more »
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    Also Known As
    NetWorker
    Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite
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    Overview

    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.

    Veeam® Availability Suite™ delivers something fundamentally different — Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ — leveraging IT investments in server virtualization, modern storage and the cloud to help organizations meet today’s service-level objectives, enabling recovery of any IT service and related applications and data within seconds and minutes.

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    Sample Customers
    Republic Bank, Westgate Resorts, Macquire Cloud Services, Shriners, Panatonni, Qatar Islamic Bank, Eurosport
    Vodafone, American Standard Brands, Welch’s, University of Florida, Tata Global Beverages Limited, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, MacLean-Fogg Company
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm25%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Healthcare Company8%
    University8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government9%
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    Financial Services Firm14%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Government7%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise45%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise30%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Buyer's Guide
    Dell NetWorker vs. Veeam Backup & Replication
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell NetWorker vs. Veeam Backup & Replication and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Dell NetWorker is ranked 14th in Backup and Recovery Software with 31 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 164 reviews. Dell NetWorker is rated 7.6, while Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Dell NetWorker writes "User-friendly GUI and fast support, but container support should be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Dynamic and reliable backup solution". Dell NetWorker is most compared with Dell Avamar, Dell PowerProtect Data Manager, Veritas NetBackup, Commvault Complete Data Protection and Azure Backup, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Azure Backup, Rubrik, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Nakivo and Acronis Backup. See our Dell NetWorker vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.

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