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We performed a comparison between Dell ProtectPoint [EOL] and Microsoft DPM 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 ProtectPoint [EOL] vs. Microsoft DPM report (Updated: September 2022).
634,325 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The speed and the ease of the initial setup are both good. It is not complex.
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    Top Answer:The automated procedure is quite good for us, as it is able to capture all of the information that we require.
    Top Answer:I bought the license for the solution from Microsoft as part of System Center. I'm not sure of the exact cost of the solution.
    Top Answer:Management reporting could be improved.
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    Reviews
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    Average Words per Review
    445
    Rating
    7.3
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    Also Known As
    DPM, Data Protection Manager, MS DPM
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    Overview
    Dell EMC ProtectPoint technology provides up to 20x faster, more efficient backup and 10x faster recovery while eliminating the backup impact on application servers. By integrating primary storage and industry leading protection storage, ProtectPoint reduces cost and complexity by eliminating traditional backup applications while still providing the benefits of native backups. Overall, ProtectPoint provides the performance of snapshots with the functionality of backups.

    Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) is an enterprise backup system that can be used to back up data from a source location to a target secondary location. Microsoft DPM allows you to back up application data from Microsoft servers and workloads, and file data from servers and client computers. You can create full backups, incremental backups, differential backups, and bare-metal backups to completely restore a system. Microsoft DPM can store backup data to disks for short-term storage, to Azure Cloud for both for short-term and long-term storage off-premises, and to tapes for long-term storage, which can then be stored offsite. Backed up files are indexed, which allows you to easily search your recovered data.

    Microsoft DPM contributes to your business continuity and disaster recovery strategy by facilitating the backup and recovery of enterprise data, ensuring resources are available and recoverable during planned and unplanned outages. When outages occur and source data is unavailable, you can use DPM to easily restore data to the original source or to an alternate location.

    Key Features of Microsoft DPM:

    • Application-aware backup: Application-aware backup of Microsoft workloads, including SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, and SharePoint.

    • File backup: Back up files and folders on computers running Windows Server and Windows operating systems.

    • System backup: Back up the entire system state or run complete backups of physical computers running Windows Server or Windows client operating systems.

    • Hyper-V backup: Back up Hyper-V virtual machines running either Windows or Linux. You can choose to back up an entire virtual machine or specific applications on the virtual machine.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Microsoft DPM stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its robust and flexible backup capabilities and its being easy to manage with one central dashboard.

    William M., the head of ICT infrastructure & security at a tech services company, notes, "The automated procedure is quite good for us, as it is able to capture all of the information that we require. The compatibility is very good. We have an IBM AS/400 machine in our office that we're using, and we're able to back it up fine. This is the same for other systems, as well. I think that overall, it is really adaptable, compatible, and scalable."

    Mohammed I., a managing director at Adalites, notes, "I would definitely recommend data protection DPM. It has an application backup, a file backup, a system backup and a hypervisor. It works flawlessly, never a problem."

    Rodney C. a system analyst at a financial services firm, writes, "The most valuable feature is that DPM has an index so individual files can be searched. This is our primary tool for recovering deleted files or folders. Once we implement a System Center Operations Manager, all of our DPM servers can then be seen on one dashboard."

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    Sample Customers
    FieldCore
    Medical Park, Centropol Energy, a.s., NCFE, D & H Distributing, Metalor, Colosseum, a.s., Sanitas S.A., Icebreaker
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Government9%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Healthcare Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company57%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government14%
    Marketing Services Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government11%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise64%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise56%
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    Dell ProtectPoint [EOL] is ranked unranked in Backup and Recovery Software while Microsoft DPM is ranked 28th in Backup and Recovery Software with 5 reviews. Dell ProtectPoint [EOL] is rated 0.0, while Microsoft DPM is rated 7.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft DPM writes "Easy to use and scalable but needs to be easier to install". Dell ProtectPoint [EOL] is most compared with Dell NetWorker, Zerto, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Dell Avamar and Quest Rapid Recovery, whereas Microsoft DPM is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Azure Backup, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Rubrik and Commvault Complete Data Protection.

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