Dell PowerProtect Data Manager vs Veritas NetBackup Appliance comparison

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We performed a comparison between Dell PowerProtect Data Manager and Veritas NetBackup Appliance 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.
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"It's the perfect solution for virtual and container directives. The data reduction feature works well, and we haven't had any issues.""Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is user-friendly and easy to use. it does what it needs to do.""The solution adequately handles data storage."

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"The most valuable features of Veritas NetBackup Appliance are the ease of use and the familiar interface.""The documentation is okay. You are able to follow it and it is helpful.""This is a good backup interconversion solution because all the masters and the targets backups are on the same system. It is easy to administrate for a single point of access for clients.""The most valuable feature involves VMware Instant Recovery, which allows one to do restoration within seconds.""There are a lot of new features that operate to protect the data from ransomware attacks. They launched the Veritas/Appliances to protect our data. Veritas has been doing its job well.""It has a lot of very good features. The virtual tape library (VTL) feature is most valuable. Overall, it is easy to use.""The most valuable feature of the Veritas NetBackup Appliance is the virtual machine backups.""We find the pricing is reasonable."

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"Management is difficult and it is hard to determine when things aren't working properly.""You need to use additional software to back up entire environments. It will be good if they could support entire tape libraries.""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."

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"It's hard to get to the backups. There are too many tabs.""Veritas NetBackup Appliance could improve the configuration, it could be more user-friendly.""Veritas NetBackup Appliance could improve by having a site recovery feature.""It's an expensive solution.""The monitoring could be a bit better.""Veritas NetBackup Appliance can improve by having a more direct connection to the cloud. It should have the technology to be able to directly communicate with the cloud.""They could improve the interface a bit.""NetBackup Appliance's pricing is reasonable, but it could be lower."

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  • "The price of Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is reasonable."
  • "We offer monthly or yearly subscriptions. The price could be cheaper."
  • "The solution is not less expensive than competitors but pricing deals are available."
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  • "I cannot say whether our licensing costs are on a monthly or annual basis, as we have a global contract."
  • "The licenses are purchased on appliances with the capacity they require."
  • "There is a license required for this solution."
  • "This solution is expensive."
  • "We pay annually. It is a huge figure for us."
  • "The price of Veritas NetBackup Appliance is competitive. There are different models of Veritas NetBackup Appliance, such as perpetual licenses and subscriptions. Having the choice is good."
  • "Veritas NetBackup Appliance is priced well compared to other solutions."
  • "There is a license needed to use Veritas NetBackup Appliance and there are not any additional fees."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The solution is uses an annual licensing model. Is not less expensive than competitors but pricing deals are available. Extra features are available at an additional cost. I rate pricing a six out of… more »
    Top Answer:Management is difficult and it is hard to determine when things aren't working properly. The solution is not as intuitive as other products so it requires a certain expertise to keep things up and… more »
    Top Answer:We have a contract, a global contract, and we are providing services using that contract to different customers. However, I cannot say how much that costs us on a monthly or yearly basis.
    Top Answer:The NetBackup appliance features customized software that is designed for storage.
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    Also Known As
    PowerProtect, Dell EMC PowerProtect
    NetBackup Appliance
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    PowerProtect Data Manager offers efficient data protection capabilities leveraging the latest evolution of Dell trusted protection storage architecture.

    With operational simplicity, agility and flexibility at its core, PowerProtect Data Manager enables the protection, management and recovery of data in on-premises, virtualized and cloud deployments, including protection of in-cloud workloads. You can also protect cloud-native workloads across multiple public clouds via our integrated SaaS based PowerProtect Cloud Snapshot Manager.

    Modernize how you protect your VMware virtual machines using Transparent Snapshots. Transparent Snapshots simplifies VM image backups for near-zero impact to your VMs or VM resources – and it works with any VMware supported storage. Transparent Snapshots innovation increases backup performance, lowers costs and simplifies management and reduces the risk of data loss.

    Streamline data protection directly for applications or Kubernetes containers to Dell PowerProtect appliances and reduce application resource constraints.

    Increase business resiliency with PowerProtect Cyber Recovery capabilities to rapidly recover from cyber incidents.

    Modular design allows agile delivery of new features and updates. Rapidly evolve to meet future IT demands.

    • Software defined: Provide flexible data protection and compliance across applications and cloud-native IT environments
    • Multi-cloud optimized: Extend protection to the cloud with backup to cloud, backup in-cloud, long term retention and cloud disaster recovery
    • Self-service: Backup and restore directly from native applications
    • Cloud-Based Monitoring and Analytics: Telemetry, machine learning and predictive analytics to proactively take action and speed time to resolution

    Reviews from Real Users

    “We keep an eye on the future, and we are confident that PowerProtect Data Manager and PowerProtect DD series appliances will support our transformation project. Both products are continuously evolving and will cover our future needs, including using the cloud for data protection.” – Dimitris Mavromichalis, IT Deputy Manager at National Bank of Greece

    “PowerProtect Data Manager combined with PowerProtect appliances – that’s cutting edge. That’s world leading as far as we’re concerned.” – Drew Hills, Infrastructure Analyst at USC Australia

    ““Most of my wish list came true with the PowerProtect Data Manager plugin for vSphere, which provides perfect integration with vCenter.” – Dave Chapman, Senior Technician at PSC Publishing

    The NetBackup Appliances feature the entire NetBackup Platform suite on performance a single turnkey solution for backup, storage, and deduplication. Deploying an appliance when refreshing media servers, consolidating point products, protecting remote offices, or modernizing protection in the data center reduces operating expenses and integration complexity.
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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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    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Energy/Utilities Company20%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Company Size
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
    Dell PowerProtect Data Manager vs. Veritas NetBackup Appliance
    January 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell PowerProtect Data Manager vs. Veritas NetBackup Appliance and other solutions. Updated: January 2023.
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    Dell PowerProtect Data Manager is ranked 48th in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews while Veritas NetBackup Appliance is ranked 18th in Backup and Recovery Software with 17 reviews. Dell PowerProtect Data Manager is rated 5.6, while Veritas NetBackup Appliance is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Dell PowerProtect Data Manager writes "Expertise is needed because the solution is difficult to manage". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veritas NetBackup Appliance writes "Combines two solutions for use of our backup environment". Dell PowerProtect Data Manager is most compared with Dell Avamar, Dell NetWorker, Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik and Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA), whereas Veritas NetBackup Appliance is most compared with DD Boost, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Veritas NetBackup, HPE StoreOnce and ExaGrid EX Series. See our Dell PowerProtect Data Manager vs. Veritas NetBackup Appliance report.

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