Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA) vs Veritas NetBackup Appliance comparison

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We performed a comparison between Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA) 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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"We don't need to manage different devices.""It backs up our Windows systems and our Linux systems and everything.""IDPA's best feature is Turbo Boost Technology. The compression and duplication features are excellent, too.""It is very simple to perform an upgrade of the system and the environment."

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"It’s quite scalable.""We find the pricing is reasonable.""The most valuable features of Veritas NetBackup Appliance are the ease of use and the familiar interface.""It is easy to use and the performance is good.""The solution uses minimal resources.""Technical support has been great.""The most valuable feature of the Veritas NetBackup Appliance is the virtual machine backups.""The policy-based backup feature is very helpful."

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"We would like to see the pricing drop a bit.""After resizing and compression, the system continuously runs out of space. Dell EMC doesn't do automatic cleanup or other things, so we constantly have to manually go in there or work with Dell support on this. The solution has not been working as advertised.""I would like to see integration with Dell EMC's Cloud Tier.""The two-factor authentication is missing from Dell products."

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"The upgrade process of the solution needs to be improved since it is extremely complicated, especially without the benefit of a support person who can guide one through it.""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.""Veritas NetBackup Appliance could improve the configuration, it could be more user-friendly.""They could improve the interface a bit.""The monitoring could be a bit better.""It's an expensive solution.""It's hard to get to the backups. There are too many tabs.""The configuration can sometimes be tricky during implementation."

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  • "The licensing is billed on a monthly basis. Dell is bundled so that when you order IDPA, you get everything together with the license."
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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 pricing of the product is pretty reasonable. I'd rate the pricing at a three out of five in terms of affordability. Licensing is paid on a yearly basis.
    Top Answer:I can't speak to any missing features. We are happy with the product. We would like to see the pricing drop a bit.
    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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    The PowerProtect DP series appliances is the integrated appliance solution from the Dell data protection appliances portfolio.

    PowerProtect DP series appliance: Simple, efficient and agile data protection

    The DP series is an all-in-one backup appliance that reduces the complexity of managing multiple data silos, point solutions and vendor relationships. The DP series simplifies deployment and management—while delivering powerful, enterprise-grade data protection capabilities for small, mid-size and enterprise organizations at a low cost-to-protect. 

    It is an integrated solution that offers complete backup, replication, recovery, deduplication, instant access and restore, search & analytics, seamless VMware integration — plus, cloud readiness with disaster recovery (DR) and long-term retention (LTR) to the cloud — all in a single appliance. 

    With the DP series, customers reduce their time-to-protect and become more agile with a solution that’s fast, protected more efficiently, can be recovered quickly and is reliable.

    Simple to deploy, scale and manage 

    The DP series enables organizations to protect a broad ecosystem of applications quickly with a single system management console, consolidating workload protection, and eliminating infrastructure or data sprawl. The easy-to-use System Manager simplifies backups and automates daily tasks, including monitoring, management, reporting, analytics and search. The DP series delivers all-in-one data protection: protection storage and software, search and advanced monitoring and analytics, combined with cloud extensibility. It offers integration with VMware, SQL and Oracle management tools so that admins can use familiar UIs. 

    Powerful cloud, performance and efficiency 

    The DP series can scale to fit the needs of enterprises with the ability to protect up to 195 PB (logical) of data to the public, private or hybrid clouds with Cloud Tier, with no additional hardware.7 Plus, native Cloud DR with end-to-end orchestration allows enterprises to copy backed-up VMs from on-premises DP series environments to the public cloud with AWS, Azure, or VMware Cloud on AWS —3 clicks to failover and 2 clicks to failback. 

    The DP series provides support for modern applications like MongoDB and MySQL and is optimized for VMware. It provides fast, single-step recovery of individual files, dynamic policies for VMs as well as complete VMware images, which can be instantly accessed and migrated live from the DP series appliance back to the production environment (using vMotion) while still running, further simplifying and optimizing VM recovery. Plus, instantly access up to 64 VMs with up to 60,000 IOPS to meet the strictest SLAs. 

    Data protection search simplifies file-level-recovery (FLR) activities with an easy-to-use search interface. The DP series is also built on the industry-proven Data Invulnerability Architecture (DIA), for encryption, fault detection, and healing.

    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
    Under Armour, Christian Brothers University, Presidio
    Beta Offshore
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Energy/Utilities Company20%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Company Size
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA) vs. Veritas NetBackup Appliance
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA) vs. Veritas NetBackup Appliance and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA) is ranked 36th in Backup and Recovery Software with 4 reviews while Veritas NetBackup Appliance is ranked 18th in Backup and Recovery Software with 18 reviews. Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA) is rated 8.0, while Veritas NetBackup Appliance is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA) writes "Stable, easy to upgrade, has good DPS search included, and has good reporting". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veritas NetBackup Appliance writes "Combines two solutions for use of our backup environment". Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA) is most compared with Dell Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Dell PowerProtect Data Manager and Zerto, whereas Veritas NetBackup Appliance is most compared with DD Boost, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Veritas NetBackup and HPE StoreOnce. See our Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA) vs. Veritas NetBackup Appliance report.

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