Dell PowerProtect Data Manager vs Veritas Backup Exec comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Dell PowerProtect Data Manager
Ranking in Backup and Recovery
21st
Average Rating
7.8
Number of Reviews
10
Ranking in other categories
Deduplication Software (7th)
Veritas Backup Exec
Ranking in Backup and Recovery
14th
Average Rating
7.8
Number of Reviews
72
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Backup and Recovery category, the mindshare of Dell PowerProtect Data Manager is 5.2%, up from 3.2% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Veritas Backup Exec is 1.8%, down from 2.4% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Backup and Recovery
Unique Categories:
Deduplication Software
13.6%
No other categories found
 

Featured Reviews

Samuel Sencion - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 16, 2023
Efficiently back up and manage data
It's a useful tool and plugging in is easy to use Dell PowerProtect Data Manager has helped us to make simple backups. Before using it, our backups were more complicated. The most valuable feature is the deduplication of data. It helps to reduce the amount of data being transferred and stored.…
VM
Mar 26, 2024
Enables organizations to restore the files or folders that users accidentally delete
I use the solution for a complete backup of the infrastructure on tape. I have one tape drive which is connected to our server. We have a limited use case We use the product only when the users accidentally delete their files or folders. We can restore it from Veritas' test drive. We use the…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is user-friendly and easy to use. it does what it needs to do."
"The product's initial setup phase was easy."
"I would say flexibility is the most important feature of the product. The performance and speed are the best on the market."
"The deduplication is the most valuable feature because it helps to control the overhead."
"The solution's initial setup is straightforward."
"One notable feature is its robust backup support for Kubernetes and container environments. Additionally, PPDM stands out for its ease of deployment and management compared to other backup solutions. It is highly user-friendly, allowing users to quickly learn and implement backup and restore processes within a week. PPDM represents the next generation of backup software and is comparable to offerings from other vendors. Furthermore, PPDM prioritizes security with various access controls, such as user and database access controls. Its deployment tool is also known for its simplicity."
"The most valuable features of the solution are flexibility and data protection."
"It's the perfect solution for virtual and container directives. The data reduction feature works well, and we haven't had any issues."
"It gives us the ability to locate and restore critical files which users may have intentionally or unknowing deleted a while ago."
"The solution is very fast. It does not take a long time to backup everything."
"The most valuable feature of Veritas Backup Exec is the ease of use."
"Compression is the most valuable feature."
"It has good stability. Its interface is very good, responsive, and easy for restoring data. I use it for backup, encryption, and restore operations, and it works. I am using many agents from VM to LMDP. I also use an agent for SQL Server, which has advanced options because it is the Enterprise version."
"One of the valuable features is the instant recovery for VMs. It reduces the RTO (Recovery Time Objective) drastically."
"We are satisfied with the stability of the product."
"I like that Backup Exec integrates with Microsoft Exchange. We can retrieve backups from the email boxes."
 

Cons

"A lot of improvement is required in Dell's first level of support."
"There is always room for improvement. The compression ratio should be improved as well as the efficiency."
"You need to use additional software to back up entire environments. It will be good if they could support entire tape libraries."
"As a new product, there are some things that still need to improve a bit as it matures."
"The solution should enhance its user interface and make it more flexible."
"The Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager reports could improve. There should be different kinds of reports on failures, such as dashboards that we can submit to top management or auditors."
"Management is difficult and it is hard to determine when things aren't working properly."
"The interface is too complex."
"It would be nice to improve the backup acceleration and the fast restoration required."
"The solution could improve by having better documentation."
"The deduplication feature can be improved."
"Whenever a job fails, it would be a great improvement to be able to resume the job from that feature. Suppose a job was started this morning and that it is going on while there are interruptions like network issues, server restart issues, server connectivity issues, services stopping, etc. For some reason, let's assume that the job failed or that it was mistakenly canceled by another person. It will be a great improvement if that failed job can be continued."
"There needs to be an integration process of the endpoint devices so that we don't have to redo everything for different products."
"Firstly, the GUI for 2014 is mostly confusing, i.e., if you need to add any additional technical features, then it doesn't require a change to the GUI."
"The licensing packet is confusing. If Veritas could do a better job of clarifying it, that would be helpful."
"It doesn't support the AIX platform."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The product is offered at a very competitive price in the market."
"We offer monthly or yearly subscriptions. The price could be cheaper."
"Dell PowerProtect Data Manager is not an expensive solution."
"The solution is not less expensive than competitors but pricing deals are available."
"The licensing costs and pricing model are based on capacity and the license is easy to upgrade."
"The solution is more affordable than other vendors."
"The price of Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is reasonable."
"I think it's sold at the right price. It's not expensive. The license is usually for a year."
"I think, at least for the price I've seen, it could be lower compared to other products."
"Regarding expense, Backup Exec is generally suitable for small and medium businesses. However, we can customize them based on the workload."
"The solution could be more cost-effective."
"It is affordable, but I hope that the price will come down a lot because of other competitors. It is a good price for the customer, but sometimes, the competition provides a much lower price. There are two ways to license it. You can license it per instance or per terabytes of data that we are mocking up. It is enough because it is not so complex. It is good when you're working with customers."
"The price is reasonable for the features it offers."
"The pricing is reasonable."
"Its price is reasonable."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Educational Organization
14%
Computer Software Company
11%
Government
9%
Financial Services Firm
9%
Computer Software Company
17%
Manufacturing Company
12%
Government
9%
Financial Services Firm
8%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Dell PowerProtect Data Manager?
One notable feature is its robust backup support for Kubernetes and container environments. Additionally, PPDM stands out for its ease of deployment and management compared to other backup solution...
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Dell PowerProtect Data Manager?
The solution's cost depends on the storage. Currently, the pricing for Dell PowerProtect Data Manager is more flexible for customers. Dell PowerProtect Data Manager is not an expensive solution. On...
What needs improvement with Dell PowerProtect Data Manager?
The solution should enhance its user interface and make it more flexible. It can be enhanced to be more flexible and usable for customers. The solution should be integrated with other appliances fr...
How do the backup solutions of Veeam and Veritas compare?
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 Netbac...
What do you like most about Veritas Backup Exec?
The most important feature is the variety of backup applications it supports, including ERP systems and most other programs, such as Microsoft.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Veritas Backup Exec?
I would rate the pricing a seven out of ten, with ten being very expensive. The pricing is good. We have a yearly license. The total license cost is around 40,000 dollars. That's with add-ons and t...
 

Also Known As

PowerProtect, Dell EMC PowerProtect
Backup Exec, Symantec Backup Exec
 

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Sample Customers

National Bank of Greece, USC Australia, PCS Publishing, Dell Digital IT, Rushmore Electric, Melanson Health, Arrow Electronics
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